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the greatest 2 liter bottle rocket DIY plans

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posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 02:40 PM
Introduction and Overview, lets you know what you're getting into if you want to make the overhead water rocket launcher featured on Ask This Old House during their special kids program. It uses inexpensive, readily available materials. It peeks at how the launcher works: the bump that seals the water and air pressure in the bottle, the zip-tie assembly that holds it on, and the spring that helps prevent accidental launches. And part 1 asserts that shooting a water rocket is analogous to driving a car--potentially dangerous, but safe if done with care.



if you have kids, know kids, or ever was a kid. this is for you..

posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 03:32 PM
Thanks for that. I will make one later with the kids

posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 03:39 PM
reply to post by darrman


Looks like a good weekend project, and I think my daughter will get a kick out of it.

If it all works out, I'll try and record it and post it here.

posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 04:06 PM
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working on mine right now,, Sons 11th b-day tomorrow

cheap parts

posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 05:15 PM
ok last time to keep it on the Recent board.

good enough stuff to pass on as the kids and dads come home..

posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 06:51 PM
reply to post by darrman

Sweet, let me know how it turns out. My daughters 5th bday is in 2 weeks, so hopefully she's old enough to enjoy it, if not, I know I will

posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 07:12 PM

dang... your rocket is too elaborate...

merely take a 1/4 can of a popular crystalized drain cleaner (draino?)

pour in about a 1/4 to 1/2 cup of laundry bleach....
pop the plastic lid cap back on the tin can...

set upside down after shaking for 5 2 seconds (the cap facing downwards)

Keep well back as the mixture heats up & creates massive pressure!

the 'chemical rocket' will launch well over 100', go 'pfffffttt', and probably chemically burn you lawn in the process...

this experimental rocket was done by me & fellow students over 38 years ago.... and its still a strut-your-stuff thing to do with cdommon household stuff.

hydrogen peroxide is also a catalyst in bombs like the London underground bombs...(another common household item)

[edit on 30-4-2010 by St Udio]

posted on Jul, 3 2010 @ 02:05 AM
reply to post by darrman

Great fun for the Fourth of July,,,,, no matter what Country , you live in .. LOL

posted on Nov, 3 2013 @ 07:30 PM
what about a rocket car with beam projectors?
edit on 3-11-2013 by Rebel88 because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 01:45 AM
Unfortunately, you cant do this at school, they will arrest you for having a projectile missile weapon or WMD...

posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 02:14 AM
These might be illegal in my state....

Uh oh, video 404'd already...
edit on 4-11-2013 by AbleEndangered because: addition

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