rec.models.rockets FAQ Part 02 - Names and Addresses

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Rec.Models.Rockets Frequently Asked Questions: PART 2 OF 14
Last update: May 29, 2002
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--------------------------------------- 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 competition and sport launches - Liability insurance for rocket flying activities 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 certification - NARTREK continuing education program
Tripoli Rocketry Association, Inc. High power rocketry enthusiasts P.O. Box 970010 - Sanctions & insures high power Orem, UT 84097-0010 rocket launches - High power certification - Yearly national sport launch (LDRS)
--------------------------------------- 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 divided 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 The rocketry industry is rather dynamic, so if this list is six months old, it may be out of date.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 not in 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, and the corrections will be applied ASAP.
Caveat Emptor
--------------------------------------- 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 parts and supplies, custom work
Aerospace Specialty Products Scale and competition kits, parts, P.O. Box 1408 G-10 fiberglass, adhesives, abrasives, Gibsonton, FL 33534 mylar parachutes, sheeting, and tape 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) 641-2301 (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 Long burn D, E, and F motors (Timothy Van Milligan) Kits, supplies, and software (719) 535-9335 Educational materials and books 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 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 Phoenix, AZ
Cesaroni Technology, Inc. Reloadable rocket motors P.O. Box 246 38mm G - J impulse range 2561 Stouffville Road also mfgs Hypertek Hybrid motors Gormley, Ontario 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 (520)295-1529
Custom Rocket Co. Model rocket kits and parts somewhere in Arizona
Doctor Rocket Licensed manufacturer of Aerotech compatible reloadable motors.
Dynacom High power rockets (fiberglass P.O. Box 85 and composite components). Boston, PA 15135-0085 Catalog - $3.00 (412) 751-9515
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) 372-6565 (719) 372-3419 FAX (800) 525-7561 (800) 820-0202 replacement parts
Fat Cat Rockets, Inc. unique custom rocket kits 1465 Orlando Circle model rocket through high power Orlando, FL 32818 (407) 298-1363
Flight Systems, Inc. OUT OF BUSINESS
Hawk Mountain Enterprises All fiberglass mid-high power kits RD 1 Box 231 G-12 fiberglass tubing, FR4 phenolic New Ringgold, PA 17960 sheet, kevlar, fiberglass nose cones, (570) 943-7644 and more... (570) 943-2735 fax Online ordering 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 Gormley, Ontario 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 rocket 477 North Carolina Road kits and plans. Manquin, VA 23106 specializes in scale military missiles Catalog - $2.75 (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 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 see also Rocket Dyanamic Systems entry
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) (James Wentworth)
Original Rockets, Inc. scale models of old kits for HPR P.O. Box 611722 Port Huron, MI 48061-1722 (810)982-3690 voice (810)985-4643 fax
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 909/243-7398 (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 inexpensive Catalog: SASE
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) 967-2242 (626) 967-9044 (fax)
Rocket Dynamic Systems Big kits for HPR PO Box 801208 mid-HIGH power Santa Clarita CA. 91380-1208 (888) 692-9548
Rocketflite BACK IN BUSINESS! 836 Houston Dr. Magnalite Igniters in kit form New Haven, IN 46774 ignition systems (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 (410) 326-3761 (508) 462-0729 fax
Scotglas Manufacturing fiberglass components 7215 Gillett Road nose cones Canutillo, TX 79835 (915) 877-4405
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 (Jim Turner)
