- Jan 17, 2023
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Hello, I am new to designing model rockets and while designing one for a TARC challenge, my rocket weathercocks a large amount even though I have a low margin (0.6) and the wind speed in RockSim 10 is only slightly breezy (8-14 mph). The launch guide length that I am using is 8 feet and I am using an E16W-4 Aerotech rocket motor. I have tried make the margin closer to 1, but this increases the amount of weathercocking during flight and going any lower than 0.6 increases the chance of my rocket becoming unstable during flight. The amount of weathercocking makes the altitude of my rocket inconsistent which I need to avoid during a TARC challenge. Any help as to why my rocket is weathercocking is appreciated. Some screenshots of my model rocket as well as the RockSim 10 file are provided.