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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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Post by Team Seneca » Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:50 pm

Water Rocket Expert wrote:Okay your right I am wrong I just thought coat hangers might be more redily available for most people than other materials but I guess I am wrong. No I am not arguing just to argue I thought I had a valid point.
For a lazy person, metal hose quick connectors would look like a drop in substitute for developing a release mechanism for a reinforced rocket, yet you don't see any of the pros using them.

Metal parts are just way too dangerous if the rocket explodes, which we now know can even happen during flight. This takes away the overused argument/excuse that the launcher can be made to constrain flying metal parts.

"You'll shoot your eye out."


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Post by Water Rocket Expert » Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:23 pm

Havent done it with my airguns so far!


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Post by U.S. Water Rockets1 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:56 pm

Water Rocket Expert wrote:Havent done it with my airguns so far!
Do you shoot your air guns into the air?


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Post by Water Rocket Expert » Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:26 pm

Pretty much. Anyware I want that will not cause personal or property damage. The fence, a bird, a tree, the playground, the sky, etc.



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Re: Booster attachment

Post by Braaainz » Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:21 am

Just wanted to say that I appreciated the advice to not use metal parts and being informed that they are not eligible for competitions.



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