Project summary Daniel Will Braden

We had a rough day at the launch pad with a max height of 12 feet. And after viewing the video in class of Rye’s test rockets we have come to the conclusion that focusing our payload on the bottom while at the time was thought to have lowered our center of gravity in a good way, it actually lowered it too far and made the top free to go crazy. When the weight is focused at the top of the rocket, the bottom is more free to deviate, however the fins are there to stabilize that. Our wings were very large hoping that it would keep the rocket more stable, but the low center of gravity voided any use they would have been. Seeing other rockets though we think the wings would have done little but weigh it down and slow the acceleration.

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