What could have happened is the rocket weathercocked, or the wind blew from one side and it pushed on the fins (and the body tube, but the fins more) and rotated the rocket. The rocket rotates around its center of gravity, which is where it'll balence, it balances further forward if the motor is burnt and thus lighter (less weight at the rear), and if the fulcrum is further forward, there's more. surface to push on on one side of it. Weathercocking happens into the wind, since the back of the rocket follows the wind and thus the front turns into it, like on a weather vane.I have a Quest Harpoon and launched for the first time it went straight up for about 150-200ft then went at about a 65 degree angle. Is this normal? I had a C6-5 engine in it
Did you mean, "Nothing but wide open flat land"?I flew rockets back in the mid 90's Got back into it cause where I live nothing wide open flat land. Perfect for rocket launching wind permitting
Yeah, that's the ticket!It has lots of fins so they do tend fly weird if not in perfect alignment or they get hit with some wind. They like to whistle a lot too. Just keep flying, maybe a C6 3 with more nose weight, welcome to the wonderful world of scale model flying!
I've been looking at that area to move to. Small towns around that area.I live in Lancaster, Ca. 70th street east between ave e & ave f. The west side of Edwards AFB