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.
If you think you can beat this I'd love to hear from you, and you can post your matchbox rockets on my Facebook page here : https://www.facebook.com/123Brainfoo
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Copying anything you see in this video or on the website is done at your own risk entirely, the purpose of the video is to entertain and educate.
Matches by their very nature are a fire hazard, not only directly but indirectly. Although these mini matchstick rockets are relatively safe to build, they may blow out hot or flaming particles of light match debris. These hot particles are definitely a hazard to anything flammable inside or outside the home, think carpets, furnishings and dry grass etc. On occasion you may also get a rocket explode, this can shoot out aluminum foil and particles that could hit your eyes, so eye protection should be worn. Finally it should be noted that the rocket casings are hot when they land, and they may damage delicate surfaces or soft furnishings. This should not be copied by anyone under 18 without adult supervision.