Using micro-electro-mechanical sensor (MEMS) technology, the RockeTiltometer monitors the rocket's tilt, or deviation from vertical. Should the rocket's attitude exceed a user-configurable critical angle, ignition of your air-start or staging motors will be aborted, saving potential damage caused by adverse attitude motor ignition, or, saving your motors for another attempt after you figure out what went wrong! Alternatively, it can be utilized to help maximize the coast interval between rocket stages.
... (the) RockeTiltometer goes all the way, by using real gyros to measure the flight angle to inhibit ignition of off-angle flights...this device was used successfully to prevent an upper-stage airstart from a bad attitude in Steve Eve's latest mega-project... The benefits of long delays for altitude performance, heating reduction, etc, are so significant that the challenge is how to do it in a way that bounds the outcome when the unexpected happens, rather than just give up and say that long ignition delays are always a bad idea. The RocketTiltometer is a great advance in that direction...Adrian Adamson Featherweight Altimeters
Congratulations, I think the RockeTiltometer 2 is a technological tour de force for rocketry...Kurt Savegnago
Tom Rouse Rouse-Tech
Sorry, but the last RTOM2 was sold and we no longer have parts available for any further units.
I am very proud of the contributions made to the high-power model rocket hobby and I sincerely appreciate all of the support received over the years from so many of you.
Best of good fortune to all the users on your projects, especially the students of all the various college and university programs that I was able to lend a bit of expertise to...please keep me apprised of your progress and share your anecdotes, successes and failures - it's all good...email to : RockeTiltometer@cox.net
ANd, as always, a very special thanks to my friend and mentor, Dr. William Premerlani, Ph.D.
Frank B. Hermes - Father of the RockeTiltometer...
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