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Water Rocket Components & Structure

Components (left to right)

  • Motor
  • Cardboard Fins
  • Wood Fin Rails
  • Timer Assembly
  • Parachute Release Mechanism
  • Parachute
  • Parachute Housing and Plunger
  • Nose Cone


The rocket assembly is formed by the timer housing and release mechanism which are both bolted to the fin rails. The motor is then held in the fin rails by duct tape. The parachute housing is attached to the release mechanism by the retaining pins which retract when the timer activates them.

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updated 11-Dec-2009
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