The assembling and flying of model rockets is a fascinating pastime and it is not nearly as pricey as most people think. The really exciting aspect to it is that you can enjoy two elements of the hobby. First, you get to assemble your model rocket and secondly you get the thrill of actually flying it.
To build a flying rocket model you are not required to have any specialist equipment or knowledge and it really is quite easy to do. You can purchase relatively cheap model kits from any one of the respected model makers.
The models that one can buy vary in degree of difficulty through several skill levels. Level one flying model rockets are designed for beginners and take merely several minutes to put together while level 5 rockets may take a number weeks to make and will demand much greater modeling skill. Anyone can begin making model rockets at a basic level and work their way up to the more difficult levels.
Flying model rockets is a completely safe hobby and it is a hobby that anyone can enjoy. It is normally recommended for kids aged at least ten years old and adult supervision is recommended during the launch for children who are under 12 years of age.
The basic parts of a model rocket kit are a cardboard body, fins made out of balsa and plastic, a plastic nose cone and a recovery parachute or streamers. To that kit you will need to add a rocket motor, which is usually sold separately. You will also need a launch controller and launch pad, which are also sold separately.
Even though that might appear to be a great number of different bits and pieces that you need to purchase, constructing and launching rockets is a surprisingly cheap pastime to have fun with.
You can begin flying rockets with ready to fly kits that need little assembly skills and that will only take minutes to assemble. Very quickly you may well be watching the launch of your first ever model. Starting off with the easiest to construct kits is a good way to learn the fundamentals of how the things are put together and how they work. Some of the more advanced kits really do require time and effort to put together, but the end result is amazing.
In summary constructing and launching rockets is super fun, it's inexpensive, and it's an educational hobby that the whole family can enjoy.