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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.

Filling

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

Post by Batkiter » Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:50 pm

Hallo Rocketeers!

A possible variant to refuelling of water rockets is operational. I was it suffering to always put my Roc `to s on `s cross in order to fill in H2O. I use one doubles working pump added and can the rocket in initial position now refuel. A hose end is put into the water the available, the other end by connectors into the clutch for the air refueling rests. A stroke of the pump carries 0.7 litres of H2O by the inflating tube from downside into the rocket. The inserted check valve in the connector prevents a running out of the water when unlocking the hose. Then the air hose comes into the same clutch, fills and lift off!

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Re: Filling

Post by Tim Chen » Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:55 pm

I've never seen it done that way before. Very nice!


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Re: Filling

Post by pink13penguin » Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:49 am

Very impressive! :D


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Re: Filling

Post by Tim Chen » Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:51 pm

pink13penguin wrote:Very impressive! :D
There you go and bring up this old topic and I see the photos of that launcher and I get jealous again! I wish I could make something that sophisticated!


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Re: Filling

Post by Bonami » Wed Jul 01, 2009 9:21 am

Hi Batkiter! I was looking at the pictures again and noticed that you use welded aluminum for your launcher struts. I am very impressed with your welds! I have tried to weld aluminum before and I have ruined a lot of stock and never got the skill mastered. I just wanted to let you know that I am really impressed with your welding. Is there anything you cannot do?



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