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Armadillo Aerospace News: Vehicle work, Rocket Anchor, GPS, Engines

Published by spacecowboy on Sat Dec 6, 2003 2:32 am
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chabot imageAll the new engine angle shims or tack welded in place so we can’t get any of them cocked at the wrong angle on subsequent assemblies.
We added a large battery mount and relay for powering four glow plugs on the vehicle.
All of the motor valves are bolted to welded brackets, and oriented horizontally. This requires a 90 before the engine, which hurts flow a bit, but makes it much more robust. The KZCO valves have tended to break the actuator away from the valve upon a hard landing when they are oriented vertically. Read More

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