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Today's Featured Review

Madcow Rocketry - Bomarc (Kit)

Manufacturer:Madcow Rocketry
Diameter:2.6000 inches
Skill Level:3

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Contributed by Ken Lord


I built this kit several months ago. It was a challenging, but fun, kit with a lot of pride when completed.

I have not launched it yet but plan on soon with the G77R-7.

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Today's Featured Flyer

Jim Fields

Location: Osceola, Indiana

Certification Level: L2 NAR

Club Memberships: Michiana Rocketry

Favorite Rockets: "Deep Purple"


   Another of the long lists of BAR's out there.  My daughter picking up rocketry as a 4H project brought me back to the hobby.  Now with her and my son we are enjoying it as both a hobby and a chance for me to teach them new trade skill sets.  We are also doing a lot of builds with Scout groups and trying to gain a foothold back in the local school system as well.  We also assist when the club, Michiana Rocketry, reaches out into the community to expose the hobby to more folks.

  You never know where the next 'BAR' may be lurking! 

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NEFAR Launches

January 2011 Launch

Roger's YouBee

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2010 NASA Student Launch

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