Last-modified: 2002 May 14
Rec.Models.Rockets Frequently Asked Questions: PART 2 OF 14
NAMES AND ADDRESSES
Last update: May 29, 2002
This portion of the r.m.r FAQ is maintained by Wolfram v.Kiparski.
If you notice any errors, inconsistencies, or ommissions, kindly email
Wolf, at firstname.lastname@example.org so that it can be corrected.
2.1 Are their any national-level rocketry organizations which I might join?
What services do they offer?
National Association of Rocketry Model and high power rocketry for
P.O. Box 177 aerospace modelers in the U.S. and
Altoona, WI 54270 around the world.
(800) 262-4872 - sanctions contests and records
- NARAM and NSL yearly national
email@example.com competition and sport launches
http://www.nar.org/ - Liability insurance for rocket
Complete information is - "Sport Rocketry" magazine
available at the NAR's - Motor safety certification (model
web site. and high power rocket motors)
- High Power (Level 1-3) flyer
- NARTREK continuing education
Tripoli Rocketry Association, Inc. High power rocketry enthusiasts
P.O. Box 970010 - Sanctions & insures high power
Orem, UT 84097-0010 rocket launches
http://www.tripoli.org - High power certification
- Yearly national sport launch
2.2 What are the addresses of some the rocketry manufacturers and suppliers?
Do they offer catalogs?
Here is a list of rocketry manufacturers and suppliers. The list is
into a number of categories. Each address appears only once, but may in
fact qualify to fit into more than one category. The rocketry industry is
rather dynamic, so if this list is six months old, it may be out of date.
The editor(s) of this FAQ can not verify if the companies are, or are
business. Reasonable attempts have been made at completeness, though it
is reasonable that this list may not be complete. If you notice any
errors or omissions, kindly email Wolf at firstname.lastname@example.org, and the
corrections will be applied ASAP.
2.2.1 Model and High Power Rocket Manufacturers - kits/motors/supplies/etc.
AAA Model Aviation Fuels OUT OF BUSINESS
Aardvark Rockets mid-to-high power kits
http://www.aardvarkrockets.com parts and supplies, custom work
Aerospace Specialty Products Scale and competition kits, parts,
P.O. Box 1408 G-10 fiberglass, adhesives,
Gibsonton, FL 33534 mylar parachutes, sheeting,
http://www.asp-rocketry.com Catalog - $2.00
Aerotech, Inc. Composite motors, reloadables
(B - M)
3100 E. Charleston Blvd. Large model rocket kits; high
Ste. 123 power rockets, parts, supplies
Las Vegas, NV 89104 Hybrid motors
(702) 641-1883 FAX
Apogee Components rocket motors 1/4A - F
1431 Territory Trail Micro Motors (10.5mm)
Colorado Springs, CO 80919-3323 Composite B and C motors
email@example.com Long burn D, E, and F motors
(Timothy Van Milligan) Kits, supplies, and software
(719) 535-9335 Educational materials and books
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com Catalog - see website
Binder Design mid-high power rocket kits
P.O. Box 13376 parts and components
Salem, OR 97309 experimental
(503) 581-3180 phone/fax
firstname.lastname@example.org online ordering
Blackhawk R&D mid-high power rocket kits
1 Grand Central Park parts and supplies
Suite 2152 fiberglass parts specialist
Keyser WV 26726
(304) 788-7660 online ordering
Centuri Engineering OUT OF BUSINESS 9/81
Cesaroni Technology, Inc. Reloadable rocket motors
P.O. Box 246 38mm G - J impulse range
2561 Stouffville Road also mfgs Hypertek Hybrid motors
CANADA L0H 1G0
Cluster R See 'Rocket R&D/THOY/Cluster R'
Competiton Model Rockets OUT OF BUSINESS 12/87
Alexandria, VA (see Pratt Hobbies)
Cosmodrome Rocketry E - H power scale rocket kits
1724 W. Great Oak Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85746 online ordering
Custom Rocket Co. Model rocket kits and parts
somewhere in Arizona
Doctor Rocket Licensed manufacturer of Aerotech
snipped-for-privacy@DrRocket.com compatible reloadable
Dynacom High power rockets (fiberglass
P.O. Box 85 and composite components).
