Title to be decided pt7
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Chapter 7: Tic-Tocks Log.
Well, 12 days at the ranch and we are re-armed , and refitted for whatever comes next. G really nailed it for those new nozzles. And final cost is nearly the same, close enough that I won’t begrudge it. Safer for the plane and thats a much bigger investment.
Made G his airspeed indicator as well, but not along the lines he was thinking. Used a MAP sensor from an older Chevy and tied it into a pitot tube assembly I concocted. That signal coupled with the baro sensor we use as an altimeter and a differential algorithm in one of the arduinos, he now has altitude and airspeed all beamed straight to his HUD. Since all of those old sensors use a 5v reference, tying them into our little conputers is really straight forward. I was even able to rig a couple of rpm sensors to each engine. I used a knock sensor as a FOD sensor, gonna need it with some of our launch areas. And I would still like a thermocouple capable of more range so we can ‘ see ‘ what is going on inside. May call Ivan in Sweden and see if he has anything. These things still amaze me. Only 2 feet in length and have a higher thrust output to weight ratio than their bigger brothers. They do like to drink the kero though. Greedy little things.
We’re going to take the scenic route to Nogales, I have a friend that lives near Sandia mountain that I want to kick some ideas around with. And I get to introduce G to a TRUE Carne Asada Burrito. Lucky for him, he can gain weight and not lose his flying status. Gonna have to watch him with the latina señoritas with his chair and those dang Sad Puppy eyes he can pull at will. The boy can be a real lady killer given half a chance and a long leash.
Long couple of days ahead, leaving patriot country of Texas and headed into socialist country of New Mexico. Not as bad as it sounds, but we are really going to keep a tight watch on our trailer. I thought about adding a false door on it with a fake horse rear end, tail and all, just to give an illusion of normalcy. I decided against it since we really just look like a car hauler for racing. Maybe I should slap some Jegs stickers and whatnot on it, just to ‘fit the image’. Will look into that, sleep, now.