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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.

Using Hot glue for bottle splicing

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Astrofox
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Using Hot glue for bottle splicing

Post by Astrofox » Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:19 pm

Is it possible (and logical) to use a hot glue gun to glue the bottle segments together for splicing?



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Re: Using Hot glue for bottle splicing

Post by Alien Space Agency » Sun Mar 13, 2016 2:56 am

NOPE. Firstly the glue isn't strong enough to handle 2100lbf of force. Secondly, the heat from the glue will deform the curl. You can use hot glue on fins though. (Citation: RaketfuedRockets)


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