RASAero Example Run

Full Metal Jacket - Flight 3

 

Presented below is a RASAero software example run for the Full Metal Jacket - Flight 3 rocket, an O10000 powered high power rocket which was optically tracked to 37981 ft.  The RASAero rocket file for this rocket (Full Metal Jacket1.alx1) is included in the RASAero software download.

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Full Metal Jacket - Flight 3, powered by O10000 rocket motor,
optically tracked to 37981 ft.

 

 

 

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RASAero scale rocket drawing for the Full Metal Jacket - Flight 3 rocket, including Center of Gravity (CG) and Subsonic Center of Pressure (CP).

 

 

 

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RASAero aerodynamic data plot for the Full Metal Jacket - Flight 3 rocket;
power-on and power-off drag coefficient (CD) versus Mach number.

 

 

 

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RASAero aerodynamic data plot for the Full Metal Jacket - Flight 3 rocket;
power-on and power-off drag coefficient (CD) versus Mach number,
plot zoomed in to Mach 0-3.

 

 

 

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RASAero aerodynamic data plot for the Full Metal Jacket - Flight 3 rocket;
center of pressure (CP) versus Mach number.

 

 

 

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RASAero aerodynamic data plot for the Full Metal Jacket - Flight 3 rocket;
power-off drag coefficient (CD) versus angle of attack.

 

 

 

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RASAero aerodynamic data plot for the Full Metal Jacket - Flight 3 rocket;
normal force coefficient (CN) versus angle of attack at Mach 0.5 using
Rogers Modified Barrowman Method, showing potential and viscous
normal force contributions.

 

 

 

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RASAero flight simulation output for the Full Metal Jacket - Flight 3 rocket;
altitude versus time.

 

 

 

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RASAero flight simulation output for the Full Metal Jacket - Flight 3 rocket;
Mach number versus time.

 

 

For the Full Metal Jacket - Flight 3 rocket the RASAero flight simulation predicted altitude is 38820 ft, an error of only 2.21% compared to the optically tracked altitude of 37981 ft.