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Water Rocket Construction Tutorials - INDEX

 


This index covers the construction tutorials available on this site. These range from basic components to more complex ones.

  • Basic - Simple tutorials to make small water rockets.

  • Advanced - More complex tutorials that make water rocket components that can be assembled together to make a bigger rocket.

  • Launchers - Different launchers used for launching water rockets.



Basic

Body

Making a simple pressure vessel from a single bottle.

Ring Fins

Making a simple ring fin for a small rocket.

Flat Fins

Making a removable fin section with flat fins.

Nozzle

Making a standard 9mm Gardena nozzle

Nosecone

Making a simple nosecone.

 

Launchers

Gardena Launcher

A simple launcher based on a garden hose quick connector.

Clark Cable-Tie Launcher

A portable launcher with interchangeable release heads.

Medium Launcher

A portable launcher with interchangeable release heads.

Advanced Booster Launcher

A dual air supply launcher for clustered rockets.

Launch Abort Valve

A simple remotely operated pressure release valve with an integrated non-return valve.

Quick Launcher

This is not a tutorial but explains how the Quick Launcher works.

 

Advanced

Robinson Couplings

Joining bottles together mechanically to increase the rocket volume.

Splicing Bottles -
 Asymmetric Splice #5

Joining bottles using only same sized bottles. 2L bottles shown.

Splicing Bottles -
Symmetric Splice

Joining bottles together using glue to increase the rocket volume. (old technique)

Reinforcing Bottles

Adding strength to the bottles to hold more pressure.

Side Deployment Mechanism #2

An improved version of the side deploy mechanism.

Side Deployment Mechanism

Ejecting a parachute from the side of the rocket.

Mk 3. Staging Mechanism

Automatically separate stages in multi-stage rockets.

Multi-stage Parachute Deployment Mechanism

Deploys parachute after stage separation.

Fairings

Tutorial on how to make a fairing to go in between tornado tube coupled bottles.

 

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