Water Rocket Challenge 2018
Pakistan Science Club bringing back the most awaited, thrilling and entertaining dare to aim high in the sky “The Water Rocket Challenge 2018”. The most identified activity to decipher the laws of physics, math and aerodynamics.

Date & Venue will be announced soon.

Pakistan Science Club

Water Rocket Challenge 2018.

Cash Prize 30,000

This challenge is open for everyone who wants to attend but pre-registration is must https://goo.gl/Suwj3A

  • Competition Criteria
  • Rules and Regulations
  • Competitions

COMPETITION CRITERIA

This competition will be carried out in two categories

  1. For school and college students, aged between 12- 18.

  2. For Hobbyist, aged 18+.

  • Everyone can participate individually or in a team of maximum 3 persons.
  • Participation fee for one team is PKR 1500 ( 1500 also for individual participants)
  • Participants have to bring their bottle rockets on the site.
  • They all have to be there at 9 am sharp (late comers will be disqualified).
  • Judges will have rights to disqualify any rockets if it is not made according to the rules.

Rules and Regulations

  • Participants can only use 1.5 liter carbonated bottles (Soft drink bottles).
  • Single Stage Rocket will be made.
  • All competitors should bring their water rockets at the designated place.
  • Materials to launch water rockets (nozzles and launchers) will be provided by the organizer.
  • Each competitor should make 2 rockets, one as the main rocket and the other as a back-up.
  • The competitors are encouraged to be creative in designing I.e. nose cones and fins of their water rockets.
  • At the time of launch, each competitor may adjust the volume of water within the maximum limit to be notified by the organizer, the competitors may also adjust the air pressure within 80 psi.
  • Each competitor will be given opportunities to conduct 2 launches.
  • All energy given to the rocket must only come from the water/air pressure combination. No other source of energy is allowed. You can only compress air manually, with a foot or bicycle pump.
  • No external metal parts are allowed on the rocket, but are allowed on the launch mechanism.
  • While a sharper nose improves aerodynamics and accuracy, for safety the nose must be somewhat rounded and made of a soft, flexible material. The nose must definitely not form a sharp, hard point. It should not break a windshield or injure a judge.
  • You must use all safety equipment provided on the day (Safety goggles and ear protectors)

Competitions

School & College Students For 12-18

Challenge is to design and launch a rocket to achieve maximum range with constant pressure.

HINTS

  • Fins, nose, weight, water quantity, launching angle and aerodynamics.

Hobbyist & University Students For 18+

Participants are required to hit the target by adjusting water quantity, air pressure within given range and angle of the launcher.

The highest score is 100 points per launch, which will be given if the rocket hits the target point of 80 m from the launcher, or the impact point is within the range of ±1.5m from the target point (Zone I). Less point will be given if the impact point is farther away from the target point as indicated below:

  • Zone I: 78-80 m: 100 points
  • Zone II: 76-78 m 90 points
  • Zone III: 74-76 m 80 points
  • Zone IV : 72-74 m 70 points
  • Zone V : 70-72 m 60 points

Want to make your own Rocket Watch this video tutorial

Water Rocket Video Tutorial

Live with International Water Rocket Expert Mr. Mahboob Alam

Pakistan Science Club's science portals has been published many articles and video tutorials about construction of water rocket Here is the links of water rocket building resource.

Water Rocket