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How can I calculate the distance an air propelled rocket will fly if I know the angle it is pointed, the weight of the rocket (constant weight, only air pressure propellant) the pressure I apply to it and the size of the outlet (diameter of the rocket)?

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This type of problem is commonly known as a projectile motion problem. You can calculate basic trajactory if you know the basics of Newton's laws, but if you want to do the actual math, here is a fantastic explanation of how to proceed.

 

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