How did everyone get started?

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CSAldridge wrote:I had my first water rocket quite a long time ago and looked very similar to U.S. Water Rockets picture there, except mine was a clear red plastic rocket instead of green but the launcher part looked just like that. I tried making one out of a 2 liter bottle back then just to see if i could do it, but i was never able to come up with a way to pressurize it successfully.

seeing all these newer designs for launchers is what is getting me interested again.
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CSAldridge wrote:I had my first water rocket quite a long time ago and looked very similar to U.S. Water Rockets picture there, except mine was a clear red plastic rocket instead of green but the launcher part looked just like that. I tried making one out of a 2 liter bottle back then just to see if i could do it, but i was never able to come up with a way to pressurize it successfully.

seeing all these newer designs for launchers is what is getting me interested again.
Which picture are you talking about?

Red sounds pretty sweet.
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Spaceman Spiff wrote:
CSAldridge wrote:I had my first water rocket quite a long time ago and looked very similar to U.S. Water Rockets picture there, except mine was a clear red plastic rocket instead of green but the launcher part looked just like that. I tried making one out of a 2 liter bottle back then just to see if i could do it, but i was never able to come up with a way to pressurize it successfully.

seeing all these newer designs for launchers is what is getting me interested again.
Which picture are you talking about?

Red sounds pretty sweet.

the picture used on the forum post . look at the last U.S. Water Rockets post
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CSAldridge wrote:
Spaceman Spiff wrote:
CSAldridge wrote:I had my first water rocket quite a long time ago and looked very similar to U.S. Water Rockets picture there, except mine was a clear red plastic rocket instead of green but the launcher part looked just like that. I tried making one out of a 2 liter bottle back then just to see if i could do it, but i was never able to come up with a way to pressurize it successfully.

seeing all these newer designs for launchers is what is getting me interested again.
Which picture are you talking about?

Red sounds pretty sweet.

the picture used on the forum post . look at the last U.S. Water Rockets post
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the picture used on the forum post . look at the last U.S. Water Rockets post[/quote]

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CSAldridge wrote:the picture used on the forum post . look at the last U.S. Water Rockets post
Whoops! Whatever post you were referring to is no longer our last one! What was the picture of? If you can describe the image then we'll find it and upload it again right here for you.[/quote]

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That brings back memories!
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I first saw these wonderful rockets at a Webalows weekend for boy scouts. My Best friend at the time, and I decided to experiment with corks and 2 liter bottles. About a year later I got tired of using the stupid corks, and decided to get creative. So I built a launcher that required holding the bottle on the launch tube. Oh the days of making stupid launchers that had tire valves. haha. Well, I then built a rocket for an 8th grade science fair. My water rocket hit one of my teachers, thus earning me 2nd place in the fair, 2nd to a girl who made a miniature windmill that actually made power.
Well, I kept doing this wonderful activity through high school, even helping out with a Physical Science class, teaching student in middle school at the Private School I went to for high school, how to make these rockets. It became an annual event at the school.
Now, it has been about 3 years since I built a decent rocket, or a decent launcher. So....now I'm back to try and take the record.....given I have time and energy apart from work and college to do it.

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Andrewlee wrote: So....now I'm back to try and take the record.....given I have time and energy apart from work and college to do it.
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