Introduction: Water Rocket Challenge (for Instructable Members!)
BEFORE YOU READ, THE CONTEST HAS FINISHED.
In memory with the 40th anniversary of the Apollo missions
I want you.....Instructable members... and I to create Instructables so i scaled maned mission to mars with water rockets is possible for me to make.
If you contribute you will have and get all the things below:
your name will be on the side of the rocket
you will be given video footage of the challenge and a certificate send by email.
your name will be in the credits of the movie made
and you will have the honour that you have contributed to this project
Of course were NOT going to mars and its not about the moon but a water rocket lem (Lunar Excursion Module)would be a bit hard
I will show you what i am hoping to do in the next few steps
Step 1: Launch
The first stage is to launch a rocket (of Course)...
But not just a normal water rocket a scale model of the delta II.
The picture I made will explain
If you have any ideas for this please leave a comment on the intro. If you have a rocket that could do a task described in the picture like i do please leave a comment or if you want to contribute to the competition make an Instructable on it. and leave a link to it on the into.
If you instructable is used on the challenge your name will be on the side of the rocket
Step 2: Payload Separation
The next bit of the challenge is to create a mechanism to separate a payload from the rocket
The picture explains
Please contribute to this challenge...
for those who contribute will be given video footage of the challenge and a certificate send by email.
It will also be a fun thing to do!
Step 3: Re Entry and Delayed Parachutes
For this bit of the challenge I need the payload to drop to earth from apogee for about 1-2 second before deploying the parachute.
I want this to happen because it will be a bit of recreation from the mars rover re-entry.
Further more in the movie created your name will be in the credits.
Step 4: Landing!
For this part of the Challenge I need away of landing lego people safely on the ground with out breaking there little plastic bones. or the payload for that matter.
Instructables and comments entered to this challenge must NOT be stupid out unable to build
reverse water rocket thrusters could be an option for me as long as there not stupid or unable to build
Step 5: Docking With Other Vehicles
Don't worry I have got this sorted out i just thought i would tell you...
Its basically a the rc car docking (air tightly) with the space pad to get back home
Step 6: Bye Mars :( .....well Earth
For this part of the challenge I only need a design for a rocket to blast of from mars....don't worry it doesn't need to fit in the payload, it just happened to be on mars/earth.
Step 7: Video
Here is the video of the challange (water rocket launch)
If the video doesn't play please tell me as i can sort out a different format of the video for you so you can run it
The video has been shortend for viewing
Step 8: The End
Please leave your comments on the intro and please contribute to this
the entries entered will no longer be accepted from the 25th august 2009