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Old 02-18-2020, 06:34 PM
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I ran across while perusing a survivalist blog of all places. This kid is doing some really good work. I wonder where his money is coming from????

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI...uxnFYXIe2svjHhg
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Old 02-18-2020, 08:46 PM
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He had a thrust vectoring kit for model rockets.
Unavailable at the moment, might be back in the spring of this year.
https://bps.space/signal
Couple hundred bucks IIRC. Probably skill level 11.
As for where he gets the money?
Doesn't he look an AWFUL lot like Elon Musk?
Heh.
Numerous posts about Joe Barnard over at TRF.
Search "thrust vectoring" .
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Old 02-18-2020, 08:55 PM
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Joe Barnard has been at this for awhile....and even gave a major presentation at NARCON a couple of years ago. I've wondered what finances all that, too...but I didn't ask him when I was in the same room with him in Houston that evening
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Old 02-19-2020, 09:38 AM
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He's a good enough engineer to get some big bucks from one of the aerospace companies. I don't care if he has a degree or not, he's got the knowledge and skills to make a big impact.
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Old 02-19-2020, 09:44 AM
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I guess I should have clicked on the "ABOUT" tab.....

How is BPS.space funded?
For a long time, BPS.space was self-funded. I used to be a wedding videographer on the weekends and I spent any extra money on rockets during the week. BPS.space is now a proper company and full time job for me (Joe). It is currently funded through flight computer sales, the BPS.space Patreon page, ad revenue on YouTube, and sponsorships.

He's self taught....

Do you have an engineering degree? If not, how did you learn rocketry?
I have a degree in Audio Engineering from the Berklee College of Music if that counts! Otherwise, I picked up a few textbooks, found a few good YouTube tutorials for coding and mechanical design, and got to work experimenting!
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