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Comment: Re:Market It As a Toy! (Score 2, Insightful) 134

by sbierwagen (#29410411) Attached to: Armadillo Aerospace Claims Level 2 Lunar Lander Prize
You might be able to scale it down and have it run for more than three seconds and without using lawsuit-inspiringly high tank pressures, I don't know, I'm not a rocket scientist.

But something that would be difficult to scale is the electronics. I don't know what precisely Armadillo is using right now, but I know it includes a Crossbow IMU. The control system for a rocket needs high quality gyros, and while the Crossbow is cheap by the rarefied standards of military avionics, it's still a good fifty grand, and is definitely not something that can be replaced by a wiimote accelerometer.

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