When I was a kid I liked to shoot off model rockets. My favorite was always "Der Red Max".
I recently asked my children, both girls, if they would be interested in model rocketry. Of course, the question was loaded, since I was really the one that wanted to buy them, assemble them and shoot them off. The kids are merely for recovery purposes. Well, they thought it was a neat idea, so I mail ordered the kits and am all set up. They still make Der Red Max! Here it is below, ready for it's maiden voyage.
As I was putting this thing together, I was amazed at how much more patience I have now that I am an adult. I actually put three coats of paint on it so it looked top notch. And I even let the coats dry overnight each time. When I was little the object was to put the damned thing together as fast as possible to get it out to shoot it up. Frankly, at this point, I don't really care if the thing blows up midair as I have gotten several hours of enjoyment from putting together this $15 pile of cardboard and balsa. But we will see.
I remember when I used to shoot these things off when I was a boy, that the little rockets usually got shot into oblivion and were never seen again. For this reason, I got a bunch of rockets that have max altitudes of approx. 600 ft.
I am really interested in one particular rocket, that carries a motion camera aboard. It takes a 10 second video or photos that you can upload into your computer. Here is an example. I purchased one of those rockets as well, video to be uploaded here as soon as possible.