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Take Peek ... or don't

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:14 pm
by supernachos
Stumbled upon these water rockets a few weeks ago so I decided to throw something together. Hope to have the whole thing controlled from my iPhone with Bluetooth later today.

The Mechanism:

https://youtu.be/uOUylhTJ53M

Operation:

https://youtu.be/OpD7J7Y6JBo

The Launch:

https://youtu.be/jP5tjIFn6tM



Cheers, joel-

Re: Take Peek ... or don't

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:11 am
by anachronist
Awesome launcher! The release mechanism is sort of what I had in mind for my "dream launcher" but I couldn't see a way to do it without machining my own parts. Is that what you did?

I especially like your ability to fuel the rocket with both water and air pressure after it's mounted on the launcher.

Re: Take Peek ... or don't

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:52 pm
by addstogether2
Great Launcher!.

I am currently building a system similar to this one at the moment

I take it that there is a one way valve on the water input?

Al

Re: Take Peek ... or don't

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:43 am
by supernachos
Yes, machined all the parts, there are check valves on both the water and air.