First Full Scale Isotank Cylinder Completed

Tonight we finished machining the first cylinder section of a propellant tank for Portland State Aerospace Society‘s next gen launch vehicle, LV4! This tank section is 12 inches in diameter and nearly 28 inches long. Two sections will be welded together to complete the fuel tank. The machining process removed about 70% of the weight of the cylinder. Also shown is one of the 6-inch-diameter test articles, completed earlier this month.

New CNC Equipment

We have a new piece of equipment in our shop! The PRO6060 router from AVID CNC. This video is from the first time powering on the system and testing out the axes.

January 2020 Progress

One of our first milestones for 2020 will be testing the engine for Titan in a horizontal orientation. This will ensure that the oil system and structure is acceptable before adding of the drive system. The test stand is now assembled and undergoing fit checks.