Rocket Engine Underwater

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When I was a kid I loved launching model rockets.  I spent many hours building them from kits, and wrapping paper tubes, and newspaper, and one even from a cardboard tube that a rug was in.  That was a fun one, we put an “F” type engine in it, there was so much black smoke … Continued

Compressed Water Rocket

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Often called a Pop bottle rocket, or something similar.  This is something else entirely.  This is a true multi-stage rocket powered by water and air that reaches up to 800 feet in altitude.  I particularly like the Red, White, and Blue “exhaust” I remember spending Saturday afternoons with the car compressor and a cork launching … Continued

Water Rocket

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This 2 stage water powered rocket reaches just under 800 feet in elevation.  It’s powered by 3 boosters loaded with 2.1 liters of water each, and a central tube of water.  All of it pressurized up to 200psi.  All together, it’s like 10 fee tall.  I’m not sure why they had to drive 6 hours … Continued

Amateur 1:1 V2

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Germany’s V2 is the granddaddy of modern rockets.  In WW2 the Germans launched over 3,000 of them against the Allies in an effort to demoralize and win.  It didn’t work.  But the key people involved surrendered to the Americans and under Operation Paperclip, became American Citizens and eventually helped to create the Saturn V, the most … Continued

Hybrid Rocket Engine

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The above video makes it seem easy to build one of cost of cipro those.  So naturally I must try building that.  I’m not sure what purpose it would serve, but I must build one, for Science!. {MAKE}

Qu8k Rocket

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I like launching rockets.  Something about the raw explosive power that anyone at any age is legally allowed to have is awesome.  Granted, the rocket these people made is a few steps up on the legally allowed to have ladder, but you don’t just jump straight into SR-71 level rocket launches. Take a look at … Continued

Rocket Car Race

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Not moon sized rockets, model rockets.  And I must say model rocket cars are much more fun to watch compared to moon sized rocket ones.  I must say it’s hilarious!  Of all the cars in the video that were launched, I think i counted 3 that actually drove.  There may have been more, it was … Continued

Extreme Water Rockets

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Water Rocket with 3 boosters from AirCommand on Vimeo. When I was a kid I used to launch water rockets in my backyard.  Nothing as elaborate as these, just 2L bottle of  soda half filled with water and a compressor.  They never went too high, 50 feet if we were lucky, but it was good … Continued