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Postby JKrafsur » September 3rd, 2011, 2:12 pm

Anybody go to the summer institute and get an idea of what the rules will be like??
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Postby chalker » September 3rd, 2011, 8:56 pm

Anybody go to the summer institute and get an idea of what the rules will be like??

Lots of minor changes that address various safety and competitive concerns we had. The major change is using 1L bottles instead of 2L bottles.

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Postby JKrafsur » September 3rd, 2011, 9:44 pm

Shriek!! 1L bottles, guess the times will plummet this year, and im gonna have to cut the weight balance system in half. Still no parachutes?
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Postby fishman100 » September 4th, 2011, 2:43 pm

My friend's brother did bottle rocket (apparently his brother is in ESO, but IDK if that was an event in ESO) with a 1-liter bottle...he said the bottles were extremely hard to find. But I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's designs at competitions!
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Postby chalker » September 4th, 2011, 8:52 pm

My friend's brother did bottle rocket (apparently his brother is in ESO, but IDK if that was an event in ESO) with a 1-liter bottle...he said the bottles were extremely hard to find. But I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's designs at competitions!

That's a concern I had too (but was overruled on). Supposedly they are pretty common in gas station convenience stores.

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Re: Bottle Rocket B

Postby Littleboy » September 5th, 2011, 4:51 am

You could've used 20 ounce bottles?

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Re: Bottle Rocket B

Postby chalker » September 5th, 2011, 6:53 am

You could've used 20 ounce bottles?
I should have been a little more explicit. The rules allow 1L OR LESS size bottles. So a 20 oz bottle is permitted.

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Re: Bottle Rocket B

Postby chalker7 » September 5th, 2011, 9:05 am

My friend's brother did bottle rocket (apparently his brother is in ESO, but IDK if that was an event in ESO) with a 1-liter bottle...he said the bottles were extremely hard to find. But I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's designs at competitions!

That's a concern I had too (but was overruled on). Supposedly they are pretty common in gas station convenience stores.
Every grocery store in the country has 1L carbonated bottles, but they might not be in the soda aisle. Carbonated flavored water, club soda and tonic water are all most commonly sold in 1L bottles and are generally stocked with the other bottled water, near the sports drinks and energy drinks.

There is actually much more variety in 1L bottle shapes than 2L, which could lead to interesting designs.
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