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15/08/19

We are extremely proud of all our year 13 students who have achieved another year of record results. https://t.co/g9xFBn7bzC

27/07/19

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Congratulations!!! have finished their today in ! Changing perceptions of the industry for students from ! Thank you!! https://t.co/T55mCXbeI7

21/07/19

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Congratulations 🙌 🥇 https://t.co/VP4iXVzDsL

17/07/19

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Well done to Jam Band who won this year’s Creative Clash . What a fantastic evening full of incredible talent. Thanks everyone who came to support our students. Have a wonderful and safe summer holidays! https://t.co/cswM5R7usE

15/07/19

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Jam band performing for year 9 achievement assembly today https://t.co/Lb26RiFq4a

15/07/19

The red carpet is out for our Year 9 Graduation party!! https://t.co/E04zZaoaeQ

15/07/19

Parents: the local authority are giving a training session for parents tomorrow 16th July 7.30pm on how to keep your children safe online at home over the summer hols. The training is on facebook. Link is https://t.co/6VUkSlbwUB

14/07/19

Last week of term coming up. Please ensure your child has 100% attendance...we keep them learning to the last minute - no videos or other waste of time. School finishes at 2pm on Friday.

12/07/19

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Good Luck to ’s own year 11 triple jumper Daniel, who is competing in the ESAA championships today. https://t.co/3sQZlsHt0X 12.30-12.45pm today 🤞🙌💪 https://t.co/MPcE2Bpy2Z

12/07/19

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Year 7 practising their French and learning to make croissants on our visit to Boulogne-sur-Mer https://t.co/aouHibU40T

12/07/19

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12/07/19

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First Batch of medals for at Federation Sports day! https://t.co/aYE3y43GV3

12/07/19

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More medals for 🏅🙌 https://t.co/Os3asxMUAn

12/07/19

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12/07/19

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A great win for Hannah in the year 8 800m 🙌🏅#letsgohannahletsgo https://t.co/lcxgFhdijU

12/07/19

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12/07/19

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12/07/19

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PE team 2018-2019 🙌 https://t.co/o5n5TIiEYR

11/07/19

Ezri Konsa: Aston Villa sign Brentford defender in £12m deal - BBC Sport. Our former pupil!!! https://t.co/Gi2W8b5ngf

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Cuttlefish Single Stage to Orbit Space Plane

Description

Cuttlefish is a lifting body design, powered by two ducted turbo fans and an Estes solid rocket motor. It is designed to take off like an ordinary aircraft, fly as a normal aircraft to a given height. Cuttlefish then, makes its way into orbit powered by a rocket motor. On its return journey back to Earth, after re-entry it then re-ignites its jet engines and flies back to its base.Cuttlefish, as a model of the space plane, is controlled in two ways. It is flown by a human pilot via remote control while in the jet flight phase and while in range of the radio transmitter. During the rocket phase it is flown by its on-board auto pilot (based on a PICAXE board) with (either non mercury tilt switches or a gyro/accelerometer chip) and an SFR005 ultrasonic range finder to navigate the vehicle back into range. The system will also be capable of landing Cuttlefish unaided.Other aspects of Cuttlefish will be controlled by the PICAXE system including deploying the landing gear and automatically igniting the rocket motor. Cuttlefish's target altitude is a maximum of 2000 feet (the maximum allowed by the CAA).

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Possible Cuttlefish airframe variants

 

The team realised that a smaller 'drone' version of the airframe, with simplified electronics/guidance systems, carrying a cargo of water purifiers, military ration packs, simple emergency shelters, air launched from military cargo aircraft, could carry immediate aid, by air into sites of disaster such as earthquake zones etc. to provide rapid aid to areas that cannot be easily accessed due to the disaster. 

 

 

Competitions and appearances

 

2015 entry into Big Bang Near Me Fair

 

 

Project Pipeline

 

The development of Cuttlefish is listed by prototype, below:

 

Mk I - VIII Cuttlefish

Various card and paper built designs for lifting bodies. some designs flew with varying success.

 

Mk IX Cuttlefish

First balsa built version, as a blended wing design including canards. Flew well

 

Mk X - XIII

Second, larger balsa/polystyrene versions each mark with varying control surfaces and positions. These versions of Cuttlefish are true lifting bodies and do not require stub wings or canards to fly.

 

Mk XIV

First full up weight version with rocket motor mount. Flew moderately well.

 

Mk XV Cuttlefish (current version)

Design change to a facet style lifting body, First to attempt powered flight using EDF propulsion.

 

 

 Cuttlefish requires funding to allow further development.

 

Further marks of Cuttlefish will have:

  • A larger, lightweight strengthened balsa/polystyrene fuselage.
  • On board PICAXE autopilot.
  • Gyro/accelerometer chip
  • Ultrasonic height detection.
  • EDF/Solid rocket propulsion.
  • On board rocket flight ignition and control.
  • Automatically deployable landing gear controlled by the ultrasonic system.
  • On board Wireless camera.

Estimated cost for these enhancements:

£700.00