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Gardenia Launch Tubes

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Gardenia Launch Tubes

Post by Tim Chen » Sun Apr 08, 2007 8:21 pm

Has anyone heard of a launch tube being used with a Gardenia Style Launcher? Is there a common tube which will fit snugly inside a standard gardenia or should I try and modify the nozzle to fit a stock pipe or tube?


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Post by Drag_Racer408a » Sun Apr 08, 2007 8:25 pm

Do you know George from Air Command? He mad a Launch tube for his rockets. He uses a Gardena nozzle. If you are looking into that i sugest you visit his site. Its really good.

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Post by U.S. Water Rockets » Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:14 pm

Drag_Racer408a wrote:Do you know George from Air Command? He mad a Launch tube for his rockets. He uses a Gardena nozzle. If you are looking into that i sugest you visit his site. Its really good.

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Doesn't George have a lathe ane makes his own nozzles and other parts?



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Post by Drag_Racer408a » Tue Apr 10, 2007 7:26 am

Yes he does. He makes his own custom couplings and baffels for his rockets. He does very good work.


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Re: Gardenia Launch Tubes

Post by HenningNT » Tue Apr 10, 2007 5:27 pm

Tim Chen wrote:Has anyone heard of a launch tube being used with a Gardenia Style Launcher? Is there a common tube which will fit snugly inside a standard gardenia or should I try and modify the nozzle to fit a stock pipe or tube?
Yes, but I can't remember where...

I think the launch tube was from a tunnel tent, you know, the aluminium pipes that you stick into each other and bend to keep the tent up.

Awful explenation... :oops:



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Re: Gardenia Launch Tubes

Post by Tim Chen » Wed Apr 11, 2007 11:30 pm

HenningNT wrote:
Tim Chen wrote:Has anyone heard of a launch tube being used with a Gardenia Style Launcher? Is there a common tube which will fit snugly inside a standard gardenia or should I try and modify the nozzle to fit a stock pipe or tube?
Yes, but I can't remember where...

I think the launch tube was from a tunnel tent, you know, the aluminium pipes that you stick into each other and bend to keep the tent up.

Awful explenation... :oops:
Good suggestions!

But........... I was just given a busted Golf club that's made from composites. It's hollow inside and fits perfectly in my nozzle. I am going to PL glue it inside the launcher and see how it works!


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Post by HenningNT » Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:35 am

Gotta love recycling!



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Post by Tim Chen » Sat Apr 14, 2007 4:44 pm

HenningNT wrote:Gotta love recycling!
Be careful when working with this stuff. When I was handling the broken shaft I got a sliver of the carbon under my skin on my finger and I couldn't get it out. It broke into small bits and there was no way I could pick it out with tweezers. I went to my urgent care where a doctor cut the skin open and cleaned it out. This stuff is nasty to work with!


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Post by HenningNT » Mon Apr 16, 2007 4:26 pm

Reminds me of how optical fiber can enter the body, and travel about within the veins... A colleague of mine got some in his hand, and it surfaced on his back a while later. Unpleasant stuff...



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Post by Spaceman Spiff » Fri Apr 20, 2007 12:22 pm

HenningNT wrote:Reminds me of how optical fiber can enter the body, and travel about within the veins... A colleague of mine got some in his hand, and it surfaced on his back a while later. Unpleasant stuff...
That sounds painful, and dangerous. What would happen of that had made it to his heart? Or got stuck in his brain?


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Re: Gardenia Launch Tubes

Post by Batkiter » Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:45 am

Tim Chen wrote:Has anyone heard of a launch tube being used with a Gardenia Style Launcher? Is there a common tube which will fit snugly inside a standard gardenia or should I try and modify the nozzle to fit a stock pipe or tube?
Here is my solution:

15mm launchtube for gardena-profi-nozzle with spezial-batkiter-highspeednozzle.

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Re: Gardenia Launch Tubes

Post by Andromeda » Sun Jun 22, 2008 10:33 am

Batkiter wrote:
Tim Chen wrote:Has anyone heard of a launch tube being used with a Gardenia Style Launcher? Is there a common tube which will fit snugly inside a standard gardenia or should I try and modify the nozzle to fit a stock pipe or tube?
Here is my solution:

15mm launchtube for gardena-profi-nozzle with spezial-batkiter-highspeednozzle.

Regards Batkiter
Thanks for the pictures. Can I ask what are those white pieces and where did you get them?


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Re: Gardenia Launch Tubes

Post by xenon » Sun Jun 22, 2008 3:01 pm

How does the copper pipe attach to the white piece? How do you stop it from leaking there?



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Gardena Launch Tubes

Post by Batkiter » Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:31 am

Andromeda wrote:
Batkiter wrote:
Tim Chen wrote:Has anyone heard of a launch tube being used with a Gardenia Style Launcher? Is there a common tube which will fit snugly inside a standard gardenia or should I try and modify the nozzle to fit a stock pipe or tube?
Here is my solution:

15mm launchtube for gardena-profi-nozzle with spezial-batkiter-highspeednozzle.

Regards Batkiter
Thanks for the pictures. Can I ask what are those white pieces and where did you get them?
Hi Andromeda!

The withe "pieces" on end of the pipe is a special part made by Batkiter, means, it is a checkvalve inside the part.

Mainreason: No water in the airhose and the airpressure is kompletly in the rocketbody, not into the hose!

Regards Batkiter



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Gardena Launch Tubes

Post by Batkiter » Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:57 am

xenon wrote:How does the copper pipe attach to the white piece? How do you stop it from leaking there?
Hi Xenon!

The "withe piece" is a special part of nozzle, made by Batkiter. Longversion, with malehead from Gardena-Profi.
These nozzle is exactly 0,02mm bigger than the outside diameter from the pipe. 15,02mm. Therefor: no space for leaking!
It works perfekt!

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