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Model Rockets FAQ
(frequently asked questions)
- What is a model rocket? - Well, what we are talking about here is a small rocket that has a solid fuel engine that burns and propels it upward.
- What is a model rocket engine? - It is a pre-made product that has solid fuel in it. It is lit by an igniter.
- Are model rockets expensive or cheap? Well, that is a matter of opinion. But you can typically get everthing including rocket, launch pad and engines for less than 30 dollars.
- Is rocketry dangerous? Well, maybe a little bit but there are lots of standard safety precautions and procedures built into it.
- What is an igniter? It is a small piece of wire with a combustible coating on it. When electricity passes through the wire the combustible material burns and ignites the rocket engine.
- Can I make my own model rocket? You sure can. That is half the fun of it. You can buy kits that are put together . You can even design your own unique rockets. There are kits for that too.
- How high can a rocket fly? - They vary a lot but the average rocket can go over 1,000 feet into the air.
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