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AP (Air-Powered) Bottle Racer Launcher

SKU: W38787
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$235.00 (USD)
Availability: In Stock


Pressurized air in a bottle – long part of an exciting option for rocketry – now goes horizontal to power car racing!

The AP Bottle Racer Launcher features a double-launching mechanism, so you attach one air pressure source to race two bottle rocket cars side by side for 30 feet or more, depending on the air pressure used. Just attach the nozzles on the cars, insert them into the quick-connect launch pods, apply air pressure, and press a valve to launch.

A release valve prevents using more than 50 pounds of pressure.

Launching requires a tire pump and bottle racers, sold separately. Caution: Use bottles for only carbonated beverages with this launcher (no water bottles).


Type: Tools and Equipment/Launching and Testing Grades: 3-12


What You'll Get

  • AP Bottle Racer Launcher
  • String anchor
  • Monofilament line
  • 2 nozzles with seals

Learning Values

  • Acceleration
  • Aerodynamic drag
  • Force and motion
  • Potential/kinetic energy
  • Predicting outcomes
  • Pressurized systems
  • Design and problem-solving
  • Observations/analysis
  • Problem-solving
  • Technological design
  • Calculating acceleration
  • Calculating speed
  • Measurement (time and distance)


  • Dimensions: 12" x 8" x 6"
  • Tools and Materials Required: Tire pump, gaffer or duct tape, tape measure, scissors, AP Bottle Racers, 2 towels (for deceleration)

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