CFX-12 by Century Flight. IF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SUCCEED, TRY AGAIN… AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN. FRR Presentation. Vehicle Dimensions. CFX-12 weighs approximately 830 oz. and has a total length of 110 in.
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IF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SUCCEED, TRY AGAIN…
AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN
The avionics bay is used solely for the commercially available altimeter housing, keeping it isolated from any interfering electronics.
The drag brake is a retractable nose cone which increases the drag of the rocket. A simple algorithm implemented with an on board computer is used to determine the correct time to deploy the drag break to achieve the target altitude.
Based on two deployments, one at apogee, one at 800ft.
The rover is one of CFX-12’s payloads that will be jettisoned during the descent phase of the mission. The design allows it to land on either side and also have usable ground clearance so it can pass over small obstacles.
We had a successful brake-deployed full scale launch:
We believe our energy management approach will result in an apogee within 1% of 5,280 ft.
Drogue Chute 54 inch PAR-54R
Main Chute 96 inch PAR-96R
full scale launch
The CFX-12's drag brake, is a retractable nose conethat will allow us to control our maximum altitude.
1 in stoppers at the
base of the ogive.
Test results indicate:
Drag brake has substantial impact on drag: drag coefficient of ~0.5. This gives us significant control over max altitude.
Stability has been confirmed visually in flight tests as well as in wind tunnel analysis.
Telemetry with electronics package
Telemetry with Rover