Rocketry Videos

By Apogee Components

"Mr. Rocket tells us what it is like to run a rocket company" (2010-09-13)
What is is like to run Apogee Components, the leading educational model rocket company in the world? He is Tim Van Milligan who tells us what makes him click, and what kind of fun things you'll be ... [View]

1 Model Rocket Contest Strategies - Spot Landing (2011-03-28) (NEW)
Hints and tips on winning the NAR spot landing event with a model rocket [View]

18mm Adapter for Model Rockets (2011-01-11) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - The reusable aluminum engine mount adapters are becoming quite popular. However, the 18mm-to-24mm adapter is probably going to cause some confusion because it is harder ... [View]

2-Stage Model Rocket Launch (2011-09-19) (NEW)
The 2X4 rocket is launched on a suborbital trajectory. The name of the rocket comes from the fact that it is a two-stage rocket, and it has four sides (the tube it square instead of round). This ... [View]

3 Model Rocket Contest Strategies - Superroc Duration (2011-03-28) (NEW)
Model rocket contest strategies for the Superroc duration event. [View]

38mm_motor_selection.mov (2010-03-02)
How to pick which 38mm motor casing would work in your high power rocket. This video shows you how the PRO38 motors from Cesaroni work. You'll see how to put the engine together, and how you can use ... [View]

4 Model Rocket Contest Strategies - Egglofting Altitude (2011-03-28) (NEW)
Model rocket contest strategies for the C-Eggloft altitude event [View]

4 Ways to Separate 2-Stage Rockets (2020-06-02) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - How do you separate the bottom stage off of a 2-stage rocket? That seems to be a common question from students jumping right into rocketry for university level design ... [View]

4-inch Diameter Rocket E-bay introduction (2019-01-15) (NEW)
https://www.apogeerockets.com/Electronics-Payloads/Electronic-Bays/98mm-Ebay-Kit. This video is an introduction to the Apogee 98mm (4-inch diameter) ebay kit. What makes it unique is that it has only ... [View]

Add Decorative Tunnel Covers To Your Model Rockets (2010-03-16) (NEW)
Looking for a way to spice up your model rocket designs and make them look more like a NASA rocket? Try adding a wiring tunnel to the outside. What is a wiring tunnel you ask? Nearly every real NASA ... [View]

Add Nose Weight to Rocket Nose Cones (2012-03-06) (NEW)
http://www.apogeerockets.com Some high power model rockets need nose weight to make the rocket fly stable. The plastic on high power nose cones is somewhat waxy, and it is difficult to get the weight ... [View]

Add Polyhedral Wings to a Rocket Boosted Glider (2011-09-20) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - In this video, you'll see how you can take an ordinary wing (this works on all wings), and cut it into panels and then glue them back together again with the aid of a ... [View]

Aerotech Arreauxbee Hi model rocket kit (2019-12-12)
https://www.apogeerockets.com/Rocket-Kits/Skill-Level-3-Model-Rocket-Kits/Arreauxbee-Hi This is a short introduction and launch video of the Arreauxbee-Hi model rocket kit from Aerotech. The rocket ... [View]

Aerotech Mega Initiator (2020-05-17)
This is a short video describing the Aerotech Mega Initiator high power rocket. It can fly on H through K size rocket engines. [View]

Air Starting Model Rocket Motors (2011-11-10) (NEW)
http://www.apogeeRockets.com/ This video shows a 2-stage, complex model rocket. The upper stage is ignited in the air using its own electronic payload. This allows the two parts to separate between ... [View]

Analysis of International Rocketry Technology at NARCON (2016-03-01)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - You can learn a lot by inspecting and dissecting rockets made by others. But where do you go to find those rockets? One great place is a rocket convention like NARCON. ... [View]

Apply Water Slide Decals To A Model Rocket (2012-06-12) (NEW)
http://www.apogeerockets.com Water slide decals have the advantage that they are very thin and give a realistic appearance to your model rocket. This video shows a little trick on how to put them on ... [View]

Attaching External Pods to Model Rockets (2012-07-10) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com Aligning external tubes on your model rocket can be a little difficult, because you can't see the lines under the tube. This problem can be eliminated by putting a line ... [View]

