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
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 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 competition and sport launches
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- 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
- 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
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- 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rather dynamic, so if this list is six months old, it may be out of date.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
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
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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,
and tape
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Custom Rocket Co. Model rocket kits and parts
somewhere in Arizona
Doctor Rocket Licensed manufacturer of Aerotech compatible reloadable
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Dynacom High power rockets (fiberglass
P.O. Box 85 and composite components).
Boston, PA 15135-0085 Catalog - $3.00
(412) 751-9515
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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.
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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
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Fat Cat Rockets, Inc. unique custom rocket kits
1465 Orlando Circle model rocket through high power
Orlando, FL 32818
(407) 298-1363
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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
nose cones,
(570) 943-7644 and more...
(570) 943-2735 fax Online ordering Catalog and tube sample: $2.50
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Holverson Designs, Inc. Model rocket kits, rocket/gliders
25075 Co Hwy L20 launch pads, tubes and parts
Soldier, Iowa 51572 Centuri-equivalent tubing
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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
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Kosdon East reloadable rocket motors
c/o Paul Robinson E-M impulse range
5 Old Bridge St. South
Pelham, NH 03076
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(The) Launch Pad midpower and clustered model
477 North Carolina Road kits and plans.
Manquin, VA 23106 specializes in scale military
missiles Catalog - $2.75
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(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
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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
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Maximum Thrust Rocketry Big kits for Big HPR
a division of RDS
formerly HOTT Rockets
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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
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Propulsion Polymers hybrid rocket motor systems
RR#3 38mm I140 motor
Smiths Falls, ON
Canada K7A 4S4
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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)
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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
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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
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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)
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Rocket Dynamic Systems Big kits for HPR
PO Box 801208 mid-HIGH power
Santa Clarita CA.
(888) 692-9548
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836 Houston Dr. Magnalite Igniters in kit form
New Haven, IN 46774 ignition systems (Greg Dyben)
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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
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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)
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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
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Scotglas Manufacturing fiberglass components
7215 Gillett Road nose cones
Canutillo, TX 79835
(915) 877-4405
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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
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Shrox Industria fantasy-scale model rocket kits
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Smokin Rockets big high power kits
183 Walnut St.
Northvale, NJ 07647
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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
P.O. Box 186 scale and scale-like model
Harbeson, DE 19951
(302) 684-5419 order online
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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)
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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
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2.2.2 Electronics/Recovery Systems/Other Rocketry Components and Supplies
ACME Engineering composite fin canisters for HPR
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conformal launch lugs
Adept Rocketry Electronic stagers, timers,
2545 Overlook Drive altimeters, flight computers.
Broomfield, CO 80020 Catalog - $2.00
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Aero Pack International/Missile Systems Phenolic airframe tubing,
8190E Mira Mesa Blvd. 308 threaded aluminum motor
Miramar, CA 92126 retainers
(619) 566-2900 FAX
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The b2 Rocketry Company Parachutes for high power
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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
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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
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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
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Impulse Aerospace Ignition and recovery systems,
22833 Bothell Way SE, Suite 1148 launch pads, high power
Bothell, WA 98021 tubular nylon,
(800) 568-2785
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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
20 W. Lake St. airframe tubing, nose
cones, modeling
Chisholm, MN 55719 supplies, and rocket kits
(888) 225-4007 Catalog - FREE
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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
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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) 235-6611
(914) 576-6051 fax
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Perfectflite microAlt Alitmeter - fits in
15 Pray Street
Amherst, MA 01002
(413) 549-3444
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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
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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
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Tango Papa Decals Reproduction decals from out of
1901 Mitman Rd. production Estes and
Centuri kits
Easton, PA 18040 Mars Lander kits, upscale
(610) 252-8543 decal paper, printer cartridges
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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
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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 (Jim Fackert) nomex paper, kevlar cord
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Transolve Corporation Timers, altimeters, location
6501 Sebert #3 beepers, etc.
Cleveland, Ohio 44105 Catalog: FREE
(216) 341-5970
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Tru Point Products, Inc. Heavy duty launch pads
140 Baker St.
Coloma, MI 49038
(616) 486-4611
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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
(520) 886-8051
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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
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Alexander Aeroplane Company Composite building materials
P.O. Box 909
Griffin GA 30224
(800) 831-2949 Catalog - FREE
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 Catalog - FREE
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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
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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.
