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In this Instructable I will teach you how to successfully launch your own rocket and the complete story of my own rocket. Remember: rockets are a fun toy when handled with care, but they can also be a dangerous weapon. Please be responsible with your rocket.

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

1. Your Rocket
2. Rocket fuel.(Depending on your rocket you may need a different type of fuel. I used B6-4 engines for a small rocket)
3. Launch pad
4. Plastic stopper for the rocket charge
5. Rocket igniter
6.Rocket recovery wadding -to make you can dip paper towels in a baking powder-water saturated solution and dry. It is also available from Estes and other suppliers.
7. A large, wide, open space outside where rocket launching is allowed.
<p>I would just like to point out that all estes rockets contain instructions already, but this is nice if you lose them.</p>
We are making the Estes Viking rocket in class!
<p>Cool! They are very fun, but remember to stay a large distance away. Also measure the wind and move the rocket appropriately so it doesn't get caught in a tree. My first rocket is still stuck in a very tall tree.</p>
<p>distance shmistance, 10 feet is enough. Don't do this if there's any wind, clouds, or trees at all (one tree or cloud is fine, if it's harmless and far away, e.g. 40 feet and maybe 15 feet tall). A big field is a must, and if your teacher doesn't comply with these, tell her off and leave. Seriousness is required.</p>
Thanks for clearing my confusion with these rockets I'm pretty sure that my igniter is Brocken because i keep holding the button and nothing happens I checked everything three times and still nothing :(
<p>Have you checked the batteries?</p>
<p>Thanks for the &quot;paper towel and baking soda&quot; recovery wadding alternative. That'll come in handy!</p>
<p>Yah, I have found that it works well to keep the heat from the parachute. If you notice after lift off when the rocket is in descent, a large pop happens and something comes out of the rocket. That is a burnt bit of recovery wadding, not anything important.</p>
<p>Great idea!!! The only thing I do not really like about this great idea is the fireworks. They seem pretty expensive and could burn up the rocket. Great idea though!!!</p>
<p>Well, the purpose of the recovery wadding is to prevent the heat from escaping the engine. Please vote for me and thanks for the responses!</p>

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