[Space] Interested Rocket Man

James Mulroy james.d.mulroy at gmail.com
Sun Jun 12 14:40:14 PDT 2011


I don't doubt it.  There is definitely more electronics (gas control) in a
hybrid.  More machining too!  I think it would be a fun project.

On Sat, Jun 11, 2011 at 9:25 AM, Jonathan Moore <moore at eds.org> wrote:

> On Sat, Jun 11, 2011 at 8:54 AM, James Mulroy <james.d.mulroy at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > I admit, I've never done a hybrid.  In my opinion, unless you're going
> > pretty high they're inefficient because of the extra weight and they're
> > usually a lot longer than a standard solid motor.  Start-up costs are
> also
> > more expensive because you also have to buy, build, or borrow a ground
> > station to fill up the motor on the launch pad.  But in the long run I
> guess
> > it's normally cheaper for the fuel and gas.
>
> They just sound fun to build to me mostly.
>
> -Jonathan
>



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