I like to buy up kits from clearance bins.
Then give them away to kids.
I like to build them and shoot them off.
But, I never use those electric igniters.
I just use cannon fuse, and light it with a match.
It's much more reliable.
I only like to use the C size motors.
I want them to go pretty high,
but I want it to stay in sight.
Have you tried looking into lifting body designs?
i have never looked into lifting body designs. Please elaborate on what exactly that does.
i maily try to set a goal for my self and make a rocket and try to reach that goal. I use an altimeter to make sure that the height is acurate. It's fun. I'm also looking into this program called rocksim that i might buy. It's a good program and helps you perform virtual flights.
this looks cool
would you know of any opensource or free flight simulator programs that help predict how far the rocket will go? i looked into rocksim but it's kinda costly.
This kind of software would make a perfect Visual Basic project.
Do a search on ebay for 'visual basic' .
You will find tons of copies of VB with training books and CD's.
Many of them go for next to nothing.
I picked up a copy VB6.0 with books and CD's for $2 .
With that you can write your own program.
You can already visualize what you want it to do.
You can have as many variables as you want.
Just make it yourself.
Then you can sell it for $9.98 or whatever.
It looks like you would not have any competition on ebay for it.
Set up the program file to be downloadable after purchase.
Then it would be a neat little money machine for you.
I use to do it a lot. When all my buddies were into it we build kits as well as custom ones of our own ideas... video taped the launches and etc... it was fun.
I have not done it in at least 10yrs but I have since got into astromomy and I guess the majority of them also do rocketry so I may dust off my old plans and get into it again.
yes, i used to have some for a long time