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"Apollo" - Double Spliced Pair Rocket
Apollo Rocket

Description:

I chose the name "Apollo" from the fact that the type of bottles used in the rocket, contained fizzy water of the brand Appolinaris. I shortened this to Apollo which also has a mighty legacy in rocketry...

It is made from two identical spliced pairs of 1.5L bottles joined in a rigid foam fairing. The recovery is done with my diips, with two parachute compartments. One made from a section of a bottle, and one inside the paper-mache nosecone.
The rocket can be flown either full-bore (20mm), or with restricted gardena nozzles (15mm and 9mm).

Specifications:

Length:

1550mm

Diameter:

88mm

Empty weight:

625g

Coupled 3-Bottle Rocket

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