Current Affairs – Jet Vanes – Guest Flemming Rasmussen

This video in the current affairs series is a walk through of the jet vane design and implementation on the Nexø II rocket by fabricator Flemming Rasmussen.

3 thoughts on “Current Affairs – Jet Vanes – Guest Flemming Rasmussen

  1. Trick used by Von Braun on Redstone when experienced failures of
    graphite jet vanes was to glue cardboard covers on the vanes

    Cardboard would burn off after few seconds , but would protect the vanes

  2. Jet vane problems surfaced during flights of JUPITER C test vehicle

    JUPITER C was Redstone missile which propellant tanks was lengthen by
    about 2 meter to increase burn times

    Extra burn times caused erosion in jet vanes leading to the cardboard “fix”

  3. Why not use paddles rather than vanes? They only enter the hot gas stream when actually thrust vectoring. This reduces both drag and overheating.

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