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CAMERAS: Samsung NX500 for 4K and FullHD footage Sony Alpha 6000 for FullHD footage Panasonic Lumix FZ200 for timelapses (200fps) Panasonic HDC-SD707 for FullHD footage DVR 808 #16 KeyChain Onboard Camera RunCam 2 FullHD Onboard Camera
In   2015   we   continued   to   improve   our   rockets.   But   the   withdrawal   of   Aircommando   Walldorf didn‘t   mean   we   were   alone:   Another   team   called   DTMS   contacted   us   and   after   a   few   months we   decided   to   meet.   In   2015   we   had   three   really   nice   launch   days   and   we   also   started   to   work together   in   a   few   projects.   Then   in   late   2015   we   decided   something   which   had   a   big   impact   on Raketfued:
We   decided   to   merge!   The   goal   was   to   build   and   launch   even   better   rockets   together,   while   also spreading   the   hobby   by   producing   great   videos   and   tutorials.   However,   it   was   not   easy   to   bring two   entire   teams   together,   especially   since   you   have   to   drive   an   entire   hour   to   come   together. To   keep   things   easy,   we   decided   to   keep   the   teams   partially   independent   from   each   other.   The old    Raketfued    team    was    now    called    „JCA    site“,    the    DTMS    team    became    the    „DTMS    site“. Together we started a lot of projects and since then we have been working together.
SOFTWARE: Video Editing: Magix Movie Edit Pro* Website and Graphics: Xara Web Designer*  Images: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 
to be continued...
ABOUT US OUR TEAM, ITS HISTORY AND ITS FUTURE
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When   Christopher   and   Julian   were   in   kindergarten,   they   were   interested   in   space   ships   and wanted   to   fly   to   the   moon.   Their   first   attempts   of   rocket   building   were   based   on   paper,   carton and   other   materials.      But   for   unknown   reasons,   the   very   first   construction   simply   didn‘t   want   to take   off.   In   the   third   grade   they   came   up   with   the   name   „Raketfued“   which   means   „Rockets   for Germany“.   This   name   seams   a   little   bit   strange   and   childish   today,   but   we   decided   to   keep   it anyway,   regardless   of   the   meaning.   One   year   later   we   were   able   to   launch   our   first   working rocket, which was - what a surprise - a water rocket.
However,   we   lost   interest   after   a   few   launches   and   the   rocket   was   forgotten.   More   than   four years   later   Julian   found   the   rocket   and   together   with   Christopher   and   Tim   the   rocket   was launched   again.   The   rocket   flew   only   about   60   feet   high,   but   it   was   the   day   where   we   really   got into   water   rocketry.   Since   that   day   we   have   been   trying   to   build   bigger   and   better   water rockets.   Some   important   steps   were   our   first   successful   parachute   deployment   system   Phoenix 1    (February    2012)    and    the    launch    of    our    first    water    rocket    which    had    a    pressure    vessel consisting of multiple plastic bottle sections.
In   2013   we   met   Aircommando   Walldorf,   another   water   rocket   team   which   was   located   only   a few   kilometers   away.   We   launched   our   water   rockets   together   and   it   was   a   lot   of   fun.   In   fact   it was   such   a   nice   experience   that   we   decided   to   become   partner   teams.   In   the   following   months we   were   able   to   improve   our   rockets   rapidly.   But   unfortunately   the   partnership   came   to   an   end in    late    2014    because    Timo    from    Aircommando    Walldorf    simply    didn‘t    have    enough    time anymore.      Nevertheless   the   partnership   with   ACW   was   an   amazing   time   and   we   learned   quite   a lot in those two years.
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Jugendforschungszentrum Energie und Umwelt Landkreis Böblingen DLR next DLR_School_Lab Lampoldshausen/Stuttgart
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How old are you? Are you still attending school? We   are   all   19   and   20   years   old.   Some   of   us   are   still   attending   school,   but   some   have   already   started   studying and working. (March 2018) Where do you come from? We‘re located in southern Germany near Stuttgart. Can we make a launch day together with you? Just contact us and maybe there is a way we could visit one of your launch days or you could visit us… What happened with the partnership with Aircommando Walldorf? Unfortunately   Timo   from   ACW   doesn‘t   build   water   rockets   any   more.   However,   we   became   very   good   friends over   the   last   couple   of   years.   Timo   will   visit   one   of   our   launch   days   in   the   future.   And   if   he   decides   to   return   to water rocketry, we will be happy to help him wherever we can. How is your relation to other water rocketeers? We   appreciate   everybody   who   contributes   to   this   awesome   hobby.   We   always   try   to   keep   in   touch   with   other water   rocketeers.   For   example,   our   colleagues   from   AirCommandRockets   and   USWaterRockets   often   help   us   to translate video scripts into English. Did you create your logo and your website on your own? Absolutely!   It   is   very   import   for   us   to   have   a   corporate   identity   across   all   social   media   accounts.   That‘s   also   the reason   why   we   did   not   use   a   template   to   create   our   website.   We   truly   want   to   deliver   a   browsing   experience that is optimized for what we do. Why don‘t you publish videos every week or month? Videos   about   Water   Rocketry   are   quite   a   lot   of   work,   especially   tutorials.   We   often   need   more   than   four   shooting days   and   launch   days   require   a   whole   day   of   good   weather.   But   the   most   time   consuming   part   is   the   video editing,   which   is   hard   work   and   takes   often   several   days.   We   also   don‘t   want   to   stress   ourselves   too   much because that would affect the video quality negatively. Can you please add my YouTube channel / website about Water Rocketry to your link list? Just send us the link and we will check it‘s content and decide whether we want to add it or not. ;) Where do you find your background music? The   process   of   finding   music   is   never   the   same.   We   buy   many   songs   which   are   especially   licensed   for   the   use   in videos on Audionetwork or Audiojungle. We also regularly check the YouTube Library for new music. 
