Correct. The Mach drag model is really bad and should have been fixed by now. However, just about everything else in RS is superior to OR in my opinion.Great idea Chuck. I would also like to see the Mach "curve" algorithm changed so it is more accurate for low to mid Mach flights, like OR. I may not be explaining this technically accurate, it was discussed in a thread several years ago.
I think you are asking a bit much from a hobby flight simulator that includes very basic rocket design modeling. Fin cans can be quite complex with fillets, cross section changes, etc. If you are printing real parts, you should be using a real CAD program.You can do transitions and nose cones. I would like to see fin cans.
So I have some news on this front. Currently, RockSim can actually do this, albeit in a roundabout way.It is time for RockSim 10. I would love to see the ability to make fin cans
and nose conesthat export 3d print files.
I make my own nose cones with a 3D printer. I am not sure I see how to export the tube/fin can.So I have some news on this front. Currently, RockSim can actually do this, albeit in a roundabout way.
If you want to create a fin can in RockSim and export to STL, you just need to create it separately. If you make a new file, add a "body tube" of the correct dimensions, then add the fins you want, you can then export that entire file to STL. Just print and slide over your actual body tube.
That being said, we know this is how it CAN be done, not how it SHOULD be done. Getting the correct functionality there is now on our devs to-do.
I have not seen any recent Apogee Components newsletters or Advanced Construction Videos on the topics in this thread.Anyone ever see how to do this?