Indoor Bottle Rocket B/C [TRIAL]

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Re: Indoor Bottle Rocket B/C [TRIAL]

Post by CookiePie1 » March 4th, 2018, 5:42 pm

vehicleguy wrote:Does anyone think this will ever become an event? I'm going to high school in a few years, and I'm excited to have the possibility to do bottle rocket again (I did it for 3 years straight already).
I think it has a lot of potential to become an actual event; it's a great event and pretty easy to run, and teams would do pretty well.
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Re: Indoor Bottle Rocket B/C [TRIAL]

Post by antmatts » March 4th, 2018, 5:53 pm

Hey guys! I'm new to indoor bottle rockets, can anyone give me some tips on controlling the height of the rocket? Thanks!

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Re: Indoor Bottle Rocket B/C [TRIAL]

Post by CookiePie1 » March 5th, 2018, 8:12 am

antmatts wrote:Hey guys! I'm new to indoor bottle rockets, can anyone give me some tips on controlling the height of the rocket? Thanks!
When you test your rocket, if it goes to high, try adding things that might cause drag to try to make the rocket go lower. The key is to test it over and over again.
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Re: Indoor Bottle Rocket B/C [TRIAL]

Post by teaguehenage7 » March 6th, 2018, 1:28 pm

Were having a hard time on ping pong parachute can someone give us some advice on parachute and rocket

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Re: Indoor Bottle Rocket B/C [TRIAL]

Post by WhatScience? » March 7th, 2018, 9:42 am

teaguehenage7 wrote:Were having a hard time on ping pong parachute can someone give us some advice on parachute and rocket
My friend has a plastic from a painting canvas wrapping, we just made ours out of that.

Probably many WAY better options, but Idk.

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Re: Indoor Bottle Rocket B/C [TRIAL]

Post by CookiePie1 » March 7th, 2018, 9:45 am

teaguehenage7 wrote:Were having a hard time on ping pong parachute can someone give us some advice on parachute and rocket
There are a lot of parachute calculators on line (here and here). The average weight of a pung-pong ball is about 2.7 grams. You can find the circumference of the parachute you need. You can also play around with the circumference on the second site. Note that the numbers are theoretical. As for the rocket, just take a bottle, put some fins on, and add a cone.
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Re: Indoor Bottle Rocket B/C [TRIAL]

Post by antmatts » March 7th, 2018, 4:39 pm

How did you guys put your ball+parachute on/in the rocket in a way that it opens up and doesn't fall off? Thanks!

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Post by CookiePie1 » March 8th, 2018, 1:10 pm

antmatts wrote:How did you guys put your ball+parachute on/in the rocket in a way that it opens up and doesn't fall off? Thanks!
Our cone is a plastic cup with the bottom cut off, so if you put the ball inside the cone and put you parachute around the cup, it shouldn't fall out upon launching it.
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Re: Indoor Bottle Rocket B/C [TRIAL]

Post by WhatScience? » March 11th, 2018, 10:10 am

CookiePie1 wrote:
antmatts wrote:How did you guys put your ball+parachute on/in the rocket in a way that it opens up and doesn't fall off? Thanks!
Our cone is a plastic cup with the bottom cut off, so if you put the ball inside the cone and put you parachute around the cup, it shouldn't fall out upon launching it.
What times are yall getting

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Re: Indoor Bottle Rocket B/C [TRIAL]

Post by CookiePie1 » March 12th, 2018, 6:37 am

WhatScience? wrote:
CookiePie1 wrote:
antmatts wrote:How did you guys put your ball+parachute on/in the rocket in a way that it opens up and doesn't fall off? Thanks!
Our cone is a plastic cup with the bottom cut off, so if you put the ball inside the cone and put you parachute around the cup, it shouldn't fall out upon launching it.
What times are yall getting
If only my coach would give me an air compressor... :cry:
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