I want to start working rocketry into my squadron. Looking through the requirements I see for Titan level you need to have a rocket based on a historical rocket. They recommend the Mercury Redstone. Does anyone know of other rocket kits that are based on real life rockets? Preferably some less expensive ones than the Redstone (since I'm planning on financing this out of my own pocket).
'Historical' is pretty subjective. I think one of the more popular, low-cost kits is the Patriot Missile, and that is the one that came in our STEM rocketry kit. It may have changed, but certainly, the Patriot fits the 'historical' profile.
I've been wanting to make and try these, is there a reason not to?Something like $.50 each.
As far as getting them to test, I may wait until we have a week with nothing scheduled and then spring it on them. "Surprise! Its Rocket Test time!" and do an impromptu presentation on the Redstone educational material and have them test then and there (assuming I can find paper tests for it).