How To Build a Thrust Vectored Model Rocket – National Rocketry Conference 2020

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Apologies for the rough video quality, I had to set up cameras very quickly right before the presentation, and boy did I goof up some of the settings…

Copenhagen Suborbitals’ Thrust Vanes:
Florida Tech Vector Bravo TVC System:
Rob from T-Zero Systems:

The BPS Thrust Vector Control Motor Mount:

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  1. Alexandr Petrov


  2. SnapPilot


  3. Joรฃo Miranda

    Can anyone explain to me how the calculus behind it works? He explained about the integrals and derivative between around 30 to 40 minutes but I did not really understand. Would the calculations be of a function of degree change over time?

  4. tebamo gell

    Sooooo good

  5. Anu Priya

    I want launch of sprint rocket

  6. George


  7. tasesq

    Cool ^3

  8. Sifiso Nkabinde

    He looks like Elon๐Ÿ™€

  9. Horizon Exploration

    Elon Musk’s long lost brother

  10. George

    I love you joe

  11. Guis Maker

    As you mention, you chosed music in the past and then came to engineering. We can clearly see that you have learned all basics because you spend a lot of time talking of it. You do it well. You’re on the way to do complex things summing a lot of simple things. Thanks to talk about of true engineering : “reach complex things in a simple manner”.

  12. HansDieter Wurst

    My teacher tried to explain what a PID controller does but you summed it up so much easier!

  13. sparky Mccormick

    Who could dis this vid

  14. M. B.

    I have watched this entirely. I don’t make (maybe not yet) model rockets. What am i becoming…

  15. Lieven Petersen

    How do you realize the state machine in your code? Do you use if statements inside your loop to check which state you are in? or classes or what?

  16. Brixxter

    Brilliant presentation, especially loved your summary of PID control. I’ve been tinkering with GNC in Simplerockets 2 (which is basically a more technical version of KSP) for the last couple of months and it’s so interesting to hear you explain something that took me all those weeks to sort of “reinvent” myself. It’s kind of fascinating how so many people end up with the same solution to a problem.

  17. Gabe

    I would like to ask, what sort of programming goes into such rockets? Such as what programming language is used and how would to start tranferring your code onto the microcontroller, etc.
    Also, thanks for making this video! It helped me consolidate my (limited) knowledge about PID loops.

  18. Rael Brickey

    Tough croud

  19. Spectrum TO

    His jokes are fire, come on

  20. onjoFilms

    I wonder if Mad Max used a relay?

  21. Szapio

    Can you make a video on making a shaped charge and putting it on top of rocket too ?

  22. Emilian Z

    Yup, for 100% secret clone of Elon Musk

  23. adel mensi

    would you talk about PID tuning ?

  24. PJR

    Elon Milk

  25. Braeden Bowman

    Best part at 23:11

  26. 15gamers haven

    This video was super helpful

  27. diet

    Angular velocity is ฯ‰= dฮธ/dt where theta is dฮธ is the change in angle

  28. Zygmunt Zarzecki

    Looks like Musk 20 years ago. :)

  29. Phil Becker

    39:20 … 2+3+4 = 8 …nice

  30. Eieght D

    So excited for this

  31. PRNAVY

    Do you ever think about launching some kind of payload like a mini rc plane or is that going to be way too complicated?

  32. LeonardlLP

    why does he look like a young elon musk?
    am I the only one who thinks that?

  33. Richard Burguillos

    Great presentation. You are truly gifted and talented person. Natural in front of an audience. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  34. 15gamers haven

    The puns in this video though

  35. Andrew Palfreyman

    Are you going to attempt a powered landing? Have you designed an algorithm? Or will you use GFOLD?

  36. Paul Bishop

    Looks like an Elon love child!

  37. knowltot

    I know nothing about rockets and have never flown one, but I watched this whole video and it was captivating.

  38. N Game/movie

    Can you make a video on building of rocket ?

  39. is myname

    Do we need a permission from government or someone from orbiting own satellite?

  40. Girts Arajs

    Hi, great presentation in all aspects. what app did you used without keynotes? Interested in those hand drawing apps. I think, that it could be some drawing app, for example autodesk skechbook ?

  41. Cuttsie

    Very clear and concise presentation, Thanks!

  42. Ujjwal M.

    Informative and amazing ๐Ÿ‘

  43. Andrew Mitchell

    Cool, thanks for sharing.

  44. Archie Kent

    You would make an awesome uni lecturer!

  45. Simon Bunker

    Great presentation! What software do you use to simulate your rockets? I am assuming RockSim or OpenRocket don’t go far enough?

  46. John Borek

    Currently mentoring my school’s rocketry club on TVC project…your videos are saving me a lot of work! Thanks!

  47. David Obichukwu Omego

    Yayy Joe Barnard!!!

  48. Tyler Nord

    Thanks for the help milkman- The software design has been the biggest factor keeping me from starting a project like this one

  49. 4ntig3n

    Hey Joe, its always great to catch your videos :) Don’t have much more to say… just: Thank you :)

  50. Wise Geek

    Definitely gave me the motivation to start. Thumbs up!

  51. Kizza

    I’m going through this really *exhaust*ively

  52. FourDFoxey

    its just incredible: i just was coming to your channel again after few days so i could ask you for the stuff i need for a school project and now… i dont need to ask you answered all of my questions without hearing my questions xD thank you :)

  53. Canine Rocket Technologies

    This was great! I love your way of explaining just like any of your videos. You’re a great teacher!

