This rocket launcher uses flash cotton (gun cotton, nitrocellulose) to simulate the muzzle blast of a real rocket. It is an excellent prop for home movies, or just a great addition to a Halloween costume. Needless to say, it should not be fired indoors or at other living creatures. Flash cotton does not usually cause burns to the skin, but that does not mean it never will. It does produce a real flame so it also should not be used in dry or flammable environments.
Flash cotton can be purchased many places online, or at local magic shops for quite reasonable prices.
The total price of this project was about $35.
Midwest Fastener Corp. 2790 G Power Tool Switch
4' 12 gauge wire
Three 1 1/2" x 3/16 Machine Screws
Five 3/16" Nuts to Fit Screws
6 Volt Battery
3' of 3" PVC Pipe
Two 4" x 3" PVC Reducers
1.5" PVC End Cap
Parts for Scope:
1" x 1" x 1/2" S x S x T PVC "T" Fitting
1/2" Close Threaded Pipe Nipple