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tejt

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Hi, basically, how do you simulate air launches in OpenRocket?

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I am guessing you are referring to a 2 stage or a cluster, correct?
If so, you basically need to select ignition of 2nd stage at some event, i.e., burnout of booster, ejection charge. You will find a pull down menu in yor sustainer motor config. Again, I am assuming this is 2 stage. Really need more info about what you are trying to do.
 

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Hi sorry about the clarity and category issues, it's my first post. What I mean is launch the model rocket from an rc plane like virgin orbital. This is theoretical so please do not worry about legal issues.

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OpenRocket is not equipped to deal with something like that, if for no other reason than the plane-launched rockets launch horizontally, and then angle upwards. OR can't simulate a horizontal launch, and even if it could it couldn't them simulate the behavior of changing trajectory. And if you *don't* change directory, you'd be simulating an air-to-surface missile.
 

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You can set the initial altitude to the launch altitude, and by the use of plugins you could in theory simulate a turn to vertical (but that would be a substantial undertaking, I sure don't know how to do it.)
 

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