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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
(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,
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)
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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
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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
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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
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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,
scale kits
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Ballistic Bob Model and high power rocket
1575 Catalina Blvd. parts, motors, and supplies
San Diego, CA 92107 20% discount on everything
(619) 224-6435
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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
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Bobby Hall's Hobby House Model and high power rocket
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)
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Commonwealth Displays, Inc. Model and high power rocket
12649 Dix-Toledo Road parts, motors, and supplies.
Southgate, MI 48195 Catalog - $2.00
(734) 282-1055
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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 catalog - $3.00 ($3 Canada,
(Kevin Nolan) $4 overseas)
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C&T Hobbies Inc. Model and high power rocket
10181 Townline Rd. parts, motors, and supplies
Cheboygan, MI 49721
(616) 627-3603
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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
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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 (Kevin Funk)
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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
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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
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Red Arrow Hobbies Model and high power rocket
5095 Red Arrow Hwy. motors and supplies.
Stevensville, MI 49127
(616) 429-8233 Catalog - FREE
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Ring Rocketry Model rocket kits, motors,
206 East Mary Street specialty and hard-to-find
Holland, IN 47541
(812) 536-5000 (Chad Ring)
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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
486 East Devon Drive motors, parts, and supplies.
Gilbert, AZ 8529
(480) 497-1960
(703) 832-3237 Fax
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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
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Zeppelin Hobbies Model and high power rocket
92 Route 23 North motors and supplies.
Riverdale, NJ 07457-1200
(973) 831-7717
(973) 831-5989 Catalog - FREE
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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.
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Odyssey Productions Videos high power and model
P.O. Box 450264 rocket launches
Garland, TX 75045-0264
(972) 495-8576
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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
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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
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
England, UK
44 (0) 181 932 7772
Aerospace Education Model rocketry and high power
Box 13-368 Onehunga kits, engines, and supplies
09-624 3091
09-624 2165 (FAX)
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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
011 27 11 475 0880
List of known European Manufacturers and Dealers:
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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,
including NARTS.
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 (
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 (
Published by Apogee Components
ISBN 0-9653620-0-0
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
Stuart Lodge
Argus Books 1990
ISBN 1-85486-047-X
British handbook on model rocketry. Geared towards beginners, but
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
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
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
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
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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
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.
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
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"Extreme Rocketry"
"An alternative rocketry magazine"
Oriented towards large high power projects
Subscription: Extreme Rocketry
109 E. Charleston Suite 101
Las Vegas, NV 89104
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"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
Copyright (c) 1996-2002 Wolfram von Kiparski, editor.
Refer to Part 00 for the full copyright notice.
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Rec.Models.Rockets Frequently Asked Questions: PART 3 OF 14
3.1 How do I get to the r.m.r archive site?
The old Sunsite rec.models.rockets archive has not been active since sometime in 1999. The archives are now part of the domain:
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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
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At this time, you can't. This will change soon.
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HTML version of the entire FAQ:
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Rocketry Online is a comprehensive web site for everything to do with rocketry and the Internet.
NAR - The National Association of Rocketry home page
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Home page for the worlds largest and oldest consumer rocketry organization.
TRA - Tripoli Rocketry Association
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Official home page of the Tripoli Rocketry Association
CAR - Canadian Association of Rocketry
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Home page of the Canadian Association of Rocketry. Check out what's happening north of the U.S.
UKRA - United Kingdom Rocketry Association
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Home page for the United Kingdom's largest consumer rocketry organization.
European Model Rocketry
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Comprehensive Web site for rocketry in Europe.
New Zealand Rocketry Association
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Home page for the New Zealand Rocketry Association.