True Modelers Rocket Kits kits for the true modeler/craftsman P.O. Box 186 scale and scale-like model rockets 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 (Kevin McKiou)
Vulcan Systems, Inc. OUT OF BUSINESS
Yank Enterprises High power rocket kits 1004 Ollie Lane parts and supplies Plymouth, WI 53073 (920) 254-0657 (810) 454-0152
--------------------------------------- 2.2.2 Electronics/Recovery Systems/Other Rocketry Components and Supplies
ACME Engineering composite fin canisters for HPR 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 rocketry
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 Catalog - download from web site
Black Sky Research Associates altimeters, timers, launch rails 3179 Roosevelt St. electic matches, ignition systems Carlsbad, CA 92008 38mm reloadable motors and reloads (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 supplies, Bothell, WA 98021 tubular nylon, (800) 568-2785
Jim Walston Retrieval Systems Electronic rocket locators 725 Cooper Lake Road, S.E. (transmitter/receiver) Smyrna, GA 30082 Catalog - FREE (404) 434-4905 (800) 657-4672
Mach 1 Industries Inc. Balsa-Ply specialty balsa plywood 20 W. Lake St. airframe tubing, nose cones, modeling Chisholm, MN 55719 supplies, and rocket kits (888) 225-4007 Catalog - FREE
Missile Works Corp. R/C ejection systems, barometric altimeters 453 East Wonderview Ave. mid-high power scale kits Estes Park, CO 80517 flexible phenolic/kraft hybrid tubing (303) 823-9222 tel/fax online ordering
North Country Radio CCD cameras, transmitter/receiver PO Box 53 Wykagyl Station kits, and other electronics New Rochelle, New York 10804-0053 suitable for rocketry use. (914) 235-6611 (914) 576-6051 fax
Perfectflite microAlt Alitmeter - fits in BT-50 15 Pray Street Amherst, MA 01002 (413) 549-3444
Pratt Hobbies Nomex recovery systems & cool rocket stuff 2513 Iron Forge Road altimeters, kits, kevlar Herndon, VA 20171 NiCad systems. CMR-style nose cones (703) 689-3541 (voice/fax) and egg capsules. 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) (615) 822-6565
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) (877) 4CHUTES
Tango Papa Decals Reproduction decals from out of 1901 Mitman Rd. production Estes and Centuri kits Easton, PA 18040 Mars Lander kits, upscale decals, (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 (608) 588-7204
Totally Tubular rocket tube supplier - wide variety 10555 McCabe Rd. 6mm through 4.5" size Brighton, MI 48116-8526 couplers and rings (810) 231-6474 FAX hard to find items (Jim Fackert) nomex paper, kevlar cord
Transolve Corporation Timers, altimeters, location 6501 Sebert #3 beepers, etc. Cleveland, Ohio 44105 Catalog: FREE (216) 341-5970
Tru Point Products, Inc. Heavy duty launch pads 140 Baker St. Coloma, MI 49038 (616) 486-4611
--------------------------------------- 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 supply 7481 E. 30th St. polyurethane rubber and Tucson, AZ 85710 RTV rubber, supplies (520) 886-8051
Aerospace Composite Products Composite building materials 14210 Doolittle Drive fiberglass, kevlar, carbon 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 supply 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, and 3605 Howard St. new equipment, gadgets, gizmos, 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 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) 338-4670 (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 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 equipment, (800) 821-3283 and all related supplies 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 call.
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 tubes P.O. Box 588 I.D.'s from 0.250" to 18.000" 345 Chelmsford Street Lowell, MA 01851 (800) 466-9317 (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, threads, 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) 484-4111 (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 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 online
--------------------------------------- 2.2.4 Mail Order Sources
This is a very incomplete list. Check out the pages of 'High Power Rocketry' or 'Sport Rocketry' for many more possibilities. Check your phone book too!
