match rocket

My match rockets have not been nearly as successful as my paperclip trebuchet.

Medieval warcraft: 1; modern rocket science: 0.

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One Response to match rocket

  1. neuroklinik says:

    The design you’ve pictured doesn’t look like what I used to build.

    Instead, use a full wooden or paper match, and wrap foil around just the first half of the match, including the head. Then, use a pin to form an exhaust channel just under the foil, from the head of the match down… the exhaust channel also serves as the guidance system.

    Something like this…

    http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/TRC/Rockets/match_rocket.html

    …however, I would wrap the foil so that it runs a bit further down the length of the match… that way your guidance system has more opportunity to guide the thrust of the rocket.

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