Here we take a look at how to make a match rocket in only 60 seconds that will fly up to 60 feet, all on the power of a single match head. If you need help, or my free match head rocket template plans in PDF format, visit the website link above.
I've always loved making matchstick rockets, and like many others here on YouTube they commonly top out for flight distance at about 20 - 40 feet, similar to my results as a kid. So I decided to go back to the drawing board and try to squeeze every ounce of power out of them just for fun. The result? I think we have the ultimate long distance matchbox rocket capable of over 40 feet, and up to 60 feet, all out of a single matchstick.
Although these rockets are only fueled by one match head, they do get hot enough to burn fingers, and leave scorch marks in carpets. This project should not be attempted without adult supervision, and if done indoors, safety precautions should be in place to mitigate any fire hazards. Misuse, or careless use, may result in property damage. Use of this video content is at your own risk.