Animation Problem

Hi, I am trying to make an animation of landing on mars. I got the actual lander working and for the exhaust, placed a upside down plane underneath the engine for exhaust and added a particle system to it. But when i rendered the animation, the particles turned out… strange.

I don’t know whats wrong. The plane is pointing down, the particles have been set to start at frame 2, i just don’t know why. BTW i want the engine to fire after landing.

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