Introduction: Rocket Powered Glider
Glue a micro rocket engine to a balsa glider. This is NOT a launch it entry, I didn't feel like doing the safety stuff, this was done to blow off steam between bouts of statics and statistics homework.
Step 1: Wacha Need?
A balsa glider
micro maxx rocket engines
a spring from a pen
Step 2: Start by Assembling the Glider
Let's skip that part.
Then apply a strip of aluminum tape down half the length of the body on the underside. his keeps the rocket from igniting the balsa.
Step 3: Set Up the Rocket Motor
These motors come with a proprietary igniter, we start by disassembling the igniter, the two halves are held together with sticky tape. Separate them with an xacto knife and remove the igniter . Now use a spot of superglue to secure the igniter in the rocket motor.
Step 4: Step Four
Glue the rocket motor onto the aluminum tape just under the nose of the glider, and then, as a launch guide, glue the spring halfway back on the side body of the glider.
Step 5: Dagnabit, I Said Lunch
THe launch rod is a bamboo skewer propped in a roll of solder, should have secured it, oh well. Wires are hooked to the igniter, a 9.6 volt drill battery as attached to the other end and fire happens. Reloads are accomplished by snapping off the old, and gluing on a new engine.