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**topsquark** Sorry guys, I thought you were just chatting about model rocketry. I didn't know there was a question unanswered here.

Yes you can take the wind into account. I'm going to keep things simple, though, so we don't have to solve differential equations. I'm going to assume that the wind causes the rocket's velocity to change by a constant amount, and the wind will be in the same plane that the rocket is fired in and in the same general direction. (In other words the wind is at the rocket's "back.")

The problem is virtually identical to what you did before. The max height calculation is the same, but now we have an additional v attached to the x horizontal component of the velocity. So the rocket will travel an additional d = vt in the horizontal direction compared to what it traveled before.

If your wind is doing something more complicated then we have to resort to differential equations and things like air resistance. If you need help with that kind of model, just let us know.

-Dan