Boston, PA 15135-0085 Catalog - $3.00
Eclipse Components OUT OF BUSINESS
Edmonds Aerospace Model rockets and competition
13326 Preuit Place kits, B/G, R/G, RC/G
Herndon, VA 22070 Inexpensive, and reputedly of
(703) 471-9313 high quality.
Energon Systems, Inc. OUT OF BUSINESS
Estes Industries, Inc. Model rocket kits & motors
P.O. Box 227 Largest rocketry manufacturer
1295 H Street 1/2A through E engines
Penrose, CO 81240
(719) 372-3419 FAX
(800) 820-0202 replacement parts
Fat Cat Rockets, Inc. unique custom rocket kits
1465 Orlando Circle model rocket through high power
Orlando, FL 32818
Flight Systems, Inc. OUT OF BUSINESS
Hawk Mountain Enterprises All fiberglass mid-high power kits
RD 1 Box 231 G-12 fiberglass tubing, FR4
New Ringgold, PA 17960 sheet, kevlar, fiberglass
(570) 943-7644 and more...
(570) 943-2735 fax Online ordering
email@example.com Catalog and tube sample: $2.50
Holverson Designs, Inc. Model rocket kits, rocket/gliders
25075 Co Hwy L20 launch pads, tubes and parts
Soldier, Iowa 51572 Centuri-equivalent tubing
Hypertek Hybrid high power rocket
mfg. by Cesaroni Technology motors and launch systems.
P.O. Box 246 (I, J, L, and M total impulse)
2561 Stouffville Road
CANADA L0H 1G0
Kosdon East reloadable rocket motors
c/o Paul Robinson E-M impulse range
5 Old Bridge St. South
Pelham, NH 03076
(The) Launch Pad midpower and clustered model
477 North Carolina Road kits and plans.
Manquin, VA 23106 specializes in scale military
firstname.lastname@example.org Catalog - $2.75
http://www.the-launch-pad.com/ (see part 07 of this FAQ)
Lawn Dart Rocketry model rocket kits
879 Westfield Row reproduction classic kits
Acworth, GA 30102-6900 helicopter duration kits
email@example.com CogAero dealer
LOC/Precision Large model rocket kits; high
P.O. Box 470396 power rocket kits;
Broadview Heights, OH 44147 parts and supplies;
(440) 546-0413 Catalog - $4.00
(440) 546-7942 fax
Maximum Thrust Rocketry Big kits for Big HPR
a division of RDS
formerly HOTT Rockets
http://www.maximumthrust.com/ see also Rocket Dyanamic
Model Rectifier Corporation OUT OF THE ROCKET BUSINESS
Nordic Rocketry Model Rocket kits
P.O. Box 1164 mid-power, high power
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495-1164 Catalog - $1.00
(715) 424-0240 - free with email request
North Coast Rocketry OUT OF THE BUSINESS
Nova Hobbies scale model rocket kits
PO Box 70547 space history oriented
Fairbanks, AK 99707-0547 ASP kit (see part 7 of FAQ)
firstname.lastname@example.org (James Wentworth)
Original Rockets, Inc. scale models of old kits for HPR
P.O. Box 611722
Port Huron, MI 48061-1722
Propulsion Polymers hybrid rocket motor systems
RR#3 38mm I140 motor
Smiths Falls, ON
Canada K7A 4S4
Public Enemy Rockets mid-to-high power rocket kits
RWW Distributing clustered, scale, etc.