Attaching Fins (2015-12-22)
In this model rocketry workshop we discuss tips and tricks to getting your fins glued to your body tube properly. [View]

Avion Model Rocket Construction Part 3 of 4 (2018-01-29) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - This is the construction of the Avion model rocket. This step shows how to apply the sandable paint primer. It is important to pick up the technique of this step, such ... [View]

Avion Model Rocket Construction Part 4 of 4 (2018-01-29)
This is the final video in the construction of the Avion model rocket. In this video, you'll learn how to remove the masking tape from the painted rocket and how to apply sticker-type decals to the ... [View]

Big Rocket Rivet Assembly Technique (2010-10-07) (NEW)
http://www.apogeerockets.com. Big rockets are easier to transport when you can disassemble them. Putting them back together is easier if you use these reusable plastic rivets. This video will show ... [View]

Bomarc Model Rocket Launch (2015-09-07) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - Bomarc model rocket launch on an H123-Skidmark. Rocket build by Steve Riegel. [View]

British Rocketry Helicopter Duration Technology (2014-09-02) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - John Jocomb from the UK talks about some of the newest technology that goes into their helicopter duration rockets. [View]

Build the Mini-Condor boost glider model rocket - Part 1 (2017-11-06) (NEW)
The Mini-Condor is a small competition-style boost glider rocket that we created for the NAR's National Rocket Championship series. In this first video, you'll see how to quickly sand the balsa wood ... [View]

Build the Mini-Condor boost glider model rocket - Part 2 (2017-11-20) (NEW)
The Mini-Condor is a small, competition-style boost glider rocket that we created for the NAR's National Rocket Championship series. In this second video, we'll begin the assembly of the fuselage of ... [View]

Build the Mini-Condor boost glider model rocket - Part 3 (2017-12-05) (NEW)
The Mini-Condor is a small, competition-style boost glider rocket that we created for the NAR's National Rocket Championship series. In this third installment, you'll see how to reinforce the ... [View]

Build the Mini-Condor boost glider model rocket - Part 4 (2017-12-19) (NEW)
The Mini-Condor is a small, competition-style boost glider rocket that we created for the NAR's National Rocket Championship series. In this fourth installment, you'll see how to sand down the nose ... [View]

Build the Mini-Condor boost glider model rocket - Part 5 (2018-01-02) (NEW)
The Mini-Condor is a small, competition-style boost glider rocket that we created for the NAR's National Rocket Championship series. In this fifth installment of the series, you'll see the beginning ... [View]

Build the Mini-Condor boost glider model rocket - Part 7 (2018-01-29) (DELETED)
The Mini-Condor is a small, competition-style boost glider rocket that we created for the NAR's National Rocket Championship series. This weeks' tutorial is the seventh and final installment in the ... [View]

Building a Boattail on a Model Rocket from a Plastic Nose Cone (2016-02-15) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - A boattail is used on the rear end of a model rocket to reduce the base drag force. Minimizing this force allows the rocket to be more efficient and fly higher and ... [View]

Building a Fiberglass Rocket: Part - 1 (2019-04-23)
We're building a typical fiberglass model rocket kit here from a company called "Mach 1." The kit does not come with very detailed instructions, and some of the parts need post-processing to get ... [View]

Building a Fiberglass Rocket: Part - 11 (2019-04-23) (NEW)
https://www.apogeerockets.com/Rocket-Kits/Skill-Level-5-Model-Rocket-Kits/Desdemona - We're building a typical fiberglass model rocket kit here from a company called "Mach 1." The kit does not come ... [View]

Building a Fiberglass Rocket: Part - 3 (2019-04-23) (NEW)
https://www.apogeerockets.com/Rocket-Kits/Skill-Level-5-Model-Rocket-Kits/Desdemona - We're building a typical fiberglass model rocket kit here from a company called "Mach 1." The kit does not come ... [View]

Building a Fiberglass Rocket: Part - 4 (2019-04-23) (NEW)
https://www.apogeerockets.com/Rocket-Kits/Skill-Level-5-Model-Rocket-Kits/Desdemona - We're building a typical fiberglass model rocket kit here from a company called "Mach 1." The kit does not come ... [View]

