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Rocket Cart

PIRA 1N22.10

Image:

Photo of Demo

Description:

Due to the conservation of momentum, a person on a cart will be propelled in a direction opposite of the gas discharging from the extinguisher.

Recipe and
Location:

Rocket Extinguisher
Rocket Cart
Hard Hat

Section A
Under the stairwell by the elevator
Section A

Video:

Streaming Video:

None

MPG Video:

Rocket Cart

Real Video:

Rocket Cart

Notes:

None at this time.

 

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