Powerful Handheld Rocket Rifle (AK-47 style)

Here’s how to take everyday sprinkler parts and convert them into a portable, hand-held rocket launcher! It’s cheap to make, easy to use, and will send a paper rocket over 300 feet!!

Because of multiple requests for rocket launcher build plans, I spent 3 days putting together a detailed 12 page packet with instructions, part lists, SKU#’s, pictures, schematics, expanded view diagrams, and assembly instructions. I’m selling for $20 to help compensate for my time. You can buy them here if you’re interested: http://bit.ly/RocketRifleParts

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This project should not be attempted without adult supervision and adequate training. Misuse, or careless use, of tools or projects may result in serious injury or death. Do not point rocket launcher at any living thing. Be aware of any risks posed by your environment before launching any projectile. Use of this video content is at your own risk.

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Project Inspired By:

A friend in a previous neighborhood who had built a ground based launcher for shooting foam and paper rockets.

Project History & More Info:

For this project, I’ve based my design on the style of an AK-47 assault rifle.

The parts are basically the same as what I used in my Candy Cannon project, but assembled slightly differently.

The system is charged to 135 PSI and includes a manual ball-valve that can be closed, trapping the air in the chambers so the air hose can be disconnected and the unit can go portable. I’ve been able to get 3 shots off before having to recharge, however each successive shot is less powerful.

When the trigger (momentary switch) is pushed, the 9 volt battery sends a current to the sprinkler valve allowing it to open and release the air. The blast of air is powerful enough to send these rockets out of sight.