PO Box 6001 Catalog - $2.00
Moreno Valley, CA 92554-6001
email@example.com (Roy Weid)
Public Missiles, Ltd. Large model rockets and high power
349 Cass Ave., Suite C rocket kits, parts, and supplies
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043 phenolic tubing, G-10 fins
(810) 468-1748 Catalog: $3.00
(810) 465-2911 FAX
Qualified Competition Rockets Offers a wide variety kits for
c/o Kenneth Brown competition rocketry, incl.
7021 Forest View Drive piston launchers, tubing,
Springfield, VA 22150 NARTREK packages, publications
Quest/Toybiz Inc. Model rocket kits & engines (A-C),
P.O. Box 42390 launch systems, and supplies
519 West Lone Cactus Drive Catalog: FREE
Phoenix, Arizona 85989-2390
(800) 858-7302 (toll free)
(602) 582-3438 (voice)
(602) 582-3828 (fax)
R.A.T.T. Works Hybrid rocket motor systems
1504-A Industrial Park Street 29mm and 64mm (H/I and K)
Covina, CA 91722 launch rails and rods
(626) 967-9044 (fax)
Rocket Dynamic Systems Big kits for HPR
PO Box 801208 mid-HIGH power
Santa Clarita CA.
Rocketflite BACK IN BUSINESS!
836 Houston Dr. Magnalite Igniters in kit form
New Haven, IN 46774 ignition systems
firstname.lastname@example.org (Greg Dyben)
Rocketman Enterprises, Inc. High power rocket kits, recovery
8337 Penn Avenue South systems, videos and launch
Bloomington, MN 55431 support systems
(800) 732-4883 Catalog - $3.00
(612) 884-3424 FAX
Rocket R & D HPR kits and supplies, also
209 N. Main Street THOY/Cluster R dealer
Homer, IL 61849 tubes, centering rings, parts,
(217) 896-3041 nose cones, chutes.
(217) 896-3042 (FAX)
Rogue Aerospace Corporation Model rocket kits, parts, and
P.O. Box 596 supplies
Lexington Park, MD 20653 Catalog - FREE
(508) 462-0729 fax
Scotglas Manufacturing fiberglass components
7215 Gillett Road nose cones
Canutillo, TX 79835
Shecter Rockets Model rocket kits and parts:
20505 E Clear Spring CT BT-5 to BT-55, inexpensive,
Walnut, CA 91789-3887 Catalog - $1.00
Shrox Industria fantasy-scale model rocket kits
Smokin Rockets big high power kits
183 Walnut St.
Northvale, NJ 07647
Stellar Dimensions OUT OF BUSINESS
Tiffany Hobbies of Ypsilanti (THOY) See 'Rocket R&D/THOY/Cluster R'
Trailing Edge Technologies Igniter manufacturer for all
types of motors
(214) 670 5244 micro through Level III HPR
email@example.com (Jim Turner)
True Modelers Rocket Kits kits for the true
P.O. Box 186 scale and scale-like model
Harbeson, DE 19951
(302) 684-5419 order online
Vaughn Brothers Rocketry Model and high power rocket kits
4575 Ross Drive kits and supplies; group launch
Paso Robles, CA 93446-7320 systems
(805) 239-3818 Catalog - $2.00
(805) 239-0292 (fax)
