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Rocket Dragsters (June 20-24 AM)

Monday, June 20, 2016 - Friday, June 24, 2016
Co-Ed
Newton's Attic 4974 Old Versailles Road LexingtonKY  40510
Monday, June 20, 2016 - Friday, June 24, 2016
Co-Ed
Newton's Attic 4974 Old Versailles Road LexingtonKY  40510

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Rocket Dragsters (June 20-24 AM)

Jun 20 - Jun 24 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)

Newton's Attic

Starting at

$195.00

Meeting Dates

From Jun 20, 2016 to Jun 24, 2016

About This Activity

Rockets are fun, and dragsters are fun. Combining the two gives more than twice the thrill, and that's what this class does. Rocket dragsters are built from wood and other materials similar to pinewood derby cars(Think rocket powered pinewood derby cars racing on wires.). They are designed to fly along a 200 foot long straight horizontal wire about 5 feet off the ground and are powered by rocket engines. Students start with blocks of wood from which they create their dragsters by first generating their own design, then they cut, shape, drill, sand, add wings or whatever they choose until they have their dragsters the way they want them. Following this, students learn how to pack their own rocket motors using potassium nitrate and sucrose. To test and race their dragsters, students place them on the two parallel wire tracks and race two at a time. The automatic gate at the finish line determines the winner. Testing and racing many times is par for the course as racers optimize their designs in hopes of getting the aerodynamic edge to beat their competitors.

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