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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.

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Hello from Rochester, New York!

Post by Pere Ubu » Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:48 pm

I found out about water rocketry actually about five years ago, but I only started to get serious about it now; I bought a Quest water rocket launcher (which broke) and have constructed both a Gardena and standard Clark cable launchers - the gardena works up to 40 PSI or so, and I haven't full-tested the Clark launcher yet. The store where I work sells flavored soda water which has great smooth-sided bottles which I've been using for rockets, just simple one-bottle one stage things for right now and not even fins yet! I was just looking at the FTC tubing at Home Depot today, though...

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