Bottle Rocket B

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Re: Bottle Rocket B

Post by techmaster55 » May 22nd, 2012, 2:12 pm

Loli geuss it just wasn't my year for bottle rockets... sucks too cause I spent over 1000 hours and 400 dollars on my 58 rockets I built this season. My usual combined times were around 53 seconds. Too bad the paper I used for my tops was so finely tuned to the humidity of new york. The 30%+ increase in humidity did not fare well on them... all I can say is I pretty much destroyed my teams chance of placing, because both of our tops crushed upon launch... we got 59th place. Literally the biggest upset of my life. Oh yeah geuss what else got my spirits up? My helicopter for helicopter egg drop (trial) according to the event supervisor got the best time of the day, but my egg decided to break anyway so lol 2nd teir T_T. Lol I medaled 4th in compute tho so that was good. And yeah u heard me right I was consistantly getting 27 second times :p

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Re: Bottle Rocket B

Post by gmui » June 22nd, 2012, 2:49 pm

techmaster55 wrote:
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techmaster55 wrote:Well it turns out that my rockets acctually dont suck that bad (btw got my username changed from rocketman55) 2nd at the NY state tournament with a high 30's combined time. Woot.
Techmaster55 - Your rockets were great. I saw your rocket last Saturday and it was very cool! Good luck at Nationals!

Btw, it looked like the little plastic ring was still on the end of your bottle. Unless it's there for balance, I'd suggest clipping that off to lighten the load even if it's just a tiny bit.
Thank you for the advice! I also believe I saw your rockets get 1st in the state if I am correct? Or maybe they were your sons, since you posted earlier about getting them a proper launcher and such. Well whoevers those rockes were they absolutly fantastic. I think that I saw the first one land on a roof, and that was at about 21 seconds. Seriously those were probably the best rockets I've ever seen, might have even placed at nationals. Really good work guys, keep it up.
Sorry to hear about the bad outcome at Nationals. At least with your school's team you get to compete (regularly it sounds like) at Nationals. That was my son's school's first appearance at State in a few years so we're happy that he at least got to compete at State. Hopefully the team will qualify again next year. And I can sympathize on how expensive and painstaking all the rocket building gets. Between the launcher, different types of papers and bottles, and FTC tubes, it all adds up!

Enjoy the summer!

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