Huge Rocket

Introduction: Huge Rocket

This is a project that I've been working on for a while, and have almost finished! It has cost me around 125$

DISCLAIMER:

This is not finished. I can't finish it because Lowe's doesn't have the pvc nipples in stock. I will finish this in a week or so. Thank you, and enjoy.

Step 1: Supplies for Rocket

On Estes.com:

2 bt-80 packs

1 nc-80 pack

2 bt-80 tube coupler packs

1 launch lug pack

1 30" nylon parachute 1 24" nylon parachute

Other:

1 1/4" threaded pvc coupling

1/8" balsa wood

3/4"x9' braided elastic

Step 2: Supplies for Launchpad

On Estes.com:

blast deflector plate

Other:

3/4" pvc pipe

3/4" pvc cross tee

3/4" pvc end caps

3/4" pvc 45 degree elbows

1"x1/4" fender washer

1/4"x1 1/4" lag screw

1/4"x6' steel rod

Step 3: Supplies for Motor

confectioners sugar

potassium nitrate (spectracide stump remover)

baking soda

unscented kitty litter

black powder substitute

1 1/4" x 12" pvc nipple

1 1/4" oak dowel

Step 4: Making the Body

Start off by making a line around each of the couplings in the middle. Put wood glue on one half, and stick it into the body tube. Add glue to the other side, and slide it onto another tube. Sandwich that between two levels (or straghedges)

Step 5: Making the Shock Cord

Cut out template 4 and trace it onto cardstock. Cut it out. Put wood glue in the center, and press the elastic on it. Place more wood glue on the elastic and fold the top over. Fold again. When it's dry, tie a small loop at the other end

Step 6: Making the Fins

Cut out the template. Cut 3 fins for templates 1, 2, and 3 out of 1/8" balsa wood

Step 7: Making the Launch Pad

Cut 4 pieces of 3/4" pvc to 2 inches, and another 4 to 27 inches. Put the 2 inch pieces into the cross tee. Add the elbows. Spray paint! Drill a 1/4" hole about 3/4" from the center. Drill another hole, with a 7/32" drill bit, in the middle of the elbow facing the fist hole. Attach the blast plate on with the screw.

Step 8: Blending Kitty Litter

With a cheap blender, blend bentonite clay (unscented kitty litter) to a fine dust. Put it in a container.

Step 9: Blending Other Stuff

Also, blend up potassium nitrate. Make sure to not expose potassium nitrate anywhere near an open flame.

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