Introduction: Patriot Rocket
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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!
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