Building a Fiberglass Rocket: Part - 5 (2019-04-23) (NEW)
https://www.apogeerockets.com/Rocket-Kits/Skill-Level-5-Model-Rocket-Kits/Desdemona - We're building a typical fiberglass model rocket kit here from a company called "Mach 1." The kit does not come ... [View]

Building a Fiberglass Rocket: Part - 7 (2019-04-23) (NEW)
https://www.apogeerockets.com/Rocket-Kits/Skill-Level-5-Model-Rocket-Kits/Desdemona - We're building a typical fiberglass model rocket kit here from a company called "Mach 1." The kit does not come ... [View]

Building a Fiberglass Rocket: Part - 9 (2019-04-23) (NEW)
https://www.apogeerockets.com/Rocket-Kits/Skill-Level-5-Model-Rocket-Kits/Desdemona - We're building a typical fiberglass model rocket kit here from a company called "Mach 1." The kit does not come ... [View]

Building The Apprentice Model Rocket Kit (2012-09-19)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com This is a sample video from the DVD that comes with the Apprentice Starter Set. The DVD is included to make sure that you and your child get 100% success with your first ... [View]

Building the Level-2 Fiberglass Rocket Kit - 10: Install the Nose cone Bulkhead (2013-03-05) (NEW)
http://www.apogeerockets.com The Level 2 High-Power Model Rocket, which uses dual-deployment for recovery is nearing the half-way point in construction. Here you'll assemble the electronics-bay ... [View]

Building the Level-2 Fiberglass Rocket Kit - 11: Attach Altimeter to E-bay (2013-03-19) (NEW)
http://www.apogeerockets.com The Level 2 High-Power Model Rocket, which uses dual-deployment for recovery requires electronics to control when the parachutes are ejected. In this video, we'll start ... [View]

Building the Level-2 Fiberglass Rocket Kit - 12: Install shear pins (2013-04-02) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com Shear pins are temporary fasteners that hold the nose cone onto the rocket while it ascends upward. The larger the diameter of the rocket tube, the more they may be ... [View]

Building the Level-2 Fiberglass Rocket Kit - 13: Mount Ejection Canisters (2013-04-16) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com The ejection canisters are just small cups that are mounted to the bulkheads on each end of the electronics bay. They will hold the black powder that is used to ... [View]

Building the Level-2 Fiberglass Rocket Kit - 14: Wire Up the Altimeter (2013-04-30) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com This video shows how to wire up the altimeter so that it is connected to the battery, the on/off switch, and the two ejection charges. It is actually easier than you ... [View]

Building the Level-2 Fiberglass Rocket Kit - 15: Adjust Ebay Position (2013-05-14) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com Once the electronics is installed in the e-bay section of the rocket, the "sled" (the board) on which they are attached needs to be positioned correctly. This will allow ... [View]

Building the Level-2 Fiberglass Rocket Kit - 16: Primer paint goes on the rocket (2013-05-29) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com All the construction of the rocket is done, and in this video, we'll get it ready for the paint process. We'll actually take some of the parts off the rocket, like the ... [View]

Building the Level-2 Fiberglass Rocket Kit - 17: Mask off the paint pattern (2013-06-11) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com The rocket now has it's base color put on, which was done the same way as applying the primer (shown in part 16). This video shows how to mask off the area onto which the ... [View]

Building the Level-2 Fiberglass Rocket Kit - 18: Painting the Rocket (2013-06-25) (NEW)
In the last video, we left off at the point where the masking tape was applied to the rocket so the second color could be added. This video picks up at that point, outside and painting the rocket. ... [View]

Building the Level-2 Fiberglass Rocket Kit - 19: Installing Parachutes (2013-07-09) (NEW)
http://www.apogeerockets.com The rocket construction is now complete, and it is time to perform the final installation of the flight parts. This video shows the installation of the shock cords and ... [View]

Building the Level-2 Fiberglass Rocket Kit - 1: Centering Ring Eyebolt Installation (2012-10-30)
In this episode on building the Level 2 high-power model rocket, we begin by washing all the parts down with soapy water. After that, you'll install the eyebolt in the engine mount centering ring. ... [View]

