Model Rocketry: Kit Rockets Galore!

Submitted by: WurstZipfel 4 years ago Science

Do you remember launching those in the backyard? Includes onboard+slowmotion.
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Male 17,512
I`ve shot off fireworks that were better than those.
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Male 29
takes me back. had about 4 at one point. couple estes ones i was proud of. made one into a mini bomb by glueing the nose cone to the rest of the body lol
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Female 1,803
My brothers and I built a ton of Estes rockets when I was a kid and launched them in the field across from our house. Could only launch one before neighborhood kids showed up. Then there would always be the danger the dam* kids would chase them and run over them with their bikes in their excitement. The best ones to watch were the big ones my brothers built. They were about 3 ft tall and 6" in diameter. Took several of the biggest engines and launched much slower than the little ones so they looked more realistic. My brothers would try to catch them as they came down so they wouldn`t get wrecked if the parachute didn`t quite work. It`s a wonder they didn`t get impaled.

Some of the kits I`ve seen recently come with plastic fins already attached to a plastic ring you just glue on. What`s the challenge in that? Getting the balsa wood fins perfectly right so the rocket flies straight is 90% of the challenge. The other 10% was packing the recovery system properly. Good times!
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Male 25,416
Back in my day
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Male 2,424
like kit rockets? that`s the video for you.
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Male 36,318
Why`d they put the camera on one that spins like crazy?
Now I`m feeling dizzy...
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Male 3,057
The best part was where the one with the onboard camera almost got run over by a car right after in landed.
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Male 14,773
Yawn. And I was into rockets once too.
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Male 1,832
I remember these never working like they should. Maybe I always got duds :/
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Male 10,440
That video was sort of artistically sobering. "Our puny rockets are no match for the great big sky... Look! They only stay up for a few seconds", also there was sad blues music.

Not even a big one at the end :-(
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Male 47
Link: Model Rocketry: Kit Rockets Galore! [Rate Link] - Do you remember launching those in the backyard? Includes onboard+slowmotion.
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