VectorAero R/C Rocket Gliders
Vulcan Systems, Inc. OUT OF BUSINESS
Yank Enterprises High power rocket kits
1004 Ollie Lane parts and supplies
Plymouth, WI 53073
2.2.2 Electronics/Recovery Systems/Other Rocketry Components and Supplies
ACME Engineering composite fin canisters for HPR
http://www.acmeaero.com/ conformal launch lugs
Adept Rocketry Electronic stagers, timers,
2545 Overlook Drive altimeters, flight computers.
Broomfield, CO 80020 Catalog - $2.00
Aero Pack International/Missile Systems Phenolic airframe tubing,
8190E Mira Mesa Blvd. 308 threaded aluminum motor
Miramar, CA 92126 retainers
(619) 566-2900 FAX
The b2 Rocketry Company Parachutes for high power
Balsa Machining Services Balsa and hardwood nose
cones, centering rings,
11995 Hillcrest Dr. transitions, and fins
Lemont, IL 60439-4145 semi-custom work
(630) 257-5420 Replica Estes/Centuri nose cones
(630) 257-0341 (fax) Tower Launcher
firstname.lastname@example.org Catalog - download from web site
Black Sky Research Associates altimeters, timers, launch rails
3179 Roosevelt St. electic matches, ignition
Carlsbad, CA 92008 38mm reloadable motors and
(619) 730-3702 (voice) hydrid motor dealer
(619) 730-3704 (fax) high power kits
Cotriss Technology OUT OF BUSINESS
Emmanuel Avionics, Inc. OUT OF BUSINESS
Giant Leap Rocketry most inexpensive phenolic tubing
6061 Hibiscus Drive on the rocketry market
Baton Rouge, LA 70808 G10 fiberglass sheet
(504) 769-6040 evenings and weekends fiberglass nose cones
(504) 769-0710 FAX custom work
Impulse Aerospace Ignition and recovery systems,
22833 Bothell Way SE, Suite 1148 launch pads, high power
Bothell, WA 98021 tubular nylon,
Jim Walston Retrieval Systems Electronic rocket locators
725 Cooper Lake Road, S.E. (transmitter/receiver)
Smyrna, GA 30082 Catalog - FREE
Mach 1 Industries Inc. Balsa-Ply specialty balsa
20 W. Lake St. airframe tubing, nose
Chisholm, MN 55719 supplies, and rocket kits
(888) 225-4007 Catalog - FREE
Missile Works Corp. R/C ejection systems,
453 East Wonderview Ave. mid-high power scale kits
Estes Park, CO 80517 flexible phenolic/kraft
(303) 823-9222 tel/fax online ordering
North Country Radio CCD cameras,
PO Box 53 Wykagyl Station kits, and other electronics
New Rochelle, New York 10804-0053 suitable for rocketry use.
(914) 576-6051 fax
Perfectflite microAlt Alitmeter - fits in
15 Pray Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Pratt Hobbies Nomex recovery systems &
cool rocket stuff
2513 Iron Forge Road altimeters, kits, kevlar
Herndon, VA 20171 NiCad systems. CMR-style
(703) 689-3541 (voice/fax) and egg capsules.
email@example.com Catalog: FREE
Retro Rocket Works OUT OF BUSINESS
Robby's Rockets Ignition and ejection
P.O. Box 171 supplies
Elkhart, IN 46515 Catalog: $1.00 in postage on
(219) 679-4143 large SASE, or $2 for catalogs
Sentell Enterprises Parachutes, streamers, and
104 Linden Drive other recovery devices.
Hendersonville, TN 37075-2032 Catalog - $1.00
(800) 4-CHUTES (orders only) (includes fabric samples)
Sonic Systems Ltd Custom nosecone for LOC 7.67"
4509 East Hobart nice cones
Mesa, Arizona 85205 Clear polycarbonate tubing
Spherachutes Parachutes/recovery devices.
433 38th Ave. Catalog: $1 (includes fabric
Greeley, CO 80634 sample)
Tango Papa Decals Reproduction decals from out of
1901 Mitman Rd. production Estes and
Easton, PA 18040 Mars Lander kits, upscale
(610) 252-8543 decal paper, printer cartridges
Thrust Aerospace OUT OF BUSINESS
Top Flight Recovery Recovery devices (parachutes,
S12621 Donald Road X-form chutes, and streamers).
