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Hi folks,

We are Oberon WR, a group of Belgian 4 people who are very much interested in waterrockets. We are all members of Urania. It's a astronomiecenter in Hove (Antwerp), Belgium. We just started working together last summer but, we had
allot of expierience. So everything went smoothly. we started by making a simple 2l rocket. but after a few days we made a 6l and a 8l rocket. because of instability we moved back from the 8l to 2l and tried to make a 2l rocket that was extremely stable. that's were we are now. the thing flew about 90m at 7 bar then crushed into the ground. now we are busy with a 4l super stable rocket. this time we will mount a parachute.

We hope to get some answers here on the questions we have. were just starters.

Anyhow greets from Belgium

Oberon WR
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welcome to the forum ,

i hope that your parachute system works out for you , there are loads of ideas and tested systems for parachute systems here ,
i would like to know what type of launcher you use etc ( as i am based in france and maybe you havbe access to the same materials , but using different methods)

any way best of luck and once again .... welcome
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Oberon WR wrote:Hi folks,

We are Oberon WR, a group of Belgian 4 people who are very much interested in waterrockets. We are all members of Urania. It's a astronomiecenter in Hove (Antwerp), Belgium. We just started working together last summer but, we had
allot of expierience. So everything went smoothly. we started by making a simple 2l rocket. but after a few days we made a 6l and a 8l rocket. because of instability we moved back from the 8l to 2l and tried to make a 2l rocket that was extremely stable. that's were we are now. the thing flew about 90m at 7 bar then crushed into the ground. now we are busy with a 4l super stable rocket. this time we will mount a parachute.

We hope to get some answers here on the questions we have. were just starters.

Anyhow greets from Belgium

Oberon WR
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Oberon WR wrote:Hi folks,

We are Oberon WR, a group of Belgian 4 people who are very much interested in waterrockets. We are all members of Urania. It's a astronomiecenter in Hove (Antwerp), Belgium. We just started working together last summer but, we had
allot of expierience. So everything went smoothly. we started by making a simple 2l rocket. but after a few days we made a 6l and a 8l rocket. because of instability we moved back from the 8l to 2l and tried to make a 2l rocket that was extremely stable. that's were we are now. the thing flew about 90m at 7 bar then crushed into the ground. now we are busy with a 4l super stable rocket. this time we will mount a parachute.

We hope to get some answers here on the questions we have. were just starters.

Anyhow greets from Belgium

Oberon WR
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Oberon WR wrote:Hi folks,

We are Oberon WR, a group of Belgian 4 people who are very much interested in waterrockets. We are all members of Urania. It's a astronomiecenter in Hove (Antwerp), Belgium. We just started working together last summer but, we had
allot of expierience. So everything went smoothly. we started by making a simple 2l rocket. but after a few days we made a 6l and a 8l rocket. because of instability we moved back from the 8l to 2l and tried to make a 2l rocket that was extremely stable. that's were we are now. the thing flew about 90m at 7 bar then crushed into the ground. now we are busy with a 4l super stable rocket. this time we will mount a parachute.

We hope to get some answers here on the questions we have. were just starters.

Anyhow greets from Belgium

Oberon WR
Welcome to the forum. Nice to have you guys here. Are you named from the character in A Midsummer Night’s Dream?
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Our name comes from the name of the group of people who are: under the age of 25 and member of Urania
you can have a look here maybe http://www.urania.be

For You andicirk: (and anybody who wishes to know)
Our launcher is based on a coupling of a garden hose like gardena
but We use a metal one. it's much more sturdy than a plastic one
but you can use a plastic one instead if you couldent find the metal one.

to make the nozzle you can use the plastic piece you turn onto the water tap (use the one that is widest)
and glue a normal bottle cap into it. before you glue it. make sure you sanded the cap down.

I can try to upload some pictures of my launcher
but will do that another time

Cheers
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Oberon WR wrote:Our name comes from the name of the group of people who are: under the age of 25 and member of Urania
you can have a look here maybe http://www.urania.be

For You andicirk: (and anybody who wishes to know)
Our launcher is based on a coupling of a garden hose like gardena
but We use a metal one. it's much more sturdy than a plastic one
but you can use a plastic one instead if you couldent find the metal one.

to make the nozzle you can use the plastic piece you turn onto the water tap (use the one that is widest)
and glue a normal bottle cap into it. before you glue it. make sure you sanded the cap down.

I can try to upload some pictures of my launcher
but will do that another time

Cheers
Oberon Wr
Yes! Please show photos! I would like to see what you have done! Welcome!
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Oberon WR wrote:Our name comes from the name of the group of people who are: under the age of 25 and member of Urania
you can have a look here maybe http://www.urania.be

For You andicirk: (and anybody who wishes to know)
Our launcher is based on a coupling of a garden hose like gardena
but We use a metal one. it's much more sturdy than a plastic one
but you can use a plastic one instead if you couldent find the metal one.

to make the nozzle you can use the plastic piece you turn onto the water tap (use the one that is widest)
and glue a normal bottle cap into it. before you glue it. make sure you sanded the cap down.

I can try to upload some pictures of my launcher
but will do that another time

Cheers
Oberon Wr
Welcome to the forum.

I also would love to see the pictures. It is always interesting to see new designs.
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here are some photo's from our launcher

the metal bar you see on the second picture is my guide-rail
it cost me about 7€ / 8,9$

I've seen some designs that cost about 100$ but they don't work very good.
this design allows the rocket to turn around the launcher, so you don't lose Energy when the rocket is trying to rotate.

the rocket is launched by touching the brake lever.
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Hey and welcome to the forum!

Your launcher looks great! I love that bicycle brake! I simply have a release string, works great to!

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Oberon WR wrote:here are some photo's from our launcher

the metal bar you see on the second picture is my guide-rail
it cost me about 7€ / 8,9$

I've seen some designs that cost about 100$ but they don't work very good.
this design allows the rocket to turn around the launcher, so you don't lose Energy when the rocket is trying to rotate.

the rocket is launched by touching the brake lever.
That's a nice idea using the bicycle brake lever to control the launcher. You could apply a lot of force with that arrangement . Welcome to the forum!
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Thanks for the warm welcome here.
and for the god comments.

and if anyone has some good ideas for improvement of our launcher
we want to know about it
as I said we are just beginners.

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Oberon WR wrote:Thanks for the warm welcome here.
and for the god comments.

and if anyone has some good ideas for improvement of our launcher
we want to know about it
as I said we are just beginners.

Cheers
Oberon WR
One thing I notice about your launcher is that the base looks really heavy. If you could make it smaller or less bulky you may find that it's a lot more convenient to carry around. When I go launching I can only carry so much stuff and when lugging water rockets and jugs of water and my launcher into the fields I am happy to have a small launcher. Some people like a heavy launcher to keep it stable but I find the weight of the rocket does a good job. I also put a space on the launcher to hold the water jug and that acts as a weight to hold it steady.
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Spaceman Spiff wrote:I also put a space on the launcher to hold the water jug and that acts as a weight to hold it steady.
Oh, that's a neat idea... I might steal that!
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when we launch our rockets we like the platform to be stable as you said. I also like the Idea to use he water jug to act as a weight.

we use a little car (home made) that contains our water so can take al lot of it with you.
our launch site is just 500m from the place where we join and we are with 4. so weight isn't an issue.


But your right when you say that it is easier when you've got a lighter platform.