[Space] Camera stabilizer idea

Ozzy Satori ozzymandi at gmail.com
Tue Feb 16 15:45:19 PST 2010


Not sure if we have enough airflow to make a trick like this work for
ascent, but could have interesting implications for actively stabilizing a
freefall descent without the hassle of Servo + Controller + Sensors +
Software.



On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 3:31 PM, Mikolaj Habryn <dichro at rcpt.to> wrote:

> Thanks, Erik - this is genuinely very interesting! We're somewhat mass
> constrained, so it might be difficult to build something that could
> develop enough angular momentum to counteract much force, but I think
> I might need to spend some time with a whiteboard and work it out - if
> nothing else, these are seriously neat, and it looks like they haven't
> seen any amateur or balloon use yet, which is a good enough reason to
> try them out :)
>
> (hope you don't mind the cc to space@; we're a friendly and welcoming
> bunch)
>
> m.
>
> On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 9:35 PM, Erik Hopp <erik at quilted.coop> wrote:
> > Hi Mikolaj,
> >
> > Please excuse my singling you out for this spam (I found your address
> from
> > the Spacebridge mailing list archives) but I saw the video from your
> launch
> > a week ago and I just read a blog post that I thought might help in the
> > design of your next spacecraft!
> >
> > While you may have already thought of this (you seem like you are a smart
> > bunch!), this blog post contained an interesting idea about avoiding the
> > spiraling of flying objects:
> >
> >
> http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2010/02/unusual_mechanism_the_rolleron.html
> >
> > Just in case you hadn't considered rollerons, I thought I'd make sure you
> > knew about them in case they might be helpful!
> >
> > Good luck with the next launch!
> >
> > Erik.
> >
> > --
> > Erik Hopp
> > Erik|at|Quilted.coop
> >
> > 401.744.0970
> >
> > http://Quilted.coop
> >
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