RockSim Video Tutorials

RockSim v9 Video Tutorials

Video Tutorials for using RockSim v9:

  1. Get Started by opening an existing design & run a simple simulation
    Quicktime Movie | YouTube Video
     
  2. Flight Profile: See what the flight will look like
    Quicktime Movie | YouTube Video
     
  3. Flight Profile Preferences: What extra information can be gleaned from the flight profile?
    Quicktime Movie | YouTube Video
     
  4. Customize the units, and change the 2D rocket drawing to your specifications
    Quicktime Movie | YouTube Video
     
  5. Zooming in on the 2D view. Changing the simulation summary columns
    Quicktime Movie | YouTube Video
     
  6. Customize the 3D view - Part 1. Orienting the rocket, and zooming in and out.
    Quicktime Movie | YouTube Video
     
  7. Customize the 3D view - Part 2. Modifying preferences, Adding lights, changing the resolution.
    Quicktime Movie | YouTube Video
     
  8. Modifying existing rocket designs. Changing the number of stages, and using the slider bars
    Quicktime Movie | YouTube Video
     
  9. Create a new rocket design #1
    Quicktime Movie | YouTube Video
     
  10. Create a new rocket design #2
    Quicktime Movie | YouTube Video
     
  11. Create a new rocket design #3
    Quicktime Movie | YouTube Video
     
  12. Create Custom Fins
    Quicktime Movie | YouTube Video
     
  13. Scaling Custom Fins and Your Rocket
    Quicktime Movie | YouTube Video
     
  14. Creating Sub-Assemblies
    Quicktime Movie | YouTube Video
     
  15. Make Strap-on Booster Pods
    Quicktime Movie | YouTube Video
     
  16. Attaching Fins to other fins
    Quicktime Movie | YouTube Video
     
  17. Advanced Pod Design
    Quicktime Movie | YouTube Video
     
  18. Adding Simulated Jet Engines
    Quicktime Movie | YouTube Video
     
  19. Help: Where to find the additional information on RockSim
    Quicktime Movie | YouTube Video
     
  20. Export RockSim simulation data to a MS-Excel spreadsheet, and combine data to make comparison graphs (26 Mb)
    Quicktime Movie | YouTube Video
     
  21. How to load new rocket engine files into RockSim (8.9 Mb)
    Quicktime Movie | YouTube Video
     
  22. How to create motor data files from NAR data sheets.
    (Note: This currently only works with RockSim 8 Engine Edit. For RockSim 9, you will have to manually add the data to Engine Edit, or use the alternate option shown in #23). (7.8 Mb)
    Quicktime Movie | YouTube Video
     
  23. How to create motor data files from Tripoli data sheets. (13.3 Mb)
    Quicktime Movie | YouTube Video
     
  24. How to create a jpg image, which is needed for video #23 above (2.2 Mb)
    Quicktime Movie | YouTube Video
     
  25. Print out a full-size 2D drawing of your RockSim design (17.3 Mb)
    Quicktime Movie | YouTube Video
     
  26. Importing motor files using RockSim's "Download Engine Data" feature. (29.6 Mb)
    Quicktime Movie | YouTube Video
     
  27. How to download a design file from the Apogee Components Web site (very basic). 7.5 Mb
    Quicktime Movie 
     
  28. How to Import Part-Data Files (9Mb)
    Quicktime Movie
     
  29. Setting up Dual-Deployment (6.9 Mb)
    Quicktime Movie
     
  30. High-Power Staging, Air Starting (16.9 Mb)
    Quicktime Movie
     
  31. Download Engine Data (6.6 MB)
    Quicktime Movie
     
  32. Import Engine Files - Windows (10.3 MB)
    Quicktime Movie
     
  33. Import Engine Files - Mac (6 MB)
    Quicktime Movie

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TARC Tutorials Using RockSim v8 or v9:

TARC Tutorial 1:

  • How to create a complex nose cone, like an egg capsule in RockSim. (5 min, 23 sec. 14.7 Mb)
    Quicktime Movie

TARC Tutorial 2:

  • Make an inverted cone shape rocket that is useful for egglofters. (7 min, 21 sec. 20.8 Mb)
    Quicktime Movie

TARC Tutorial 3: (NEW - 9-15-09)

  • Setting up the situation where the nose cone returns separate from the fin portion of the rocket. (6 min, 15 sec., 15.9 Mb)
    Quicktime Movie

TARC Tutorial 4:

  • Selecting the right size parachute, and finding the time aloft. (5 min, 53 sec., 24.5 Mb)
    Quicktime Movie

TARC Tutorial 5:

  • How to add a new parachute to the RockSim database. (5.8 Mb)
    Quicktime Movie

 

Old Tutorial Videos for RockSim Version 8

You will find the old version 8 videos have a new location. Please Click Here.

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