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Rocket and accessory builds

Parawing or parafoil recovery

Back in the early 60s NASA Gemini engineers did not expect spacecraft to continue to fall from a chute into the ocean like the Mercury program. They began to look at other ideas like the inflated paraglider based on the … Continue reading

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New Paper Rockets: Jolly Roger and MicroMax

Here are a few new paper rockets for your enjoyment. Both of these are created by John Dawson. Both are based on the Der Red Max and both require BT5 nose cones or you can use the paper BT5s provided on … Continue reading

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Flight of the MegaGyroc

I have always been a fan of the Gyroc. If you see me at a launch at some point in the day I was likely to fly one. Back in the first year of this blog I wrote a post … Continue reading

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Two Rocketry Projects for Dads and Experimenters

I love these two rocketry ideas. Mainly because they are new and innovative. I wish I would have thought of these but I didn’t. The first is from SonicDadDotCom and is a twist to water rockets. and here is a … Continue reading

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New Black Brant VB paper model available

Chris Michielssen has released a new scale version of the Black Brandt VB. This version is BT-5 based for 13mm motors.Chris says he used the scale info from Peter Alway. I can’t wait to fly one! Download: Black Brant VB (PDF) … Continue reading

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Smart Phone Rocket Launcher

Ever since I saw the Apple ad in which model rockets are launched by an iPhone I have been in search for the app and hardware information. Well thanks to MAKE and this brilliant kid the method has been found. … Continue reading

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Build your own F9-R

Build your own paper F9-R The Lower Hudson Valley E-Gift Shop  has the F9-R models available. Link goes to main page.Scroll down page to the end to find For MANY more paper models go to my Ultimate Paper Rocket Guide page

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