7. BUILD THE ROCKETS
7a. Download the rocket template
from makezine.com/15/airrocket and
print it out on 8½"× 14" paper. Cut
out all the pieces on the solid lines
7b. Wrap the body tube around the
assembly stand and tape it in 5
places with the ¾" masking tape.
The smoother your tape, the more
aerodynamic your rocket will be. Now
wrap the body tube with 2" masking
tape, working your way down. Slide
the body tube to the top of the PVC
stand. Tape the pressure cap on top
of the body tube by crisscrossing ¾"
tape over the top, and smooth it down.
7c. Curl the nose cone around to overlap the dotted section, and tape it in
place. Stuff the nose cone tightly with
the napkin. A full napkin should fit in.
Use a pencil to pack it tightly.
7d. Place the nose cone on top of the
body tube, tape around the tabs, then
cover the nose cone in tape.
NOTE: Make sure to
overlap the tape, making
it about 2 layers thick
everywhere. If you miss
a spot, you’ll have a