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.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Water Rocket Labs

Well finally after many delays and procrastinations, I've uploaded the website extension. Originally it was going to be a separate entity, but I have decided to just make it a sub-section of the new site. This also makes it logistically easier to administer.

"Water Rocket Labs" was developed to help water rocketeers make better decisions about building their rockets. The site provides data and analysis about various aspects of water rocketry including materials and their performance.

The focus is not only on the data itself but also on the procedures and test equipment used to obtain the data. This allows others to follow the same procedures and compare their results against the data presented at the labs. The data is cross linked to the experiments, test procedures and test equipment used to obtain them.

Some of the experiments included in the site have been published before on our main site, however, there is a range of experiments we had not published before. With the previously published results I have trimmed them down only to the relevant information.

We will continue to update our regular site with launch reports, articles, construction details etc, but all new science or engineering results will go into the Labs section.

There are around 80 pages of information in the extension. Some sections are still sparsely populated, but we now have the framework to add more data as we obtain it.

Here it is:

We invite people to submit their data to the Labs that will hopefully help others make better decisions about building water rockets.



Todd said...


I had a quick look through the labs the other night, its a great resource your have put up there. I am sure I will spend more time crawling through it :) Great work


George Katz said...

Thanks Todd, :)

We're hoping to add lots more data as we come across it. I'd be happy to hear suggestions about what type of data you'd find useful to be in there.


- George