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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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RC Water Rocket Car

Post by bandsons » Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:14 pm

This is our 2nd test. Normal drive and steering do work on the car but during this test the car was off. Watch in HD.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83p-GHkYQo0

Our test before this one almost made it to the fence but I think that was because we had more water... and the ground is so bumpy.

Here we are using a new version of "the valve" made with carbon fiber...

It has been much harder than I thought to start learning Arduino and Xbees... so we wanted to apply what we have so far to this RC car. We hope to make it better next week.



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Re: RC Water Rocket Car

Post by bandsons » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:04 am

Here is another Video of the car firing while in motion:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90AgKhGZRYk

Thanks for watching!
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Re: RC Water Rocket Car

Post by bugwubber » Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:42 pm

That is one Sweet ride!


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Re: RC Water Rocket Car

Post by U.S. Water Rockets1 » Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:34 pm

That is pretty cool!!! Nice work!

Have you considered making a compressed air powered car that feeds the compressed air into one of those micro compressed air piston engines? That would be cool to see with R/C control!


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Re: RC Water Rocket Car

Post by bandsons » Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:10 am

bugwubber wrote:That is one Sweet ride!
Thanks bugwubber :-)



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Re: RC Water Rocket Car

Post by bandsons » Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:14 am

U.S. Water Rockets1 wrote:That is pretty cool!!! Nice work!

Have you considered making a compressed air powered car that feeds the compressed air into one of those micro compressed air piston engines? That would be cool to see with R/C control!

Thanks! I never thought about that but it sounds fun. We really only spent like 10 minutes strapping on the water rocket stuff to that old RC car.

I've just received a pressure transducer and we are going to hook up to the Arduino so we can see what is going on in the tanks. I think we will learn more by having close to real time readings of the pressure.



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