Spring Green, WI 53588 Catalog: $2.00
Totally Tubular rocket tube supplier - wide
10555 McCabe Rd. 6mm through 4.5" size
Brighton, MI 48116-8526 couplers and rings
(810) 231-6474 FAX hard to find items
firstname.lastname@example.org (Jim Fackert) nomex paper, kevlar cord
Transolve Corporation Timers, altimeters, location
6501 Sebert #3 beepers, etc.
Cleveland, Ohio 44105 Catalog: FREE
Tru Point Products, Inc. Heavy duty launch pads
140 Baker St.
Coloma, MI 49038
2.2.3 Miscellaneous suppliers
For those of you who like to buy their tubing, balsa, and other materials
in bulk, this section may have the supplier that you are looking for.
Also included are suppliers of the kind of goods that many of us find
useful for model and high power rocketry. While there are very many
sources of materials from which one can build rockets, and there is
no way that a
list can completely cover this broad category. Here is a list of
companies that have been mentioned on r.m.r., or have been recommended to
the author. No company listed in this section is a rocketry specialty
company. Many of the companies in the preceding sections also sell "raw
materials," so rocketry-related questions are best directed to them.
Ace Resin Resin casting and molding
7481 E. 30th St. polyurethane rubber and
Tucson, AZ 85710 RTV rubber, supplies
Aerospace Composite Products Composite building materials
14210 Doolittle Drive fiberglass, kevlar,
San Leandro, CA 94577 Full line of supplies and
orders: (800) 811-2009 equipment
technical: (510) 352-2022 Custom fabrication and
FAX: (510) 352-2021 specialty products
Alexander Aeroplane Company Composite building materials
P.O. Box 909
Griffin GA 30224
(800) 831-2949 Catalog - FREE
Alumilite Corporation resin casting and molding
315 North Street resins and supplies
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 will send literature, specs,
(800) 447-9344 and cured samples on request
(616) 488-4001 FAX
American Science & Surplus All kinds of surplus, used,
3605 Howard St. new equipment, gadgets,
Skokie, IL 60076 and useful odds and ends.
(847) 982-0870 Their address here is for mail
(800) 934-0722 FAX order, but they also have
http://www.sciplus.com/ retail stores in Chicago,
Geneva (IL), and Milwaukee.
Balsa USA Balsa, basswood, plywood,
P.O.Box 164 and adhesives,
Marinette, WI 54143 fresh US-mfg CA
(906) 863-6421 Wholesale prices
(800) BALSA-US orders only Catalog - $2.00
Bare Metal Foil and Hobby Co. Por-A-Kast, Por-A-Mold dealer
P.O. Box 82 urethane resin molding and
Farmington, MI 48332 casting, adhesive metal foil,
(248) 477-0813 decal paper
The Castolite Company casting resins
4915 Dean St. polyester resins and rubber
Woodstock, IL 60098
(815) 338-4671 FAX
Composite Structures Technology Composite materials
P.O. Box 622 fiberglass,kevlar,carbon,epoxy,
Tehachapi, CA 93581 foam core, vacuum bagging, etc.
(800) 338-1278 Catalog - FREE
http://www.cstsales.com/ occasionally sells materials
at bargain prices.
Fibre Glast Developments Corp. Large supplier of composite
1944 Neva Drive materials, polyester and epoxy
Dayton, OH 45414 resins, vacuum bagging
(800) 821-3283 and all related supplies
email@example.com Catalog - FREE
McMaster-Carr Supply Company Looked everywhere?
P.O. Box 440 Can't find that "rocket part"
New Brunswick, NJ 08903-0440 anywhere? Give McMaster a
Micro-Mark Small tool company.
340 Snyder Ave. The company isn't small!
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922-1595 Perfect tools for working on
(800) 225-1066 rockets.
Middlesex Paper Tube Company, Inc. Large manufacturer of paper
P.O. Box 588 I.D.'s from 0.250" to 18.000"
345 Chelmsford Street
Lowell, MA 01851
(978) 458-9317 FAX
Para-Gear Equipment Co., Inc. Full-service parachuting supply
3839 West Oakton Street company.
Skokie, IL 60076-3438 Parachute fabric, tapes,
708/679-5905 cords, webbing, and hardware.
