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Converting into a confetti or water balloon cannon.

Hi,

Any recommendations for converting into a confetti cannon?

I've created a wide barrel launch tube to hold the confetti, but there doesn't seem to be enough air volume coming out to propel the confetti very far. Even at around 130…

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Started by Daniel Ballinger in General 0 Replies

Updated rocket template?

I saw on the front page that with the new 2.2 air rocket kit there was also a new rocket template that was going to be posted. Has it been posted somewhere yet? I couldn't find it.

Thanks!

Jason

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Started by Jason P in Paper and Tape Rockets 0 Replies

Big Red Button (BRB)

Missing hitting the Big Red Button to launch your rocket?  Here is one that you can print on a 3D printer and then adapt to use with the slide valve in our current kit. …

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Started by Rick Schertle in General 1 Reply · Reply by Kevin Boland Nov 20, 2016

3D Printed Fin Guide

Download the following file and 3D print this handy fin guide designed by Keith.  Use one side for straight fins and the other side for slightly angled fins for a rifle effect.…

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Started by Rick Schertle in Paper and Tape Rockets 1 Reply · Reply by Kevin Boland Nov 21, 2016

securing the ARG tail fins

I'm wondering if anyone else is having this problem... The tail fins on my ARG keep detaching upon landing. 2 of the 3 times when I've lost a fin, it was due to crash landings during early test flights. But now that I've got a good glide and…

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Started by Matt Dittrich in Air Rocket Glider (ARG) 0 Replies

24V electric sprinkler valve - trouble shooting

Hi,

I am still using the V1 and a 24V electric sprinkler valve. I use an air compressor and two 9v batteries for the energizing. It's been working for about a year now. but about half way though last year I have had trouble with the value…

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Started by Mark G Peeters in Pressurizing Your System 2 Replies · Reply by William Lewis Dec 20, 2016

Rocket Building Stands

When you're making rockets for big groups like we do every year, rocket building stands are a cheap and handy thing to use. We use our stands for Maker Faire weekends and festivals where hundreds, sometimes thousands of rockets are built.…

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Started by Rick Schertle in Paper and Tape Rockets 0 Replies

Quick Build rockets with 5th graders

Hi,

we got some great coverage from our local media folks. This video is great.…

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Started by Mark G Peeters in Paper and Tape Rockets 1 Reply · Reply by Keith Violette Dec 14, 2014

Air Rockets after sunset

Cheap Chinese LED helicopters are a great source of multicolor blinking LEDs for air rockets.  They're about $0.50 each on Amazon.  This set comes with a…

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Started by Timothy Prestero in Recovery Systems 1 Reply · Reply by Kevin Boland Nov 27, 2016

Schraeder valve fix

After assembly, one of the rocket launchers seemed blocked.  When we tried pumping with the bike pump, pressure would build up very quickly, but we couldn't get any air to come out of the launch tube.  If we pumped like crazy, eventually we'd…

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Started by Timothy Prestero in Pressurizing Your System 0 Replies

Troubleshooting the Air Rocket Launcher

While not too many issues have surfaced, this is where we're going to start listing solutions to commonly reported problems:

QEV Sticks

On occasion, the flap inside the QEV valve may not reset…

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Started by Rick Schertle in General 7 Replies · Reply by Jason P Nov 19, 2014

Recovery Ideas - Heli - Parachute - Prototype Materials

Air Rocketeers,

Here are a couple of ideas I've been playing around with.  At some point, we're hoping to have an air rocket design challenge out there.  These are some prototypes and ideas for both parachute and heli…

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Started by Rick Schertle in Recovery Systems 0 Replies
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