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Old 02-13-2016, 05:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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For the competition, the team will be delivering a 4 in. diameter, 10 ft. long, and 30 lb. rocket that will be configured as a boosted kinetic energy vehicle. The boosted dart will soar to a target altitude of 10,000
It seems harmless enough...looks like a quadcopter club with Space in the name. why the emphasis on earth-penetrating impactors?
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It seems harmless enough...looks like a quadcopter club with Space in the name. why the emphasis on earth-penetrating impactors?
freebeard,

Please check out our club's website

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We don't do much with quadcopters other than use them for testing some of our rocket and balloons payloads.

Due to campus regulations, the club itself is not actually allowed to own any quadcopters. The quadcopter you see pictured is a personally owned quadcopter that belongs to one of our club members.

We mainly focus on CubeSats, High Altitude Ballooning, Aerospace competitions, high-powered rocketry, and outreach to local schools.

Safety is one of our main focuses because if anyone ever gets hurt, we'll have no more club. All of our rockets are launched at Tripoli or NAR sanctioned launch sites which follow the rules set forth by the FAA.
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I now understand what I saw was CanSats in the front row. But could you define 'boosted kinetic energy vehicle'?

It sounds fun, similar to Rocket City Rednecks or The Register's LOHAN project.

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