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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.

Duck gets a new paint job

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Duck gets a new paint job

Post by bugwubber » Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:11 am

The yellow paint had really taken a beating and I wanted to make it easier to see in the snow.

It has been way too long since our last launch. Definitely time to get out to the launch pad.
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Re: Duck gets a new paint job

Post by ryanrockets » Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:16 am

Looks great. Whats the recovery method?



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Re: Duck gets a new paint job

Post by bugwubber » Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:59 am

ryanrockets wrote:Looks great. Whats the recovery method?

Thanks! That double nose cone is open on top. It holds a small amount of water ballast that is dumped out at apogee. The rocket then falls back to earth sideways for high drag tumble recovery.


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Re: Duck gets a new paint job

Post by bugwubber » Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:17 am

Here's an older YT video of another rocket I made using the same recovery method with an onboard camera and ALTImeter.

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Re: Duck gets a new paint job

Post by bugwubber » Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:43 pm

Final detail added with quill and waterproof ink..

This rocket will be given to the Pack to go in their display.
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Made a lil bro for the hand held launcher.
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Re: Duck gets a new paint job

Post by U.S. Water Rockets » Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:58 pm

Wow. You even added the Cub Scouts logo to the paint. Talk about attention to detail!



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