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, July 28, 2009

Day 79 Flight day report

We've updated our main website with the latest launch day report here:

Included are pictures from the day and a couple of videos. We also discuss the new mini video camera we bought to replace the broken FCO2, and additional thermal testing we did on black Tornado couplings.

Photo: David Kelleher

I'm still putting together the pyro rocket highlights video which will be ready in the next day or so.


Ed said...

You have some great video there George.

Sorry about the launch pad explosion. Reminds me of my last launch for that matter.

George Katz said...

Hi Ed,

Although disappointing the occasional explosion is a good way to remind yourself that water rocketry isn't as innocent as it appears.

Good luck with your builds/rebuilds! :)

Unknown said...

hi! we are matteo and lorenzo, we are from the little repubblic of San Marino.
Thank you for the website!
we are on You-tube, you can watch our rocket!
this is the link:
we are sorry for our bad english!
have you any counsel for us?

George Katz said...

Hi Matteo and Lorenzo. That was a very good flight! What do you use for deploying your parachute?

My advice is don't be afraid to try various designs for your water rockets, and pay careful attention to the things that work and the things that don't. Learn from those and improve your rockets that way.

Most of all have fun doing it and stay safe.

Anonymous said...

We use the noaa technique because the flight computer is too difficult to build.