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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. 

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Today's Featured Review

Clone - Estes Sentinel (Scratch)

Manufacturer:Clone

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Contributed by Bill Eichelberger

Brief

The Sentinel is a very convincing faux-missile produced by Estes from 1988 to 1994.  Originally an 18mm bird, I built my clone with a 24mm mount, a decision that I've been quite happy with.  Mine isn't a kit, but a clone built around an original PNC-60RL nose cone.

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Today's Featured Flyer

Douglas Hurstell

Location: Mount Vernon, IN

Favorite Rockets: Estes Vanguard and Maxi-Alpha 3

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Today's Featured Photo

My Goonybirds


GoonAries SST.5

Right Side Shot

Photo by Steve Lindeman

Today's Featured Video

2010 NASA Student Launch Project.mov

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Today in Rocketry History

31100 Days Ago

1930-01-04 - Vern Estes Born
Vernon Estes was born on January 4, 1930, in St Joseph,. Missouri.

Featured Rocketry Blog Posts

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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Rocket Dungeon: Vintage rocket powered monocopter may be up for grabs
Early in my blogging days and near the peak of my fascination with monocopters, I found some photos of the Rotary Space Ship that was manufactured by the Brown Manufacturing Company in the '50s/60s. I was recently contacted by one Richard Moore, who has owned one since around then. He says he may be putting it up on eBay so, if anyone is interested, you should keep an eye out. If you want to make an offer before that, I can forward your contact info to him. He was also kind enough to provide some nice photos:
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Model Rocket Building: New Products Reply From Estes John Boren
From John Boren (JumpJet on TRF): "Sorry I haven't posted in this thread yet but I couldn't find it and since I seldom go to the Watering Hole section it was by chance I found this thread since it was linked in another thread. As you can see my original question or statement if you wish to call it that instead, isn't an easy one to answer or for a company to act on. There are some common wants but for the most part everyone wants something different as their number one thing, which is common no matter what the topic is. I see more engines and parts are pretty much at the top of the list. ...
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Estes-Cox Corp 2302 Solar Starter$8.49$2.7467.73%
Estes 302264 12 inches Parachute$7.99$3.0961.33%
Estes Nike Smoke$79.99$39.1951.01%
Testors Promotional Enamel Paint Set$13.00$6.5050.00%
Dremel 4000-6/50 120-Volt Variable-Speed Rotary Kit$269.58$139.0048.44%
Estes Recovery Wadding$7.99$4.1847.68%
Estes Ventris$64.99$35.4945.39%
Badger Air-Brush Company Minitaire Color Paint Set with Color Coat/Paint Retarder$271.40$154.6543.02%
Estes Phoenix Bird$21.99$12.8541.56%
J-B Weld Steel Reinforced Epoxy (10 oz.)$19.60$11.8839.39%
Estes Reflector Flying Model Rocket Kit$23.99$15.4935.43%
Estes 302267 18 inches Parachute$7.99$5.1835.17%

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