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John Feller

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Hello all,

As a beginner for open rocket, I want to ask what the "Roll Characteristics" analysis tell me, or what kind of information does it provide?

Also, is there any guide that explains the each analysis option in the Open Rocket in detail? I couldn't see in the Open Rocket webpage.

Thanks in advance!
John
 

UhClem

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It took a while but I finally found this roll characteristics as a plot configuration option. It just selects a few of the many parameters to plot focusing on roll. Roll rate seems pretty self explanatory but the remainder seem to just be names for coefficients in the differential equations of motion. It would require a dive into the code to be sure.

Unless you have a rocket designed to induce roll I wouldn't worry about it too much.
 
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