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03/08/22

Retweetd From HegartyMaths Team

Efforts by students at Harris Academy Greenwich have resulted in Super School awards in two different categories including a Gold for video watch time! Well done all! https://t.co/QH1hrmOLZd

19/07/22

Retweetd From Harris Federation Music

For we want to spotlight . were the first school to receive a grant from RTM. The department is thriving and our ‘Battle of the Bands 2022’ winners are testament to the impact of that funding. https://t.co/6AvCyPfxAJ

16/07/22

And that's a wrap on HAGR Careers Week 2022. Our year 12s participated in a day of networking, inspiration sessions and planning for their futures. Thank you to all of the individuals and companies involved!#careers https://t.co/Vw995LbcRl

16/07/22

Retweetd From Junior Johnson

Spent the day at being inspired by bright young things. well done and wishing Yr12s a great summer... https://t.co/qHIU5pqw6E

14/07/22

A huge thank you to all of our volunteers for delivering our annual 'Industry Insights' sessions this week. With over 30 sessions attended during the 2-day event, our year 10 and 12 students have been truly inspired by your passion and determination. https://t.co/xdYzOf4cLr

30/06/22

Retweetd From Haimo Primary School

What an incredible day! Thank you and your amazing sports leaders! We had the best time! A big well done to the KS1 blue team and KS2 green team- sports day winners! More pictures to follow… https://t.co/cukPPlZwyT

30/06/22

Retweetd From Ayo Oyelola

Going back to my sixth form to introduce year 7s/8s to American football and have great conversations with the year 12s was a great experience. Hope they had as much fun as I did! https://t.co/esmsjAQ74q

30/06/22

Yesterday we had a great visit from 2017 sixth-form alumnus Ayo, who now plays for . Students loved discovering Ayo's journey and honing their skills. Photo Credit: Kyle Hemsley https://t.co/cSi7hdRYbL

29/06/22

Our writing competition winners on their trip to the Terrible Thames by the crew. What a great morning! https://t.co/Z3plsYELHq

29/05/22

Congratulations to the year 9 football team who won the Harris Federation Cup, beating the competition 4-1. Congratulations to all those involved. https://t.co/8gt60NILMM

14/05/22

We are thrilled to have you onboard and appreciate your commitment to our community.

08/05/22

Retweetd From Mr M. Ismail

Thank you to Mr Keely, Principal of for taking the time to show me around his ‘Outstanding’ school. It was great to see so many engaged and enthused students completely engrossed in their learning. The english lesson on Macbeth was 👌 https://t.co/tenoV8dZxx

05/05/22

We are excited to announce our 'Outstanding' rating in our most recent inspection. We couldn't be prouder of our staff, students and the local community. Click the link to read the full report: https://t.co/tsGD5932cW

04/05/22

Retweetd From Exec Head, George McMillan

Incredibly proud of my staff and students and in particular the brilliant Principal, Ben Keely. World Class School twice in a row and now Ofsted Outstanding twice in a row too. Sustainable work / life balance in a very happy school. Next for too! https://t.co/lviafx4OEu

24/03/22

Retweetd From Aimhigher London

A huge thank you to the KS3 learners from who joined us for a Buddies session yesterday, & for their great comments & questions. https://t.co/07q3JijmJ0

24/03/22

Retweetd From Upskill Me

Yesterday, the Law Society students at conducted their first to a Jury made up of industry expert volunteers. We advocate for approaches, like our Law Society mock trial to help students practice skills https://t.co/ekJ09BGeAG

24/03/22

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Thank you to the team for hosting our today; we appreciate you! 🏏☀️ https://t.co/skTtqzNciL

23/03/22

Retweetd From Upskill Me

Today students from will be holding their Mock Trial 🧑‍⚖️ This event has been supported by our Law Society, in partnership with and we cannot wait to see all the students’ hard work come to life!

18/03/22

This week our students visited the over 60s at MPCC. They helped out with teas and coffees and discussed the Ukrainian crisis. They represented the school well! https://t.co/WGNUxNBM7m

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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