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Rocket Sled?

Discussions about water rocket powered cars, sleds or boats.
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Rocket Sled?

Post by chemdude118 » Sat Dec 22, 2012 5:17 pm

I am wondering if anyone has ever built a water rocket sled before. I did in 2010 and am trying to do so this year.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9i74s9bpQQ



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Re: Rocket Sled?

Post by U.S. Water Rockets1 » Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:57 pm

chemdude118 wrote:I am wondering if anyone has ever built a water rocket sled before. I did in 2010 and am trying to do so this year.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9i74s9bpQQ
Years ago we put a water rocket on an old ski, and fired it off a few times, but we didn't have a very flat area to fire it off, so it would hit the terrain and turn into a regular flying water rocket. It was just a fun diversion, we never tried doing anything serious with it. Back then there was no such thing as splicing bottles, so we were limited to what we could make.


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Re: Rocket Sled?

Post by chemdude118 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:09 pm

I have built my Rocket Sled IV and launched it today. In the video below there are two other water rocket sleds that my friends built. It was our monthly contest, who could build a rocket sled and launch it the farthest.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXJ9DdEuwEY&feature=youtu.be



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Re: Rocket Sled?

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Re: Rocket Sled?

Post by U.S. Water Rockets1 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:37 pm

chemdude118 wrote:I have built my Rocket Sled IV and launched it today. In the video below there are two other water rocket sleds that my friends built. It was our monthly contest, who could build a rocket sled and launch it the farthest.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXJ9DdEuwEY&feature=youtu.be
Wow, you got a lot of distance out of your rocket sled. That goes a lot farther than expected. Nice job!


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