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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First reefing experiment

In 2011 we performed our very first and most basic reefing test. We’ve come a long way since then, both in size and methodology 🙂 Reefing is a method of controlling the opening speed of Read more…

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