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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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Jerry-rigged pyro

Post by Water Rocket Expert » Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:33 am

This morning I slapped some fins on a cardboard tube with hot melt glue and added a paper nose cone. Here's the launch. It was snowing out and I wasn't using a great camera at the time so it is not great but still cool.
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Re: Jerry-rigged pyro

Post by bugwubber » Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:16 pm

Water Rocket Expert wrote:This morning I slapped some fins on a cardboard tube with hot melt glue and added a paper nose cone. Here's the launch. It was snowing out and I wasn't using a great camera at the time so it is not great but still cool.

Cool, wonder why it recorded sideways on you.


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Re: Jerry-rigged pyro

Post by Water Rocket Expert » Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:18 pm

O that is because I wanted to get more of the rocket in the camera.


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Re: Jerry-rigged pyro

Post by Water Rocket Expert » Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:19 pm

It was a C6-5


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Re: Jerry-rigged pyro

Post by bugwubber » Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:02 am

Water Rocket Expert wrote:It was a C6-5
I lost every rocket I launched with a C motor.


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Re: Jerry-rigged pyro

Post by Water Rocket Expert » Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:16 am

I didn't care if I lost it.


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