TLAR Engineering hack
- May 23, 2017
- Reaction score
and the weight of the rocket left to hang out over the outer two thirds? Inquiring minds want to know...
https://www.siriusrocketry.biz/ishop/oddl-rockets-raise-spring-10-pack-1047.htmlGldkngt and James
I was looking at building a launch pad to be able to carry most of my equipment in it and was wondering what drove manufacturers to locate the rod in the center. Jaw stands - center, pads - center, Rails - center, towers - booyah not offset. Saw Centuri and a couple other older launch pads with off-center launch rods but still wondered if having a rocket weight loading the rod to one side contributed to whip. Getting ready to launch my Big Daddy X and thought about the outer two fins not resting on anything and how that affects speed and forces on the mid to upper part of the launch rod until there is enough airflow over the fins to direct travel.