708/679-8644 - FAX Nylon, nylon, nylon!!!
800/323-0437 (orders - outside IL only) Catalog - $5.00 (refundable)
Paramount Tube Division Large manufacturer of
P.O. Box 80400 paper tubes.
Fort Wayne, IN 46898 I.D.'s 0.093" - 12.000"
(219) 483-0393 FAX
Peck Polymers Japanese tissue for tissuing
P.O. Box 710399 those contest gliders.
Santee, CA 92072-0399 Dethermalizer fuse, wood,
(619) 448-1818 free-flight glider kits
http://www.peck-polymers.com/ Jetex dealer
SIG Manufacturing Co., Inc. Balsa, basswood, plywood.
401-7 S. Front St. Wood building supplies for
Montezuma, IA 50171-0520 hobbyist, and more...
(800) 247-5008 (Orders) Catalog - $3.00, or order
2.2.4 Mail Order Sources
This is a very incomplete list. Check out the pages of 'High Power
or 'Sport Rocketry' for many more possibilities. Check your phone book
Advanced Rocketry Group Ltd. (ARG) Model and high power rocket
130 Matheson Blvd., East - Unit 10 parts, motors, and supplies.
Mississauga, Ontario L4Z 1Y6 Also mfgs their own line of
(905) 501-0456 Imported Competition supplies,
(905) 501-1846 fax airframe tubes, scale data,
Ballistic Bob Model and high power rocket
1575 Catalina Blvd. parts, motors, and supplies
San Diego, CA 92107 20% discount on everything
Belleville Wholesale Hobby Estes motors,
1944 Llewellyn Road rocket kits, supplies, etc.,
Belleville, IL 62223-7904 at 30-40% discount from
(618) 398-3972 retail.
(618) 398-3477 (fax) Catalog - $3.00
Bobby Hall's Hobby House Model and high power rocket
4822 Bryan Street parts, motors, and supplies
Dallas, TX 75204
Bruckner Hobbies Estes, Quest, Aerotech, Launch
3587 E. Tremont Ave. Pad, Top Flite Recovery,
Bronx, NY 10465 1/2A - G motors.
(718) 863-3434 (Info) Catalog - Free
(800) 288-8185 (Orders only)
Commonwealth Displays, Inc. Model and high power rocket
12649 Dix-Toledo Road parts, motors, and supplies.
Southgate, MI 48195 Catalog - $2.00
Countdown Hobbies Model and high power rocket
7 P.T. Barnum Square parts. motors, and supplies;
Bethel, CT 06801-1838 discontinued kits; space,
(203) 790-9010 (voice/fax) science, and collectors items
firstname.lastname@example.org catalog - $3.00 ($3 Canada,
(Kevin Nolan) $4 overseas)
C&T Hobbies Inc. Model and high power rocket
10181 Townline Rd. parts, motors, and supplies
Cheboygan, MI 49721
Discount Hobby Center Model and high power rocket kits
P.O. Box 370 parts, motors, and supplies
Utica, NY 13503
(315) 733-1723 FAX
Discount Rocketry Aerotech, Apogee, Binder,
25944 Kaywood Court Cosmo., Custom, LaunchPad,
Escondido, CA 92026-8408 Quest, Estes, more
(760) 432-9626 Miss Rocket Booster posters
email@example.com (Kevin Funk)
Magnum Rockets, Hobbies and More, Inc. Model and high power rocket
P.O. Box 124 motors and supplies. "Class B"
Mechanicsburg, Ohio 43044 motor sales. Hybrid motors.
(513) 834-3306 (voice and fax) Catalog - $4.00
Orbital Dynamics, Inc. Model and high power rocket
P.O. Box 45375 motors and supplies.
