Course curriculum

  • 1

    Rocket Science

    • The Basics of a Model Rocket

    • Engine Structure

    • Launch Sequence

    • Rocket Stabilization

    • Fin Design

    • Reynolds Number

    • Choosing the Best Fin Shape

    • Newton's Third Law of Motion

    • Motor Designation

    • Impulse

    • Recovery Systems

  • 2

    Rocket Design

    • OpenRocket

    • Rocket Data Visualization

    • Apogee, Max Velocity, and Max Acceleration

    • Outer Diameter, Inner Diameters, and Wall Thickness

    • Fin Rotation, Canting, and Sweep Angle

    • Class O Motor

    • Body Tube Configuration

    • Center of Gravity

    • Ejection Charge Delay

    • Parachute and Recovery

  • 3

    Running the Simulation

    • Configuring the 1st Simulation

    • Simulation #1

    • Simulations #2-3, Analyzing Flight Data

    • Simulations #4-5

    • Graphing Altitude, Vertical Velocity, and Vertical Acceleration

    • Launch Site