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by Rendermaniac
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Kids Korner
Topic: Carbon dioxide cartridge rockets
Replies: 9
Views: 9130

Re: Carbon dioxide cartridge rockets

I have moved our latest launch video to the Water Rockets section as this thread seems very off topic now! https://forum.ausrocketry.com/viewtopic.php?f=75&t=6510 I think the nose camera was this one: https://www.kmart.com.au/product/action-camera-high-definition/2717301 Although now we have a p...
by Rendermaniac
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Water Rocketry
Topic: Water rocket launch with parachute
Replies: 0
Views: 5891

Water rocket launch with parachute

We managed to get a very simple NOAA parachute launch in our local park this weekend: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qj_X8zAw5tY&feature=youtu.be I may have gone a little overboard with the editing... A few things we observed: ⋅ When making the parachute I started off with guy ropes, ...
by Rendermaniac
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Kids Korner
Topic: Carbon dioxide cartridge rockets
Replies: 9
Views: 9130

Re: Carbon dioxide cartridge rockets

We ended up getting a Rokit kit for Christmas, and it worked really well. We even managed to put a cheap action camera on it and it survived! (without a parachute). Getting a parachute on it is probably the next priority - is there any information on a very simple setup? We also got a BBC Microbit (...
by Rendermaniac
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Kids Korner
Topic: Carbon dioxide cartridge rockets
Replies: 9
Views: 9130

Re: Carbon dioxide cartridge rockets

I think the way to go may be to buy a commercial water bottle rocket launcher. Building one seems complicated and it is the rocket (and parachutes) that we are really interested in.

Thank you for all the advise!

Simon
by Rendermaniac
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Kids Korner
Topic: Carbon dioxide cartridge rockets
Replies: 9
Views: 9130

Carbon dioxide cartridge rockets

My son would really like to build a simple rocket that we can fly in a local park. I found a few videos of powering a rocket with a carbon dioxide canister - normally used for carbonating soda. However a comment caught my eye that making one of these may not be legal under the firearms act. Is it le...

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