Building the Level-2 Fiberglass Rocket Kit - 20: Flight Prep, Installing the Motor (2013-07-23) (NEW)
http://www.apogeerockets.com On the launch day, we need to prepare the rocket for flight. Here we're using a Cesaroni 54mm motor and we need to adjust the delay and assemble it in the casing, both of ... [View]

Building the Level-2 Fiberglass Rocket Kit - 21: Ejection Charges (2013-08-06)
http://www.apogeerockets.com Launch Day! This video starts out by hooking up the igniters and installing the ejection charges. Be very careful with the ejection charges, and only arm the rocket when ... [View]

Building the Level-2 Fiberglass Rocket Kit - 22: Launch! (2013-08-20) (NEW)
http://www.apogeerockets.com Finally, we get to the launch of the Level 2 rocket kit. The rocket is complete, and we'll install the igniter into the rocket motors and send it skyward. We'll finish up ... [View]

Building the Level-2 Fiberglass Rocket Kit - 2: Centering Ring Fit Check (2012-11-13) (NEW)
Http://www.ApogeeRockets.com The "Level-2" rocket kit is designed to help you get your L2 high-power certification. Here you will test fit your centering rings to make sure they fit in the rocket ... [View]

Building the Level-2 Fiberglass Rocket Kit - 3: Install Rail Buttons (2012-11-27) (NEW)
http://www.apogeerockets.com Building the Level-2 rocket kit. In this episode, we'll install the rail buttons. The reason is that it will be hard to install them later after the engine mount has been ... [View]

Building the Level-2 Fiberglass Rocket Kit - 4: Positioning The Centering Rings (2012-11-27)
In this episode, you'll position the rings on the motor mount and get it ready for the engine retainer. This is part 4 of 22. [View]

Building the Level-2 Fiberglass Rocket Kit - 5: Bond in Engine Mount (2012-12-24) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com This is where the engine mount and the fins get bonded into the tube with epoxy. The engine mount tube is first sanded to roughen up the surface so that the epoxy has ... [View]

Building the Level-2 Fiberglass Rocket Kit - 6: Add Fin Fillets (2013-01-08) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com The fin fillets add strength to the rocket as well as lower the aerodynamic drag. We'll use the Fix-It epoxy clay for the structural aspects, and come back later (in the ... [View]

Building the Level-2 Fiberglass Rocket Kit - 8: Assemble E-bay Canister (2013-02-05) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com This is a fiberglass e-bay, so it is assembled in a different manner than one made from cardboard tubes. Everything has to be epoxied together, and scuffed up so that a ... [View]

Building the Level-2 Fiberglass Rocket Kit - 9: Drill Bulkhead Holes (2013-02-19) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com For a dual-deployment model rocket, the electronics bay will have a number of holes that will need to be drilled for the hardware that holds it all together. Here you'll ... [View]

Building Your First High Power Rocket - 10: Launch Preparation (2011-09-06) (NEW)
www.ApogeeRockets.com - This is the final video in the construction of the Dual-Deployment rocket. This time, the rocket is fully painted, and now you'll see Erin install the parachutes in p ... [View]

Building Your First High Power Rocket - 8: Applying Primer (2011-07-26) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - Now we apply the primer coats. Erin is using a high-solids automotive primer, but rattlecan primers will work just fine. [View]

Changing your rocket from dual deployment to single deployment (2016-04-26) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - Do you have a dual-deployment rocket and want to just use traditional motor-ejection to kick out the recovery device? This video shows you how to turn your dua ... [View]

Cirrus Breeze Rocket Glider - Introduction (2013-09-17) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com The Cirrus Breeze is a rocket glider kit that incorporates some advanced engineering to make a easy-to-build model that is highly efficient. This video shows you the ... [View]

Cirrus Breeze Rocket Glider - 15: Install Burn Thread (2014-02-18) (NEW)
http://www.apogeerockets.com With the glider trimmed for flight, it is now time to prepare it for flight by installing a new rocket engine, the burn thread, and the rubber band. This will have to be ... [View]

