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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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Night Launch

Post by bugwubber » Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:07 am

Well Spring came with a bang today to our area. As nightfall approached I knew it was time to test launch Nyte Furie.



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Re: Night Launch

Post by U.S. Water Rockets1 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:59 pm

bugwubber wrote:Well Spring came with a bang today to our area. As nightfall approached I knew it was time to test launch Nyte Furie.



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That turned out much better than our night flight. We did it so long ago we had to use film in the camera (remember those) because digital cameras were so crappy in low light.


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Re: Night Launch

Post by Prodigy Rocketry » Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:03 pm

I recently launched some at night with a class of Cival Air Patrol students. We put some very light and affordable ($1.50 ea.) shoe string LED lights from e Bay on the rockets. They have three modes, continuous light, flash fast and flash slow. The kids really thought the night launch was cool. I even managed to explode one on the launcher (140psi) with the lights on. The light module seperated and blew about 20 feet away completely unharmed and still working. The kids loved the boom too.
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