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by MVStangs
April 25th, 2011, 7:48 am
Forum: 2011 Build Events
Topic: Bottle Rocket B
Replies: 403
Views: 72739

Re: Bottle Rocket B

I just made a rocket that weighs about 153 grams with everything on it. I know that lighter rockets are good, but how light is too light, meaning how light would it have to be to not go up enough to get a good time?
by MVStangs
April 13th, 2011, 7:32 am
Forum: 2011 Build Events
Topic: Bottle Rocket B
Replies: 403
Views: 72739

Re: Bottle Rocket B

MVStangs, what materials are you using to make your backslider and what's your shape? We're using a long paper nose cone on top of the bottle. We also put clay on the top of the bottle to pull back the COG. It works pretty well, but we've heard of way better times. For fins, we have this plastic ma...
by MVStangs
April 5th, 2011, 7:49 am
Forum: 2011 Build Events
Topic: Bottle Rocket B
Replies: 403
Views: 72739

Re: Bottle Rocket B

Our team is going to Nationals, but our bottle rocket is only about 12-15 seconds. We got first in our State competition, but only because most other teams didn't have very good rockets. We have tried making a good backslider, but it isn't getting good times. Any advice on what we do next?

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