Cirrus Breeze Rocket Glider - 16: Launch Glider Flight (2014-02-18)
This is the launch of the Cirrus Breeze model rocket glider kit. It takes off really fast, so don't blink, or you'll miss it. This is a great rocket for competition, as it boosts strait, and has a ... [View]

Cirrus Breeze Rocket Glider - 5: Sanding tail feathers (2013-10-29) (NEW)
http://www.apogeerockets.com While the sanding block is out from sanding the wing of the Cirrus Breeze rocket boosted glider, the tail parts can also be airfoiled by sanding. In this video, you'll ... [View]

Cluster Engine Display Stands (2020-05-24)
This is a commercial for the cluster engine display stands from Apogee Components. They are specifically created for rockets that have two or more engine mount tubes in them. They allow the rocket ... [View]

Cluster Rocket using F with 4D's (2012-09-18)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com This is the U.S. Rockets five-engine cluster rocket called: "F with 4 D's." [View]


Corkscrew Rocket Launch (2012-09-16) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com This is the Odd'l Rockets Corkscrew model on a 1/2A3-2T motor. Notice how it creates a corkscrew smoke pattern as it ascends. [View]

Cutting Balsa Wood for Model Rocket Fins (2015-11-10) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - This video shows the three main tasks in cutting balsa wood for fins on a model rocket. They are: selecting the raw balsa wood, orienting the pattern on the wood so it ... [View]

Developing the GPS Guided Recovery System (2019-03-06)
This is our presentation for NARCON 2019, held in Cape Canaveral Florida on March 2. It covers the development of the GPS Guided Recovery system that Brian Houghton and Tim Van Milligan from Apogee ... [View]

Disposable Motor System (2017-01-17)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - In this video I'll show you a Disposable Motor System (DMS) rocket motor from Aerotech and how to use it by drilling out the delay time using the Universal Delay ... [View]

EggStorminator model rocket launch (2015-10-05) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - This video shows a typical launch of the EggStorminator model rocket kit. The model rocket has canted fins, so it spins during its upward trajectory. This helps keep ... [View]

Estes LoadStar II Model Rocket (2019-06-18)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - Introduction to the Estes Industries Loadstar II model rocket kit. [View]

Estes Model Rocket Tube Cutting Guides (2012-03-19) (NEW)
http://www.apogeeRockets.com The Estes model rocket tube cutting guides are a set of rings that clamp down on a body tube, allowing you to cut them easily. They work great with kids, and they fit all ... [View]

Estes Pro Series II Launch Controller (2019-02-05)
This video gives you some basic features of the Estes Industries Pro Series II Launch Controller. [View]

Estes Viking Model Rocket Introduction (2019-03-27)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - This is a short introduction to the Estes Viking model rocket kit. It is a bulk-pack of 12 rockets, which makes it great for schools and for birthday parties. What ... [View]

FAI Parachute Duration Competition Rocket - 10: Nose Cone Attachment (2014-06-24) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - With the shock chord anchored to the body of the rocket, the next step is to attach the nose cone. This nose cone is very fragile and comes with a lightweight foam ... [View]

FAI Parachute Duration Competition Rocket - 11: Parachute Assembly (2014-07-08) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - This video shows the assembly of the large diameter parachute that goes into the FAI rocket kit,This competition style model rocket kit is available on the Apogee ... [View]

FAI Parachute Duration Competition Rocket - 12: Balancing the Rocket (2014-07-23) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com To increase the descent time of your rocket, you'll need to balance it so it hangs horizontally. In this video, you'll see how to install a empty rocket casing into the ... [View]

FAI Parachute Duration Competition Rocket - 13: Preparation for Launch (2014-08-05) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com This is the final installment in the series on building the FAI style parachute duration model. In this video, you'll see how to install the parachute and fold it in ... [View]

FAI Parachute Duration Competition Rocket - 1: Introduction and FAI Overview (2014-01-09) (NEW)
www.ApogeeRockets.com This video shows the construction of the FAI A-engine Parachute duration rocket for NAR model rocket competition. This video gives an overview of the style of rocket used, the ... [View]

