January 9, 2010

Posted in: Miscellaneous

Christmas Tree Rocket


As you may already know from experience, disposing of a Christmas tree isn’t the easiest of tasks. However, these guys decided that “rocket launching [their] Christmas tree was a great way to recycle our trash destined tree. 32 large rocket engines and some careful calculations ensured fun for the whole family. ” Video after the break.

Turns out all it takes to launch your Douglas fir 100ft. into the air is a car battery, 32 engines wired in parallel, and a wee bit of differential calculus.

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