A forest of fin cans! In most high powered model rockets, the fin can is the central structure which connects the fins, motor, and parachute cord to the body tube of the rocket. After last week’s build session, we have a veritable forest of fin cans sprouting up in the lab
Over the past weeks, Rocket Teamers have been learning to use waterjet machining to cut our fins and centering rings for their NAR Level 1 Certification rockets. Thanks to Todd Billings (Gelb machine shop technician) for conducting the training!
New team members are building rockets which they will launch to earn their NAR Level 1 certification. This weekend, James Logan taught the team how to do a fiberglass composite layup to reinforce the fuselage tube of their rockets.