Rio Rancho, NM 87174-5375
(505) 994-4000 Voice
(505) 994-1000 Fax
Red Arrow Hobbies Model and high power rocket
5095 Red Arrow Hwy. motors and supplies.
Stevensville, MI 49127
(616) 429-8233 Catalog - FREE
Ring Rocketry Model rocket kits, motors,
206 East Mary Street specialty and hard-to-find
Holland, IN 47541
firstname.lastname@example.org (Chad Ring)
Rocket Science HPR and model rocketry dealer
Larry Smith kits, motors and supplies.
2714 Augusta Hwy. "Class B" motor sales
Lexington, SC 29072 Hypertek dealer
Space Modeling Solutions Model and high power rocket
486 East Devon Drive motors, parts, and supplies.
Gilbert, AZ 8529
(703) 832-3237 Fax
Uptown Sales Inc., The Hobby Place Discount Estes dealer
33 North Main St.
Chambersburg, PA 17201 catalog - $1.00 refundable
(800) 548-9941 orders only
Zeppelin Hobbies Model and high power rocket
92 Route 23 North motors and supplies.
Riverdale, NJ 07457-1200
email@example.com Catalog - FREE
2.2.5 Sources for Out-of-Production Model Rocket Kits
Wondering if you can ever find and build that old kit you that you once
had? Give these folks a call (find their addresses, phone numbers,
the preceding section).
Countdown Hobbies Estes, Centuri, MPC, Cox, and
more... kits, parts, ephemera
2.2.6 Books/Videos/Computer Software/Technical References
NAR Technical Services (NARTS) Plans, technical reports, scale
P.O. Box 1482 data and more.
Saugus, MA 01906 Catalog: Free to NAR
firstname.lastname@example.org also on r.m.r archive and www.
Odyssey Productions Videos high power and model
P.O. Box 450264 rocket launches
Garland, TX 75045-0264
Point-39 Productions Videos of high power rocket
c/o Earl Cagle, Jr. rocket launches (like LDRS)
1607 Apple Valley Drive
Augusta, Georgia 30906
email@example.com (Earl Cagle)
Raging Rockets 'How to' videos for high power
(800) 899-2788 rocketry.
Rogers Aeroscience Altitude prediction software
P.O. Box 10065 and reference materials.
Lancaster, CA 93584-0065 Rocketry books - new and used
Saturn Press Books on scale rocketry,
P. O. Box 3709 rocketry scale reference
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-3709 materials, a great rockets
(313) 677-2321 of the world poster.
firstname.lastname@example.org (see section on books)
(Peter Alway) Catalog: FREE
2.2.7 International (outside U.S.A.) rocketry sources.
The following is a listing of rocketry dealers, suppliers, manufacturers,
hobby shops, etc. This listing is very incomplete. Please send
comments and revisions to email@example.com so that this listing can be
updated. In the future, it is hoped that Part 13 of the
FAQ will handle this section. Please refer to Part 13 of the FAQ for more
Advanced Rocket Components High-power rocketry supplier
P.O. Box 12957 motors, kits, books, supplies
London W12 0WE
44 (0) 181 932 7772
Aerospace Education Model rocketry and high power
Box 13-368 Onehunga kits, engines, and supplies
Auckland NEW ZEALAND
09-624 2165 (FAX)
Atlas Ingenjorsfirma AB Manufacturer
Nordana 147 Scale rocket kits
S-232 91 Arlov Model rocket motors (1/2A - D)
46 40-44 55 80
Rocketeers Model rocketry and high power
Box 7032 kits, engines, and supplies
SOUTH AFRICA 1715
011 27 11 475 0880
List of known European Manufacturers and Dealers:
2.3 What are some good books to read to learn more about model and high power
Handbook of Model Rocketry, Sixth Edition
G. Harry Stine
THE handbook on model rocketry. Covers just about everything you need
to get started. Good tips for experienced modelers as well. Sixth
edition was published March 1994. Available from several sources,
Basics of Model Rocketry, 2nd edition
Douglas R. Pratt
Kalmbach Books, 1993
A general introduction to model rocketry.
The 2nd edition is highly revised and has become available as of Jan.
