If you cannot find the information you are looking for either
here or elsewhere on the internet, you can request an experiment to be performed by the Labs'
What kind of experiments can I request?
All serious requests will be considered, however, the more
likely experiments to be accepted will be ones that in general benefit the
water rocket community.
Dangerous experiments are likely to be rejected, however,
depending on the risk factor some of these may be accepted so
that others do not need to carry out the experiments themselves.
"At what pressure will a bottle cap burst?" Is a good
"What is the best rocket design I can win my school
competition with?" Is NOT a good request.
How do I request an experiment?
Prior to requesting an experiment please check to see if the
data is not already available. Also check the
current requests to make
sure no one else has already asked for the data.
We will always discuss with you the experiment first to make
sure if a particular test procedure is suitable for the
Please contact the labs team here: contact
us and described the data you are after.
What happens if my request is accepted?
If your request is accepted it will be placed in the
current requests list and
carried out at the next opportunity. The list is simply a collection of pending experiments. Requests are not placed in a queue but
are continually evaluated and may be combined with others in the
same experiment. The order in which experiments are carried out is highly dependent on the current
list of requests,
complexity of the experiment, resource availability and costs
You can change a request's details while it is in the list if it
is still pending. After the experiment is finished, you
may request follow up experiments or further analysis of the
Most experiments that are within reason are carried out free of
charge, but arrangements can be made to supply either materials
or funds for specific experiments.
The results of all free experiments will be published on this site.
What happens if my request is rejected?
A list of reasonable but declined requests will be published and
the reason why they were declined. This allows others to
save time by not making requests likely to be declined.
The results will be published under the
Creative Commons -
Attributions Share-Alike licence.