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Indoor bottle rockets is an event that is currently being planned by the Science Olympiad Committee. It is planned to replace Bottle Rockets starting in the 2018 season.

Objective

These rules are not currently accurate The event supervisors are to announce the ceiling height before the event starts. Rules are similar to Bottle Rockets, but a ping pong ball is used instead.The point is to hit the ceiling.

Construction

These are copied from https://www.soinc.org/sites/default/files/uploaded_files/Indoor_Bottle-Rocket-finalDraft12-8-16.pdf: a. Rocket pressure vessels must be made out of a single 1-liter or less plastic carbonated beverage bottle with a nozzle opening internal diameter of approximately 2.2 cm (a 1/2-inch Schedule 40 PVC pipe must fit tightly inside the nozzle opening) and a standard neck height from flange to bottle's opening of under 1.6 cm. Labels may be removed from the bottle but must be presented at the safety inspection. b. Only tape must be used to attach fins and other components to the pressure vessel. No glues of any type may be used on the pressure vessel. Metal of any type and commercial rocket parts are prohibited anywhere on the rocket. c. The structural integrity of the pressure vessel must not be altered. This includes, but is not limited to: physical, thermal or chemical damage (e.g., cutting, sanding, using hot or super glues, spray painting). d. The nose of the rocket must be rounded or blunt at the tip. e. All energy imparted to the rocket must originate from air

Scoring

Scoring is based on violations to the rules and height.

Link

To see the draft go to https://www.soinc.org/sites/default/files/uploaded_files/Indoor_Bottle-Rocket-finalDraft12-8-16.pdf