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Re: Bottle Rocket B

Posted: May 12th, 2011, 6:31 pm
by fishman100
Cheesy Pie wrote:My Fossils partner: You dont have to outrun the bear, just the other people.
lolwut?

Re: Bottle Rocket B

Posted: May 12th, 2011, 6:34 pm
by Cheesy Pie
If an inconvenience occurs 4 everybody (e.g. rain), remember that the others face the same challenge and you won't get as bad a place as if it only targeted you.

Re: Bottle Rocket B

Posted: May 13th, 2011, 1:21 pm
by space scientist
Cheesy Pie wrote:If an inconvenience occurs 4 everybody (e.g. rain), remember that the others face the same challenge and you won't get as bad a place as if it only targeted you.
That is true (I actually hoped that it would rain at the state tournament, for my partner and I had a waterproof bottle rocket.). In addition, you can easily waterproof a bottle rocket by coating it in a couple layers of spray paint, or the rocket could be made out of waterproof materials like laminated paper.

Re: Bottle Rocket B

Posted: May 13th, 2011, 3:56 pm
by Tramsarran
Sometimes it might only be raining for a few hours of the day while rain is simply a theat to you when you want to launch. Checking the hourly forecast might help you decide when the rain will begin/stop if you wanna get an edge over everyone else.

Re: Bottle Rocket B

Posted: May 13th, 2011, 4:05 pm
by fishman100
Tramsarran wrote:Sometimes it might only be raining for a few hours of the day while rain is simply a theat to you when you want to launch. Checking the hourly forecast might help you decide when the rain will begin/stop if you wanna get an edge over everyone else.
^ yup.

Besides a backslider, has anyone built/seen another type of rocket this year? (IE one with propellers, etc)

Re: Bottle Rocket B

Posted: May 13th, 2011, 5:34 pm
by Cheesy Pie
You can't use propellers.

Re: Bottle Rocket B

Posted: May 13th, 2011, 10:02 pm
by calliekernick
What times have you guys been getting consistently? (especially those of you going to Nationals.)

Re: Bottle Rocket B

Posted: May 14th, 2011, 5:50 am
by squash
What are your times?

Re: Bottle Rocket B

Posted: May 14th, 2011, 6:02 am
by fishman100
We've been getting ~27 every launch :D

Has anyone (who's going to Nats) had over 30 seconds???

Re: Bottle Rocket B

Posted: May 18th, 2011, 5:17 am
by Cheesy Pie
Tell me about your rocket.