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Understanding Rocket Stability Part 1 – Centre of Gravity

– Introduction – To understand the stability of a model rocket flight it is important to visualize the rocket moving through the air during its upward trajectory. After leaving the launch rod the rocket is essentially a free moving body in the air. The forces of wind, gravity and drag act upon the rocket affecting… Read more »

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Flight Pattern of a Model Rocket Launch

– Introduction – In the diagram on the right we can see a graphic of a typical model rocket flight. As you may see in the diagram the four main stages of a model rocket flight are thrust, coast, apogee and recovery. We used our electronic altimeter to record data for each of these stages…. Read more »