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Compressed Air Rocket Launcher v3.0


Grab a bicycle pump and this kit and send homemade paper rockets soaring hundreds of feet in the air! This is the newest version of the Compressed Air Rocket Launcher. Qualifies for Free US Shipping!

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Blast reusable rockets hundreds of feet in the air with the Compressed Air Rocket Launcher v3.0! This launcher was first introduced to the world in Make: Magazine vol. 15 in 2008. Since then, individuals, groups, and Maker Faires all over the world have had a blast introducing rocketry to kids and adults with this launcher.

BRAND NEW version of the compressed air rocket launcher. We've done most of the assembly for you, so you'll be launching in no time! This design integrates the protractor option right into the base as standard. No tools required, just slot the stand together, throw on a couple wing nuts, connect a pump and you're ready to launch!

The CAR v3.0 is built of industrial metal air pressure rated parts, and a sturdy CNC cut SOLID PLASTIC BASE for many years of use
. All CAR 3.0's include one exclusive, durable and reusable Compressed Air Rocket Bounce rocket (CARB), a spare nosecone, 5 standard paper templates & sticker.

This launcher is designed for heavy use and many years of high flying fun. In fact, these launchers has been used at Maker Faires from the Bay Area to New York City and worldwide to launch thousands of paper rockets!

Key Features

  • Assembles in about 15 minutes
  • Sturdy design to withstand many years of use
  • Launch tube can be easily tilted to account for wind conditions by loosening a single wing nut
  • Includes CARB rocket kit and spare foam nose
  • Includes 5 paper rocket templates & sticker
  • Latest version of the compressed air rocket launcher.  

What You'll Need

  • Masking tape, scissors and paper for additional rocket templates
  • Bicycle pump or air compressor

Important: The Compressed Air Rocket launcher operates at pressures up to 130 PSI. ADULT SUPERVISION IS REQUIRED. There are inherent risks in working with compressed air - this is a "put your phone away" project where you need to be present for launching. Never aim this device at people or animals. LLC and Make Community Inc takes no responsibility for damages or injuries associated with the improper use of this device.  

  • Recommended Ages 10+
  • Small parts - Choking Hazard

Meet the Makers

Mechanical Engineer Keith Violette first contacted middle school teacher (and contributing writer for Make: Magazine) Rick Schertle after reading Rick's articles in Make: Magazine and building the balsa wood Folding Wing Glider and the Compressed Air Rocket Launcher. Since this first introduction, Rick and Keith have continued to innovate in several areas in compressed air rocketry, working to make compressed air rocketry an accessible and safe introduction for kids of all ages to make all kinds of things that fly.

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