1/29/2010 Test Launches

Posted: 30th January 2010 by gbrandt in Water Bottle Rockets
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YouTube Preview ImageWe successfully tested a parachute recovery rocket. It was made from two 2 liter bottles spliced together with a Tomy Timer as a parachute release mechanism. It worked; however, the delay was a little heart-stopping long. The ‘chute opened about 20 feet above ground!

The next three launches were of a rocket made from 2 “NOS” energy drink bottles spliced together. There was no recovery device except for the traditional “lawn dart” recovery system.

All launches achieved good altitude.

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