1993. The first edition is very Estes/Centuri/FSI oriented. The
second edition includes sections on composite motors, Aerotech, NCR
and other more recent manufacturers.
Model Rocket Design and Construction
Timothy S. Van Milligan ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kalmbach Books, 1995
120 pages, 16 chapters, 240 illustrations, 40 photographs;
This book is geared towards modelers wanting to know more about the
art and science of building better rockets. Includes chapters on
design, improving performance, constructions and other topics.
The coverage of glider and helicopter recovery, the glossary, and
construction and repoir techniques is very good.
69 Simple Science Fair Projects with Model Rockets: Aeronautics
Timothy S. Van Milligan ( email@example.com)
Published by Apogee Components
104 pages pages consisting of 5 chapters and 3 appendicies;
83 illustrations. Soft cover with 4-color artwork.
This book contains topic ideas for rocketry related science fair
from very simple experiments that can be done in an afternoon, to some
complex ones that require more sophisticated measuring equipment. Each
project begins with some background information that explains why the
topic is important and should be researched. Most projects also give a
starting point that tell what type of equipment may be needed, and
where the experimenter should go for additional background research.
This is not a cookbook approach, as the actual experiment must be
by the researcher.
The Model Rocketry Handbook
Argus Books 1990
British handbook on model rocketry. Geared towards beginners, but
good tips for more experienced rocketeers.
Stu's Space: The Gospel According to Stuart Lodge
25 Huntington Drive
Derby DE74 2SR
A more advanced book than his "The Model Rocketry Handbook". Includes
10 chapters on Construction Techniques, Ignition and Launch Systems,
Recovery Systems, Stability, and more. Self published by Stuart
using high quality photocopies. Available directly from Stu.
Rockets of the World, 2nd edition
Peter Alway ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
Saturn Press, 1995
This book contains information on more than 200 versions of 137
rockets from 14 countries and Europe. An absolute must buy for
scale modeling enthusiasts and rocketry enthusiasts in general.
Available via mail order from Saturn Press, NARTS, Quest, Countdown
Hobbies, Magnum, Mountainside Hobbies and other sources.
Retro Rockets: Experimental Rockets 1926-1941
Peter Alway ( email@example.com)
Saturn Press, 1996
More than 30 rockets flown by Robert Goddard and his
contemporaries, depicted with dimensioned drawings,
color-keyed drawings, and photographs. Historical
backgraound for each. 96-page hardcover.
Second Stage: Advanced Model Rocketry
Michael A. Banks
Kalmbach Books, 1985
A good introduction to E/F/G level rocketry. Some good construction
Rocket Propulsion Elements, An Introduction to the Engineering of Rockets.
George P. Sutton.
Sixth Edition, A Wiley-Interscience Publication,
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1992
Teaching Science Through Model Rocketry
3 Pigs Publishing, 1994
The book is for the individual who teaches rocketry to others or is
looking for another aspect of science to teach. It covers lesson plans,
class setup, physics demonstrations, rocketry labs, rocket science
background, teaching aides and more. Over 250 pages.
58 Court Place
Charlottesville, VA 22901-2457
2.4 Are there any rocketry magazines available?
Journal of the National Association of Rocketry
Published 6 times/year
Subscription: Sport Rocketry
c/o National Association of Rocketry Headquarters
P.O. Box 177
Altoona, WI 54270
"An alternative rocketry magazine"
Oriented towards large high power projects
Subscription: Extreme Rocketry
109 E. Charleston Suite 101
Las Vegas, NV 89104
"High Power Rocketry Magazine"
An independent consumer rocketry magazine. Formerly the journal of
the Tripoli Rocket Society.
Published irregularly 9 times/yr. or so
Subscription: High Power Rocketry
PO Box 96
Orem, Utah 84059
Copyright (c) 1996-2002 Wolfram von Kiparski, editor.
Refer to Part 00 for the full copyright notice.