Thursday, April 10, 2008

Clustering tips

The RocketAholic is retired from military service and is back to blogging (as well as doing actual rocketry). His latest post provides scans of an article on clustering from the May/June 1993 High Power Rocketry magazine. This article provides several pointers on how to ensure success. The one I found most interesting was regarding focussed thrust. It agrees with the guidance (hehe, no pun intended) provided by Juerg Thuering recently on Rocketry Planet. That is, canted motors should be directed toward the mid-point between CP and CG.