CARB Compressed Air Rocket Bounce Assembly Instructions

CARB Parts:

Here are the three parts that assemble to make the CARB Compressed Air Rocket Bounce recovery.  You will need to add the superglue. We recommend Loctite Super Glue Professional Liquid, available at hardware stores, Lowes & Home Depot.

Installation of the nosecone is a bit tricky.  You may want to practice pushing and twisting in the nosecone BEFORE you apply any superglue.  You will need to do this in one quick motion, and there is no going back once you start.

Step 1:

Apply super glue all the way around the base of the nosecone.

Step 2:

Very important!  This will need to be done in one quick inserting and twisting motion.

Step 3:

The Fins:

Fold the fins in half.

Step 4:

Fold the other two areas between the notches (short areas):

Step 5:

Fold all of the long lines in the opposite direction.  You can now start to see all three fins forming.

Step 6:

Tuck the folded slots together, with the tails on the inside.

Step 7:

Align the top and bottom edges.

Step 8:

Apply a piece of tape to keep fins aligned.

Step 9:

Slide fins over tube.

Step 10:

Align the fins with the end of the tube.

Step 11:

Tape all three sections between the fins to the rocket tube, and double check alignment.

Step 12:

Super Glue the three sections to the tube one at a time.  Slide the super glue tip up under each section, apply glue, then hold each section in place until dry.

Allow the glue to dry, remove the tape, and you are ready for launch!