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A water rocket is a type of model rocket using water as its reaction mass. The pressure vessel (the engine of the rocket) is constructed from thin plastic or other non metallic materials (usually a used plastic soft drink bottle) weighing 1,500 grams or less. The water is forced out by compressed air. It is an example of Newton's third law of motion.

Quick Connect Launcher Stand

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Quick Connect Launcher Stand

Post by Brian » Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:48 am

This is the Quick Connect Launcher Stand that my dad made for me.
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It's quicker and easier than using tyre valves and simplifies construction. The handle for the Pressure Release Valve also acts as a 1:4 ratio lever for releasing the rocket.
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Re: Quick Connect Launcher Stand

Post by WRA2 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:10 pm

Hi Brian,

That is a very nice launcher. I bet it is easy to transport to your launch site because it comes apart.

How long does it take to disassemble and reassemble?

You might want to add a third outrigger to keep it from tipping sideways.. If you put a third one and formed a "T" on the opposite side of the launch mechanism, it would be much more stable and resist tipping sideways.

It would look like this:

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Re: Quick Connect Launcher Stand

Post by Brian » Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:43 pm

Thanks!
It only takes a few seconds to assemble because the Quick Connects just click on and the legs just slide in.
This Launcher Stand is designed mainly for small rockets and is stable enough for this.


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