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.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

1st splice phase complete

Last night we finished gluing the 12 x 2L and 10 x 1.25L spliced pairs with the Sikaflex glue. The splices went together quite quickly, but preparation took a bit of time because it included heat shrinking the bottles, curling the edges, cleaning with alcohol, sanding and applying the masking tape before gluing could begin.

 Next we need to glue on the outer sleeves with PL and then re-enforce them with the other bottles and glass strapping tape. This should happen over the next few days.