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Thursday, December 27, 2012


Water Rocket

Hi there. Just to give everyone some insights about the activity(s) in KMM. 

Well, I participated in the Water Rocket Launching Competition. Things did not go very smoothly, but at least a 'rocket' is made. For me, it's already a miracle a rocket could be made, considering my team members are.... well.... not very enthusiastic at all....

Okay, time to move on and tadaa!
Surprise! An ugly 100 plus bottle with some lousy fins !
I didn't even want to test launch it when I had the opportunity to do so. 
Guess the reason.

 Did some major 'improvements' to the shape. Look at all these mess.

Repairing-in-progress. Did not even ask for his permission but heh, it's now on the web~

Papercraft alone would not even finish half of a bottle of the PVA glue. Now, it is only about 1/10th of its original amount...

 He. Asked. For. It.

Well, our final 'product'...
Made with 100% recyclable materials, masking tape ( a lot of them ! )
Our 'Mummy' is 100% environmentally friendly! Call 01-12345678 to get one today!

Compare with the picture below.... =.=

My rival, which won the Creativity Section of the competition... Truly amazing~


Okay, about the competition. Our rocket did well in the horizontal distance competition. It did not stand out, but at least it managed to pass through 3/4 of the field. Actually, we were surprised that it could fly that well. Really.

However, we were not that lucky in 'Parachute' section. Wrong design of the 'cap' with the wrong design of the parachute is equal to a non-functional parachute... The cap popped off, but the parachute is stuck inside the cap...

The competition actually was carried out in a rush, with problems almost everywhere in the planning, testing, and actual date of the competition itself. One main thing I strongly disagree is they decided that different rockets could be used to participate in different sections of the competition.

This means that 3 rockets could be made ( For horizontal distance, for parachute, and for the creativity contests) for the competition. I could not understand how can they allow this. The guidelines they distributed  earlier clearly prohibited this but they changed it last minute... The 'launchers' they modified from bicycle pumps work wonder, but then, only 1 is left out of 6 on the actual day of competition... So, the competition had to last longer than expected.

Well, this blog has to be inactive for about 2 weeks from now, since I have 3 projects unfinished on hands now. Until the next project, see ya!


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Author: Chan HJ
An enthusiast in papercraft. Paper model designing sounds fun too! More about me at my Blog Bio or