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Building a High-Power Rocket. Did you know? It takes only about eight minutes for a Space Shuttle to accelerate to a speed of more than 17,000 miles per hour. Rockets for Schools. Nosecone Payload Bay Coupler Airframes Parachute Motor Tube Centering Rings Fins. Components.

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building a high power rocket

Building a High-Power Rocket

Did you know? It takes only about eight minutes for a Space Shuttle to accelerate to a speed of more than 17,000 milesper hour.

components
Nosecone

Payload Bay

Coupler

Airframes

Parachute

Motor Tube

Centering Rings

Fins

Components
body tubes
Body Tubes

Phenolic body tube: Carbon fiber body tubes:

Note the spiral in the shadowed area.

Quantum body tubes:

materials
Materials
  • Epoxy
  • Sandpaper
  • Sanding blocks
  • Popsicle sticks or other flat sticks
  • Plastic cups
  • Masks
  • Wood filler
step 1 constructing motor tube
Step 1: Constructing Motor Tube

Attaching forward centering ring:

Nylon strap attached:

step 2 filling spirals
Step 2: Filling Spirals

Filling spirals:

Sanding off excess filler:

step 3 fins
Step 3: Fins

Sanding the fins:

Epoxying the fins in:

Fin jig:

step 4 payload tube
Step 4: Payload Tube

Attaching bulkhead: Eyebolt:

Putting epoxy in

payload tube: Inserting coupler:

step 5 nosecone
Step 5: Nosecone

Sanding the cone:

Screwing the cone

into the tube:

step 6 extras
Step 6: Extras

Drilling hole for rail button: Drilling pressure hole:

Rail button:

step 7 painting
Step 7: Painting

Priming rocket:

Painting rocket: