Video from our hilarious launch! Finneas the Rocket definitely lived up to its name!
Glued the fins onto a piece of paper for easy addition and removal from fuselage of bottle rocket. Designed the fins such that the rocket would be stable when filled with water. This caused the fins to be a bit oversized.
Testing Finneas the Rocket in the wind tunnel to determine coefficient of drag.
Manufactured water rocket + extra fins on the side.
Adjusting the size of the nozzle to prevent water leakage between the nozzle and the launch tube during water pressurization of launch.
Fun award for our over-sized fins and hilarious flight
Finneas the Rocket ready for launch!
We had glued the fins along the grain of the wood, parallel to the direction of flight rather than perpendicular to it, so the slightest amount of stress broke the fins during flight.
Video from our flight!