Hot-Fire Tests 2013-09-15

Run at design mixture ratio.

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Run 1 image

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Run 1 Cam 1 Clip

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Run 1 data

Run 1 Conditions
Pc = 275 psia
F = 261 lbf
mDot = 1.24 lbm/s
r = 1.85
Isp = 210 s


Hot-Fire Tests 2013-09-14

These are the first runs with the new Injector v5.

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Run 1 image

20130914-run1-cam1-regen3.mp4

Run 1 Cam 1 Clip

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Run 1 data

Run 1 Conditions
Pc = 237 psia
F = 221 lbf
mDot = 1.14 lbm/s
r = 1.95
Isp = 194 s

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Run 2 image

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Run 2 Cam 1 Clip

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Run 2 data

Run 2 Conditions
Pc = 273 psia
F = 258 lbf
mDot = 1.23 lbm/s
r = 1.61
Isp = 210 s

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Last minute checks

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Igniter and plumbing

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Test Control



Cold Tests 2013-07-21

Cold water tests with the v5 injector.

20130721_injector_v5_instability.mp4

Flow instability of one of the LOX orifices



Hot-Fire Tests 2013-03-24

This was an 18 second burn using the new Igniter v6.

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Run 1 image

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Run 1 Cam 1 Clip

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Run 1 data

Run 1 Conditions (does not account for LOX leak)
Pc = 268 psia
F = 253 lbf
mDot = 1.31 lbm/s
r = 1.82
Isp = 193 s


Hot-Fire Tests 2013-03-23

This was a 5 second burn using the new Igniter v6.

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Run 1 image

20130323-run1-cam1-regen3.mp4

Run 1 Cam 1 Clip

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Run 1 data

Run 1 Conditions (does not account for LOX leak)
Pc = 273 psia
F = 258 lbf
mDot = 1.25 lbm/s
r = 1.82
Isp = 206 s


Hot-Fire Tests 2011-05-07

The first run was a "no-start" due to tripping a flowmeter limit during startup. On the 2nd run, the motor experienced a hard start and split apart between the injector and chamber. See the discussion on the main page for more details.

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Pre-test image

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Run 2 Cam 1 Clip

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Run 2 Cam 2 Clip

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Separated chamber and injector

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Bent load cell bracket

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Run 2 data

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New test pit

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Test pit flame trench

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Test control front

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Test control back