Quantcast

Guided/stabilized model rocket

The Rocketry Forum

Help Support The Rocketry Forum:

William Carter

Active Member
Joined
Oct 12, 2020
Messages
28
Reaction score
6
Has anybody built a guided or auto stabilizing model rocket? How could this be done? How would the aerodynamics of actuating fins? How would thrust vectoring work?
 

Nytrunner

Pop lugs, not drugs
TRF Supporter
Joined
Oct 15, 2016
Messages
7,751
Reaction score
3,378
Location
Huntsville AL
Jim Jarvis has an extensive project on the subject of active vertical stabilization.

 

cbwho

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 20, 2019
Messages
223
Reaction score
97
Location
MN
This is just one of a few vendors who are creating thrust vector controls:
Extremely cool. But why don't they sell the software???

For vertical landing "simulation", perhaps I could attach a big parachute to my flip flyer, so the wings are then landing legs instead...mmm...
 

georgegassaway

Lifetime Supporter
TRF Lifetime Supporter
Joined
Jan 18, 2009
Messages
4,718
Reaction score
613
Having seen in another thread the OP wants to develop a guided rocket to try to hit another object in the sky (home in on another rocket), I have deleted what I posted here.

And I encourage everyone else to NOT HELP HIM.

He crossed a very dangerous line by expressing that as his intent.
 
Last edited:
Top