Q: I seem to be having a problem the rocket launcher for Hang time. When I pressurize the bottle with air, it launches by itself and does not wait for me to release the clip. Is there something I am doing wrong or is the launcher faulty?
A: When you are setting up the rocket on the launcher make sure that you have removed the plastic ring from the neck of the bottle so the bottle fits properly on the launcher. Attach the hose and then make sure that all 3 nozzle clips are fully hooked over the neck of the bottle. As you pressurize the rocket you will hear a click as the bottle jumps slightly against the nozzle clips. You will know it is adequately attached to the launcher if after pressurization you can pull on the bottle gently with one hand and it doesn’t come off the launcher.
If you continue to have problems please let us know ASAP. We may need to see a picture or video of your setup to help.
Here is a link to the AquaPort II User Manual. Especially look at Figure 9 on Page 3.
(Please remember when reading the manual that we are NOT using water in any quantity or anything else inside the bottle – just air pressure.)
Here is a video of how to use the older version AquaPort I launcher. Although we are using the AquaPort II the set up is very similar.