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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.

Laissez Le Bon Temps Volent

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Laissez Le Bon Temps Volent

Post by bugwubber » Fri May 31, 2013 9:53 pm

Asked my wife to name this rocket cause I knew she would come up with something different. She did not disappoint!

Laissez Le Bon Temps Volent is a 2 liter version of Just add water. There are 3 bottles- a 2 liter pressure bottle with a cap glued to the top of it, the middle payload bottle is a 20oz inverted bottle that screws into the cap on the pressure bottle, and top is a 12oz coke bottle with the neck cut off that is simply glued to the payload bottle. Ballast water is poured into the top of the 12oz coke bottle.

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How high? I have no idea yet but it definitely looked like a new team record. Anyone want to give an estimate? This was the design proving flight so no electronics were added.

Launched on the Girl Scout kit launcher that we organized earlier this year.

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Re: Laissez Le Bon Temps Volent

Post by U.S. Water Rockets1 » Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:19 pm

bugwubber wrote:Asked my wife to name this rocket cause I knew she would come up with something different. She did not disappoint!

Laissez Le Bon Temps Volent is a 2 liter version of Just add water. There are 3 bottles- a 2 liter pressure bottle with a cap glued to the top of it, the middle payload bottle is a 20oz inverted bottle that screws into the cap on the pressure bottle, and top is a 12oz coke bottle with the neck cut off that is simply glued to the payload bottle. Ballast water is poured into the top of the 12oz coke bottle.

[youtube][/youtube]

How high? I have no idea yet but it definitely looked like a new team record. Anyone want to give an estimate? This was the design proving flight so no electronics were added.

Launched on the Girl Scout kit launcher that we organized earlier this year.

That rocket sure has an interesting shape. It looks very "sci-fi" if you think about it.

Nice work on the new personal best!


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Re: Laissez Le Bon Temps Volent

Post by bugwubber » Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:50 pm

That rocket sure has an interesting shape. It looks very "sci-fi" if you think about it.

Nice work on the new personal best!
Thanks! You mean like this one?

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Re: Laissez Le Bon Temps Volent

Post by bugwubber » Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:03 pm

Alright so here is the final version of it. Wanted to post pictures before it gets launched and lost or smashed up.

The duck tape and card stock fairings have been replaced by PET and it was given a final paint job.
Trouble is, wife says the name doesn't fit anymore cause I went and changed it. So guess I've gotta find a new name now.


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Re: Laissez Le Bon Temps Volent

Post by bugwubber » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:57 am

Here's the launch with camera and altimeter on board. Appeared to be a tad bit nose heavy with the added weight but still did a great job maintaining the high drag descent profile. The turn around time is great, with nothing to reset or repack between launches.. Very happy with it.

Altimeter update: 2nd flight at 100psi achieved 232 feet!

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Re: Laissez Le Bon Temps Volent

Post by bugwubber » Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:59 pm

These logging altimeters are pretty cool!
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Re: Laissez Le Bon Temps Volent

Post by Asupremeflight » Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:55 pm

What altimeter is it?



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Re: Laissez Le Bon Temps Volent

Post by bugwubber » Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:38 pm

Hobby King / Fly Dream altimeter. Support is poor and software is odd, but $25 makes a fair enough trade off.

Oh sorry, I lied, NOW it's done. The top was bugging me.
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Re: Laissez Le Bon Temps Volent

Post by Asupremeflight » Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:47 am

Looks real nice. Illl look into that one thx



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