Joined: Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:36 pm
I remember forty years ago (eek!) the small red nose cone and white body rocket you could buy that came with a small hand pump. I seem to remember claims it would go 300 ft up. I don't know if this was true or not, but it sure seemed to go high and fast. Just a jew years ago I saw a copy of one of these rockets at a 99 cent store, being nostagic, I brought it thinking it would perform like I had remembered. Oh how wrong I could be! The pump was so bady made it would not build up any pressure at all. I guess you get what you pay for (99 cents). Forty years ago a kid on the block at a two stage version of this rocket. I have never seen one like it again. The second stage looked like the small red and white rocket and the first stage looked like a larger version of the second stage. Does anyone here (who's old!) know anything about this rocket? Years later I had a all red two stage water rocket, but it was more of a tall tube shape. Any way I have a good air pump with a pressure gage now and I want to build some rockets!