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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.

Steel launcher

Discussion about Compressors, hose, pipes, fittings, launchers, release mechanisms, and launch tubes.
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Steel launcher

Post by bugwubber » Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:39 am

Local cubscout camp had someone make these for them.

They had 4 of these going on two compressors.

As expected by me, one was pulled over so we talked about ways to add stabilizers etc to prevent that.
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Re: Steel launcher

Post by U.S. Water Rockets » Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:01 am

bugwubber wrote:Local cubscout camp had someone make these for them.

They had 4 of these going on two compressors.

As expected by me, one was pulled over so we talked about ways to add stabilizers etc to prevent that.

Steel would be great, but you need a lot of expensive tools to make something like this. It looks great though!



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Re: Steel launcher

Post by VA Water Rocket Team » Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:19 pm

Does that steel bar on the side with paracord on it slide onto the lip of the bottle to hold it in place?



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Re: Steel launcher

Post by bugwubber » Sat Sep 05, 2015 1:57 am

Right it just rotates. The rounded end of.the bar goes on top of the ring handle on the bottle.


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Re: Steel launcher

Post by mahboob » Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:58 am

I have manufactured low cost steel Launchers only 10 to 20 dollars
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