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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. 

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Today's Featured Review

Scratch - Transglobal Interceptor (Scratch)

Manufacturer:Scratch

Contributed by Gordon Agnello

Brief:
This was an idea knocked about in the chat room on The Rocketry Forum one night and this is what I came up with the next day. Essentially, this is a military version of the Estes Orbital Transport. Boost is a normal vertical take-off with a glide recovery for the Orbiter and a parachute recovery for the Booster.

 

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Today's Featured Flyer

Wilhelm Carpenter

AKA: Slickwilly

Location: Bourbonnais, il

Favorite Rockets: Paradox

Biography:

I love designing new and unique rocket designs. Recently started a new website 3D ROCKETRY. I sell a line of mid-power 1.64", 2.26" and 3" Dia. 3D rocket designs. All kits have Plastic nose cones, 24mm or 29mm motor tubes and plywood fins. I have more designs in the works coming soon.

Favorite Quote:

ENJOY!!!

Personal Home Page: http://www.3drocketry.com

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Today's Featured Photo

NEFAR Launches

Bunnell Blast 2013


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Photo by Roger Smith

Today's Featured Video

1/2 patriot rocket - realtime

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Featured Rocketry Blog Posts

RocketReviews.com Blog: 2015 National Sport Launch Photos and Video
The Rocketry Organization of South Carolina at Orangeburg (ROSCO) hosted the National Association of Rocketry’s 2015 National Sport Launch over Memorial Day weekend. The three-day event featured flights by rocketry enthusiasts from around the world. [View More of Roger and Bracha Smith’s Photos of NSL 2015] Saturday’s weather featured bright blue skies and a bit of wind. [View More of Kevin Boyd’s Photos from NSL 2015 Day 1] Saturday night ended with a night launch. Though Sunday began with the same, clear blue skies that we had on Saturday, ...
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Wayne Hill's Blog: Full Scale V2 Model Successfully Launches
A world record setting full scale V2 model launched at Thunda Downunder in Australia. It was a spectacular Low and Slow launch. Height – 14.04 metres. That’s over 46 feet high! Mass at lift off – 280kg or 617 lbs. Powered By CTI O motor Video of Launch on Facebook You can read more about this [ ...
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Model Rocket Building: Peter Alway Saturn IV Build, Part 1, Plans and Parts
This model was from Peter Alway's Home Page. I can't seem to find it now! If anybody has a link, let me know. The website had plenty of sport and scale plans including a Vostok, Saturn I and a Flying Rabbit that looks better than the old Estes Cloud Hopper. You can get Peter Alway's books: Rockets of the World HERE and Scale Bash HERE Both highly recommended! There's one model that has been on my "to-do" list for a while. The SATURN IV! This is Peter's "psuedo-scale" design of a Saturn that could have existed between the Saturn 1 and Saturn V, the Saturn IV. Full resolution plans aren't ...
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Model Rocket Building: Estes Payloader II #3022 Build, Part 1 Parts
All the parts are standard and of good quality. For a while it was rare to find kits with clear payload section tubes. I'm glad to see they made a comeback. Part of interest: The laser cut fins didn't get cut all the way through the wood. While you should never just punch fins off the sheet, these will take a few passes with a sharp knife to free them.
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Rich's Rockets: My hands are clean
If you’ve ever handled black fiber centering rings you probably know how messy they can get. So here’s how JonRocket.com packed the ones I just bought from them:
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