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Welcome to RocketReviews.com (formerly Essence's Model Rocket Reviews or EMRR). 

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.

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Today's Featured Review

Scratch - Blue Hawk {Scratch}

Manufacturer:Scratch

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Contributed by Ray King

Brief

This is my second submission for the EMRR Spaceship Design Competition. The rocket is designed to use an 24mm engine, rear engine ejection and 18” parachute recovery.  The name Blue Hawk was chosen by my family a dinner one night – kids said it looks like a hawk and well the blue is pretty obvious.

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Today's Featured Flyer

David Sindel

AKA: The EGE

Certification Level: L1 NAR

Club Memberships: CATO, NAR

Personal Home Page: http://amateurgeek.blogspot.com

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NEFAR Launches

Bunnell Blast 2013


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Photo by Roger Smith

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

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Featured Rocketry Blog Posts

Rocketeer's Corner: What a jerk!
The Falcon Rocketeers get ready to weigh their rocket before a flight (Click to enlarge). We are now in "crunch time" - those last couple of weeks before the TARC deadline, ones in which the teams make every effort to get some practice in before setting up their qualification flights. Pegasus field hosted the Falcon Rocketeers and Hope Rising on Thursday, which tuned out to be a good day for both teams. Falcon had no catos and achieved a couple of decent flights, so they decided to make a qualification attempt. Unfortunately the rocket traveled a bit too high, ...
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Blast FromThe Past: MPC Lunar Patrol Clone Part 1
Way back in 1974, during the fledgling days of my model rocket career, I placed an order with Model Products Corporation for some rocket kits and engines. The order included the Flatcat, a Flare Patriot, a Theta-Cajun, and a Lunar Patrol. The latter intrigued me because of the pair of delta-wing gliders that served double purpose as the model's fins. I built the model and took it to one of the club meets to launch it. When the launch button was pressed, I didn't get the expected soaring flight. Instead, the model blew up on the pad! A seriously defective MPC 'A' engine ripped the booster ...
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Rocket N00b: NARCON 2017 Review
A Black Brant V sounding rocket, from Wallops Flight Facility, parked all weekend outside NARCON I'm finally back from NARCON, and what a weekend it was! Three days of presentations on all aspects of rocketry, plus museum tours, dinner, and a speech by one of model rocketry's beloved company founders, all took place at the Crown Plaza Dulles Airport hotel in Herndon, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C. The hotel was conveniently located a short shuttle ride from the airport, and not far from the National Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center. Plus, there was a real NASA sounding ...
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Model Rocket Building: Estes Skydart II #3229 Build, Background
This will be a fun build - The Astron Skydart II. It first appeared in the 1973 Estes catalog as K-57. Larry Renger was the designer. He also developed the classic Falcon Boost Glider. Pop Pod boost gliders were pretty new then. The first Citation Bomarc and was a pop pod glider. With a "pop-pod" glider the internal engine tube ejects and descends by parachute. The eject pod raises the elevator and the model glides in. The online instructions are a different format for Estes and worth a look. To see them, CLICK HERE . There are differences between the original and re-issued kit. The original ...
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Model Rocket Building: Nike Goon Build, Part 1, Background and Parts
Goony conversions are somewhat based on the Estes Goonybirds from 1973. They were short, goofy BT-60 based models that flew on 13mm "T" engines. Excelsior Rockets brought out new 18mm plan kits that included instructions and decals. These new Goonys weren't flying brooms and fish but were based on Estes kit designs. A Baby Bertha kit is used for parts. On some of the designs you just cut out new fins. Excelsior has cut back on decal production, the Alps printers are old and beyond repair. This kitbash is based on one of their Goony models, The Nike Goon. Sandmandecals.com might still have ...
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