Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 2014 E250 Bluetec 4-Matic, 1983 240D 4-Speed
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I grew up in Munich, Germany, during the 1960's when the US space program was in full swing. Getting model rockets from Estes over there was a chore, but we managed. Formed a rocket club outside the school, and called it the Bavarian American Rocket Force, or BARF, which we thought was very clever.
Launched all kinds of Estes stuff for about 5 years, and graduated to Centuri products. I believe Estes bought out Centuri later.
Lots of fun, camera rockets, multi-stage rockets, gliders, and a few interesting and unplanned events.
Got my kids into it when they were in their early teens and launched several dozen times. More difficult to find a reasonable place to shoot them now. Too many people and not enough cleared space, all leads to lost inventory.
Great hobby if you can find the space needed though. Jim