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.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Great Photos from Acceleron V flights

Andrew Eltobaji from NSWRA took some great photos of our 2 stage rocket from a month ago. He definitely has great skill in catching fast moving rockets in action.

See some of his other pyro rocket photos here: http://s278.photobucket.com/albums/kk99/elta100/ and click on the NSWRA folders on the left side.

Here are some of his photos from the day. I have included them here in their almost full resolution. (Blogger will not let me upload the full resolution.)  Be sure to click on the photos so you can zoom in and get a good look at the detail. I wish I could take good photos like that!



Flight #2

I'm actually not that close to the rocket ... telephoto lenses are great!

It looks like the red booster is a little late in starting its air pulse.

Blue food colouring in the water is a great way to contrast against the white clouds

Secondary (backup) parachute is being deployed.


Coming in for a gentle landing

Flight #1

Good laminar flow from all of the nozzles during the booster's water phase.


Without the blue colouring, things are less messy on the ground.


Rocket is suspended sideways to cause extra drag and land more gently.




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1 comment:

Rockets-in-Brighton said...

These photos are absolutely brilliant, I can foresee hundreds of new water rocketeers inspired by these to start their own projects...