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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.

Best Tape for PET Bottles

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Rocket_Scientist
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Best Tape for PET Bottles

Post by Rocket_Scientist » Sat Oct 17, 2015 12:56 am

I am looking for opinions on what is the best tape...

I am currently using Gorilla Tape, I bought it at WalMart pretty much for the name.

I want to use the tape to 'splice' the pressure vessel bottle to payload / parachute bottle.

The tape should be durable of course, and semi permanent, as I like to change my mind.



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Re: Best Tape for PET Bottles

Post by WRA2 » Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:32 am

Use electrician's tape. It is low cost, strong enough, semi permanent, does not leave "residue" when disassembling and comes in multiple colors (to match the color scheme of your rocket.


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Re: Best Tape for PET Bottles

Post by anoymous » Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:59 am

WRA2 wrote:Use electrician's tape. It is low cost, strong enough, semi permanent, does not leave "residue" when disassembling and comes in multiple colors (to match the color scheme of your rocket.
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We used this tape. Be careful with it tough, as it won't survive too many crashes


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