Saturday, December 19, 2009

Odyssey on Openrocket

It took a while, but I got it simulated:

(Click to embiggen and de-fuuzzify).

The nose cone, which is in red, is a very strange shape, so I had to make in a really complex mix of nose cones, transitions, and balsa body tubes to make it look realistic. In order to attach fins to the lower tube, I had to make an invisibly thin transition between the white tube and it's not perfect, but I think it turned out ok. The simulation seems pretty accurate - roughly 130 feet for 1/2A3s, and 240 for A3s and A10s.

Screenshot was captured with the 'Snipping tool' under Accessories in Vista.

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