Few people have heard of it, yet many consider John Blankenbaker's KENBAK-1 to be the first commercial personal computer.

Koss introduced these headphones over 40 years ago, and they remain affordable favorites to this day.

We Have Yet Another New Hobby.....And It Involves Explosives!!!

V2 [Giles Perkins says...] Rockets! We had our first rocket launch today in a wintery UK and boy what a buzz! OK, it was only a 12 inch cardboard tube, a plastic nose cone, a parachute and an intimidating stick of explosive, but blimey did that thing go (well one did, we couldn't find the other as it drifted off over a housing estate after a very dramatic launch).

Estes Rockets and Quest Aerospace both offer ready to fly and kit built rockets with numerous designs and altitude ranges, most of which are powered by cartridge explosive type engines. Launching is super fun, connect up the electronic starter pack, stand way back, arm it and press the launch button!

A boom and a whizz later and your star bound missle will blast off up to an amazing 1000 feet. (Remember to check for low flying aircraft before launch!). If you're fan of flight and also enjoy blowing things up, rockets are definitely the way to go. We particularly like this Canadian Arrow from Estes, it's a 1:24 scale version of the Ansari X Prize Team machine from London, Ontario which is a V2-type rocket standing at over two feet tall. [Giles runs onSuper8.org. No doubt he's already figured out how to strap a movie camera to an explosive-filled cardboard tube.]

Estes Rockets
Quest Aerospace


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