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Table Of Contents

Rocket Theory
2.1 Reliability
2.2 Rigidness
2.3 Precision
2.4 Weight
2.5 Drag
3.1 Liftoff
3.2 Launch
3.3 Air Pulse
3.4 Glide
3.5 Descent
4.6.1 Bottle Shape Affects Stability
4.6.2 Semi-Stable Rockets
Simulator Data
5.1 Typical Launch
5.1.1 Height
5.1.2 Velocity
5.1.3 Acceleration
5.2 Water Volume
5.3 Mass
Rocket Construction
6.1 Single-Ply Fins
6.1.1 Fin Patterns
6.1.2 Constructing
6.1.3 Breaking Point
6.2 Reinforced Balsa Fins
6.3 Other Materials
6.4 Attaching Fins to Rockets
6.5 Extra Reinforcement
7.1 Dome Parachutes
7.2 Elliptical Parachutes
7.3 Constructing a Panel
7.4 Methods of Construction
7.4.1 Glue or Tape
7.4.2 Iron
7.4.3 Soldering Iron or Woodburner
7.5 Shroud Lines
8.1 Gravity Deployment
8.2 Airspeed Flap Deployment System
8.2.1 Platform
8.2.2 Nosecone
8.2.3 Main Airspeed Flap
8.2.4 Trigger Flap
8.2.5 Tensioning the Rubber Bands
8.3 Airspeed Flap With Drogue
More Parachute Tips
9.1 Packing Parachutes
9.2 Testing Parachutes
9.3 Multiple Parachutes
9.4 Parachute Age
9.5 Shroud Tangling
10.1 Materials
10.2 Aerodynamics
12.1 Tangent Points Algorithm
12.2 Angle Repetition Algorithm
13.1 Notation
13.2 Constants, Variables, and Functions
13.3 Acceleration, Velocity, and Height
13.4 Computer Integration
13.5 Calculations
13.5.1 Launch Rod
13.5.2 Pressurized Bottle, Water, and Air
13.5.3 Preliminary Propulsive Calculations
13.5.4 Mass
13.5.5 Air and Atmosphere
13.5.6 Parachute
13.6 Forces
13.6.1 Gravity
13.6.2 Launch Rod Reaction Force
13.6.3 Wind Resistance
13.6.4 Propulsive Forces
13.6.5 Air Pulse
13.6.6 Parachute Drag
13.7 Conclusion
Water Markings
C.1 Bottles
C.2 Balsa Wood
C.3 Tape
C.4 String
C.5 Other Materials
Further Reading
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Bottle Rocket Handbook

Bottle Rocket Handbook



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Build your own bottle rockets!!
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Published by: Rob on Jun 04, 2008
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