101 Outer Space Projects for the Evil Genius by Dave Prochnow

By Dave Prochnow

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24 Figure 9–10 A digital compass is built into the eXplorist 210. Figure 9–11 MapSend Lite is an included PC-only program that can help manage your eXplorist 210 maps, routes, and points of interest. 25 Project 9. How to Use a GPS Device Figure 9–9 In some parts of the world, it’s possible for you to zoom in too close. In this case, you won’t have any map reference points to help you gather your bearings. Project 10. Waypoints, Nav Points, and End Points Project 10. Waypoints, Nav Points, and End Points What You Need: Resources: • • Magellan eXplorist 210 Figure 10–1 A GPS device can be useful for helping you set up your telescope.

The Jetex motor is equipped 27 Copyright © 2007 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Click here for terms of use. Project 11. A Plan for a Rocket Fighter with a metal clip, which is capable of holding the motor in flight. Regardless, of whether you use Rapier or Jetex power, you still need to incorporate the motor trough system into your design. Likewise, make sure that you strive to balance your Jetex- and Rapier-powered designs along a center of gravity point that travels roughly through the center of the wing chord.

Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz, ZOOM Project 13. ) are the best motor mounts. Figure 13–4 Conversely, the film canisters manufactured by Eastman Kodak® don’t work well as motor mounts. Figure 13–5 Don’t believe me; test various film canisters for yourself. Just watch out. The rocket propulsion system is easily capable of launching a lightweight model 10 to 20 feet into the air. 36 What You Need: • Plastic water bottle • PVC tubing • Bicycle pump Figure 14–1 You can build a waterpowered rocket from an old water bottle, some PVC plumbing tubing, a rubber seal, fasteners, and a bicycle pump.

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