About two months ago I made a bet with my daughter that we could build a fairly descent rocket from things in the garbage. The result was "The Kitchen Sink", a rocket made entirely out of garbage. It contained a wax paper roll, rolled up cardstock from packaging, part of a trashbag as a parachute, all but the motors came from the garbage….it was 100% post consumer recycling. The rocket flies great. It's a little heavier than an Alpha style rocket but flies straight and true. I had so much fun trying to engineer a rocket from garbage that I've done it again. Introducing "Das Raket" . Stumpier with an early 20th centry look…it was a blast to build. I hope to fly it soon….so far I've only flown it on RocSim.
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