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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I attach a parachute to my rocket?
See the Recovery Guide for many ideas how to make your rocket come back safely. Here are step-by-step instructions on how to build a parachute deployment mechanism.
 
How much water should I put in my rocket?
This will depend on your rocket, but generally 1/3 is close enough to optimum. If you want a more accurate answer then here is a full article on how much water to use.
 
How can I make my rocket fly higher?
Here are 30 tips you can try to get your rocket to fly higher.


 
My rocket doesn't fly straight, what's wrong?
Here are some suggestions on fixing common problems with a rocket that doesn't fly straight.
How much pressure can a 2L bottle hold?
This will vary from bottle to bottle and you will need to do pressure tests for each particular bottle, but thin walled 2L bottles can hold around 120psi.

 
 

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