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How to Make a PAPER TIGER
STEP 1: MAKE BODY TUBE 1. Use a spent engine to roll your body tube out of copier paper the short way 2. Test the size by sticking the engine in the ends. It should be tight enough to hold the Engine but loose enough to insert and remove easily 3. Wipe a line of glue across edge of paper and seal smoothly
STEP 2: MAKE NOSE CONE 1. Roll ½ a sheet of copier paper into a tight cone 2. Wipe a small amount of glue On the edge and seal smoothly
STEP 3: MAKE LAUNCH LUG Cut a piece of straw 4 cm long Cut a strip of paper 8 cm X 4 cm Cover the paper with glue Roll the straw in the paper Smoothly seal the edges Set aside.
STEP 4: INSERT ENGINE STOP 1. Cut piece of cardboard 8 cm X 2 cm and roll into a ring 2. Choose end that engine fits best Cover outside of ring with glue Place inside end of rocket 3. Hold spent engine with fingertips and push ring up inside rocket until your fingertips touch with a twisting motion in, up and out WARNING! This is the CRITICAL PART of building the rocket! Spent engine may get stuck if you do not keep moving!
STEP 5: PICK OUT FIN DESIGN AND CUT OUT 3 OR 4 FINS 1. Cut out the fin design of your choice. 2. Trace the fin on cardboard And cut out With a box knife On the clipboard 3. Use this fin to trace the other fins 4. Trim your fins With scissors Make sure they are Exactly alike
STEP 6: CREATE AND ATTACH FIN ALIGNMENT PAPER 1. Find Circumference2. Trim to fit 3. Fold paper (thirds for 3 fins Or fourths for 4 fins) 4. Mark the creases 5. Apply glue To opposite side 6. Apply to the end of Rocket with engine stop 7. Apply fins on each line and where the paper meets
STEP 7: ATTACH FINS Wipe a small line of glue on the line on the rocket and a small line of glue on the edge of the fin. Hold firmly in place until it dries. Do the same with the other fins.
STEP 8: ATTACH LAUNCH LUG Glue Launch Lug Halfway up body tube Not in line with any fin
STEP 9: TRIM NOSE CONE 1. Place untrimmed nosecone on the top of the rocket. 2. Feel the top edge of rocket 3. Trim the nosecone so 1 cm overhangs the rocket.
STEP 10: MAKE STREAMER AND ATTACH TO STRING AND SHOCK CORD Create a streamer: (Instead of a parachute) Cut a piece of ribbon 30 cm long. Reinforce one end with piece of masking tape. Punch a small hole In the tape and tie one end of a 30 cm piece of string to it. Cut into 1 – 2 cm vertical strips. SHOCK CORD: Cut a thick rubber band in half. Tie one end of the cut rubber band to the other end of the string.
STEP 11: ATTACH STREAMER TO ROCKET AND NOSE CONE 1. Cut a small piece of paper and Wipe glue on it and Wrap the free end of The rubber band With it 2. Glue one end And place inside The top end of your rocket 3. Cut another small piece of paper. Wipe glue on it and wrap the knot where the string is attached to the rubber band 4. Glue this paper wrapped knot into the tip of your trimmed nosecone.
STEP 12: INSPECTION AND INSERT WADDING Bring Finished Rocket to the Inspectors Sue or Cheryl They will give you the wadding (Protects the streamer from the heat of the secondary explosion) Engines will be Inserted on the Day of the launch