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Sidewinder Instructions

Updated: Apr 22

Model Rocketry is a fun and safe family activity.

model rocketry is a science your results may vary depending on how you build the rocket. please read the National Association of Rocketry model rocketry safety code and the model rocket handbook.

My Instructions are meant as a guide and are not a guarantee of stability or function of the product.

This rocket has been tested and proven, but your results may be different.

Launching rockets can be dangerous and requires adult supervision. you use our products at your own risk. OLLIE-OOP Model Rocketry is not responsible for any damages or injuries incurred from use or misuse of our products. you are responsible for the Contruction and stability of your rocket. please follow all safety codes and launch procedures as stated by the NAR handbook.

our kits are not intended to be modified. Please use the recommended engines.

Always follow the NAR safety code at

Read all steps before beginning. Always dry fit the parts on every step that requires glue. And always add a reinforcing bead of glue to all joints the required glue and wipe off excess glue with your finger.

Always wear safety glasses and mask when cutting or sanding or using powder.

Sidewinder Instructions
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1) For 18mm

Mark motor mount tube at 3/4" and 2.5" from same end. Cut a 1/8" slit at the 2.5" mark.

Put the hook in the slit and tape it down or you can glue a strip of paper around it a few wraps.

Glue one ring at the 3/4" mark and one at 1/8" from the other end. Let dry.

For 24mm

Make 3 marks on the tube. One at 1/4" another from the other end of tube at 3 1/4" and one at 1 1/2"

Make a slit at the 3 1/4 mark for hook. glue the rings at the outer marks and use tape or glue a strip of paper around the tube and hook as a hook retainer.

(see picture)

Add a reinforcing line of glue on each joint that required glue. Wipe off excess glue with finger.

NOTE: If you use the 24mm mount the rocket may require nose weight for stability.