Setting up your rocket
First, use the club hammer to bang the stake into the ground to make a hole. Take the tube that comes with the rocket and push it into your hole, making sure that it’s firm and secure.
Most big rockets come hinged. If yours does, open the hinge and lock it in place. Put the rocket into the firing tube. You will see the spigot at the bottom that contains the fuse.
Put the plastic bag over the top of the rocket and then seal it in place using the duct tape. This prevents the rocket getting wet in case of rain, mist, dew or simply from moisture from the air.
You will Need
- Stake of wood
- Club hammer
- Duct tape
- Plastic bag
- Your rocket
Firing the rocket
When it’s time to fire the rocket, later in the evening, simply tear off the plastic bag. Pull the spigot from the bottom of the rocket to reveal the fuse and light it. Approximately seven seconds later, your rocket will fire.
The Firework Code
Always remember the firework code. Have a look through our Firework Safety Page before you fire any fireworks.