FAI Parachute Duration Competition Rocket - 2: Engine Mount, Centering Rings, Shock Cord (2014-03-04) (NEW)
www.ApogeeRockets.com In this video, you'll see the beginning of the construction process of the FAI rocket body. This covers the construction of the engine mount, from putting in the two centering ... [View]

FAI Parachute Duration Competition Rocket - 3: Alignment Jig for Body and Transition (2014-03-18) (NEW)
http://www.apogeerockets.com The problem we'll have in making this rocket is aligning the paper cone to be parallel with both the front tube, and the engine mount tube. To assure it will be straight, ... [View]

FAI Parachute Duration Competition Rocket - 5: Motor Mount (2014-04-15)
Gluing the engine mount into the conical transition. This series of videos goes with a rocket that we've just released at Apogee Components. The rocket is named I.T.S., which stands for Int ... [View]

FAI Parachute Duration Competition Rocket - 7: Sealing and Airfoiling the Fins (2014-05-13) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com This video shows how to sand an airfoil into the fin of the rocket kit. You'll also seal the wood using water-thin super glue. The end result will be a light-weight, and ... [View]

FAI Parachute Duration Competition Rocket - 8: Attaching Fins (2014-05-27) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com This video shows how to attach the fins to your model rocket. But before we do that, you'll need to finish sanding them to provide a smooth surface finish. While this ... [View]

FAI Parachute Duration Competition Rocket - 9: Shock Cord Attachment (2014-06-10) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com This video shows two ways on how you might attach the shock cord to a competition style rocket like this one. The first way is for streamer and parachute duration events, ... [View]

Falcon Heavy (2018-12-23)
https://www.apogeerockets.com/Rocket-Kits/Skill-Level-4-Model-Rocket-Kits/Falcon-Heavy - Short description of the Dr. Zooch Rocketry Falcon Heavy model rocket kit [View]

FlameThrower Model Rocket (2020-07-07) (NEW)
https://www.apogeerockets.com/Model-Rocket-Kits/Skill-Level-4-Model-Rocket-Kits/Flamethrower - This video gives a short introduction to the FlameThrower model rocket kit from DynaStar rockets. It is ... [View]

Flying Machine Rocket Build: Part 1 (2018-04-24) (NEW)
The Flying Machine is a rocket kit from Apogee Components that has a retro-looking steampunk theme, and that features two strap-on booster pods that fall away from the core during launch. In this ... [View]

Flying Machine Rocket Build: Part 12 (2018-09-25) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - The fun part about building the Flying Machine model rocket kit is adding all the decorative pieces that give that cool steampunk look to the model. This video shows ... [View]

Flying Machine Rocket Build: Part 15 (2018-11-06) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - This video shows how to apply the decorative rivets onto the paper bands. We use the RocketPoxy (sold at Apogee), and thin it out using rubbing alcohol. Since our first ... [View]

Flying Machine Rocket Build: Part 16 (2018-11-20) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - The primer has been applied and sanded smooth. Note that the raw balsa wood has been covered with tape to prevent it from being painted. Now you'll apply your final ... [View]

Flying Machine Rocket Build: Part 3 (2018-05-22) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - The Flying Machine is a rocket kit from Apogee Components that has a retro-looking steampunk theme and features two strap-on booster pods that fall away from the core ... [View]

Flying Machine Rocket Build: Part 8 (2018-07-31) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - This video shows how to glue the fins onto the side of the Flying Machine model rocket kit from Apogee Components. This is the technique that is used when you have a ... [View]

Foam Nose Cone for TARC Model Rockets (2013-03-05)
http://www.apogeerockets.com/Building_Supplies/Nose_Cones/Low_Mid_Power_Nose_Cones/66mm_TARC_Foam_Nose_Cone The BT-80 size (66mm diameter) foam nose cone for Team America Rocketry Competition are ... [View]

GPS Guided Recovery - Return to Launch Site (2019-03-05)
This is a prototype of Apogee's GPS Guided Recovery system for model rockets. It is intended to decrease the walking distance you have to make to get your rocket back. It uses a GPS controller to ... [View]