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We   are   a   team   of   young   and   motivated   enthusiasts   who   want   to   bring   new   life   in   water   rocketry   and   want   to   make   the start   into   the   hobby   as   easy   as   it   can   get.   We   want   to   build   and   launch   our   new   water   rockets,   but   we   also   want   to   inspire YOU to do the same! Since   we   all   live   in   the   same   federal   state   -   Baden-Württemberg   -   but   in   different   cities,   we   usually   work   in   smaller individual   groups   on   different   projects.   Shortly   before   the   start,   the   individual   parts   are   put   together   to   form   a   large whole. There are two standard groupings, called departments, which have different specializations.
The    current    D epartment    of    P rojects    &    E ducation ( DPE )     founded     Raketfued     in     2011     and     is     now responsible   for   the   website,   workshops,   3D   printing and various projects.
The    D epartment    of    T echnology    &    M anufacturing ( DTM )   has   been   part   of   Raketfued   since   2016   and develops,    among    other    things,    new    high-pressure rockets and launch mechanisms.
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In   2015   we   continued   to   improve   our   rockets. But   the   withdrawal   of   Aircommando   Walldorf didn‘t    mean    we    were    alone:    Another    team called    DTMS    contacted    us    and    after    a    few months   we   decided   to   meet.   In   2015   we   had three    really    nice    launch    days    and    we    also started    to    work    together    in    a    few    projects. Then    in    late    2015    we    decided    something which had a big impact on Raketfued:
We   decided   to   merge!   The   goal   was   to   build and   launch   even   better   rockets   together,   while also   spreading   the   hobby   by   producing   great videos   and   tutorials.   However,   it   was   not   easy to   bring   two   entire   teams   together,   especially since   you   have   to   drive   an   entire   hour   to   come together.   To   keep   things   easy,   we   decided   to keep    the    teams    partially    independent    from each   other.   The   old   Raketfued   team   was   now called   „JCA   site“,   the   DTMS   team   became   the „DTMS    site“.    Together    we    started    a    lot    of projects   and   since   then   we   have   been   working together.
to be continued...
ABOUT US OUR TEAM, ITS HISTORY AND ITS FUTURE
When      Christopher      and      Julian      were      in kindergarten,    they    were    interested    in    space ships   and   wanted   to   fly   to   the   moon.   Their first   attempts   of   rocket   building   were   based on   paper,   carton   and   other   materials.      But   for unknown   reasons,   the   very   first   construction simply    didn‘t    want    to    take    off.    In    the    third grade      they      came      up      with      the      name „Raketfued“      which      means      „Rockets      for Germany“.   This   name   seams   a   little   bit   strange and   childish   today,   but   we   decided   to   keep   it anyway,   regardless   of   the   meaning.   One   year later   we   were   able   to   launch   our   first   working rocket,   which   was   -   what   a   surprise   -   a   water rocket.
However,   we   lost   interest   after   a   few   launches and   the   rocket   was   forgotten.   More   than   four years     later     Julian     found     the     rocket     and together   with   Christopher   and   Tim   the   rocket was    launched    again.    The    rocket    flew    only about   60   feet   high,   but   it   was   the   day   where we   really   got   into   water   rocketry.   Since   that day   we   have   been   trying   to   build   bigger   and better    water    rockets.    Some    important    steps were        our        first        successful        parachute deployment     system     Phoenix     1     (February 2012)   and   the   launch   of   our   first   water   rocket which    had    a    pressure    vessel    consisting    of multiple plastic bottle sections.
In     2013     we     met     Aircommando     Walldorf, another   water   rocket   team   which   was   located only   a   few   kilometers   away.   We   launched   our water   rockets   together   and   it   was   a   lot   of   fun. In   fact   it   was   such   a   nice   experience   that   we decided    to    become    partner    teams.    In    the following    months    we    were    able    to    improve our    rockets    rapidly.    But    unfortunately    the partnership    came    to    an    end    in    late    2014 because    Timo    from    Aircommando    Walldorf simply    didn‘t    have    enough    time    anymore.      Nevertheless   the   partnership   with   ACW   was an   amazing   time   and   we   learned   quite   a   lot   in those two years.
CAMERAS: Samsung NX500 for 4K and FullHD footage Sony Alpha 6000 for FullHD footage Panasonic Lumix FZ200 for timelapses (200fps) Panasonic HDC-SD707 for FullHD footage DVR 808 #16 KeyChain Onboard Camera RunCam 2 FullHD Onboard Camera
SOFTWARE: Video Editing: Magix Movie Edit Pro* Website and Graphics: Xara Web Designer*  Images: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 
VIDEO EQUIPMENT: Dörr Airpod 160 Tripod Dörr Pro Black 3 XL 3D-Video-Tripod head Manfrotto Compact Advanced Tripod Tarion 40cm Carbon Steadycam Walimex Pro Dolly Mini Quad  PMS Softbox Set T.bone sc440 Microphone
EQUIPMENT

