How do I assemble the RocketBlaster?

The Launcher will not launch when the controll button is pressed.

What is the hissing noise coming from the RocketBlaster?

How do I make my own paper rockets?

Why are my paper rockets are blowing up?

How much pressure can I pump into the RocketBlaster?

What else do I need to launch paper rockets?

The Launch tubes will not stay in one position...

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How do I assemble the RocketBlaster (launcher)?

  • Remove all the pieces from the box (Launch Tubes, Controller & Blaster)

  • Assemble the launch tubes by inserting the top tube into the slip coupler.  make sure that the top and bottom sections of the launch tubes are fully seated.  If not, the top section of the tube may launch along with the rockets.  Leave the unpainted end for rockets to slip over.

  • Carefully twist the bottom of the launch tubes into the threaded elbow at the base of the Blaster.  Do not force the launch tubes into the Blaster as you may strip the threads.

  • Insert the batteries into the controller by pulling the button-end off the top of the controller.  Connect the batteries to the 9 volt clips and insert the batteries and wires back into the controller.  Push the button-end of the controller snuggly onto the base.

  • See the diagram for each model listed below

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The launcher will not launch when the button is pressed.  What am I doing wrong?

  • Check the air pressure.  If it is greater than 25 PSI, reduce the pressure and disconnect the air hose.  Then reconnect the air hose to pressurize the RocketBlaster.

  • If the air pressure is correct, check the batteries.  Remove the air hose, then press the launch button to see if the valve clicks.  If the valve clicks, then the batteries need to be replaced (recommended to use Energizer® or Duracell®).  The Blasters require more battery charge the higher the pressure.  Reducing pressure in either Blaster will allow you to use older batteries.

  • If the valve doesn't click when you have no pressure in the RocketBlaster, the batteries are dead.  Replace with new batteries.  If new batteries still will not make the valve click, then there is probably a short somewhere between the launch button and the valve on the Blaster.  Check for shorts in the wire and repair as necessary.

  • If there are no shorts, the solenoid or valve will need to be replaced.  Contact us for support on how to replace the valve.

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What is the hissing noise coming from the RocketBlaster?

  • Each Blaster has a pressure safety release valve that releases pressure when it exceeds 75 PSI.  As your Blaster reaches 75 PSI, it begins to hiss as air is released.  Once pressure exceeds 75 PSI, the release valve will open and quickly (loudly) release pressure until it reaches 75 PSI.  Reduce the pressure on your compressor regulator.

  • Best operating pressure is 25 PSI.  Higher pressure will weaken the rockets reducing their life expectancy.

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How do I make my own paper rockets?

  • Take a standard 8 1/2 x 11 inch sheet of paper  (24 lb paper works best).  Lay it landscape orientation on a flat surface.

  • Using the Rocket Rod (RR), wrap the paper around the RR once and align the edges so that the paper will roll as straight as possible.

  • Apply a dab of Elmer's glue at each end.

  • Roll the rest of the paper until there is a thin edge left.  Place a very thin bead of Elmer's glue along the entire length of the edge.  The less glue used decreases the drying time.

  • Finish the role and hold it in place for a few seconds until the glue will maintain it's hold.  You may need to rub your finger along the edge of the rocket to seal the glue.

  • Use Elmer's or a similar liquid glue.  Glue sticks will not adhere sufficiently to the paper causing the paper rocket to explode when launched.

  • Cut triangles out of thicker paper to create the fins.  If you don't have thicker paper, cut out squares and fold them in half to make the fins.

  • Glue or tape the fins to the end of the rockets, or wherever you wish.  Three fins is the best combination; but user your imagination to have fun.  Have a contest to see which rockets travel furthest.

  • Hot-glue the foam nose cone into the top of the rocket.  Make sure you have a bead of hot glue all the way around the inside of the rocket before inserting the cone.  If you do not have nose cones, fold the top of the rocket over and use packing tape or Duct tape to close off the top of the rocket.  Make sure to close off any holes so that air will not escape through the top.

  • You're ready to blast off!

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My paper rockets are blowing up.  Why?

  • The glue isn't strong enough to keep the paper rocket together when exposed to the blast of air.

  • Generally, Elmer's glue is the best to use.  But other liquid glues similar to Elmer's will work.

  • Glue sticks will not work.  Rockets made with glue sticks will explode rather than fly.

  • The air pressure may be too high.

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How much pressure can I pump into the RocketBlaster?

  • Best operating pressure is 25 PSI.

  • Higher pressure will weaken the rockets quicker..

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What else do I need besides the RocketBlaster to launch paper rockets?

  • Compressed air.

  • A hose from the air compressor will need a standard 1/4" female coupler.  The rocket launchers come with a 1/4" standard male plug.

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The Launch tubes will not stay in one position...

  • The elbows the connect the launch tubes to the RocketBlaster have become lose over time.

  • Turn the elbows clockwise 1 full turn to increase tension.

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