Guided Model Rocket (2013-09-10)
What is the future of model rocketry? This is a rocket that was flown by 13-year old Alyssa S. at NARAM-55 in Ohio in July 2013. It features a 3-axis gyro that allows it to reorient the rocket so it ... [View]

Gyro Chaser Rocket Kit - 12: Shock Cord & Aft Ring Attachment (2014-02-07) (NEW)
In step 12 of the construction of the Gyro Chaser model rocket kit from Apogee Components (http://www.ApogeeRockets.com), the forward end of the shock cord is glued to the graphite rotor shaft. To ... [View]

Gyro Chaser Rocket Kit - 13: Rotor Blade Reinforcement (2014-02-07) (NEW)
(http://www.ApogeeRockets.com). This step in the assembly sequence for the Gyro Chaser model rocket kit, is to reinforce the balsa rotor blades. The slot, which is used to attach the blades to the ... [View]

Gyro Chaser Rocket Kit - 14: Rotor Blade Attachment (2014-02-07) (NEW)
This video shows how to attach the rotor blades to the hub of the Gyro Chaser model rocket kit, which can be purchased from Apogee Rockets (http://www.ApogeeRockets.com). [View]

Gyro Chaser Rocket Kit - 15: Rubber Bands and Balance (2014-02-07)
This is the last step in the construction of the Gyro Chaser model rocket. It shows how to install the rubber bands onto the rocket, which deploy the blades when they are kicked out of the model ... [View]

Gyro Chaser Rocket Kit - 16: Launch (2014-01-29) (NEW)
http://www.apogeerockets.com The Gyro Chaser model rocket, is a competition style helicopter duration model. It is designed to be light weight so it hangs in the sky for as long as possible. It has a ... [View]

Gyro Chaser Rocket Kit - 2: Shaping & Fixing Rotor Blades (2014-02-05) (NEW)
This rocket is available as a kit from Apogee Rockets (www.ApogeeRockets.com). This step shows the process of removing the blades from the dowel. Also discussed is how to fix blades that don't curve ... [View]

Gyro Chaser Rocket Kit - 3: Rotor Hub Assembly (2014-02-10) (NEW)
This rocket is available as a kit from Apogee Rockets (www.ApogeeRockets.com) The rotor hub assembly. The video starts with a description of where each of the laser cut plywood parts are used in the ... [View]

Gyro Chaser Rocket Kit - 6: Rotor Hub Stop (2014-02-06) (NEW)
This is a rocket kit. It is available from Apogee Components (http://www.apogeerockets.com). Installing the hub stop. This small piece is glued to the graphite shaft to allow the hub to stay near the ... [View]

Gyro Chaser Rocket Kit - 7: Motor Mount Assembly (2014-02-06) (NEW)
This is a rocket kit from Apogee Components called the Gyro Chaser (http://www.ApogeeRockets.com). This step shows how to assemble the engine mount for the model rocket. [View]

Gyro Chaser Rocket Kit - 8: Attaching the Motor Mount (2014-02-06) (NEW)
Gluing the engine mount into the body tube. This is a rocket kit from Apogee model rockets (http://www.apogeeRockets.com) [View]

Gyro Chaser Rocket Kit - 9: Sanding and Sealing Fins (2014-02-07) (NEW)
This step in the sequence for building the model rocket kit from Apogee Components (http://www.ApogeeRockets.com) is about sanding the airfoil into the fins and sealing the balsa grain. [View]

Gyro Chaser Rocket Kit - Introduction (2014-02-04) (NEW)
This is an introduction to the new helicopter kit from Apogee Components (http://www.ApogeeRockets.com) called the Gyro Chaser. It uses the 18mm diameter rocket engines, and features a novel way to ... [View]

Hi-Power Rocket Parachute Deployment Test (2010-08-10)
It is a good idea to test the strength of ejection charges by doing a ground test of your deployment system. Here we used the TeleMetrum payload to remotely fire the ejection charge of a high power ... [View]

How To Assemble A Launch Rod (2011-08-23)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com | Many people that are just starting in rocketry are wondering how to put together the 3-piece launch rod that comes with our starter sets. The reason they ask is that ... [View]

