By alex - 24/02/2012 21:35 - United States
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I don't think the force produced from the reaction would be enough to propel something upward. I'm curious as to how OP managed to build this rocket...
To the people asking how to get enough force with it. For science last year our chem teacher wanted to demostrate a certain reaction so we pulled out this trick and he got me to do it. If you shake it enough then smash the top end into the ground away from you it can get some serious air, went about 40 feet up. Anyway, I didn't want to do it really cause like OP if something goes wrong it hurts, a lot. Deal was, his wife got one coke and a diet coke not realizing the normal coke wouldn't work as well, so I'd get the 2L bottle of Coke after. Soooo yeah, I have a serious pop addiction I need to sort out.
You should put dry ice in a mountain dew bottle shake it a little then throw it as quickly and as far away as possible, just don't tell anyone you heard this from me and don't try this at home kiddies, it's dangerous and blah blah responsibility blah blah common sense blah.
OP here is what you need to make a successful rocket. -Soda -Soda bottle -Mintos -A grapple -A shamwow -And some sort of squeezing device. The soda and mintos for obvious reasons but here is where it get's complicated. You make it so the shamwow is attached to the grapple, which is attached to the bottle. The grapples would then bring the soda that is shot out from the soda, soak it up with, and bring it back to and the squeezing device squeezes it back into the soda to keep the cycle going. Warning: Has been banned in 32 different countries. NASA uses this techniques for it's rockets. I can get sued just for telling you this OP! Don't tell anyone else.