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Water rockets are loads of fun to experiment with. The following instructable shows the construction and use of a zip tie based release mechanism. Materials needed: Length of ...
sticker from my favorite record store
holds the zip ties in lock position
Detail of release mechanism. The zip ties are attached to the pvc launcher tube with duct tape
The sheath is what holds the zip ties in place.
Rocket loaded on the launcher before securing
another detail view
note how the sheath is not fully covering the zip ties
note how the sheath covers all of the zip ties.
The video shows usage of the launcher with the release mechanism. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Yctt09rr3c&feature=youtube_gdata_player
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