Warped Perception regularly films super slow motion clips of random things in 4K, and his latest shows what happens when you launch a model rocket from underwater. In previous experiments, he fired rocket engines underwater and under liquid nitrogen, so it was assumed this would work. However, he really wasn’t sure how the rocket would break away from the water’s surface.
On a related note, did you know that during the early 13th century, the Chinese turned black-powder–propelled objects, formerly only used for entertainment, into weapons of war? These ‘arrows of fire’ were fired from a faux catapult launcher, and the black powder was packed in a closed tube that had a hole in one end for escaping hot gases, while a long stick acted as an elementary stability as well as guidance system. In other words, this was the earliest known form of model rocketry.
Estes Tandem-X Launch Set (Amazon and Crossfire ISX) Orange, 30 inches
- There’s no thrill quite like launching a model rocket, watching it streak skyward, reach peak altitude, and then return gently to earth. When you build them, the thrill is even better than ever. Thanks to Estes model rocketry, kids can explore the wondrous world of science while experimenting with different combinations of rockets, engines and accessories to better understand how rockets reach outer space.
- SKILL LEVEL: The Amazon is an easy-to-assemble, Beginner level rocket with pre-colored parts. The Crossfire ISX is an Intermediate level rocket which will help a budding rocketeer develop some basic model building and finishing skills.
- RECOMMENDED ENGINES: Amazon : B4-2, B4-4, B6-2, B6-4, C5-3, C6-3, C6-5 ; Crossfire ISX : A8-3, B4-4, B6-4, C6-5, C6-7