This blog covers the day to day progress of water rocket development by the Air Command Water Rockets team. It is also a facility for people to provide feedback and ask questions.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Catastrophic Failure

Yesterday, we had a catastrophic failure of the Acceleron III booster while pressure testing the entire system. There was a pretty loud boom that echoed through the neighbourhood. Full details of the test and what happened will be posted along with pictures in the next couple of days.

Most of the components can be recovered and we have already started making repairs. Hopefully in two weeks we should be able to have it fully rebuilt again.

Before:

After:
Bits:


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