Step 11: 9. Load the Recovery System

After the rocket engine has fired for a sufficient amount of time it launches a charge that pops the nosecone off and deploys the parachute.  To protect the parachute wadding (sold separately) is packed between the rocket motor and the parachute.

9.1. Carefully place 7 to 8 wadded up pieces of paper into the top of the Body Tube in a loose configuration.

9.2. Straighten out the parachute by tugging at the center of the parachute till it lays flat.

9.3. Fold the parachute in half by folding the center part of the parachute.

9.4. Roll the parachute up to the center from both sides.

9.5. Wrap the parachute lines around the rolled parachute loosely.

9.6. Insert the parachute into the top of the tube.

9.7. Pack the shock cord into the top of the Body Tube and then insert the nose cone into the top of the Body Tube.

9.8. You may paint your rocket any color you choose.  We chose to leave ours unpainted for a more retro look.
<p>please tell me , i can do it in my stem fair</p>
<p>is it gonna fly</p>
<p>is it gonna fly</p>
I remember making a model rocket when I was in Beginner Shop in Jr High, we made the tubes by wrapping Gummed Paper Tape, it worked very well. We made all the components in the shop and then went out to the field next to the school and fired them off, most of the rockets that the class made worked great, a few had some issues with flying straight. It was a learning experience that I really appreciated when I played with some of the Estes rockets later in life.
Cool! <br>I like the colors of the chute :) <br> <br>Also even as a non-rocketeer, i understood the basics and think i would be able to pull off a feat like this without too many fails in the process. <br>--&gt; Good 'ible! :)
GREAT job on this buddy...however, here are some tips...if you take the body tube, and place it in a smooth corner of say...a door frame or window frame, you can draw one line, and then standard common sense kicks in after one glues in the first stab fin. for thes stab's i have found superglue works wonders...3-5 coats will ensure the fins dont go anywhere... you can also sand than and make a lovely and fluid &quot;fairing&quot; joint. you can do the same with wood glue (which in my opinion works better as you are glueing 2 wood materials together, it will create a super bond) but the tradeoff is that you will have to wait for the glue to dry and cure...superglue is quicker, but its easy to make a mistake that could be potentially detramental to the FULL performance of the end product... <br> <br>as far as these kits are concerned, its hard to mess them up though. the real hazard which is agreeable is fire upon takeoff, but this is unlikely anyways. and even if it desintegrated upon t/o, it would end up sommersaulting in mid air safely from spectators as these are NOT high poweres rockets...it would be more of a concern if it was powered by anything bigger than an E motor. <br> <br>Overall though, lovely project!! i enjoyed working on it!

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