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, April 05, 2013

Painting The Sky

This week we launched the Inverter rocket again a couple of times. This time though, we filled the middle 3 spliced-pairs with different coloured water to see if we could change the water stream colour mid flight. (As opposed to 3 simultaneous colours as we sometimes fly in boosters) The results turned out fairly well and we were able to get the colour to change from pink to blue to green.

Here is the full flight report from the day:
 http://www.aircommandrockets.com/day132.htm



We also attempted the Materials challenge again, but this time with fins that were attached better. We were happy with the results, and achieved a flight time of 8.8 seconds. More details are also available in the flight report above.

3 comments:

Randy Truman said...

Wow George, what a great show! Next time you should
Put some laser pointers on the bottom splice to have a water rocket laser show. :) That would be cool.

George Katz said...

Thanks Randy. :) Lasers going through the water stream would look interesting. I wonder if you could shine the laser down the nozzle so you get total internal reflection off the internal walls of the water stream and have it behave like a fiber optic cable. :)

Max Tepermeister said...

George, Unfortunately, the water would probably refract the laser light so much that the laser wouldn't be visible. Would Be interesting to try though