  54. Pradyun Sharma

    Joe please make these type of videos (educational types) more often so that we get help to build our own rockets.

  55. N Game/movie

    413th like was given by me
    Big fan ๐Ÿ˜‡

  56. Edhelmar

    What is a F or M motor?
    Great presentation, thanks for sharing :)

  57. Francis Stapp

    thanks Joe this was relay the thing i needed to see to get my tvc rocket off the ground you are an inspiration : )

  58. Lieven Petersen

    Hell yeah I understood pid Controllers thank you!

  59. unsmartnerd

    Thank you soooooo much! I started an aerospace club at my college. We’re starting to work with weatherbaloons right not and this talk was a huge help with the hardware!

  60. Scuplex

    And this video is helpful! i just started to learn c++ and i made a board like the blip one!

  61. Diego Echeverri

    Wow, one of the best explanations of PID control out there! :D

  62. Jens - Digital Woodwork

    Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge, best regards from Germany

  63. D

    The way you’ve cleaned this up and composited it make it great to watch- thank you for that and the content!

  64. Savinelli Mike

    Great work, Joe. For someone that isn’t formally trained in this field, you’re really knowledgeable and doing a great service to the hobby and community. The comments and evident respect from those present are a clear testament to your contributions and growing expertise. Well done and keep it up!

  65. BLR Rocket Technologies Inc.

    17/10 good presentation

  66. Henry Wijaya

    Learn a lot from this,
    Never thought that relay, vibration ever do with the way u handle the electronics

  67. Nathaniel Kencke

    This contains a very good explanation of how PID controllers work. Thank you.

  68. Manish Pingale

    Thank you so much โค๏ธ ๐Ÿ˜Š Joe sir
    We all love you

  69. Andy Law

    @23:40 now I understand your Tweet Joe ;-). Love this stuff btw!

  70. Turcik

    Boy, that integral sign is sooo musical!

  71. Jasper Ganten

    Helping so much! I’d love to see more content of this type!

  72. KukJin Jang

    i’ve been waiting for this presentation you do every year in march :)

  73. Scuplex

    Been waiting so long for an episode like this! Keep up the good work! :D

  74. PlanetCypher

    Im ยฝ way through, excellent explanations so far Joe. ๐Ÿ‘

  75. Got Grapes?

    1.6K views at 4:30am uploaded 1 hour ago. Bunch of early riser subscribers you have!

  76. jull1234

    “Being really exhaustive” lol.

  77. Bumble

    This presentation was very high quality! The slideshow was also the most coherent and easily readable slideshow I have ever seen. Great Work!

  78. Captain Sultan

    My friend Joe, I am working for you on LinkedIn

  79. MoonMan22

    Joe you are the man! Thank you for helping push the community forward.

  80. Manni Hanni

    Youre an inspiration. I’m not planning on going into rocketry right now, but your spirit and drive is remarkable!

  81. Abdul Mulki Purnama

    Here we go again, science class on YouTube.
    You have done such a great work. Thank you for sharing. God bless you!

  82. Clayton Ebeling

    None of your “rough video quality” impacted your presentation in a negative way for me. Great job!! I edit “rough” videos of others all the time. You Rock Joe!
    PS: try unplugging the HDMI and reinserting next time, could be a quick fix for screen issue.

  83. Matt Martinez

    13:10 get the BMP 388- It’s basically an updated version of the 280

  84. jaa

    wow, the way you tell everything, etc is so exciting! And now that you share all these things with us is so cool.

  85. Dexter LaBora

    I finally understand calculus now after watching a video on rocket science. :p

  86. Shalin Palil

    oh wow look it’s the milk guy isn’t it?

  87. Leon Stansfield

    Just wanna appreciate how you use metric.

  88. TheRedstoneHive

    18:50 “Unowered flight”

  89. Orion Aerospace

    The comment the guy at the end made sums it up really well itโ€™s so cool to see the progress over the three NARCON presentations!
    Canโ€™t wait to see the next one man!

  90. Kuba Hajkuล›

    Really cool PID explanation. And btw your progress on Sprite is amazing. I don’t know what’s your plans for the future, but with all that knowledge BPS might be within few years delivering components or services for commercial cargo landers (moon or planetary stuff). Am I crazy?

  91. Robin Malfait

    I love how the bald guy with the red shirt is nodding approvingly!

  92. Martin Lydon

    From a guy who is at a really low point in his life ………. you give me hope and inspiration to chase undreamt dreams!

  93. Akhil C

    I was watching your 2019 conference then suddenly notification of this vid.. Came๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  94. Manni Hanni

    By the way: You would make a great teacher / professor!

  95. Alessi 42

    “I’m being really ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ by covering all of this stuff” lol

  96. Krellon

    I see what he did at 3:38 lol “Being really exhaustive” :P

  97. Duncan W

    “u is the subscript for micro”
    even though everyone and their dog reads it as “u” in their head, it is technically a Greek mu.

  98. Copenhagen Suborbitals

    Thanks for the shoutout there, Joe! <3
    Great topic selection and presentation. Also nice to see NRC inviting you back year after year.

  99. Prof.Porpoise

    This man could have kept all this to himself and let other struggle. A SAINT

  100. william falconer-beach

    Oh hey its that milk guy

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