Back in my childhood, there were no electronics for model rocketry. Integrated circuits and semiconductors were just starting to be produced commercially. Although Estes did have a manual camera rocket, I never purchased one. Today, it is a different story. Model rockets are flying altimeters, flight computers, GPS radios, high-definition video cameras, and even remote-control gliders. So, let’s take a look at some model rocketry electronics that I have used.Continue reading “Model Rocketry Electronics”
The BOTC84 Electronics Bay is a standard bay constructed of Blue Tube coupler that fits inside of the main body tube. The rest of the structure is aircraft grade plywood of various thicknesses. The Tripoli Level 3 certification rules stipulate redundant deployment electronics. I will be using a Altus Metrum TeleMega 3.0 for the primary and a PerfectFlite StratologgerCF as the backup.
This is a electronics sled for an avionics bay in one of my rockets. It will be placed inside a Binder Design Excel 4-inch rocket for my Level 2 Tripoli certification.
I used 1/8-inch basswood to make the sled. I cut it to fit inside the bay with a hobby knife.