drag stabilization

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Jan 20, 2009
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Okay, time for another wacky idea that is rumbling around in my head. What if I strapped a pair of motor mounts to the front end of a dowel, and attached a small (6") drag chute at the other end (using an eye screw)? As long as the exhausts don't burn through the wood dowel, and the shrouds are far enough back that they won't get singed, the drag from the small chute should keep the forward end pointed in roughly the same direction, right?

Stick stabliized "rockets" have been around is the invention of BP most often called "Warrockets " whey were used up to and including the War of Independence as a suppliment to artillery.
I'd bet the chute would be ripped from its mooring at first motion.