Tunnelrats

Dear readers It has been a busy December in the Department of Slowly Falling Things. Just before Christmas, I was in Holland, invited by DARE , to test different items in a wind tunnel, and on 28th Read more…

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Ballutes in windtunnel

We see: Ballute, mk2 design. Ballute, mk1 design with pillow stuffing in air vent. Ballute, mk1 design with carbon rods in air vent. Double ballute, mk1. Wind speed progress for each parachute: 20 m/s, 25 Read more…

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Home made fuel tanks

First steps in Spica development are home produced stainless steel fuel tanks on our custom welding lathe. Followed by their attempted destruction by pressurization

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