Mindsets Rocket Launcher Kit
• Create and launch your own air pump rocket up to 100m in the air
• This kit comes with compressed air launcher, firing unit and nose cone for your rocket
• Learn about rockets, thrust and drag
• Comes in 5 parts to assemble
• Suitable for ages 11+ with supervision
• Requires two 9V batteries (not included, Order Code L46AL) and a foot pump (not included)What can I make with this kit?
Build your own rocket and see how high you can reach by sending it up to 100m into the sky. A brilliant introduction to small rockets, this kit (manufactures code ROC 006) is powered by compressed air rather than solid fuel and still gives great performance. Build your launch pad complete with launcher, firing box and customisable rockets. The launcher requires two 9V batteries (not included, Order Code L46AL) for the firing box and a foot pump (not included) for the air compressor.How do I put this kit together?
Use the mandrel in your launcher kit to roll your paper (not included) into a tube, secure it with glue (not included) and cap it with the nose cone. Then angle your launcher ready for take-off. The more vertical it is the higher the rocket will go and the smaller distance it will travel horizontally. Have fun testing which designs go the highest and furthest. The launcher can be tilted up to 35 degrees and should never be pointed at people or objects. What can you learn?
See if you can affect the performance of your rocket by changing its shape, materials or body design and compete to see what designs or layout work best. The rocket will move faster the more streamlined it is as this reduces the drag. It’s propelled by the compressed air in the launcher being released all at once. As it releases the air rushes out to expand into the space available and the more pressure there is the more powerful the thrust will be. Add an extra challenge and see if you can get your rocket down safely afterwards using parachutes, wings or even rotors (not included). With your imagination the sky is definitely not the limit.
The launchers should only be used under direct adult supervision.
Extra rockets can be made using the Mindsets Rocket Nose Cones 30 Pack (Order Code A69RQ
|Number of included parts
|Number of experiments that can be made
|What can be made?
|Computer system requirements
|Age group, if specified
||11+ with direct adult supervision
|Power supply requirements
||2 x 9V (PP3) batteries (not included), foot pump (not included
||300 mm x 165 mm x 140 mm
||240 mm x 25 mm x 25 mm
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