Saturday, February 27, 2010

Rollerons aren't just for the Sidewinder anymore

This Rocketry Planet thread was started by a rocketeer who scored a rolleron from an AIM-9 Sidewinder.  Darrell and brianc note that amateurs/sport rocketeers have also experimented with this method of attaining stability.

Dave Crisali of the RRS tried one: http://psas.pdx.edu/news/1999-09-13

And, here are some photos of a rolleron stabilized rockets at the 2/20/2010 Spaceport Rocketry Association (SRA) launch. Click forward through the gallery for additional pics.