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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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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.

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Today's Featured Review

Upscale Estes Screamer

Manufacturer:Scratch

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Contributed by Bill Eichelberger

Brief

Approximately a 4x upscale of the Estes kit, or a BT-5 to BT-70 upscale. 

 

An Original Screamer on One of the Upscale's Fins

Components

  • BNC-70NH nose cone (Semroc)
  • BT-70 body tube (Semroc)
  • 1/8" balsa fin stock (Hobby Lobby)
  • 2 RA-5070 centering rings (Semroc)
  • CR-2050 engine block
  • 36" length Kevlar shock cord
  • 36" length 1/4" sewing elastic shock cord
  • Medium screw eye (Lowe's)
  • Medium snap swivel (Wal Mart)
  • 1/4" launch lug (Semroc)

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Dale E. Miller

Location: Manchester, PA

Favorite Rockets: Hangar 11's X-15, 4"

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Today's Featured Photo

NEFAR Launches

May 2013 Launch


Corkscrew Drag Race

Photo by Roger Smith

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2-13-11 Bruce's F 36 Smokey Sam Heads For China

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Today in Rocketry History

19500 Days Ago

1961-04-12 - First Human in Space
Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space, making a 108-minute orbital flight in the Vostok 1 spacecraft was launched on April 12, 1961.

Featured Rocketry Blog Posts

Model Rocket Building: Vern Estes Original Big Bertha
From a 2005 post by "A Fish Named Wallyum" on YORF - Here's some background on Vern Estes and the original Big Bertha. "Vern built this rocket to use at demonstration launches. It proved to be so popular that they later made it a free plan and then a kit. It became the largest selling rocket Estes ever made. I believe it is now also the "oldest" kit still made." In a recent post Bernard Cawley added: "It, along with many other things that Vern and Gleda have kept or collected, will be housed by the Museum of Flight in Seattle. The Stine archive is already there. Actually the first Big Bertha ...
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JonRocket.com: NARTREK Cadet Program
For almost a decade, JonRocket.com has supported the National Association of Rocketry’s NARTREK Cadet program. The NARTREK Cadet program is designed specifically for modelers under age 18 and is open to both members and non-members of the NAR. The NARTREK ...
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Model Rocket Building: Jeff Taylor's Steampunked ACME Spitfire
Jeff Taylor (FatBoy on TRF) "Steampunked" his FlisKit ACME Spitfire. The finished results are amazing! CLICK HERE There are hundreds of rivets and plenty of cardstock trim. I especially like the shingles on the fin root edge and the Zebra wood veneers with barrel hoops on the upper section. The stand-off launch lug is hidden in the pipework on the right side. Jeff is donating the model to the NARAM 56 auction. If I were there, I'd bid on it! Turned 180 degrees shows more detail. Check out the screen on the lowest section shroud. The gauges add dimension and more detail. I thought the ...
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Odd'l Rockets: Little Green Man Promo Film Short
Roger Smith put together a great L.G.M. promotional video. You can see a C6-5 flight from a quad copter video perspective. CLICK HERE This was filmed at the July 14, S.T.E.M. launch. The music and Theremin sounds make the perfect soundtrack. Thanks Roger! Great work as always . . .
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Model Rocket Building: ASP Colonel Build, Part 1, Parts
I haven't built many of the ASP (Aerospace Specialty Products) kits except for two of their Micro Maxx models. I've always liked the looks of the Corporal. This is a BT-50 based, 18mm model. ASP also makes a BT-55, 24mm version. I picked this one up at JonRocket.com. Parts are standard and high quality. Parts of interest, clockwise from the upper left: The clay nose weight, vinyl roll pattern, two longer 3/16" square balsa for tunnels, a metallic orange 12", 8 sided Mylar parachute, two smaller 1/8" square balsa tunnel pieces, red motor mount tube, large screw eye and ...
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