Rocket construction


1) Nose cone block- This forms the nose cone of the rocket and is shaped using sandpaper. The shape chosen should reduce pressure drag.

2) Engine holder- This holds the engine in place.

3) Two Spacer Rings- Centre the engine holder inside the body of the rocket.

4) Engine Lock- Prevents the engine from sliding out when the engine deploys the parachute.


5) Shock cord- secures the nose cone to the rocket as the parachute ejects.

6) Flush Mount Ring- provides a way for the nose cone to fit perfectly inside the body of the rocket.

7) Launch Lug- Guides the rocket upwards during the first metre of flight.

8) Fin Plate- Is used to cut out the fins of the rocket.

9) Body Tube-Provides the main feature of the rocket.

10) Parachute- Returns the rocket safely back to Earth. A good design is crucial to the safe return of the rocket.

11) Screw Eye- Secure the parachute and the shock cord to the nose cone

Home Nose cone block Spacer rings Spacer rings Flush mount ring Launch lug Shock cord Engine lock Body tube Engine holder FIn pattern