Introduction: The One and Done Rocket
Using simple and concise instructions, this Instructable will teach you how to efficiently make a rocket that is disposable after the first use. The necessary materials are an 18"-by-18" piece of construction paper, tape (preferably Duct Tape), and a large sheet of poster-board. Remember, these rockets only have one use before they break. If they're launched more than once they will blow up. Don't be a perfectionist; your efforts will be wasted!
Step 1: The Body
-Roll up 18"-by-18" construction paper to designated length (Rocket engine or air-compressor launcher)
-Use tape longer than the body, folding the excess tape into the rocket, to bind it together
Step 2: Wings
-Trace out 3 right triangles of 3"-by-5.5" using the poster-board
-Trace out a rectangle for flaps of 1"-by-2" (6)
-Tape the flaps to the wings in the center
-The bottom of the wings should be flush with the bottom of the rocket
-Tape the wings to the rocket and have them be equal distances apart from each other
Step 3: Nose Cone
-Trace a circle with a diameter of 3.5"
-Fold the circle into a cone and tape it
-Tape the cone to the top of the rocket
-Bind it very well, taping the seam several times across, to prevent it from blowing off