Water Rocket Links
Clifford's Main Rocket Page
Most helpful water rocket sites:
These sites contain original and definitive or comprehensive ideas for beginners or advanced water rocketeers.
Former world altitude record holder. Simple effective two-stage device, Tomy-timed parachute release. Excel spreadsheet simulator.
The Water Rocket Book, a useful summary.
Home of the amazing Swing Arm Launcher!
Father of the "Clark Cable" cable-tie launcher.
Home of the patented BigFoot® launcher, perhaps the biggest water rocket site of all.
Big site - Lots of useful info and a downloadable simulator.
They sell the (rather clunky) Science Olympiad launchers.
Creator of the air-speed flap.
NERDS water rocket founder?
Including the design of a classic (superceded) U-pin launcher.
Awesome high-speed launch videos!
The "Coney" revolutionary design for beginners. Current world altitude record holder, 2003 SciOly National Event Director, major experimenter & designer of effective deployment systems.
Other water rocket sites:
(mostly me-too stuff)
VDET - FTC rockets with Easter Egg nosecones
Early successful staging device - requires machining
Metal launcher with separate air and water fill, rotating lug release (in French and English)
Andrew De Nicola
SciOly competitor in Massachusetts
Thermal water rocket using flash boiling
Arthur J. Lekstutis
Links page only.
Scotland's Aquajets - a long history of water rocket science and competition
In the Netherlands, wooden molds for nosecones.
Nicely presented rocketry photo album
Blond Dog Technologies
Bristol Water Rockets
Melbourne rocketeer (pyro and water) and radio amateur.
Amusing little animation about the
fate of the Mars Polar Lander.
The second "rocket mum", not active any more. Nice Clark Cable launcher pics.
Canadian Kids on the Net
Last link, 11_rocket.zip, contains Powerpoint presentations
CO2 jet rockets
Unknown author - CO2 rockets, slanted fins, videos
Craig @ Mprints
East Texas prototype swinging-weight and other parachute deployment devices.
Tomy Timer pictures and other stuff
Flash photos at night - excellent result!
New T-nozzle method using a conical mandrel in hot PVC. How do you get it in the bottle though?
Corvallis, Oregon. High-school competition run by OSU (university)
Dutch group - good WR math here
A design magazine with a preference for re-use over recycling.
Eduardo Lourenšo Pinto Jr.
Ellejet's hobby rockets page (pyro)
Emmerich Manual High School
Nice closeups of Dave Brunsting's Clark Cable launcher.
French rocketry association
A single photo of a water rocket and launcher in the red Australian soil.
Fun in Vancouver!
Inter Planetary Water Rocket Society. Nice drawings of the Clark Cable launcher design.
Guide to Model Rockets: From Building to Launching and More
Japanese site with quite a few multi-bottle water rocket videos.
High School Rocketry
A page for teachers by NASA
Hong Kong? distance competition
Hubert van Hecke
Water rocket powered R/C glider
with search engine for 13 WR sites.
Launch into space using ocean water pressure?
WR videos of the NERDS
SciOly99 nationals pictures
Nice pictures of big rockets on the beach in WA, and a cool Thunderbird rocket car.
Leeds University water rocket page.
Home of the (M)ini (S)kirt (W)ater (R)ocket.
A life-size dummy launched! A commercial showpiece.
Jose Miguel Montequi
Spanish schoolteacher and his class
In Kirkland, WA - family fun
The Learning Centre
YARSWR (Yet Another Rubber Stopper WR). Ignorant too.
Science Olympiad handbook preview
A Physical Science teacher.
Excellent description of how to make my early hose-connect launcher
UK team using liquid nitrogen!
Martin Visser's page
Aussie open-mouth launcher design, superceded
Aussie launcher using Moss parts.
Lots of good stuff, including serious math.
Slick launch pad, recovery system, light tube rocket.
National Physical Laboratory Teddington
Water rocket competition in the UK.
Nat. Assn. of Youth Science
In French, about an event in Japan. Those Japanese are inspiringly innovative!
NASA Water Rockets Page
Comprehensive introduction to water rocketry, mainly for science teachers
In Cairo (still?)
In Japanese, with mathematical analysis
October Sky Skunk Works
Michael Powell. Super-clever sliding T-nozzle designs.
Korean PhD and plastics company executive who visited me!
8th grade science teacher.
Science Olympiad helper and mailing list personality.
Pet Craft Association of Japan
Worth a visit. Suppliers for the 40,000 national competitors (in Japanese).
In Dutch only for now
Dr. Pitan Singhasaneh
Mostly in Thai
Commercial rocket toy with speed-flap parachute release
First from Sweden.
Commercial air-powered rocket launcher for sea rescue
Brazilian Clark Cable launcher with pictures (mostly Portugese).
Group with electronic parachute release (in Sydney, Australia)
Ohio State University site.
Email trail discussing soda&vinegar rockets
Studying the physics of neurological development at Kyoto
Seeds 2 learn
Free educational software to simulate water rockets
Including water rockets... mostly in English. Good
to other Japanese sites though!
Where do you want your links list to go today?
in Sweden, with 300
Good VDTT pictures
The Idea WR contest
Delta-wings, gliders, huge rockets and syringe activators for recovery.
In Italian, but with photos, equations, and a spreadsheet simulator and CP calculator.
Scout and Science Fair stuff. 12V compressor with marine battery. Simple pump-til-she-blows launcher design.
Excellent rockets modelled after Bruce Berggren's.
In Puerto Rico, family project using Clark Cable design. Also has some rocket calculator programs.
Horizontal chute deployment, altimeter, etc. Also
Water-Powered Space Rocket
Small commercial WR toy. Also
Warpstream Air Hog rocket
H2O Rockets Rule
Streaming Video from Singapore
Metal cans at 300PSI! (and java sim)
William Mark Corp
air rocket toy
Water rocket theory:
Source code to my simulation (Copyright - URL on request only)
Original "Physics Teacher" article
(Copyright - URL on request only)
Equations, spreadsheets etc.
Introduction to Computational Physics
From Uni of Texas at Austin.
Joseph Prusa's SIAM paper
Advanced mathematical treatment, pub Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
NASA Glenn LTP
NASA site with theory for teachers
Supersonic air nozzle patent
Pressure vessel design shareware
Supersonic air nozzle patent
Pyrotechnic rocket pages relevant to water rockets (Might be out of date, not checked recently)
Sideways recovery analysed
Dallas Area Rocket Society
How to build small liquid-fuel rockets
Java Wind Tunnel Simulation
Rocketry Online Magazine
Scott Coburn's photos (taken from model rockets)
Estes and other rocket plans (scanned)
Richard Nakka's Experimental Rocketry
Rocket aerial photography
Rocket electronics (altimeter project!)
Meteorological rocket (50 mile apogee)
Amateur space project
Other relevant stuff (Might be out of date, not checked recently):
model rocket altimeters
compressed air toy plane.
for stability calculation
Diisocyanate Warning Page
Equations for single-stage rockets
Excel Glue company
Glue in Germany
Look for PUR-Leim 501, PL Premium replacement
MPEG and nice stills
Loctite Glue Sourcebook
Model Glider Dethermalisers
Model rocket drag analysis, NAR
Parachutes for High-Power rockets
Peroxide back-pack rockets
PET tube supplier
A Kids Space Center
Water rocket glider, also
PVC Pipe Technical Data
PVC Pipe Dimensions
PVC pipe - clear!
More Punkin Chunkin
Reaction Research Society
Selleys glue selector
Commercial rocket and car toys
Mach 1 potato gun(!).
Aero/rocket model simulator list
From Calculators Online Center.
Stability Simulation Program
Steam Rocket Dragster
22,000 horsepower, wow!
Tomy timers for glider dethermalising
Homebrew jet turbine page
Motorola pressure sensor chips
Analog Devices (accelerometer chips)
MAPCON - Model Rocket Maintenance and Technology
John Nordlie's Air cannon
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