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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.

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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Today's Featured Review

Aerotech - RMS 38/240 H123W (Motor)

Manufacturer:Aerotech

Contributed by Lance Alligood

AeroTech H123W-M HPR reload

Brief:
The AeroTech H123W-M is a high power rocket motor reload. This is arguably the most popular reload used for certifying Level 1 with because of its general easy availability, low cost, and that so many rockets perform well with this particular motor. You must be Level 1 certified (as recognized by NAR, Tripoli, and/or CAR) to purchase and use one of these reloads.

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Today's Featured Flyer

Aaron Knoll

AKA: Infinite Aaron

Location: Farnborough, United Kingdom

Certification Level: UKRA Level 1

Club Memberships: UKRA - UK Rocketry Association

Favorite Rockets: Saturn 5

Biography:

I'm a long time rocket enthusiast, hobbyist, and member of the UKRA (UK rocketry association).  By day, I am a lecturer at the University of Surrey (Surrey Space Centre).  My field of research is spacecraft electric thrusters (plasma thrusters).  I am the inventor of several propulsion systems, including the Quad Confinement Thruster (patent article number PCT/GB2011/051016).

Favorite Quote:

The future is happening now

Personal Home Page: http://www.infinite-void.co.uk

Club Home Page: http://www.ears.org.uk/

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NEFAR Launches

November 2012 Launch


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Photo by Roger Smith

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RC Model Space Shuttle Launch

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On This Date in History

1961-05-05 - First U.S. Manned Suborbital Space Flight
Mercury-Redstone 3 was launched with Alan B. Shepard, Jr. aboard on May 5, 1961.

Featured Rocketry Blog Posts

RocketReviews.com Blog: Don Sahlin - Muppet Designer and Rocketry Hobbyist
After briefly working as a puppeteer and builder for The Howdy Doody Show then working on stop-motion films (including projects with George Pal), Don Sahlin began working with Jim Henson in 1962. Henson hired Sahlin to create a Muppet of a dog character, Rowlf, for Purina Dog Chow commercials. Rowlf when onto become the singer’s side-kick during the four-year run of The Jimmy Dean TV show. Sahlin became Jim Henson’s primary designer and builder. Henson credited Sahlin with creating the distinctive Muppet “look.” In addition to working on the Muppets, Sahlin ...
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Model Rocket Building: Estes Yellow Jacket #2008 Carded Downscale, Part 1, Parts
On the last cruise I worked on a new carded downscale. This time it's the Estes Yellow Jacket, Kit #2008, available from 1989 - 1998. Originally a BT-50 based model, it had a great fin design and decals. The downscale will be made around a BT-5 tube and uses 13mm engines. No painting except for the nose cone. You'll need the Quark style long nose cone from the BT-5 plastic nose cone package, BT-5 tubing just over 7" long, 1/8" launch lug, some cereal box cardboard, engine block, Kevlar, elastic shock cord and a streamer. The fin and body tube skins are available on a free PDF. Email me at ...
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Odd'l Rockets: An Odd'l Parachute Endorsement!
A post from TRF: From Jerry - "I love using my well used/broken in 18" JonRocket parachute. There are no more memory fold lines. It's very soft and fluffy. Even the shroud lines are super soft from all the talc and not hard and whiskery. I have had dozens of flights with this chute and it just gets better like a well worn hat or shoes." Hi Jerry, That's good to hear! I designed those parachutes for JonRocket and BMS. They are also used in RSR amd Odd'l Rockets kits. My goal was to produce the best LPR parachute out there. The chute material is 1.5 mil thick, a bit thicker than most kit ...
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Model Rocket Building: Estes Lynx, Kit #7233, Build Part 1, Parts
This is one of the two newer "T" engine builder's kits, The Lynx. The Lynx is brother to the other new mini engine kit, The Scorpion. I picked the Lynx over the Scorpion simply because I liked the design better. All the parts are of high quality. One of the BT-5 Intake Tubes was a little out of round. Not a problem, you only use half the tube on the cut intake. These are the small cooling vanes that go around the outside rear of the engine mount tube. These are tiny! I'll have to fill and prime them before gluing on the tube. Sure you don't have to do this, but filling ...
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Model Rocket Building: Transporting Bigger Rockets
While I deal with smaller, low power models, occasionally I have to transport something BIG. I bought one of these neck rings if I ever needed to take a nap in my car. I've found a second use for it. A few years ago I had to take an Apogee Saturn V to the UPS Store to weigh in for estimated shipping charges. My home scale was too small. The ring was placed around the body to lessen the chance of it rolling and protect the white body from the seat belts in the backseat of my car. It fit the 5 1/2" diameter body very well. This ring has also been used for 4" diameter models. Two rings (one at ...
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