Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The S7 Scale Event

One of the events we were selected for the Scale event, where the goal is to model a real rocket, and then fly it. We will be flying 1/72 scale models of the Space Shuttle. Each modeler prepares a substantiation documentation that includes photos and drawings of the vehicle. The models are judged on scale accuracy (including the measurement of key attributes to .001”), likeness of color and markings, and flight characteristics. We plan to fly our models to a peak altitude of 600 feet, separate both RSRMs and let them parachute back, separate the Orbiter under rocket power and let it glide back under radio control, and return the ET via parachute as well. Each model has a small flight computer on board that senses peak altitude and controls the deployment of the parachutes. They are really miniature versions of the real thing.

Your help would be greatly appreciated. A donation to the Team Steele in order to offset some of our costs would be wonderful! I have set up a non-profit organization to accept donations, so anything collected will be 100% tax-deductable.

If you can help, please make your check payable to “Team Steele”, or go to our blog (www.TeamSteele.org) and make a donation via PayPal.

Thanks so much!

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