What's important when building a rocket from scratch? How about high performance, ease of construction and safety. Let's face it; nobody wants to lose a limb. With over fifteen years experience building rockets, Dan Pollino's latest manual makes this seemingly daunting project simple. You'll learn such fundamental tasks as:
- Making the rocket body from a drain pipe
- Making the nosecone from a plastic wine glass
- Making a piston that ejects the parachute without scorching it
- Making an electromechanical apogee detector
- Making the nozzle with cement and a steel washer
- Making the fuel from ordinary sugar
You can do it! With this book anyone can construct a high-quality rocket capable of reaching four hundred miles-per-hour and attaining an altitude of six thousand feet without a machine shop, or even special tools. Free bonus chapters including making the launch rail, making the ignition controller and launching the rocket multiple times are available online.
In this easy-to-understand guide you'll find step-by-step instructions to building the perfect rocket without injuring yourself or your wallet. I Still Have All My Fingers is the rocket building bible amateur rocket enthusiasts have been waiting for.
Dan Pollino's rockets have been featured on G4 TV's "It's Effin Science." His website InverseEngineering.com focuses on amateur rocketry in California.