Amazing launch weekend at an even more amazing launch site: Drawsko Pomorskie in Poland. Hosted by the kind people of Polskie Towarzystwo Rakietowe. We have been told the launch site comprises of 25 x 25km with at least an wavier up to 17km. Although we did not came close to those limits we did saw
So all parts came in to construct the manual vacuum rotary feedthrough. I will use this as a proof of concept and possible will stir some propellant with it before upgrading to the motorised unit. It took me a good 2 hours to machine the temporary shaft and base part. The shaft was machined slightly conical to
Added some construction photos on the Intimidator 5 page. [Show as slideshow]
Just modelling a rotary feedthrough for my vacuum lid using off the shelf items. Did not test whether the “reversed” rotary shaft seal will hold the vacuum. It consists of: 10mm ground shaft with machined groove for circlip / e-clip 61900-2RS1 – Single Row Deep Groove Ball Bearing. 22x10x6mm Standard rotary shaft seal 10 x 19 x
or what can happen if one of the team gets all their own way…
If I knew what I was doing, it wouldn’t be called research If you are using centering rings you are not using a large enough motor.
“Go for the solution that looks easiest, with almost no regard for performance. It will turn out not to be easy, but if you lowballed your expectations enough, you might actually succeed in making it fly, instead of winding up with a failed and abandoned project.” – John Carmack, Armadillo Aerospace