Advantages: maybe smaller fins (although that didn't pan out for me), maybe easier to pack chutes in the tube, different from everyone else's rockets.
I disagree. At least for low power and mid power. Can't speak for high powerAdvantages: maybe smaller fins (although that didn't pan out for me), maybe easier to pack chutes in the tube, different from everyone else's rockets.
Disadvantages: Nearly everything else. You have to lay up your own tube, figure out couplers, figure out a nose cone, etc. etc. There's so much stuff that's built around standard sizes of round rockets that you don't realize how much you'll have to re-do.
See my build thread here: https://www.rocketryforum.com/showt...don-A-square-rocket-that-doesn-t-quite-fit-in
Thanks for showing me this Matt!And while you're building this, you might as well enter it in the contest going on right now
That Exocet is pretty cool-There is a rocket company that makes square rockets; I have a few of them. The company is called NewWay. Here is a link to their kits at eRockets: https://www.erockets.biz/newway-model-rocket-kits/
This square tube rocket has its avbay located in a corner of a body tube and had avbay problems as John mentions.If you are using an altimeter, especially for dual deployment, then the calculation of volume for the AV bay is very different. Talk to someone who has done this to get a good idea of the number and location of sampling ports.