How to simulate ballast/wadding ejected

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  1. Dec 2, 2019 #1

    rocketdoctor99

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    Is there a way in openrocket to tell that ballast is ejected so it gives a better simulation of the decent time and rate
     
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    You'd add a separate stage for the mass object I think?
     
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    Buckeye

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    Not possible, I believe.

    I would just break the simulation in two phases, ascent and descent, and little trial and error to sync them. Descent is easy to do by hand calculation anyway.
     

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