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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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Astrofox
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Hello Bottle Rocket Forums!

Post by Astrofox » Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:51 pm

Hello there my fellow rocketeers!
I am Astrofox, a KSP Fan whom had just recently (about two months ago) got interested in the bottle rocketry business. Just Today (February 27th, 2016) I went to Science Olympiad Regionals and had gotten first place in the duration of the flight of a backslider bottle rocket that at apogee deployed a parachute to recover an egg. Sadly, however, the parachute got caught in a tree, and I could not get bonus points for the egg's survival. However, I am now considering going farther than just Science Olympiad, and I want to learn the secrets and tips that you can give me. I also want to build rockets that may seem to be a bit - unwieldy...

In other words, pretty much build a bottle rocket that can go farther than I (and maybe several others) have ever gone before.
So, maybe you guys (and gals) can give me pointers on how to do certain things.

Anyway, this is my first day on these forums, and I hope to do much more with bottle rocketry in the near future.



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Re: Hello Bottle Rocket Forums!

Post by anoymous » Sun Feb 28, 2016 4:43 am

:W to the forum!
To start with: what kind of launcher do you use at the moment?


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Re: Hello Bottle Rocket Forums!

Post by Astrofox » Sun Feb 28, 2016 5:49 pm

I currently use one of these that was bought online, although I hope to build a few launchers myself in the future.
http://www.nerdsinc.com/products/basic- ... launch-pad (current pad)



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Re: Hello Bottle Rocket Forums!

Post by anoymous » Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:21 am

That's an interesting launch system you found!
But what's the highest pressure you could launch with? It seems that you won't be able to pull away the board that keeps the rocket in place once you reach higher pressures.


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Sorry for malconstructions in my sentences, I am Belgian. And I was never good at making easy sentences.

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Re: Hello Bottle Rocket Forums!

Post by Astrofox » Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:38 pm

The only pressure I've actually tested out was at 60 PSI.



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Re: Hello Bottle Rocket Forums!

Post by UltimateSteve » Thu May 19, 2016 6:08 pm

Go KSP!



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Re: Hello Bottle Rocket Forums!

Post by Alien Space Agency » Sat May 28, 2016 10:59 am

A KSP fan... welp I'm from SimpleRockets!


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Re: Hello Bottle Rocket Forums!

Post by NCWaterRockets » Mon May 30, 2016 9:55 pm

:W



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