Introduction: Patriot Rocket

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Launched on July 4, 2013. This rocket holds 4 engines, however only 2 ignited. I saw this as a fail and a success as a flight. It was a failure due to only 2 engines igniting but it was a success because it lifted off the launch pad. Sorry for the lack of pictures as this was done a year ago.

Step 1: Materials

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1. Badger® Model 350 Airbrush ($60)
2. Testors enamel model paint in red, white and blue (1/4 FL. OZ.)(at least 4 bottles of each color)
3. Acetone
4. 1/4" wide tape
5. Model rocket of your choice (I chose the SUNWARD Eruption Model Flying Rocket
6. Bigger parachute(I didn't like how small the original parachute was so I got a 24" parachute)
7. Recovery wadding
8. 4 B-64 engines
9. 2 Igniters
10. Launch Pad
11. Launch Rod

Step 2: Assembly

Assemble your rocket

Step 3: Mix Paint

In a small cup pour all of the paint. (I used 4 bottles)

Pour in 4 caps of acetone and mix well

Step 4: Airbrush

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Pour mixture into airbrush capsule and apply a light-medium coat of paint on all rocket parts

Nose Cone: White
Fins & Bottom Party of Body Tube: Blue
Body Tube: White

After each painting rinse out the canister with acetone and spray some acetone through the barrel to make sure you don't have a mix of colors.

Step 5: Tape the Rocket

Take 1/4" electrical tape and run it up and down your rocket leaving 1/4" space between each tape strip

Step 6: Paint the Stripes

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In between the stripes that you taped airbrush red. Wait till it dries and then peel off the tape and enjoy your art work.

Step 7: Prepare for Lift-off

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Add recovery wadding into the body tube in between the engines and the parachutes.

Put engines in designated spots

Place rocket on launch pad

Step 8: Lift Off

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Give your new rocket a kiss for good luck

Insert safety key in each of the igniters wait for lights to come on

Press both buttons simultaneously

Step 9: Share Results

I am interested on your results and feedback on my Instructable. Please leave comments in the comment section and share your pictures and videos too. Thank you all and happy launching!


andrewthegreat98 (author)2014-05-20


peh130 (author)2014-05-08

How did u get the four engines to launch at same time so it does not go sideways? Did u use more than one yellow thing or wire them together or clip all of them to one yellow thing

chasec12 (author)peh1302014-05-09

Only two engines launched. Even though I used 2 of the the yellow igniters one of them failed and the 2 engines that launches were diagonally across from each other so that kept them strait.

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