Chapter 6. Compressed Air Rockets

Compressed air rockets are fast and easy to build, and appropriate for all ages.
Figure 6-1. Compressed air rockets are fast and easy to build, and appropriate for all ages.

Compressed air rockets use a puff of pressurized air to blast a rocket from a tube. As I mentioned in Chapter 1, some purists may feel compressed air rockets are not really rockets at all, but these newcomers to the model rocketry scene are really gaining in popularity. Why?

First, compressed air rockets are very fast and easy to build, and can be built by anyone old enough to handle tape and scissors. A hot glue gun is the tool of choice for gluing the parts together, but you can even use tape instead of glue to make the ...

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