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How to make a baking soda and vinegar rocket

Just recently I bought the Cosmic rocket.It was a mistake.The tube that contained the baking soda and vinegar was so tight that the rocket could not build up enough pressure to take off.It had a good system for launching but it was so tight that only if you put it on lightly could it take off.After I returned it I began to think.I wondered if I could rig up a release like that.I found that 1/2 PVC fit perfectly in the neck of a 1 liter bottle.So this ible was born.I am entering in the epilog contest because it is using a bottle that would other wise be thrown out.I have entered it in a contest so please rate or vote.
 
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Step 1: Materials

The materials...
1/2 PVC,at least on inch.In the picture I used to much.
wood.Foam would work better but wood is what I had.
1 liter bottle.
hot glue gun.(any kind of glue will do)
baking soda
vinegar.
Thats it!

Step 2: Building the launch pad.

Now,take your 1/2 inch and cut off a 1 to 2 inch piece.If you are using wood for the base then drill a hole the size of the pipe in it.With foam simply shove the pipe into the foam till it sticks firmly.Then,glue around the bottle until there are no leaks.To make sure there are no leaks blow into the top and seal any leaks with hot glue...lots of it.You just built the launcher!
aheld5 years ago
Hmmm, Having just built one, to these specs. I'm sorry to report that it doesn't work. Since you posted it here, I'm assuming you actually got this to fly... Did you perhaps forget some critical launch or construction tip?
bylerfamily (author)  aheld4 years ago
Now I have added a video.
bylerfamily (author)  aheld5 years ago
It doesn't work?!I got mine to fly right.What bottle are you using?How big of a piece of pipe did you use?What did you make the base from?And,why doesn't it work?Like,it doesn't take off or there's too much leaking around the bottle?Or,if you could post a picture that would help.
DungMachine4 years ago
omegaly sweet!!!
creator 15 years ago
Just letting you know that I just voted for you.
bylerfamily (author)  creator 15 years ago
Thanks.
THESTU5 years ago
Sweet I faved
bylerfamily (author)  THESTU5 years ago
Could you please rate it?I have entered it in a contest.
WOW!Great job!
Cool!I had never thought of using 1/2 inch pipe instead of a rubber stopper or cork. P.S.Favorited.
arefiq5 years ago
oh. great idea.
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