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Old 04-19-2018, 12:05 PM   #21
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Default Re: [Spaceships] Black powder Rockets?

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If you mean a pendulum rocket, unfortunately those are no more stable than conventional layouts. The force of the rocket is fixed along the axis of the rocket rather than the axis of gravity (As we would usually think of a normal pendulum), so it provides no correcting force.
Hm. It should still make a difference for atmospheric flight, though yeah, I see the error now.
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Old 04-19-2018, 04:49 PM   #22
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Default Re: [Spaceships] Black powder Rockets?

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Hm. It should still make a difference for atmospheric flight, though yeah, I see the error now.
It shouldn't be any different in atmospheric flight unless putting the engine in the front also results in the rear having more drag than the front, but that's the same case for a rear-driven rocket.
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