The 1/48th scale Falcon Heavy model is a technology demonstrator for BPS.space. The intention is to showcase the advancement possible at the model scale. Each of the three cores carries a flight ...[View]
Both flights were on an Estes F15 rocket motor, about 15 min apart - first flight was set to maintain ejection orientation, second flight was set to pitch over 20 degrees on the ECEF X axis.
This computer controls Sprite; the BPS hopper vehicle that's almost ready to fly. During a test yesterday, one of the flight computers was damaged, so the craft needs a replacement. Help support ...[View]
For Spacetember, we sat down with Joe Barnard – founder and proprietor of Barnard Propulsion Systems (aka BPS Space).
You won't learn much about propulsion, but we do cover:
– The Signal and Arc ...[View]
The BPS Falcon Heavy Model is flying soon! We need to start putting all the parts together for it, and fix a few things along the way. For more info: https://bps.space/falcon-heavy Help support ...[View]
Blip = Blop = Blip Landing Model Rockets Series Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyV774-3p8348Fl5V6ciIBh0ZA446q93I Help support BPS.space: https://www.patreon.com/bps_space For more ...[View]
FLIGHT DATA: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1g16lZlNKqRVAd4mePxDKsWFw7Lo1jOPMTm628585Fh4/edit?usp=sharing A quick note: While the motor did melt the PLA tube holding it, the rest of the TVC ...[View]
Joe Barnard of BPS.space joins us to talk about his work in making model rockets emulate larger, liquid fueled vehicles such as Falcon and Electron. He has created many amazing models and has been ...[View]
Details on the BPS.space RCS setup: https://youtu.be/10Pdl0Omet8 Help support BPS.space: https://www.patreon.com/bps_space For more information: https://twitter.com/joebarnard http://www.bps.space [View]
Flying on an Aerotech H13 motor. The test site has poor cell reception, hence the low quality. I have had the worst luck with live streams lately, cross your fingers we get it right this time! Help ...[View]
Schematics, Layouts, Part Lists, Gerber Files, everything you need to get either(or both!) of these boards built 🚀→ https://www.patreon.com/posts/blip-and-blop-26204885
Tutorials for generating ...[View]
More testing on the RCS dev vehicle! Just a bit more roll testing today, nothing fancy. Figured I'd turn a camera on while it happens.
Help support BPS.space: https://www.patreon.com/bps_space
The Signal flight computer plotted and executed a 3 degree course correction maneuver about 0.8 seconds into flight to keep itself vertical. Very hard to see in this footage; more exaggerated tests ...[View]
The first Scout vehicle to use generally successful thrust vectoring, and deployment of the drag fins, Scout V 0.4 was a milestone in the Scout program. Ascending to roughly 20-30 ft, Scout V 0.4 ...[View]
With an entirely new thrust vectoring system, Scout V 0.8 corrected well for it's orientation with two caveats. The first being that due to errors within a computer simulation of the flight, the ...[View]
Joe Barnard left his background in videography and music production to launch his life of amateur rocketry, and he shares his DIY adventures in building rockets on his YouTube channel BPS.space. ...[View]
Thoomp is the silo/tube ejected model rocket I've been working on! The ejection tube is coming together well, but we need a rocket to launch out of it, that's what we're doing today!
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This test was not intended to(and does not) feature a fully stable vehicle or tuning. The purpose of Series A is to gather high resolution data from the flight computer in order to build an accurate ...[View]
The test failed because of a jam in the control loop, ultimately caused by the barometer. The vehicle tuning was technically correct, though it obviously appears otherwise. The error is fascinating, ...[View]
The test held the vehicle upright for several seconds, then shifted the set-point on the X and Y axes to -7 degrees, as a step response test. Response was acceptable, though somewhat poor, and can ...[View]
Ran a static fire after an overhaul of Signal's stability software. Modifications focused on ensuring robust control loop times, which were the primary culprit of the overcorrection seen in previous ...[View]
Hi guys in this video I am going to show you'll my Thrust Vector control rockets progress so I hope you'll enjoy the video and follow along me I was inspired by a YouTuber and rocket builder named ...[View]
Hope things make a bit more sense on this project now! Still have lots to figure out, fingers crossed we can get hoppin before 2020 :) Thanks again to VectorNav for sending the VN-300 IMU/AHRS as a ...[View]
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