CAMERAS, SOFTWARE AND MORE

WHAT WE DO

„OUR MISSION“

GALLERY HISTORY

FROM 2011 UNTILL TODAY

SPONSORS & PARTNERS:
Jugendforschungszentrum Energie und Umwelt Landkreis Böblingen DLR next DLR_School_Lab Lampoldshausen/Stuttgart
about our team and our web presence
FAQ
How   old   are   you?   Are   you   still   attending school? We   are   all   19   and   20   years   old.   Some   of   us are   still   attending   school,   but   some   have already     started     studying     and     working. (March 2018) Where do you come from? We‘re    located    in    southern    Germany    near Stuttgart. Can    we    make    a    launch    day    together with you? Just   contact   us   and   maybe   there   is   a   way we   could   visit   one   of   your   launch   days   or you could visit us… What    happened    with    the    partnership with Aircommando Walldorf? Unfortunately     Timo     from     ACW     doesn‘t build   water   rockets   any   more.   However,   we became    very    good    friends    over    the    last couple   of   years.   Timo   will   visit   one   of   our launch   days   in   the   future.   And   if   he   decides to    return    to    water    rocketry,    we    will    be happy to help him wherever we can. How    is    your    relation    to    other    water rocketeers? We   appreciate   everybody   who   contributes to   this   awesome   hobby.   We   always   try   to keep   in   touch   with   other   water   rocketeers. For       example,       our       colleagues       from AirCommandRockets    and    USWaterRockets often   help   us   to   translate   video   scripts   into English. Did you create your logo and your website on your own? Absolutely!   It   is   very   import   for   us   to   have   a corporate    identity    across    all    social    media accounts.   That‘s   also   the   reason   why   we   did not   use   a   template   to   create   our   website. We     truly     want     to     deliver     a     browsing experience   that   is   optimized   for   what   we do. Why     don‘t     you     publish     videos     every week or month? Videos   about   Water   Rocketry   are   quite   a   lot of   work,   especially   tutorials.   We   often   need more   than   four   shooting   days   and   launch days   require   a   whole   day   of   good   weather. But   the   most   time   consuming   part   is   the video   editing,   which   is   hard   work   and   takes often   several   days.   We   also   don‘t   want   to stress    ourselves    too    much    because    that would affect the video quality negatively. Can   you   please   add   my   YouTube   channel /   website   about   Water   Rocketry   to   your link list? Just   send   us   the   link   and   we   will   check   it‘s content    and    decide    whether    we    want    to add it or not. ;) Where    do    you    find    your    background music? The   process   of   finding   music   is   never   the same.     We     buy     many     songs     which     are especially   licensed   for   the   use   in   videos   on Audionetwork     or     Audiojungle.     We     also regularly    check    the    YouTube    Library    for new music. 
We   are   a   team   of   young   and   motivated   enthusiasts who   want   to   bring   new   life   in   water   rocketry   and want   to   make   the   start   into   the   hobby   as   easy   as   it can    get.    We    want    to    build    and    launch    our    new water   rockets,   but   we   also   want   to   inspire   YOU   to do the same! Since   we   all   live   in   the   same   federal   state   -   Baden- Württemberg   -   but   in   different   cities,   we   usually work    in    smaller    individual    groups    on    different projects.    Shortly    before    the    start,    the    individual parts   are   put   together   to   form   a   large   whole.   There are   two   standard   groupings,   called   departments, which have different specializations.
The     current     D epartment     of     P rojects     & E ducation   ( DPE )   founded   Raketfued   in   2011 and    is    now    responsible    for    the    website, workshops,      3D      printing      and      various projects.
The        D epartment        of        T echnology        & M anufacturing     ( DTM )     has     been     part     of Raketfued   since   2016   and   develops,   among other   things,   new   high-pressure   rockets   and launch mechanisms.
DEPARTMENT OF PROJECTS & EDUCATION
DEPARTMENT OF TECHNOLOGY &  MANUFACTURING
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