Build Your Own Heli-Rocket For $5

As a father, I’m often encouraged by flights of whimsey to expose my son the magic of model rocketry. But after spending a good $60 on an Estes kit and some rockets, I’ve found that most of the rockets we fly either never lift off or end up in the trees somewhere. The result? Sad Dad and confused child and we’re out like $20.

Thankfully, someone is out to save us some cash.

This wild Heli-Rocket costs only $5 to build out of “toilet paper tubes, coat hangers, and rubber bands” and promises hours of fun. Sure, there are few failsafes and no electrical ignition, but who cares! It’s science!

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