Air Rocket Challenge

Well, IMTS asked for it and now you have it. A full suite of Air Rocket Challenges to help you explore the fundamentals of rocket flight dynamics. Rippl3D challenge software provides you with the design tools that export STL files that can 3D print you unique tail fin solutions for test. The air launchers are great fun to test your designs and see how well they perform. This is a nice introductory project to help students understand the impacts of tail fin geometries and nose cone weighting on basic flight dynamics. The three new challenges allow you to explore fundamental flight behaviors:

  • Max Points – looks at stability and accuracy by attempting to hit a down range target
  • Max Distance – looks at what design efficiencies allow you to get down range the farthest
  • Max Apogee – looks at how to get the most efficient rocket without compromising stability

Join us at the IMTS Smartforce Student Summit for the debuting of the Challenge

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We are excited about the new relationships we are building around this challenge. has agreed to provide an air rocket launcher that will launch our 3D printed rockets. They also have a launcher you can purchase if yAir Rocket Works Logoou don’t want to build your own.

Let us know what you think!

Sponsor Recognition

Foundational Partner & Challenge Sponsor

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Onsite 3D Printing Sponsor

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