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1 X-103 Straw Rockets

2 Tools and Materials 8 ½”x11” 20lb copier paper 8 ½”x11” 64lb card stock 8 ½”x11” cardboard Foamie sheets Rubber bands Paperclips Coffee stirrer sticks Straws (one size must fit into a larger size) Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks have 2 straw sizes. Scotch tape Masking tape Scissors Glue gun Colored pencils 12” ruler

3 Glider Wings and Tail + Rocket Fins Make crisp, accurate, straight folds. Folding in half ensures that the right and left wings will be the same. Fold Cut out wings. Fold edge Cut out 4 equal rocket fins. Cut out tail. Alternate wing design. 3” 3.5” 2” 1”

4 Unfold wings. Roughly 6”. Cut 4 equal fins and bend a small flange so you can glue the fins to the fusaloge. Roughly 2”. Cut and fold tail as shown. Roughly 3”. Glider Wings and Tail + Rocket Fins Alternate wing design.

5 Big straw. Small straw. You can find these two straw sizes at Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts. Cut the BIG straw roughly in half. Straw Fuselage

6 1) Pinch and tape or hot glue one end of each straw half. No air should get through. We will be making a straw rocket and a straw glider. 2) Cut out a 2“ diameter circle out of paper of Foamie. 3) Cut the circle in half. 4) Wrap each half circle into a cone and tape or hot glue. Straw Fuselage

7 Straw Fuselage Hot glue the cone to the closed end of the BIG straw.

8 Integrate Parts Hot glue wings, tail and fins onto the BIG straw halves. Insert the small straw inside the big straw fuselage and blow! It may help to wrap a small rubber band around the front of the fuselage to control the center of gravity!

9 Hall of Fame Planes

10 Air Show Competitions: 1)Best looking. 2)Furthest distance. 3)Most accurate. 4)Longest flight time.


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