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Too much nose cone weight
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I built a quest "Big Dog" rocket and added a set of booster pods from Apogee. I was adding some extra weight to the nose cone but leads to my question can I add to much weight?
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rcode Wrote:I built a quest "Big Dog" rocket and added a set of booster pods from Apogee. I was adding some extra weight to the nose cone but leads to my question can I add to much weight?

Generally speaking, if you know where the CG of  the rocket is in its original state without pods, all you have to do is add enough weight to bring the CG back to the original location.  You could add too much weight by making the rocket too heavy to launch on a given motor.  Other than that, adding excessive nose weight will make it more prone to arcing into the wind  (weathercocking) in breezy conditions.
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