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Welcome to Rocket Research 102

Stability

Wind Tunnel: NOSE CONE

Yes our rocket is missing a nose cone.

The nose cone is simply a cone glued to the flat bottom of our original rocket. OK, so it’s not a designer nose cone, but it works. It does add some weight to the top of the water rocket. So the center of gravity (CG), or balance point, will move a little bit towards the top of the rocket. The water, however, is still the heaviest component.

-- Open the Wind Tunnel --

Select the "Start" button on the wind tunnel page.

 

What happened when you added the nose cone?

a) It helped to stabilize the rocket.
b) Nothing happened--it was still unstable.

 

 

 

 


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Last Updated: Jun 12 2014

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