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Saturday, December 06, 2003
Armadillo Aerospace News: Vehicle work, Rocket Anchor, GPS, Engines
All the new engine angle shims or tack welded in place so we can’t get any of them cocked at the wrong angle on subsequent assemblies.
We added a large battery mount and relay for powering four glow plugs on the vehicle.
All of the motor valves are bolted to welded brackets, and oriented horizontally. This requires a 90 before the engine, which hurts flow a bit, but makes it much more robust. The KZCO valves have tended to break the actuator away from the valve upon a hard landing when they are oriented vertically. Read More
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