How to build a model rocket on the cheap

Building and launching model rockets is not an expensive hobby, but a few days ago I decided to try my hand at building three small rockets from scratch – one for each of my three sons.

This video on the right explains the process. I’ll be adding a few more details to this page in the future. For now, here is a list of engines that will work well for this project:

Estes A8-3 – This is engine I’d recommend – a lot of fun without losing the rocket

Estes B6-4 – a bit more powerful

Estes C6-5 – This one will push a small rocket out of sight – good luck finding it!