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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.

Potential Video Camera?

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Potential Video Camera?

Post by davidabaird » Sun Jul 01, 2007 5:16 pm

Has anyone had experience in using this camera in the link below?

http://www.boostervision.com/boostervision/default.asp

It seems to be used on pyrotechnic rocketry but i don't see the problem in using it on a water rocket?

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Re: Potential Video Camera?

Post by U.S. Water Rockets » Wed Jul 04, 2007 12:23 pm

davidabaird wrote:Has anyone had experience in using this camera in the link below?

http://www.boostervision.com/boostervision/default.asp

It seems to be used on pyrotechnic rocketry but i don't see the problem in using it on a water rocket?

David
Those will definitely work great on a water rocket. They're pretty rugged as well. Our very first flights were with a camera of this type. We accidentally ruined the camera by crashing our rocket in the water which caused the electronics bay to flood, and that fried it.

Most people are lucky enough to have launch areas that are dry and free from hazards, so this is a prety good option.



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Post by Drag_Racer408a » Wed Jul 04, 2007 3:44 pm

I don't think you could use that in a wrocket for a WRA2 world record because it is made for rockets right? So it would be the same as buying pre made fins and then using them.


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Post by Tim Chen » Wed Jul 04, 2007 3:49 pm

Drag_Racer408a wrote:I don't think you could use that in a wrocket for a WRA2 world record because it is made for rockets right? So it would be the same as buying pre made fins and then using them.
I think that the camera is part of the system to confirm the record, and not considered part of the rocket itself. Otherwise, it would mean we can't use an off the shelf altimeter as well.

can anybody clarify this?


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Post by WRA2 » Wed Jul 04, 2007 3:59 pm

The camera would fall under the same criteria as an altimiter and can be used. We allow altimiters designed for rockets so this camera used as an instrument to verify the flight would also be allowed.


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Post by Tim Chen » Wed Jul 04, 2007 4:12 pm

I rock!


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Post by Drag_Racer408a » Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:41 am

And i suck! Not really but haha!

Hows the rocket comming tim?


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