Step 9: 7. Attach the Shock Cord

The shock cord is what attaches the nose cone to the body tube.  This is necessary so that the parachute can deploy.

7.1. Cut out the Shock Cord mount template located on the Rocket Kit’s provided instruction Manual

7.2. Alternatively, cut out a 2” x .75” rectangular piece of paper.

7.3. Glue one end of the Shock Cord to the center of the template (#2), with the shock cord aligned with the long edge of the template.

7.4. Fold up the end of the template (#1) over the shock cord.

7.5. Fold the #2 & #1 section over the Shock Cord and #3 section and glue.

7.6. Place the folded paper and shock cord under something heavy and allow the glue to set. Make sure to protect the heavy object with paper products.

7.7. Apply additional glue to one side of the shock cord packet and place it at least 1 ½” inside to the inner surface of the Body Tube from the top.This must be glued at least this far into the tube or else the Nose cone will not fit into the Body Tube.

7.8. Hold until the glue sets.
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!
<p>Hi...Good day.</p><p>A private space observatory in Abu Dhabi, UAE will be <br>hosting a rocket and mars rover design competition. And I've been <br>looking around for some post regarding model rockets. I was just <br>wandering if anyone could give me some ideas about model rockets and <br>mars rovers design. Some guidelines perhaps, that could help students in<br> making their own design. And also any criteria in judging the model <br>rockets and mars rover.</p>
<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! :)

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