Yes, buildings make good rockets Back in the 90s, the Northern Illinois Rocketry Association held a fun contest for it's members called "Launch a Landmark". We had "flying" versions of lots of different buildings (e.g. the Gateway Arch, the Sears Tower, the Chicago Water Tower, etc.) Nearly all the entries were constructed from poster board.
Originally Posted by LAKingsGeek
My entry was a 2-staged Chicago Water tower, which performed reasonably well.
However, my poster board version of the Eiffel Tower performed far better. It stood approximately 3 feet tall and was powered by D12. It even had a spot on the "Wild Chicago" TV show.
Last edited by LW Bercini; 23rd March 2012 at 03:07 PM.
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