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Thread: Rocket advice
face BY : David VanHorn email (remove spam text)

>Does anyone know what the rule of thumb regarding center of gravity on a
>model rocket? Specifically, if you want to add telemetry to a model rocket,
>is it OK to put it in the nose, or is it better to keep the weight low in
>the fuselage?

You want the CG to stay at least one caliber ahead of the CP.
It's easier to assure that by loading in the nose.
If you get the CG too far ahead, you'll have a tendency to be steered by
the wind as you come off the pad.

Ideally, add the package AT the cg, so it just adds mass :)

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