Knex Rocket That Really Launches

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Intro: Knex Rocket That Really Launches

This is a Knex rocket that actually launches using 4 large rubber bands. It is very simple and uses few pieces. It flies about 20 ft. Watch this video for proof. Please rate. Check out my new cannon.

Piece count (based on original colors)

Rods
white-8
yellow-12
red-28(n.b. mine are all green)
gray-10

Connectors
white snowflake-3
blue 3D-5
purple 3D-29
gray 1 slot-8
gray 2 slot-4

Other
4 large rubber bands

TOTAL-111

Step 1: Rocket

This is the projectile shot out of the base.

Step 2: Base

The Rocket shoots out of this.

Step 3: Adding the Rubber Bands

You place each of the rubber bands around the white peg at the top. Then you add the rocket. Finally you pull down the rocket on to the rod and release it. Watch this cool video to see the launch.

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    29 Discussions

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    Knex4Life23

    5 years ago on Introduction

    i made it and it goes 60 feet in the air but i modified the structure

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    Ps2playa

    8 years ago on Introduction

    i built this and i loved it so i thought i would improve it so i made a rocket three foot six and it didnt work but i made other big ones that were big and they worked

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    something94

    9 years ago on Introduction

    could I possibly make it taller and tie rubberbands together to make it go higher? or would that make it collapse??

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    Kitemanuguy

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Maybe so, but aren't most K'Nex "guns" really just catapults as well? (Nice-build, number-boy.)

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    Jesus.Kiteman

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    yes but mostly just cannons and snipers are catapults just so you know

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    The JamalamKiteman

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    acctually, no they are not. they are crossbows to an extent. a catapult uses a slingshot mechanism or a swinging arm linked to a weight (trebuchet). Knex guns are crossbows, in that they use a blocker (trigger) to hold back a bolt which holds a projectile in front of it. when the trigger is pulled, the potential energy is released throwing the projectile forward.

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    KitemanThe Jamalam

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Oh!

    So the "block trigger" that certain K'NEXers moan about is simply something that blocks the movement of the projectile? I just learned something new about K'NEX...

    However, true crossbow triggers retain the string, and the elastic PE in all bows (cross, long, compound and ballistae) is stored in the bending of the arms, nor the elasticity of the string (which is actually inelastic).

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    Jesus.Skreetsha

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    or you could put the mec from the brickster LDS or i_a_c 's heavy cannon mec on it