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  1. #1
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    FIRST MODEL ROCKET!!

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ID:	331505 This will be my Great Grandsons FIRST model rocket!! He's not quite 8 yet, so I thought a snap together, no glue, no paint type kit would be a good start for him, and he can still put stickers ALL OVER IT!! Im SO EXCITED!


  2. #2
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    Mine always have trouble with the parachute attachment, but they still have a great time :-)

    Have fun!


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    Go with A engines for first launch. If you start with C, you may not get a SECOND launch.
    Have fun!
    It is amazing what you can do when you don't have a choice.

    Smart people learn from their mistakes.
    REALLY SMART PEOPLE learn from OTHERS' mistakes.

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    Great grandson?!? Wow! Good for you, man!

    John S. ---- NAR #96911 ---- TRA #15253 ---- MDRA #067 ---- BARC #028
    L1, 3/15/14: Aerotech Sumo, CTI H133BS
    L2, 6/21/14: Giant Leap Vertical Assault, CTI J240RL
    L3, 3/12/16: MAC Performance Radial Flyer, CTI M1101WH
    Altitude: 13,028', L3 flight; Speed: Mach ???, L3 flight

  5. #5
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    Great! I started in the hobby at age 3, and that was my first model rocket!
    Let us know how the flight goes!!

    Thanks,
    Andrew - 14 year old rocketeer who loves to watch and fly model rockets all year long!!!
    2018 - 663.62 Ns _ Biggest motor, AT H115DM, (CATO on pad), highest flight around 3,500' - TRA Member #17056 - NAR Member #94787
    Owner, Andrew's Rocketry Shop - andrewsrocketryshop.blogspot.com

  6. #6
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    I know what you're feeling, brother! My little grandson just turned 4, and Grampa has built him a Big Bertha. I can't wait. I think Grampa is more excited than his grandson.

    Gonna be a task chasing that kid around the launch field. He can outrun Grampa, and he knows it.
    "You annoy me. Therefore, I exist."

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    I have an 8yo & 5yo doing rockets occasionally. Save everyone some heartache by taking any chutes & tying them on a snap swivel for them to snap on when they get to that part of the build.


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