Toss it in a sim program and tinker with fin shape,length, etc.
I guess it comes down to weight vs ballistic coefficient...
OR has an optimization function, but it's still kind of a work in progress I think...
quick bare bones calc using std tubing 18" long, balsa 5:1 nosecone and 3ea helical fins on an E30 shows 2388 ft and Mach 0.83. Extending to 24" gives 2292 ft at Mach 0.81.
Last edited by jpummil; 19th March 2012 at 07:46 PM.
TRA 13095 L2
Tripoli Kansas "Kloudbusters"
Largest Motor Flown: Cesaroni K740 CStar
Highest Alt Reached: 6072 ft.
Fly 'em high or blow 'em up spectacular!