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SRT III

Name:                       SRT III – (Super RockeT)
Build Date:                3/08/2008
Capacity:                   1.5L
Nozzle Size:               9mm
Fill Volume:               ~ 400ml
Launch Pressure:       80psi
Dry Weight:               ?
Recovery:                  none
Status:                      ACTIVE (10 flights)

Notes:
This rocket had fin assembly placed further back behind the nozzle for stability and a larger nosecone.
Rocket has flown approx 10 flights so far. Damage to the fins struts resulted from heavy landing from a 75psi launch (no parachute). These have since been shortened. The longer nosecone crushed more easily and doesn’t appear to provide any benefit

Pics:

SRT III (fins shortened)

SRT III (fins shortened)

Posted by on August 10th, 2008 Comments Off

SRT II

Name:                       SRT II – (Super RockeT)
Build Date:                16/07/2008
Capacity:                   1.5L
Nozzle Size:               9mm
Fill Volume:               ~ 400ml
Launch Pressure:       70psi
Dry Weight:               ?
Recovery:                  none
Status:                      Blown up

Notes:
Reinforced bottle flew about 20 flights. Blew up at 70psi on the launcher

Pics:

SRT II - reinforcement in the base of the bottle

SRT II - reinforcement in the base of the bottle

Posted by on July 19th, 2008 Comments Off

SRT

Name:                       SRT – (Super RockeT)
Build Date:                10/07/2008
Capacity:                   1.5L
Nozzle Size:               9mm
Fill Volume:               ~ 400ml
Launch Pressure:       40psi
Dry Weight:               ?
Recovery:                  none
Status:                      Blown up

Notes:
One good launch at 40psi. Blew up at 50 on the pad

Pics:

First Water Rocket SRT

First Water Rocket SRT

Posted by on July 12th, 2008 Comments Off