Introduction: Easiest, Cheapest, & Fastest Air Powered Rocket Ever!!!
Alright. This is my first instructable, so here goes. This little rocket has been passed down in my family for generations(Not really, but my dad showed me it about 7 years ago). Anyway, Here's how. All you need is the little foil wrapper found on virtually all chewing gum and a little persistence.
Step 1: Preparing the Rocket!
(I'll be doing this all with my right hand as my dominant one) First, make a thumbs up sign with your left hand.
Step 2: Preparing the Rocket!!
Now take your foil wrapper and put it behind your thumb, with the edge of the foil even with the right side of your thumb.
Step 3: Preparing the Rocket!!
Now wrap the foil around your thumb.
Step 4: Finishing the Rocket!!
By now you should have a foil tube roughly the diameter of your thumb. Now take whatever foil lies abouve your thumbtip(In most cases, anywhere from 1/4" to 1") and twist it up, givng the rocket it's pointy top! The Rocket is finished!!
Step 5: Create Launching Pad!!
Make a shape with your hand kind of like the "OK" sign, but have all your fingers follow the index finger.(Connect your index finger to your thumb with a circle in the middle, then have all your fingers follow the curve of your index finger. (Sorry About the black, I screwed up on Paint)
Step 6: Preparing the Launcher!!
Now take your right hand and make the funky shape shown in the image. The goal is to have the fleshy part below your thumb fit directly below your left thumb, making the most airtight cup with your hands as possibe. To test it's airtightness, blow into the hole. If it's really hard to blow into, you're probably doing just fine. If not, perfect your technique. (Yay I fixed the blackness!)
Step 7: Placing the Rocket
To correctly launch your rocket, you must position it correctly. Place it in the circle between your index finger and thumb of your left hand. If it's too tight, it won't pop out and if it's too loose the air pushed up to fire will escape through the holes. Make sure it's i there well.
Step 8: Now for the Fun Part...
Here's the part you've been waiting for... Firing!!! Take your left hand with the rocket in position and place it about a foot away from your other hand(In the air). Now bring your correctly positioned right hand swiftly into your correctly positioned left hand. If all goes well, the air forced upward will propel the rocket out of your hand and up into the air anywhere from 0 to 15 feet in the air