If you are like me, you like experimenting with designs without spending a lot of money in case it goes miserably, and you like to do things without safety taking too high a priority and obstructing or ruining a good chance to experiment. If you are not like me, it is probably for the better as you will probably live longer, but you will miss out on all the fun. In this Instructable, I will tell you how to make a inexpensive rocket out of CPVC pipe. This method of making a rocket may very well be common knowledge. Though I thought of the Idea on my own, others had thought about it as well. You could probably just do a Google search and find this-you don't need to tell me. In fact, I searched this out and I read of how someone else did this, so I felt more comfortable attempting it. Advise is most welcome. This is my first Instructable, so sorry if it is confusing. Sorry that I don't have any videos or that many pictures at the moment. Enjoy.
One more request. Please stop referring me to Google.com. I get the idea.
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Step 1: Things Needed
7" of 3/4" CPVC pipe.(I am not exactly sure what that is, but I found it at Ace hardware. You might find a lighter type of pipe, but make sure that the rocket engine fits snugly inside the pipe.) You will have to get it in one foot length's, so it is up to you if you want a longer rocket.
A 1" rubber stopper for the cone. (if you can think of something else, it is up to you.) You can also get this from Ace.
A sheet of balsa wood about 6" by 5" (I used a different type of light wood, But I am clueless as to what it is called.)
A normal plastic bag (for the parachute)
Thin Super Glue
Tough string for parachute ( You might could use fishing wire for this- I used what I had on hand)
Thin rubber band (shock cord)
Model Rocket engine. (I would use a C6-2, a C6-3, or C6-4)
Protractor (would immensely help)
Razor (or sharp knife)
Scissors (both light and heavier duty)
Hot glue gun (with glue of course)
File (moderately large, but not a rasp)