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Unread postAuthor: flamerz14 » Fri Jun 01, 2007 8:54 pm

I made a few matchstick rockets with different designs frm MANY videos on youtube but when I light it up, the rocket just explodes like a match bomb.I got a huge bruise on my right hand pulling it back when the rocket exploded.
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Unread postAuthor: PVC Arsenal 17 » Fri Jun 01, 2007 8:58 pm

Use one match. Lots of foil. Make the exhaust hole properly.
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Unread postAuthor: flamerz14 » Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:03 pm

I used 2 match heads like most designs said.and doesnt the launcher cover the exhaust hole?
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Unread postAuthor: lukemc » Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:08 pm

*SIGHHH* FIGURE OUT HOW THINGS WORK BEFORE YOU MAKE THEM!! if you dont know what is going to happen than you cant use safty
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Unread postAuthor: flamerz14 » Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:10 pm

I tried, and I know that by igniting them, the gases produced from the burning is channelled to the exhaus hole where is propels the rockt forward. I did ths again with the rocket on the floor and it worked. my only problem is how to make it fly.
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Unread postAuthor: lukemc » Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:21 pm

ok heres a plan take a book put something uner it so its at a 43.56 degree angle. here comes the tricky part (sarcastic) put the roket on the tilted book so match head is hanging off. next light it.
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:24 pm

...how can you possibly get matchstick rockets wrong?

Matchstick. Foil. Something to light it with.

Anyway they don't fly, they just go whoosh and hop vaguely in the direction you pointed it.
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Unread postAuthor: pyromanic13 » Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:47 pm

make the nozzles with a pin...use one match and some foil. not sure how you could mess it up
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Unread postAuthor: A-98 » Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:59 pm

silly n0oberz, i know how to make a real matchstick rocket.


take a large paperclip, and bend it sothe center part is at a 45º angle, then make the nozzle with a pin or something. set it up, and declar war on an anthill.
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Unread postAuthor: flamerz14 » Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:20 pm

apparently, I make matchstick "bombs" more than these rockets.Could low quality matches be the problem?
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Unread postAuthor: TurboSuper » Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:18 am

I just build the good ol Estes model rockets. They can go ito the freakin clouds.
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Unread postAuthor: sandman » Wed Jun 13, 2007 2:47 pm

lol, amen

now im starting to have to put trackers in mine cause i cant find them in the sky
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