Advanced Rocketry Group Ltd. (ARG) Model and high power rocket kits, 130 Matheson Blvd., East - Unit 10 parts, motors, and supplies. Mississauga, Ontario L4Z 1Y6 Also mfgs their own line of kits, (905) 501-0456 Imported Competition supplies, (905) 501-1846 fax airframe tubes, scale data, scale kits
Ballistic Bob Model and high power rocket kits, 1575 Catalina Blvd. parts, motors, and supplies San Diego, CA 92107 20% discount on everything (619) 224-6435
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 kits, 4822 Bryan Street parts, motors, and supplies Dallas, TX 75204 (214) 821-2550
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 kits, 12649 Dix-Toledo Road parts, motors, and supplies. Southgate, MI 48195 Catalog - $2.00 (734) 282-1055
Countdown Hobbies Model and high power rocket kits, 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 catalog - $3.00 ($3 Canada, (Kevin Nolan) $4 overseas)
C&T Hobbies Inc. Model and high power rocket kits, 10181 Townline Rd. parts, motors, and supplies Cheboygan, MI 49721 (616) 627-3603
Discount Hobby Center Model and high power rocket kits P.O. Box 370 parts, motors, and supplies Utica, NY 13503 (315) 733-3741 (315) 733-1723 FAX
Discount Rocketry Aerotech, Apogee, Binder, Edmonds, 25944 Kaywood Court Cosmo., Custom, LaunchPad, LOC, Escondido, CA 92026-8408 Quest, Estes, more (760) 432-9626 Miss Rocket Booster posters (Kevin Funk)
Magnum Rockets, Hobbies and More, Inc. Model and high power rocket kits, 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 kits, 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 kits, 5095 Red Arrow Hwy. motors and supplies. Stevensville, MI 49127 (616) 429-8233 Catalog - FREE email:
Ring Rocketry Model rocket kits, motors, supplies 206 East Mary Street specialty and hard-to-find items Holland, IN 47541 (812) 536-5000 (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 (800) 221-7205
Space Modeling Solutions Model and high power rocket kits, 486 East Devon Drive motors, parts, and supplies. Gilbert, AZ 8529 (480) 497-1960 (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 kits, 92 Route 23 North motors and supplies. Riverdale, NJ 07457-1200 (973) 831-7717 (973) 831-5989 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, etc. in 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 members and 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 (972) 495-8576
Point-39 Productions Videos of high power rocket c/o Earl Cagle, Jr. rocket launches (like LDRS) 1607 Apple Valley Drive Augusta, Georgia 30906 (706) 790-5544 (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 (818) 349-4825
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. (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 so that this listing can be updated. In the future, it is hoped that Part 13 of the rec.rockets.models FAQ will handle this section. Please refer to Part 13 of the FAQ for more information.
Advanced Rocket Components High-power rocketry supplier P.O. Box 12957 motors, kits, books, supplies London W12 0WE England, UK 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 3091 09-624 2165 (FAX)
Atlas Ingenjorsfirma AB Manufacturer Nordana 147 Scale rocket kits S-232 91 Arlov Model rocket motors (1/2A - D) Sweden 46 40-44 55 80
Rocketeers Model rocketry and high power Box 7032 kits, engines, and supplies Roodeport 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 rocketry?
Handbook of Model Rocketry, Sixth Edition G. Harry Stine Synopsis: 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, including NARTS.
Basics of Model Rocketry, 2nd edition Douglas R. Pratt Kalmbach Books, 1993 Synopsis: 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 ( Kalmbach Books, 1995 Synopsis: 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 ( Published by Apogee Components ISBN 0-9653620-0-0 Synopsis: 104 pages pages consisting of 5 chapters and 3 appendicies; including 83 illustrations. Soft cover with 4-color artwork. This book contains topic ideas for rocketry related science fair projects 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 also where the experimenter should go for additional background research. This is not a cookbook approach, as the actual experiment must be designed by the researcher.
The Model Rocketry Handbook Stuart Lodge Argus Books 1990 ISBN 1-85486-047-X Synopsis: British handbook on model rocketry. Geared towards beginners, but some good tips for more experienced rocketeers.
Stu's Space: The Gospel According to Stuart Lodge Stuart Lodge 25 Huntington Drive Castle Donington Derby DE74 2SR U.K. Synopsis: 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 ( Saturn Press, 1995 Synopsis: 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 ( Saturn Press, 1996 Synopsis: 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 Synopsis: A good introduction to E/F/G level rocketry. Some good construction hints.
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 Tony Wayne 3 Pigs Publishing, 1994 Synopsis: 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. Contact: Tony Wayne 58 Court Place Charlottesville, VA 22901-2457
--------------------------------------- 2.4 Are there any rocketry magazines available?
