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originally posted by: theatreboy
I went today and watched my daughter's class fire model rockets. Wish we did that as a class when i was in 5th grade! They worked in groups of 3 to build. Her group was the first to launch, she was chaser. It went with no hitch, 500 ft, streamers popped, and a feather soft touchdown.
VERY PROUD DAD!
She now wants to build one from scratch and launch it with me.
VERY HAPPY DAD!
So, my question is: can anybody give me a formula to calculate streamer size versus rocket weight so we can get a safe recovery?
And not to be a jerk, can you give me an explanation an 11 year old can understand so I can explain why it works?
I usually talk over her head when it comes to what I do...RF Engineering and Network Engineering...but she is super smart ( Not bragging ) and i want to keep her engaged in STEM knowledge cause I know she can do it if she has the desire.