Reply to post: Re: Another mighty initial thrust idea

LOHAN ideas..

imanidiot Silver badge

Re: Another mighty initial thrust idea

The inertia of the launch rig is enough to overcome that friction I'd wager.

And no, the right won't be fully stable, but there's no way to improve that. Launching without initial guidance is not really an option. Even if you don't know exactly which direction the rig will be pointing at launch, the launchrod will still provide a constraint in terms of elevation and roll angles. Just free-launching LOHAN means you lose orientation contraints in just about all rotational angles.

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