Make a Two-Liter Bottle Rocket

With a plastic two-liter bottle, pump and compressed air, make a fun, cheap toy for children (and the young at heart).



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We chose 1/2" Schedule 40 PVC pipe as the launching post, threading a 2" nipple of the pipe into a 1/2" ABS female pipe-to-barb 90° elbow.
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Using nothing more than water and compressed air for propulsion, the rocket will shoot well over 100 feet into the air.
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The finished parts of the bottle rocket: the nose cone and attached parachute, and the propulsion stage on the launch pad.
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