In comparison with a nonlifting vehicle, the lifting entry vehicle of the present investigation exterted a longitudinal destabilizing influence on the complete Saturn launch system and introduced significant nonlinearities in pitching moment coefficient curves.Well, that doesn't bode well for my current project. It may also explain my my Dyna-Soar Carrier was unstable even when RockSim said it would be.
Saturday, April 02, 2011
How do winged things on the tip of your rocket affect its stability?
YAYT (yet another YORF thread) by the rocketeer known as luke strawwalker. Here's the bottom line (or at least the last line of luke's summary):