"Sport Rocketry" 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 (800) 262-4872
"Extreme Rocketry" "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 $37.50/year Subscription: High Power Rocketry PO Box 96 Orem, Utah 84059
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The old Sunsite rec.models.rockets archive has not been active since sometime in 1999. The archives are now part of the domain:
-------------------------------------------------- 3.2 What is available from the r.m.r archive?
The archive used to be the 'official' archive site for rocketry-related materials submitted by r.m.r contributors. The archive has been static for the past few years. The archive still has a number of useful files. The following are some of the subdirectories of the archive, and a brief description of what is in them.
ARTICLES - documents. Informative how-to articles, and other text.
BATF - BATF information
CATALOGS - manufacturer catalogs (a few might actually be current)
CYBERROC - various software for rocketry, including VCP
DIGITRAK - a directory for DigiTrak rocket flight modeling software
ELECTRONICS - rocketry electronics
FAA - FAA information
GRAPHICS - pictures of rockets, launches, and people, scale data, logos, etc.
LISTS - certified motor lists, club listings
PLANS - rocket plans, including old kit plans and decal scans
PROGRAMS - rocketry software, including tracking software and propep
PROGRAMS.MAC - rocketry software for the Mac
PROGRAMS1 - more rocketry software
PROGRAMS2 - even more rocketry software
PROGRAMS3 - yet even more rocketry software
PROGRAMS4 - lots more rocketry software - Go Nuts!
R.M.R_POSTINGS - an archive of every r.m.r. posting since late Nov. 1991
RASP - a directory for RASP rocket flight modeling software (PC and Mac)
RMRFAQ - the r.m.r. FAQ
ROCKetCAD - demo CAD software for rockets
SOUNDS - .WAV and Macintosh System 7 sound files of launches
Winroc - a directory for WinRoc rocket flight modeling software
-------------------------------------------------- 3.3 How do I upload files to the r.m.r. archive?
At this time, you can't. This will change soon.
-------------------------------------------------- 3.4 I have read-only access to r.m.r. Is there any way I can still post articles to the newsgroup?
-------------------------------------------------- 3.5 What are some neat rocketry web pages to check out?
HTML version of the entire FAQ:
Rocketry Online is a comprehensive web site for everything to do with rocketry and the Internet.
NAR - The National Association of Rocketry home page
Home page for the worlds largest and oldest consumer rocketry organization.
TRA - Tripoli Rocketry Association
Official home page of the Tripoli Rocketry Association
CAR - Canadian Association of Rocketry
Home page of the Canadian Association of Rocketry. Check out what's happening north of the U.S.
UKRA - United Kingdom Rocketry Association
Home page for the United Kingdom's largest consumer rocketry organization.
European Model Rocketry
Comprehensive Web site for rocketry in Europe.
New Zealand Rocketry Association
Home page for the New Zealand Rocketry Association.
