Water Powered Rocket Kit

$26.99

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Combine the perfect outdoor game with STEAM learning with our Water Powered Rocket Science Kit. Includes everything you need to play and learn about the Water Rocket; a rocket, launchpad, a pump, and a detailed instruction booklet. Please note: Rocket is capable of launching over 30 meters high, use in safe space outdoors. Simple assembly is required for the Rocket. When fully assembled the Rocket measures about 10.25”h x 1.75” in dia. For the launch platform, you can use three (at least 1....

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Combine the perfect outdoor game with STEAM learning with our Water Powered Rocket Science Kit. Includes everything you need to play and learn about the Water Rocket; a rocket, launchpad, a pump, and a detailed instruction booklet. Please note: Rocket is capable of launching over 30 meters high, use in safe space outdoors. Simple assembly is required for the Rocket. When fully assembled the Rocket measures about 10.25”h x 1.75” in dia. For the launch platform, you can use three (at least 1.25 liters in size) water bottles and fasten them to the launch base to create a heavier, more secure launch platform. For ages 8 and up. Outdoor use only.
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4.7 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes (3)
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
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Would You Recommend?
Yes
VERY COOL ACTION FOR A YOUNGER PERSON W/SUPERVISION.
Great entertainment. Good construction and even better performance. Purchased (2) so we could have twice the fun.
July 8, 2020
Purchased
2 weeks ago
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Pretty Good Performance
Several different water rockets have appeared over recent years; regrettably, none of them are available now. About all of them had safety devices which prevented the rocket from launching if it wasn't pointed straight up, which makes this one different in that the launcher can be adjusted to tilt the rocket up to 45 degrees. Not only that, but you launch it with a lanyard; what's not to like about that?

* Use this feature with caution, though.* The slightest departure from vertical launch will send this rocket a considerable distance downrange; the biggest yard seems suddenly too small and trees, houses and other obstacles loom alarmingly close.

The launcher needs you to supply three plastic beverage bottles, water-filled for ballast to work properly. Even then you should be gentle with the launch lanyard; no dramatic, artillery-style yank. The bottles take a lot of force to snap into the clips, which feel like they might break (which will mean trouble!), and when filled with water, sag dramatically when the launcher is carried. It would be reassuring if replacements were available.

I'd also like to be able to get a spare rocket.

The thick, perfect-bound instruction book isn't much help in determining how much water to put in the rocket, or how many strokes to pump it up. It's intended for STEM instruction, and encourages experimentation. Filling the rocket about halfway (a normal propellant load), I found it took at least 25 pumps to get "Industry-Standard" performance out of the rocket. The canted fins impart rapid spin. The instructions claim that the attachment fitting between the pump hose and launcher hose is designed to pop apart before overpressure is reached, but I was unable to make it happen. 30 pumps was about all I was able to manage to get in. That's more than enough, but young children aren't going to get a really great launch without help.
July 5, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Lots of fun for my grandchildren, simple old fashioned rocket!!
April 11, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
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how high will it fly?
RICKY on Apr 1, 2020
BEST ANSWER: If pumped up at with least 25 strokes and with the right amount of water, this rocket will reach altitudes comparable with other water rockets sold in recent years. I don't have a way to measure it, but that's at least 100 feet, possibly as high as 300.