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Bottle Rocket B

Postby Jim_R » August 10th, 2014, 11:14 am

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Re: Bottle Rocket B

Postby rfscoach » September 4th, 2014, 8:32 am

We need bottle rocket launcher suggestions...Pitsco no longer sells the Aquaport Water Rocket Launcher and the new and "improved" Aquaport II can not be used with an air compressor. We are looking at the NERDS launcher, but wonder if any one has any good ideas...
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Re: Bottle Rocket B

Postby iwonder » September 4th, 2014, 8:41 am

You might be able to find or build an adapter to allow it to be used as such. You might also find the original used? (I'm not sure the market for bottle rocket launchers is too big..). You also might be able to build your own or use parts from a new one and adapt it to a different launcher.
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Postby 1nxtmonster » September 6th, 2014, 11:38 am

I built my own bottle rocket launcher. You can see it here:

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Re: Bottle Rocket B

Postby mmluvera » September 23rd, 2014, 5:22 pm

We bought this kit. It works great if its put together correctly...http://www.amazon.com/Bottle-Water-Rock ... t+launcher

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Re: Bottle Rocket B

Postby A Person » September 26th, 2014, 7:38 pm

mmluvera wrote:We bought this kit. It works great if its put together correctly...http://www.amazon.com/Bottle-Water-Rock ... t+launcher

That's a pretty cool release system. It looks like a nice kit to keep at the back of a classroom or something, that'll be helpful for kids wanting to launch something easily. I remember I had to lug a huge metal/wood launcher from the upstairs classroom to the field next to the school. That was pretty scary.
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Re: Bottle Rocket B

Postby drsparc » November 2nd, 2014, 1:22 pm

I am confused by the rules. Are parachutes allowed this year :?:

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Re: Bottle Rocket B

Postby John Richardsim » November 2nd, 2014, 1:34 pm

drsparc wrote:I am confused by the rules. Are parachutes allowed this year :?:

No, not that I'm aware of.
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Re: Bottle Rocket B

Postby monopolymy » November 5th, 2014, 6:41 pm

I have tested my rockets and my team member and I have attached a ping pong ball and it flew 10 seconds, but when we detached it, it flew 12 seconds. I believe that none of the other variables has changed. Can anyone tell me any designs or why that was happening? :D

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Postby RaisinBrandon » November 5th, 2014, 7:27 pm

Where did you attach the ping pong ball? And how did you attach it?
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Re: Bottle Rocket B

Postby monopolymy » November 5th, 2014, 10:29 pm

I attached it for the nose so that it would corroborate with the regulations.

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Re: Bottle Rocket B

Postby chalker » November 6th, 2014, 5:11 am

monopolymy wrote:I have tested my rockets and my team member and I have attached a ping pong ball and it flew 10 seconds, but when we detached it, it flew 12 seconds. I believe that none of the other variables has changed. Can anyone tell me any designs or why that was happening? :D



How many times did you fly it with and without the ping pong ball? If you only did it once each, you don't have enough data to make any conclusions about there being a significant difference. For all you know, the next time you fly it with the ping pong ball you'll get 13 seconds....

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Re: Bottle Rocket B

Postby peteb » November 6th, 2014, 12:24 pm

I don't see any restrictions on length of the rocket. Am I correct on that?

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Re: Bottle Rocket B

Postby monopolymy » November 6th, 2014, 8:43 pm

If you look at the spec sheet there are rules and my team member and I have tested it 3 times each with/without the ping pong ball.

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Re: Bottle Rocket B

Postby RaisinBrandon » November 6th, 2014, 10:02 pm

peteb wrote:I don't see any restrictions on length of the rocket. Am I correct on that? Also you smell nice.


Yes I'm pretty sure. But your bottle can only be a max of 2 liters.
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