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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

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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.
natciqzxc26 months ago

with the rocket I had, I launched it and it went up about 1 meter and caught fire and spun around than nek mennut the grass was on fire xD

We are making the Estes Viking rocket in class!
johnstat000 (author)  Fishyfish1231 year ago

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.

ground up1 year ago
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 :(
johnstat000 (author)  ground up1 year ago

Have you checked the batteries?

xenor1 year ago

Thanks for the "paper towel and baking soda" recovery wadding alternative. That'll come in handy!

johnstat000 (author)  xenor1 year ago

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.

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!!!

johnstat000 (author)  Electric_LED1 year ago

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!