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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.

High Pressure Pump

Discussion about Compressors, hose, pipes, fittings, launchers, release mechanisms, and launch tubes.
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Re: High Pressure Pump

Post by U.S. Water Rockets1 » Sat May 03, 2014 11:02 pm

Rocket_Scientist wrote:Regarding my previous valve suggestion, let me explain:
I agree completely, approaching a pressurized rocket is unsafe; come up with a better way.


You could use a ball shutoff valve, operated by a rope. With a pulley, you could pull one rope to open , one to shut...

Like an emergency dump valve, but in line with the rocket
Ahhh! Now that makes perfect sense! Good thinking!


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