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Aerospace Help/Tips on Rocket Competition

  1. Oct 27, 2008 #1
    Any tips to help me get started would be greatly appreciated.
    Here are the directions.

    Design, analyze, build, and fly a rocket that:
    -Uses a single type C motor or smaller
    -Carries a 15gram, (78.7mm x 13.9mm x 16.3mm) instrumentation payload, supplied by instructor on launch day
    -Is made of paper, wood, or breakable plastic, and contains no substantial metal parts

    The rocket should be designed to meet the following mission requirements:
    -An apogee altitude of 800 feet
    -A total time of flight of 20 seconds (launch to touchdown)
    -A vertical speed of 12 feet per second at touchdown
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