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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.

air tool connetors

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air tool connetors

Post by andicirk » Sat Oct 11, 2008 7:20 pm

does any one know if its possible to use quick release air connecters or are they just to small , ( male nozzle size being to restrictive) and if any one has tried what were the results and how did you manage to connect the male addapter to the bottle , thanks in advance



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Re: air tool connetors

Post by U.S. Water Rockets1 » Sat Oct 11, 2008 9:34 pm

andicirk wrote:does any one know if its possible to use quick release air connecters or are they just to small , ( male nozzle size being to restrictive) and if any one has tried what were the results and how did you manage to connect the male addapter to the bottle , thanks in advance
We compete mainly in the "Class A" competition class which doesn't allow metal parts on the pressurized part of the rocket, so we've never tried a connector like that. Most people make their own non-metallic connectors or use plastic hose connectors instead. The down side to metal connectors is they are pretty heavy and that's bad for altitude, so nobody regrets their exclusion in the rules.


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Re: air tool connetors

Post by Graveyard » Sat Oct 11, 2008 11:11 pm

I built one out of nylon...really the hole is not large enuff. After the 1st launch, the nozzle took on some damage. I never rebuilt it though. It just was slow taking off.
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