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QuickMods - Soda Bottle Rocket Launch Pad

An improvement of the howtoons launch pad for the soda bottle rocket. While it worked in unison with the trigger quite good and was accesible and easy to make, I found that it didn't hold the bottle the best and flopped around quite a bit. Here is my version of the launch pad for "Soda Bottle Rocket".

I didn't include instructions for sawing the pieces, only the measurements. Why would I need instructions for sawing?

I also just figured out that it makes a handy foot rest :) Don't use it for standing on though! It could easily break under that kind of pressure.

MATERIALS ========

Square-ish type piece of wood, can be rectangular, not too rectangular though. I used approx. 6 inches by 9 inches (that's 15cm by 23 cm).

Long rectangle pieces of wood. I used 5 inches by 12 inches (13cm by 31cm). DO NOT make it any shorter than 5 inches (13cm) high. If it is, you might not be able to fit your bike valve and pump head under it.

Screws or nails

TOOLS ========

Drill press or other tool used for making large holes

1 inch drill bit for drill press

Screwdriver or hammer
 
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Step 1: Drill the Hole

Using the drill press or whatever you're using drill a 1 INCH hole. I mean it. 1 inch. Not 1.2 inches. Not 0.9 inches. 1 INCH. If you do this wrong it could totally wreck the launch. Unless you want a ballistic rocket flipping over and flying at the person who's pumping, don't screw this up.
ikeike403 years ago
yo dis is good
bylerfamily5 years ago
Thank you! I was just looking for a launch pad...
pedrotome5 years ago
Uh... is this finished yet?
Aeshir (author)  pedrotome5 years ago
Yeah. This was one of my first Instructables though, from a long time ago. That's why it sucks.
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