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[[!meta title="Airframe Team Home"]]
-[[airframe/airframe_title.jpg]]
+[[!img airframe.png]]
-[[!img airframe/airframe.jpg size="450x450" class="picture" ]]
+[[!img airframe/airframe.jpg size="400x400" class="picture" ]]
+
+The airframe team is responsible for design, construction, and maintenance of the physical rocket itself. We work with the body (tube, fins, nose cone, etc.) of the rocket as well as the recovery system (parachutes), electronics mounting and other complex internal systems. We have frequent discussions about the future of the rocket and how it may be built. Once we come up with solid ideas we polish the design and apply principals of mechanical engineering and occasional computer modeling to ensure a working final product. We then construct and test our hardware before assembling the final rocket.
+
+**Meetings:** The airframe team meets weekly with the main group. See the [[PSAS schedule page|Schedule]] for upcoming meetings.
+
+**Airframe Team Mailing list:** We have a [mailing list](http://lists.psas.pdx.edu/mailman/listinfo/psas-airframe) for active PSAS airframe team members.
+
+<!--This is old and dumb. **PSAS Airframe Team:** [[AirframeTeamRoster]]-->
[[!toc levels="3"]]
-## LV2c Conceptual Design
+## Past Rockets
-[[LV2c Conceptual Design|LV2b_Conceptual_Design]] _(Updated 8/19/06)_
+Since PSAS has launched more than one rocket we had to start naming them. You will see us refer to things like "LV2b" which stands for "Launch Vehicle 2, revision b." Some past rockets include:
-**Project:** We're currently designing the LV2c airframe after our [[August 2005 successful-but-fatal launch|news/2005-08-20]].
+### LV0 ?
-**Meetings:** The airframe team meets on a roughly bi-weekly basis. See the 'Airframe' section on the [[PSAS schedule page|Schedule]] for upcoming meetings.
+### LV1 ?
-**Airframe Team Mailing list:** We have a [mailing list](http://lists.psas.pdx.edu/mailman/listinfo/psas-airframe) for active PSAS airframe team members.
+### LV2
-**PSAS Airframe Team:** [[AirframeTeamRoster]]
+#### a
-#### Design overview (in OpenRocket)
-[[!img openRocket_labeled.png size="700x700"]]
+#### b
+
+LV2b was in many ways a huge success. It was a LV2 class rocket and shares most of it's design with our current rocket. Unfortunately the parachutes never deployed and after impact with the ground nothing was salvageable from the vehicle.
+#### c
+
+LV2c is our current airframe. Everything on this page is about our current work.
+
+## LV2c Conceptual Design
+
+**Project:** We're currently designing the LV2c airframe after our [[August 2005 successful-but-fatal launch|news/2005-08-20]].
+
+[[LV2c Conceptual Design|LV2b_Conceptual_Design]] _(Updated 8/19/06)_
+
+### Design overview (in OpenRocket)
+[[!img openRocket_labeled.png size="700x700"]]
Download our design in [OpenRocket](http://openrocket.sourceforge.net/): [[LV2c.ork]]
## Airframe Project Information
@@ -42,9 +63,8 @@ Download our design in [OpenRocket](http://openrocket.sourceforge.net/): [[LV2c.
- [[Igniters for the LV2c recovery system|Lv2cIgniters]]
- [[LV2 Airframe Archive|LV2AirframeArchive]]
-## Airframe Team Information
+## Future Project Ideas
-- Project Ideas
- Track-Master 3000 - A servo-controlled base that can hold an antenna, camera or something that is other wise interesting and automatically point it at the rocket during flight and recovery. Bonus points if it can control focus and zoom on a camera with a giant lens...
- A better mechanism for aiming the wi-fi antenna on the tower, some kind of pan-tilt mechanism that is easily adjustable from the ground, avoiding the need to climb the tower
- Separation rings capable of holding larger motors, P-class, which are 6ft long and 5" in diameter. It would be good to test this under sheer, perhaps 10,000lbs of tensile strenght. Also cool would be mounting the bottom half to a shake-table, and putting an arm with a weight at the top vertically to see how it holds up on the shake table with various moment-arms on the top of the separation ring.
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## Airframe Team Meeting Notes
+**Note**: This is infrequently used as a place to dump notes that we can't think of anyplace to put. It does not mean we are not busy or do not meet often!
+
+
Also see: [[UpcomingAirframeAgenda]]
To add a new entry, please use the date of the entry (YYYY-MM-DD) and then add a `\[[!meta title="YYY-MM-DD - Title here!"]]` line to give it a title. Don't forget to also tag it with `\[[!tag airframe]]` so it shows up in this list!