FishTanks Mk. V

Team members at launch:

  1. Anthony Candappa-Rees
  2. Stephen Shaw
  3. Vincent Stuart

This shows the 1st & 2nd launch of "Chicken Rocket". The first launch was vertical, as planned and discussed with the judges beforehand. As expected, the horizontal distance (for some obscure reason, the performance indicator was horizontal distance) covered by the rocket was not exceptional. The parachute, which would've have improved the horizontal distance covered, did not deploy resulting in catastrophic failure. So in a last minute attempt to beat WCHS's water rocket distance of 59m, we improvised by angling the launcher to around 45 degrees, not expecting much performance from our "chicken rocket" due to the introduction of a horizontal component of weight. We were quite wrong...

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