I've gotten many comments about my rockets, so I decided to explain what I do. I usually start with assembling the engine housing, which pretty much just holds the engine in place. I next cut, sand, and refine the wooden fins. This is one of the hardest and most difficult parts because the fins, which are very fragile, keep the rocket stable. I've broken these many times. After that, I put together the engine housing with the fins, the body, and the nose cone. I then add the parachute at this point. This is also very important. I've blown up several beautiful rockets due to the failure of this step. One of my works-in-progress is over six feet tall and contains the biggest engine that you're allowed to use without a permit, so I had better rig the parachute correctly. Finally, I airbrush the rocket, launch it, and hope for the best. This is what I have been doing since 2008.
Article posted November 29, 2011 at 08:19 PM •
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