here I will show you how to make a great match rocket-this is my first instructable

Step 1: equipment

you will need
clippers (I used games workshop clippers)
a lighter or match to light the rocket with
PVA glue
tin foil
some paper
a pencil
a bowl
a battery
your hands!
The commenter below me is right. I would recommend using a chap-stick case, a small wooden dowel, or a pencil instead. If you must use the battery put electrical tape over the positive terminal.
if you touch both terminals of the battery to the foil, it will short out and heat up. It can overheat and explode!
This instructable makes match rockets so complicated... and dangerous. I think ill just stick to my match rockets
This is an extreamly dangerous process because one of the matches could spark and ignite the contents in the bowl which will flash and burn almost instantly. The more material in the bowl the bigger the flash and the greater the chanch you WILL GET BURNED!!! If you attempt to do this please do it in a free standing structure at least ten feet away from any other structure. Also make sure they structure is made of fire resistant material(metal or concrete) also avoid having combustable material in or near the structure where you do this.
how the hell would the matches spark?
friction makes heat and that lights the matches
friction isnt enough for a saftey match. he uses saftey matches in this.
not enough friction in the process to produce that amount of heat. and matches can't "spark". a spark is from electricity. no electricity involved.
it happened to me. i was getting the stuff off by using sand paper... oh... that's probably why
well would saftey matches work with this?
its a chemical reaction with the side of the box and the match
its not the heat its the spark. watch when u light a match it sparks.
just dont use strike anywhere and ull b fine! if it goes off its in a fire resistant bowl isn't it? ive had match powder go off all the time its not that big of a flash. lol but stay safe and use adult supervision
OMG the battery would just blow the fridging thing up!
The battery is just used as a mould to make the hollow shape You don't keep it in there
hey do u know how to make an explosive out of thinner of synthetic enamle th111.
hey do you know how to make a rocket with out a fuse.
yeah I'll put one up if I have the time
thats good
I want to see a launching before i waste this may matches.
everyone my youtube name is also ethanman101 and I got a camcorder 4 christmas so over the next few days I will post a video on there
this would have to be pretty amazing to justify that much effort, also with that much match powder there's probably a good chance of bursting the tin foil body... I do really like the idea of going completely overboard on these things though, over complicated extravagant things for a little giggle are amazing. It might be able to move a small toy car along now...
looks like a lot of work..
you could use a visco fuse instead
That would take so long to make for just one launch!
It's a good launch though

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