Mindsets Rocket Car Launcher Kit
• Make an air propelled model car
• Build your model car then use the firing box to set off the launcher and see how far your car goes
• Learn about thrust, air pressure and drag
• Create the rocket car system with 17 parts including a booklet
• Suitable for ages 11+ with adult supervision
• Requires 2 x 9V (PP3) batteries (not included – Order Code L46AL) and a foot pump (not included)What can I make with this kit?
How far can you send your car? This rocket car kit (manufactures code 322-056) allows you to propel a car forward using an air pump. The rocket part of the can is created by a using a rolled paper tube (not included) capped at one end. The launcher’s air pressure can be varied and monitored. This allows you to see the differences changing air pressure can make or ensure a fair race by make sure that all models have the same pressure to start them off. This kit includes the launcher, firing box (required two x 9V batteries sold separately Order Code L46AL
) and pieces for one car model. The launcher requires a foot pump (not included). The launcher can only be used horizontally and can be used indoors.What can you learn?
See if you can affect the performance of your car by changing the shape, weight, suspension or body design and compete to see what designs or layout work best. The cars will move faster the more streamlined they are as this reduces the drag. The car is propelled further by the compressed air in the launcher being released all at once. As it is released the air rushes out to expand into the space available. The more pressure the more powerful the thrust will be. This kit can be set to send the car up to tens of meters.
This kit requires a foot pump (not included) and cannot be used for rockets due to anti-tilt safety requirements.
Additional Cars are available Order Code A67RQ
|Number of included parts
|Number of experiments that can be made
|What can be made?
|Computer system requirements
|Age group, if specified
|Power supply requirements
||2 x 9V (PP3) batteries(not included)
||Foot pump (not included)
||200 mm x 70 mm
||300 mm x 160 mm x 140 mm (length of 680 mm with tube attached)
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