Sunday, August 3, 2008

Notes on CG/CP, motor selection, and documentation

The repairs to the booster and payload sections will add roughly 9" of extra length overall. This will change both the center of gravity and center of pressure.  I'll measure/recalculate both and update the documentation package prior to Saturday's flight. 

Since I also have to pay full price for the M motor this time (no more L3 cert deals from Aerotech) I'm going to leave my choices open.  I'll do this by generating several Pre-Flight capture forms and matching simulations.  Once I select a motor from Jack at What's Up Hobbies I'll then swap the appropriate pages into my documentation package.

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