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Steven Reubenstone
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Mechanical Engineer & Tinkerer of Things.
 · New YorkU.S.
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Model Rocket Fails

I used to be obsessed with building and hacking/tinkering with these Estes model rockets. One day in middle school – after which many of my friends called me “rocket boy” – I had my friends over in my backyard to test out my modified estes rocket.

Modifications

  • I hacked the engines and attached them to a 2 liter soda bottle
  • I strapped six engines to it and wired them all together

I launched it.

First, the rocket went up about 5 feet – then immediatly for no known reason turned dead 90 degrees and went like 250 mph right at my friend then crashed into a tree.

I will never forget just how ridiculous it was the rocket went so perfectly at my friend. The chances of that were really slim.

This was also a reason I think I was naturally born to be an engineer…because I even knew then I needed way more knowledge on how to really build things…but a simple electronics hack atleast temporarily quelled that craving.

#Fail

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Abhi Verma
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Electronics Engineer
 · DelhiIndia
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Same thing happened to me during Diwali festival in my childhood. but that was a fire cracker rocket. it falls on ground and followed my friend and he started to run. luckily he saved himself.

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