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Old 09-17-2005, 06:12 PM   #1
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DIY model rockets?

today i got bored and i made a rocket out of pvc. i put the engine thingy in and im wondering if pvc and stand the pressure and heat?
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Old 09-17-2005, 06:20 PM   #2
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I'm guessing the PVC will melt if it doesn't shatter.

If you have a lot of land, a fire extinguisher, and a really long ignition wire, why not?
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i have my old school nearby and is a pretty big field. i bought a starter set awile ago so i have the launch pad, inition wires and engines
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GO FOR IT!!!!!!!!! Try the thick walled pvc.
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Give it a go. What could possibly go wrong.
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lol i tried it today. i left the plug at home so i tried the lil ignitor thingy. i guess it needs the plug to ignite because it used up the ignitor, but it didnt go.

can you buy ignitors seperately? because i have like 5 more engines left and no more ignitors (ignitors are those 2 wires that come together at this lil flammable stuff that lights the gunpowder in the engine)

also i had to wittle away the insides on both ends to get the nosepiece in and to fit the ingine in
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Yes you can get ignitors seperately, but they are pricey. Check out Wal-mart for engines. The Wal-mart Estes engines come with extra plugs and ignitors and are way cheaper than mist hobby stores.

BTW, PVC should be fine since most kits are carboard tubes. I am guessing you will not get much height due to weight. Be careful as it will be lethal coming down. Start out with samll engines and work your way up.

We had a parachute fail on a fairly heavy carboard kit one this summer and it was a missle coming down that buried 8" into hard ground. 8)
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HMMM...this sounds like something I may want to check into.
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i might not even try this until next weekend unless im not busy
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Model rockets are great! I just started the hobby this past spring with my kids. I never did it as a child, but it is a blast for young and old alike. 8)

Best part is it is inexpensive for some quality time with the family. You can get a starter kit with all you need including launch sytem and a rocket for like $20.
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