High School Seniors Sanzio Angeli, of Clover Hill High School, and Dylan Whitesel, of Midlothian High School, hope to raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer research and break a world record at the same time. They are combining their love for model rocketry with community citizenship to create "Rocket4theCure." Sanzio and Dylan are selling model rockets for $10 each to be launched simultaneously, hoping to launch 4,000 rockets, which would shatter the standing record, all while raising money for The Central Virginia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen.


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Scratch - GoonyHawk


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Contributed by Steve Lindeman


Here I go again. For those of you that have followed my Goonyness  this was Baby Bertha kit bash #14. Again this is not a kit review of the original Estes Hawkeye (Kit #0873) [1986-1996]


It is another of my many kit bashes. All fin patterns and decals came from major difference again being that mine is a Goony version of the Hawkeye and as such is built with a BT-60 tube instead of a BT-5 tube that was used in the original. As a result it also has an 18mm motor mount instead of a 13mm.

GoonyHawk shot2


As stated this is another kit bash so the main components are as follows:

From Baby Bertha kit:

  • 1- BT-60 Body Tube
  • 1- PNC-60 Nose Cone
  • 1- Launch Lug
  • 1- Engine Hook
  • 1- Shock Cord
  • 1- Assembled 12" Parachute (transparent orange plastic)
  • 1- Mylar Retainer
  • 1- Green Engine Block
  • 1- Blue Engine Mount Tube
  • 1- Centering Ring Card
  • 1- Balsa Fin Sheet

 From my stock supply:

  • 2- Sheets Printer Paper (one for covering balsa and one for printing out new decals)
  • 1- Yellow E engine guide from a previous Estes kit (cut down to two 1.5" tubes)

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NEFAR Launches

May 2013 Launch


Photo by Roger Smith

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1/72 Space Shuttle Model Test Flight, October 1998, #3

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