When I was asked why I was going to attach model rocket engines to a large Styrofoam plane and launch it, my response was, “Because it’s a Styrofoam plane, and they’re model rocket engines… and I’m going to launch it.” I mean, c’mon. Isn’t that pretty obvious? So my co-workers got together and made history…
So here’s what was used:
1) Large Styrofoam plane: 4 ft wingspan
2) 2 C6-3 model rocket engines w/ launcher
3) Elmer’s glue and duct tape
4) Cardboard box (sophisticated launching platform)
5) Complete lack of common sense
In a nutshell, I found the center of gravity and attached the rocket engines on either side of the fuselage with Elmer’s. You can also see the wicked-cool teeth on the front of our plane (called the Spirit of Insanity).
Then we added a little duct tape for safety sake. Duct tape saves lives, yo.
After thoughtful consideration, we chose the SLP-3090 Cardboard Launch Pad as our launching platform. The SLP-3090 has a strategically placed flap on one side that can be used to lift one end… for greater lift.
Then we answered a few questions from the police. And then it was time to ROCK AND ROLL, BABY!