SAMROC - South Africa Model Rocket Club
ALABAMA HARA: Huntsville Area Rocketry Association, NAR Section 403
ARIZONA Arizona High Power Rocketry Association
SARA: Southern Arizona Rocket Association, NAR Section 545
SSS: Superstition Spacemodeling Society - Tripoli Phoenix
CALIFORNIA AEROPAC: Association of Experimental Rocketry of the Pacific
BAYNAR: NAR Section 359
DART: Diego Area Rocket Team
LUNAR: Livermore Unit of the NAR, NAR Section 534
ROC: Rocketry Organization of California - Tripoli Anaheim
SCRA: Southern California Rocket Assoc., NAR Section 430
COLORADO COSROCS: Colorado Rocket Society, NAR Section 515
Colorado Rocketry Association of Space Hobbyists - CRASH
CONNECTICUT CATO: CATO Rocketry Club, NAR Section 581
FLORIDA Florida Spacemodeling Association
Spaceport Rocketry Association, NAR Section 342
THOR - Tampa/Hillsborough Organization of Rocketry
GEORGIA Southern Area Rocketry
ILLINOIS CIA: Central Illinois Aerospace, NAR Section 527
NIRA: Northern Illinois Rocketry Assocation, NAR Section 117
INDIANA Rocketeers of Central Indiana
SCAM: Summit City Aerospace Modelers, NAR Section 282
Launch Crue - Holland, IN
KANSAS K.L.O.U.D.Busters Inc., TRA Prefect
KENTUCKY Kentuckiana Rocketry Association
MARYLAND - WASHINGTON DC NAR Headquarters AeroModelers Society, NAR Section 139
Tripoli Maryland
MASSACHUSETTS CMASS: Central Massachusetts Spacemodeling Society, NAR Section 464
MICHIGAN Huron Valley Rocket Society
MISSOURI St. Louis Rocketry Association
Garden State Spacemodeling Society
Tripoli North Jersey
Southern Jersey Area Rocket Society
NEW YORK ASTRE: Albany-Schenectady-Troy Rocket Enthusiasts of New York, Section 471 of the NAR
MARS: Monroe Astronautical Rocketry Society Section 136 of the NAR
LIARS: Long Island Advanced Rocketry Society, TRA Prefecture 29, and the North Shore Section 142 of the NAR
Buffalo Rocket Society - Tripoli Western NY OHIO Northern Ohio's Tri City Sky Busters, NAR Section 535
Northeastern Ohio's Mantua Township Missile Agency, NAR Section 606
Queen City Area Rocket Klub - QUARK
Toledo Area Rocketry Society
OKLAHOMA Oklahoma Tripoli
PENNSYLVANIA Pittsburgh Space Command, NAR Section 473
Southern Pennsylvania Area Association of Rocketry
Blastoff Rocket Club - Erie
SOUTH CAROLINA Tripoli South Carolina
TEXAS DARS: Dallas Area Rocket Society, NAR Section 308
AARG: Austin Area Rocketry Group
NHRC: NASA/Houston Rocket Club, NAR Section 365, TRA 002
UTAH UROC: Utah Rocketry Club
VIGINIA NOVAAR: Northern Virginia Area Association of Rocketry
WEST VIRGINIA West Virginia Society of Amateur Rocketry
WISCONSIN Wisconsin Organization of Spacemodeling Hobbyists - WOOSH
Apollo-Saturn Reference Page John Duncan's guide to the Saturn V and Saturn 1b, with loads of scale data for the modeler.
BATF "Orange Book" A scanned copy of the BATF non-copyrighted book titled, "ATF - Explosives Law and Regulation,"
Certified Motor Listings NAR Standards and Testing Committee Tripoli Motor Testing
Cineroc Sites Places were you can find stuff about the old Estes Cineroc movie camera
Competition Rocketry
Early Space Flight John Sisson of UC Irvine has created terrific web page about early visions of spaceflight, including material from Ley, Disney, and our own G. Harry Stine.
Electronics and Rocketry Ed's web site devoted to electronics used in consumer rocketry. Currently has VCP files and information about Taniwha Flight Computers
FAA Form 7711-2 Application for Certificate of Waiver downloadable/printable copy of Form 7711-2
Model/High Power Rocketry Motor Dimensions
Model Rocket Drag Analysis John DeMar's R&D report containing useful CD data
National Fire Protection Association
Northeast Regional Contest Board page
Old Rockets, Old Rocketeers, Nostalgia
rec.models.rockets Design Contest Homepage Enter your rocket design in the ongoing r.m.r. Design Contest! Winners receive prizes from generous r.m.r. readers.
VCP Software Archive Official site for Gary Crowell's CP/CG Calculator. Stabilize your designs!
Water Rockets Gary Ensmenger's Water Rocket Playground:
Yahoo -
The above is a great starting point and has a large number of pointers to other rocketry sites.
This is the rocketry page of Sven Knudson. He has the most up-to-date HTML version of the rec.models.rockets FAQ. He also has great rocketry pages and the rec.models.scale FAQ.
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