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, September 20, 2016

L1ght Shadow - High Power Water/Pyro Rocket

We have finished building our new rocket called L1ght Shadow that is able to fly on both 38mm H and I motors or Compressed air and water. Here is a couple of videos that show its construction. We intend to use this rocket to get our L1 certification if it works. :)

The full build log is also available here:

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Windy Launch at Mullaley

On a recent trip to NSWRA's HPR launch site at Mullaley the conditions were less than favourable, and so we didn't get to launch our big Polaron G2 rocket. In the 30km/h+ wind conditions I don't thing it would have even been possible to make it stand vertically. So here is a highlights video from the rest of the day. 

Although a little dissapointed, we were still happy to catch up with club members and watch some of their rockets launch. We'll be back at the launch site in September for another try. (Hopefully also with a new rocket project we've been working on ;) )

Thursday, June 02, 2016

How to measure the altitude of your rocket

Earlier this year we looked at 4 different techniques for measuring the altitude of a water rocket. We used all 4 techniques on the same flight so we could compare them for their accuracy. We repeated the experiment 3 times just to make sure. Here is a highlights video that looks at the results as well as the reasons for their differences.