Drift
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How far will my rocket drift ?

Rocket only deploys parachutes at apogee (Main only)
Rocket deploys drogue chute at apogee and main chute later (Drogue to Main)

Click here after you have selected your deployment type.  You will need to know predicted altitude and descent rates of your rocket to use this.

Your rocket will drift about feet under these conditions.  
Which is miles.
The chart below shows drift estimates for each of the conditions listed.

Beaufort Wind Strength Scale

Description

Wind MPH

Estimated Drift

0.) Calm: Still, smoke will rise vertically.

< 1

Feet 
Miles

1.) Light Air: Rising smoke drifts, weather vane is inactive.

1 - 3

Feet 
Miles

2.) Light Breeze: Leaves rustle, can feel wind on your face.

4 - 7

Feet 
Miles

3.) Gentle Breeze: Leaves and twigs move around. Light weight flags extend.

8 - 12

Feet 
Miles

4.) Moderate Breeze: Moves thin branches, raises dust and paper.

13 - 18

Feet 
Miles

5.) Fresh Breeze: Moves trees sway

19 - 24

Feet
Miles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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