Maybe it’s all to do with those people landing a probe on a comet but I finally went out and bought a model rocket “for the kids”.
One thing to note although the rocket itself was much cheaper than I had expected the delivery wasn’t cheap. There’s a good reason though, the engines (aka the bit that explodes and makes it goes up in the air) have to be sent by a courier.
Initially I was sceptical, but when my next door neighbour signed for this package it made a bit more sense.
They already take in plenty of weird packages for us, but this did get a few stranger looks.
I had to wait a couple of weeks for the free time/decent weather overlap. But eventually we got there. Maybe ten minutes to put it together.
The only slightly tricky thing was the launcher. You have to put a “key” into a slot and then press it down really hard then press a second button.
When we launched it was amazing. I can feel a new addiction coming on.
Here’s a little video of me getting a bit over excited.
If you want to buy from amazon here’s the details though you’d still need to get your hands on some kind of propulsion!