Introduction: New Rocket Powered Matchbox Cars! - Extreme!
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Step 1: What You Need!
First of all you will need a package of Estes A10-PT model rocket engines. You can find these at most Walmart store, hobby shops or other stores that carry model rockets.
Step 2: You Also Need...
Something to attach the 'engines' to the cars. I used 32 gauge wire that you can wrap around the vehicle and secure the 'engine' safely during ignition.
Step 3: And...
you need something to guide the car on it's track. Without this, the rocket shoots the car and rolls it, flipping and tumbling across the 'track'. I used a coffee stirrer and after cutting a small groove in the bottom of the car, cut it to size & glued it in place. This is the perfect diameter for the string that the car rides on.
Step 4: The Controller...
I picked up an Estes Race Controller that runs on 4 "AA" batteries and has a long enough wire with alligator clips at the end. These will attach to the rocket igniters and fire the rocket!