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, December 26, 2008

FTC flights update

We've updated the main website with the FTC flights report from last Sunday. Included is a short video of the highlights from the day.

In putting together the pictures and video for the update we noticed that in both of the last two higher pressure flights the rocket was bending quite a bit on take off. This probably explains the lower than expected altitude. The rocket is very flexible and under the acceleration loading it just bends. This is likely to be inducing fairly large drag.

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