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We have bought a Black
Magic Missile Works UFC-2 Flight Computer with
GPS and transmitter. This will enable us to track the flight and have live data
from Vulcan 2.
The UFC Flight Computer provides the most advanced flight computer
in its class, supporting flights to 30km. Its optional long range
two-way telemetry, GPS and 3-Axis Inertial Sensor give it the
performance needed for Level II and III flights. Its on-board ADC
and Digital I/O ports allow the user to configure the system in ways
not possible with other flight computers. The user created Flight
Operations Scripts allows the configuration and control of these
functions for what ever purpose required.
The SARA team has redesigned the
Vulcan Rocket. SARA plan to fly to 20 km later this year. The Vulcan
2 has a new injector, tank and avionics. Vulcan 2 will stand 5meter
tall and weigh in at 34kg all up weight. The Vulcan 2 will also fly
a video camera.
The motor test was done. It ran
better than expected.
Video of Vulcan2 motor test
Photos of test
Vulcan flight to 10,000 meters
On the 18th of October 2008 the
Vulcan rocket flew to 10 km.
A new South African record. After 3 years of development and 3 failed
attempts, we had a successful flight.
Extra photos in
4.5 meter long (aluminum)
100 mm diameter
O- Class Hybrid motor (n20 and Quatro Rocket Cast )
Dual deployment & Dual deployment electronics
Dual Tracker transmitters
Video of Vulcan flight.
Motor Test Vertically
Today we test Vulcan motor in a
vertical test stand with a full flight tank. The motor ran for 10
seconds on full thrust. The motor is ready for the 10km flight in
of the 10 sec burn
20 April 2008
Tested Vulcan Test Motor again.
Insert a inhibitor between the Graphite nozzle and fuel grain. The
Test Motor performed very well.
of run (3.8mb)
From left to right.
SarAnglo test motor, SARAN-1, Vulcan, N- Prize.
Welkom Launch Nov 2007
Magni flight to
Last launch of Vulcan October 2007
Camera1 Setup of Vulcan
Camera2 Launch and flight