SAMROC - South Africa Model Rocket Club
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ALABAMA HARA: Huntsville Area Rocketry Association, NAR Section 403
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ARIZONA Arizona High Power Rocketry Association
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SARA: Southern Arizona Rocket Association, NAR Section 545
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SSS: Superstition Spacemodeling Society - Tripoli Phoenix
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CALIFORNIA AEROPAC: Association of Experimental Rocketry of the Pacific
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BAYNAR: NAR Section 359
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DART: Diego Area Rocket Team
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LUNAR: Livermore Unit of the NAR, NAR Section 534
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ROC: Rocketry Organization of California - Tripoli Anaheim
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SCRA: Southern California Rocket Assoc., NAR Section 430
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COLORADO COSROCS: Colorado Rocket Society, NAR Section 515
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Colorado Rocketry Association of Space Hobbyists - CRASH
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CONNECTICUT CATO: CATO Rocketry Club, NAR Section 581
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FLORIDA Florida Spacemodeling Association
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Spaceport Rocketry Association, NAR Section 342
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THOR - Tampa/Hillsborough Organization of Rocketry
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GEORGIA Southern Area Rocketry
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ILLINOIS CIA: Central Illinois Aerospace, NAR Section 527
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NIRA: Northern Illinois Rocketry Assocation, NAR Section 117
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INDIANA Rocketeers of Central Indiana
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SCAM: Summit City Aerospace Modelers, NAR Section 282
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Launch Crue - Holland, IN
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KANSAS K.L.O.U.D.Busters Inc., TRA Prefect
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KENTUCKY Kentuckiana Rocketry Association
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MARYLAND - WASHINGTON DC NAR Headquarters AeroModelers Society, NAR Section 139
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Tripoli Maryland
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MASSACHUSETTS CMASS: Central Massachusetts Spacemodeling Society, NAR Section 464
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MICHIGAN Huron Valley Rocket Society
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MISSOURI St. Louis Rocketry Association
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Garden State Spacemodeling Society
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Tripoli North Jersey
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Southern Jersey Area Rocket Society
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NEW YORK ASTRE: Albany-Schenectady-Troy Rocket Enthusiasts of New York, Section 471 of the NAR
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MARS: Monroe Astronautical Rocketry Society Section 136 of the NAR
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LIARS: Long Island Advanced Rocketry Society, TRA Prefecture 29, and the North Shore Section 142 of the NAR
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Buffalo Rocket Society - Tripoli Western NY
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OHIO Northern Ohio's Tri City Sky Busters, NAR Section 535
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Northeastern Ohio's Mantua Township Missile Agency, NAR Section 606
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Queen City Area Rocket Klub - QUARK
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Toledo Area Rocketry Society
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OKLAHOMA Oklahoma Tripoli
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PENNSYLVANIA Pittsburgh Space Command, NAR Section 473
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Southern Pennsylvania Area Association of Rocketry
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Blastoff Rocket Club - Erie
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SOUTH CAROLINA Tripoli South Carolina
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TEXAS DARS: Dallas Area Rocket Society, NAR Section 308
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AARG: Austin Area Rocketry Group
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NHRC: NASA/Houston Rocket Club, NAR Section 365, TRA 002
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UTAH UROC: Utah Rocketry Club
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VIGINIA NOVAAR: Northern Virginia Area Association of Rocketry
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WEST VIRGINIA West Virginia Society of Amateur Rocketry
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WISCONSIN Wisconsin Organization of Spacemodeling Hobbyists - WOOSH
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Apollo-Saturn Reference Page John Duncan's guide to the Saturn V and Saturn 1b, with loads of scale data for the modeler.
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BATF "Orange Book" A scanned copy of the BATF non-copyrighted book titled, "ATF - Explosives Law and Regulation,"
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Certified Motor Listings NAR Standards and Testing Committee
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Tripoli Motor Testing
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Cineroc Sites Places were you can find stuff about the old Estes Cineroc movie camera
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Competition Rocketry
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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.
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Electronics and Rocketry Ed's web site devoted to electronics used in consumer rocketry. Currently has VCP files and information about Taniwha Flight Computers
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FAA Form 7711-2 Application for Certificate of Waiver downloadable/printable copy of Form 7711-2
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Model/High Power Rocketry Motor Dimensions
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Model Rocket Drag Analysis John DeMar's R&D report containing useful CD data
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National Fire Protection Association
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Northeast Regional Contest Board page
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Old Rockets, Old Rocketeers, Nostalgia
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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.
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VCP Software Archive Official site for Gary Crowell's CP/CG Calculator. Stabilize your designs!
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Water Rockets Gary Ensmenger's Water Rocket Playground:
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Yahoo -
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The above is a great starting point and has a large number of pointers to other rocketry sites.
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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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