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Welcome to RocketReviews.com (formerly Essence's Model Rocket Reviews or EMRR). 

RocketReviews.com is the home of almost 5000 reviews of rocketry kits and products. Written by visitors to RocketReviews.com like you, the reviews cover everything from low-power model rocket kits to high-power rocket motors.

The site's Flight Log allows you to record and share your rockets and their flights.  The Builds feature helps you document your rocketry projects. 

At RocketReviews.com, you'll also find a large collection of rocketry resources such as a list of rocketry clubs, a calendar of rocketry events, and large libraries of OpenRocket design files and Rocksim design files. A number of rocketry tools and calculators are available to help you design, build, and fly your rockets.

As you explore RocketReviews.com, you'll also find a number of fun things such as a huge library of rocketry videos and a collection of photo albums.

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The RocketReviews.com Community adds a new layer of social interaction to RocketReviews.com. Log in with your registered RocketReviews.com email address and password to join the Community.

You can now manage your Flight Log at Community.RocketReviews.com. While you can continue to manage your Flight Log here (and the information is shared between the two sites), I encourage you to try using the new site.

The forms at Community.RocketReviews.com for entering and editing flights are much better than the ones here and they will continue to be enhanced as time goes by.

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Scratch - Blue Hawk (Scratch)

Manufacturer:Scratch

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Contributed by Ray King

Brief

This is my second submission for the EMRR Spaceship Design Competition. The rocket is designed to use an 24mm engine, rear engine ejection and 18” parachute recovery.  The name Blue Hawk was chosen by my family a dinner one night – kids said it looks like a hawk and well the blue is pretty obvious.

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NEFAR Launches

May 2013 Launch


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Rocketry - Estes Historic Document - 1961

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On This Date in History

1958-09-18 - First NAR Section Formed
The first NAR section was formed on September 18, 1958. The "Mile-High" section was formed by G. Harry Stine and his "NAR Boys" in Denver, Colorado.

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Odd'l Rockets: Return of the Little Green Man Video
Roger Smith has been busy with his video editor. CLICK HERE The revised Little Green man video shows an added C6-5 flight from last months Bunnell NEFAR launch. The Little Green Man is very "vocal" on this new video.
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Model Rocket Building: Letter From Vern Estes - 1970
I thought I'd misplaced this one! Here's a letter I received from Mr. Estes dated February 19, 1970. I had hand written a letter to Estes (not directly to Mr. Estes) explaining my troubles getting a BP engine permit in California. Rocket engines and fireworks were tightly restricted back then. Mr. Estes asks: If I had an area (a flying field) to launch cold powered Vashon rockets why couldn't that same place be used to fly BP model rockets? I couldn't buy BP engines without a permit. My mother made a few calls and got the Assistant California Fire Marshall to approve the family artichoke ...
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Rich's Rockets: Building the Shrockets Sea Sting (part 1)
This was the oldest kit in my build pile, bought just under a year ago back when Shrox was for a brief time selling kits at shrockets.com. He switched over to selling plan paks, and you can still get one for the Sea Sting. As with the Photon Disruptor, I might have started building this ...
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Rocket Dungeon: Interesting oddroc from LDRS 33
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