"Moves fast and breaks things"
T H E S I S
I like building things as fast as possible and with as many iterations as possible. I literally have a need for speed when it comes to engineering. Here's the rocket engine I built:
(Rocket engine) 1.5klbf, ablative, kerosene/LOx, pyro ignited. T/W: 30
Scratch built 5klbf mobile rocket engine test stand. Huge milestone, 10x as complex as the engine, one of <20 in the world like it and likely the cheapest of the bunch. Built in a storage unit by 6 students, whom I led. Status: COMPLETE! Testing of Sparky and Fireball begin in November 2022
Scratch built 1.5klbf liquid fueled rocket engine running on kerosene/LOx, weighing about 60lbs. Status: Complete and testing begins November 2022
Scratch built 1.5klbf liquid fueled rocket DESTINED to reach 50,000 feet (~9.5 miles in the air). Status 75% complete, in progress, integration begins after successful Sparky static fire.