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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.

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Today's Featured Review

Estes - Super Alpha (3216)

Manufacturer:Estes
Diameter:1.6400 inches
Length:19.5000 inches
Skill Level:1
Style:Sport

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Contributed by Dillon Frazier

Brief

Stands about 20 inches tall with a BT-60. Large nose cone. It's a pretty fat rocket, but quite easy to assemble and fly.

Components

Balsa wood fins, BT-60 body tube, engine hook retainer, engine mount components, very long rubber shock cord, 18-inch parachute.

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Today's Featured Flyer

Bob Bernatchez

AKA: NAR29996

Location: Houston, TX

Certification Level: L1 NAR

Club Memberships: NAR, ROCC, NHRC

Favorite Rockets: Cosmodrome Vostok, TLP Matra Magic R.550, NCR Quasar NG

Biography:

Been flying rockets on a more or less continual basis since 1972.

Favorite Quote:

Overkill is underrated!

Club Home Page: www.nasahoustonrocketclub.org/

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Today's Featured Photo

TTRA Launches

January 2013 Launch


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Photo by Roger Smith

Today's Featured Video

Winter Nationals 2005

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RocketReviews.com Blog: 2015 National Sport Launch Photos and Video
The Rocketry Organization of South Carolina at Orangeburg (ROSCO) hosted the National Association of Rocketry’s 2015 National Sport Launch over Memorial Day weekend. The three-day event featured flights by rocketry enthusiasts from around the world. [View More of Roger and Bracha Smith’s Photos of NSL 2015] Saturday’s weather featured bright blue skies and a bit of wind. [View More of Kevin Boyd’s Photos from NSL 2015 Day 1] Saturday night ended with a night launch. Though Sunday began with the same, clear blue skies that we had on Saturday, ...
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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 Payloader II #3022 Build, Part 1 Parts
All the parts are standard and of good quality. For a while it was rare to find kits with clear payload section tubes. I'm glad to see they made a comeback. Part of interest: The laser cut fins didn't get cut all the way through the wood. While you should never just punch fins off the sheet, these will take a few passes with a sharp knife to free them.
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Rich's Rockets: My hands are clean
If you’ve ever handled black fiber centering rings you probably know how messy they can get. So here’s how JonRocket.com packed the ones I just bought from them:
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Estes 302264 12 inches Parachute$7.99$3.2659.20%
Estes Chuter 2 Model Rocket Kit$19.99$8.7256.38%
Estes Recovery Wadding$7.99$3.7453.19%
Estes Nike Smoke$79.99$39.9950.01%
Dremel 4000-6/50 120-Volt Variable-Speed Rotary Kit$269.58$137.6648.94%
Estes Longneck Express Model Rocket Kit$15.99$8.3947.53%
Estes-Cox Corp 2302 Solar Starter$8.49$4.4947.11%
Estes Stratocruiser$15.99$8.9943.78%
Badger Air-Brush Company Minitaire Color Paint Set with Color Coat/Paint Retarder$271.40$160.4940.87%
Estes Flutter-By Model Rocket Kit$12.99$7.7140.65%
Testors Promotional Enamel Paint Set$13.00$8.0338.23%
J-B Weld Steel Reinforced Epoxy (10 oz.)$19.60$12.4836.33%

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