Saturday, October 25, 2008

NG LLC News Day Two

It seems that Armadillo took the Level One competition first place purse. Congratulations to them. They have been working on rockets for nearly a decade and it is great news that they are getting this recognition.

That said, they were unable to complete the Level Two flight. They have been having valve issues and the uber complication that has arisen due to the tethered flight rules change by the FAA were unable to trace down the problem. Their rocket took damage and you can see an image of the damage to the nozzle here. Better luck next time.

Since Level Two was what we were planning on participating in, they better expect some competition next time.

We'll get posts up with more information as we are ready. We should be starting the ground fires shortly.

Good luck to the next year's teams and commiseration to TruZer0: you guys were a lot of fun to talk to at Holloman. We'll get caught up soon. At least you have FAA clearance to do free flights. NOW you can do what you need to debug the flying.

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