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Posted by: Rob Goldsmith - Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:05 am
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Post Re: The Spacefleet Project (UK)   Posted on: Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:15 pm
Oh, that probably (but not absolutely) simplifies it. I thought they were flying out of Cambridgeshire.


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Post Re: The Spacefleet Project (UK)   Posted on: Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:15 pm
Low level models in Cambridgeshire first :)

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Post Re: The Spacefleet Project (UK)   Posted on: Wed May 14, 2014 10:36 pm
Hi,

I would like a little ketchup with the new MUSTARD!

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Post Re: The Spacefleet Project (UK)   Posted on: Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:30 am
Two hulls of the 1/4-scale EARL-D4 have been built, and one fitted with radio control, and launched on a bungee rope for glide tests. It glides well,and much as expected, but small changes in the fin configurations are being made to gain maximum stability at low speed gliding, which is what we need for landing.

The solid-fuel rocket motors for the 1/4-scale hull are designed and will be built shortly, after which the high-speed behaviour of the EARL hull will be tested, when it is sent up to up to 4km or so, having gone supersonic, and will then glide down under radio control to a soft landing. There will be some pictures of the motor tests and flights, soon.

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Post Re: The Spacefleet Project (UK)   Posted on: Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:36 am
A demo payload for the EARL vehicle is under construction, kindly provided by Tony Porritt, who has already flown a smartphone from a balloon. The payload will leave the EARL-D4 at the apogee, around 30km or more, and parachute to the ground.


The quarter-scale rocket motor has been built, fuel grains have been prepared and engine tests are due next week. Picture is the actual unit (45cm long).

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