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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.

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Today's Featured Review

Estes - Interceptor (Kit) [2008-2011]

Manufacturer:Estes
Diameter:1.3000 inches
Length:26.0000 inches
Skill Level:2
Style:Futuristic/Exotic

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Contributed by Todd Mullin

est_interceptor_onthepadBrief:
From the year 1971 until 1980 Estes produced the original version of the Interceptor. It is considered by many to be the quintessential kit of model rocketry's "Golden Age". Many online auctions for the original sealed kits can go up to hundreds of dollars! Fortunately for those of us who are fans of the futuristic design but without a huge bankroll Estes finally re-released a new version of the kit in late 2007! There have been many improvements on the original incorporated into this version.

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Today's Featured Flyer

Steve Jensen

AKA: Longmont Steve

Location: Longmont Colorado

Certification Level: Tripoli Level 2

Club Memberships: NCR

Biography:

I fly with the Northern Colorado Rocketry Club primarily and with Tripoli Colorado.  NCR flys in the beautiful Pawnee Grasslands with a standing waiver to 20,000 feet AGL. It's a fabulous area with two launch sites, the Atlas and the North Site.  Atlas is for winter use with a waver of 12,000 feet AGL.  Tripoli Colorado flys at Hartsel and offers extreme views and bison too.  (Bison fencing is not easily crossed).

Both clubs have incredibly friendly and knowledgeable members.  Highly recommended.

I'm a BAR having a blast figuring things out.  I've crashed, lost, and damaged a significant number of rockets, but still love doing it.

Club Home Page: www.ncrocketry.org

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Today's Featured Photo

NEFAR Launches

May 2013 Launch


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Photo by Roger Smith

Today's Featured Video

RC Model Space Shuttle Launch

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Featured Rocketry Blog Posts

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 Scout In Space
Here's a great story about Astronaut Jay Apt and the Estes Scout that flew aboard the Shuttle Atlantis in 1991: CLICK HERE This Scout will be part of the Model Rocket Display at the Seattle Museum Of Flight. The display will be dedicated at the upcoming Seattle NARCON held February 20-22.
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JonRocket.com: JonRocket.com Sponsors UCF's Participation in NASA's University Student Launch Initiative
The Students for the Exploration and Development of Space at the University of Central Florida (SEDS-UCF) have created a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to support their participation in NASA’s University Student Launch Initiative (USLI) competition. JonRocket.com is happy to support SEDS-UCF. We ...
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Model Rocket Building: Asking Permission Might Be A Good Start!
If you follow the blog, you might recognize this rocket. It's my two engine cluster model called the Big Girtha. It was adapted from a Quest Big Betty kit. I took this picture before it was launched at the Tampa TTRA monthly. Then I saw it in a EBAY listing. Maybe I should be flattered, but I'm not. A vendor was selling his 808 "Spy" cameras using my picture. Farther down the Ebay listing is a link to my YouTube video from the flight. I didn't buy and build the rocket, buy the camera, fly it, edit the video and post it for somebody else to make a profit. Build your own model, fly your ...
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Estes-Cox Corp 2302 Solar Starter$8.49$4.0052.89%
Estes Recovery Wadding$7.99$3.9650.44%
Dremel 4000-6/50 120-Volt Variable-Speed Rotary Kit$269.58$139.0048.44%
Estes Longneck Express Model Rocket Kit$15.99$8.3947.53%
Estes Phoenix Bird$21.99$11.5947.29%
Estes Fletcher$14.99$7.9946.70%
Estes Chutter 2 Model Rocket Kit$19.99$10.7146.42%
Estes Stratocruiser$15.99$8.9943.78%
Estes Nike Smoke$79.99$45.1843.52%
Badger Air-Brush Company Minitaire Color Paint Set with Color Coat/Paint Retarder$271.40$155.3542.76%
J-B Weld Steel Reinforced Epoxy (10 oz.)$19.60$11.3841.94%
Estes Flutter-By Model Rocket Kit$12.99$7.7140.65%
Estes Eliminator XL Launch Set$49.99$29.9940.01%
Testors Promotional Enamel Paint Set$13.00$8.0338.23%
Estes Ventris$64.99$40.7737.27%
Estes 302264 12 inches Parachute$7.99$5.1136.05%

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