Monthly Archives: February 2007

We have Ignition – Short History and Use of Igniters

NAR ROCKET SAFETY CODE #3 – I will launch my rockets with an electrical launch system and electrical motor igniters. Note: It is illegal in every state to ignite a model rocket with a fuse. Sometime in early-mid 1957 both … Continue reading

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Video of the Top Gear Car Shuttle

Ok the Brits have definitely taken rocketry to the extreme. This is the story and launch of a car (modified into a shuttle) powered by 6 Contrail hybrid ‘O’ motors. Will it launch? Will it fly?  

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R.O.C.C. and roll

Paul’s L2 bird I had a great time with my friend Paul on Saturday. We went to the R.O.C.C. (Rocketry of Central Carolina) launch near Charlotte, NC. Paul was there to make an attempt at his NAR L2. It was … Continue reading

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Cherokee D

my Cherokee D I just finished a fun kit. I have always wanted a Cherokee D. I think I first saw it in an Estes catalog in the early seventies. I loved it’s look but was a little afraid of … Continue reading

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Who the heck is Frank Malina?

Another entry into the “Who the heck is…” series  Frank Joseph Malina was born on October 2nd, 1912 in Brenham, Texas. In 1935 Malina became a student at the California Institute of Technology. In 1936 he became director of the … Continue reading

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A Lovely Winter Scene

click to enlarge As a rocketeer this is a winter scene of beauty. This is a picture of the Progress 24 rocket on Jan.16th 2007. The rocket launched on Jan. 18th taking supplies to the International Space Station’s Expedition 14 … Continue reading

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…more site updates

Added some items to the site today. In the Copter Guide Building supply reference Copter Recovery Gallery In the Ultimate Paper Rocket Guide Enhanced Minotaur Pegusus by Orbital Flyable Dutch rocket called A8-3 Raket Horton HO XIIIb

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