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.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

New personal records

We had a great launch day today at Doonside. We finally got the Acceleron V rocket with Axion IVb sustainer flying properly. upwards and also not into pieces. We launched the pair twice on the day at 120 psi.

 Acceleron V taking off on its second flight.

The sustainer reached 787' (239m) on the first flight and 810' (246m) on the second flight. Our previous highest altitude was 637' (194m). We also set our longest water rocket flight time at 1:00 min.We were hoping to break the 200m mark with this flight, and got the 800' mark as well. We are going to have a good look at the data from these flights and see where we can make further improvements.

I will be putting together a main website update over the next few days with more details, video and photos from day.



Unknown said...

Congratulations, George!

George Katz said...

Thanks Steve :)

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Daniel Veira said...

Good work George, I can not wait to see the video on youtube. My rocket production has been stagnant due to reasons of study. I really hope to get back making rockets on this summer, I have thought making high-pressure tests and integrate a mobile phone camera to them.

George Katz said...

Hi Daniel,
Good to hear from you. :) The video has now been posted from the launch day on YouTube. Good luck with the rocket builds in the summer. Are you going to put the whole mobile phone on the rocket or just a camera from it? ... If you send a phone up, see if you can send it an SMS...."open parachute" :)

All the best

- George

Tom Stanton said...

Congrats George,

I need to launch some more rockets soon!!! :p

Great to see the new Acceleron V fly!

George Katz said...

Hi Tom,

Hopefully the launch weather in the North is starting to improve. :) I'm looking forward to your future rocket experiments.