How to Build a Rocket From Plans: Part 1 - Cutting Out the Fins (2019-09-10) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - If you've never built a rocket from a set of plans, this series is for you. In this series you'll see the step-by-step process of constructing a rocket from a set of ... [View]

How To Build a Rocket From Plans: Part 3 - Cutting the Tubes (2019-10-08) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - This how-to video shows how to cut small diameter body tubes to length using the Estes Tube Cutting Guide Set. We'll be cutting four tubes to length as defined by the ... [View]

How to Build a Rocket from Plans: Part 4 - Attaching the Fins (2019-10-22) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - We're building a rocket from plans in this video series, and in this episode you'll see: 1.) how to mark the tube for the fin locations using the Estes Tube Marking ... [View]

How to Build a Rocket From Plans: Part 5 - Attaching the External Tubes (2019-11-05) (NEW)
https://www.apogeerockets.com/Newsletter-Subscribe - If you've never built a rocket from a set of plans, this series is for you. In this series you'll see the step-by-step process of constructing a ... [View]

How To Build a Rocket From Plans: Part 6 - Attaching the Engine Pods (2019-11-19) (NEW)
https://www.apogeerockets.com/Newsletter-Subscribe - The rocket plan that we're building in this series is called the Vipox. It has engine pod tubes attached to the fins to give the look of jet ... [View]

How to Cluster Model Rocket Motors with Success (2019-07-02)
How do you get successful ignition on a cluster of rocket motors for you model rocket? There are three important things that have to be taken into account: The controller you're using, the igniters, ... [View]

How to Drill Holes in Model Rocket Tubes (2011-01-25) (NEW)
Drilling a clean, circular hole in a paper tube (such as needed for an altimeter breather hole) can be a challenge, because the fibers of the paper can be stringy and shift rather than being cut ... [View]

How to Find the Center of Pressure on a Rocket (2019-07-30) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - Do you want to figure out where the Center-of-Pressure is on your rocket? What are the various methods you can use to find that location? What is the Center-o ... [View]

How To Make Paper Nose Cones for Model Rockets 2 (2011-11-16) (NEW)
Http:/www.apogeerockets.com This is part 2 of 3. It shows how to roll the paper nose cone and glue it together to create a smooth surface. This is needed for model rockets to allow the rocket to fly ... [View]

How to Make Paper Nose Cones For Model Rockets 3 (2011-11-17) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com This is part 3 of 3. At this point, the conical section of the nose cone is complete, and it is time to glue in the shoulder and add the loop for the shock cord ... [View]


How to pack a Competition Parachute (2018-03-27)
Folding big competition style parachutes is tricky. They are so big and the rockets are so lightweight that they often don't fully open. This video shows the method used by international competitor ... [View]

How to prepare a model rocket for flight (2009-07-06) (NEW)
Getting a model rocket ready for its flight is one of the critical things that you control that will determine whether or not the flight is successful. You'll see how to fold the parachute, pack the ... [View]

How To Prevent Zippered Body Tubes On Model Rockets (2010-08-31) (NEW)
What exactly is a zippered body tube on a model rocket? What causes the problem? And more importantly, what can you do to minimize the chances of it happening to your next rocket? This video by ... [View]

How To Use Epoxy Clay On Model Rockets (2012-06-26) (NEW)
http://www.apogeerockets.com The Fix-It clay is our favorite epoxy for use on model rocket. It makes strong fillets, and allows you to strengthen parts without adding a lot of weight. And it has 1001 ... [View]

Is Your Dual Deployment Altimeter Firing At The Correct Altitude? (2012-07-24)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - Here is a little trick on using the AltimeterOne to test if your dual-deployment altimeter is firing at the correct altitude. This involves using the "curr" mode when ... [View]

Jacob Pfund Testimonial of ApogeeRockets.com (2009-06-16) (NEW)
Why do I buy from ApogeeRockets.com? In my own words, I'll tell you... [View]

Katana Model Rocket (2019-04-23)
This is an introduction to the Katana high-powered model rocket kit from Apogee Components. It is a dual-deployment capable rocket with a 54mm diameter motor mount for motors sized from "I" to an ... [View]

Kids Guide To NARAM (2012-08-20)
www.ApogeeRockets.com What is it like to attend a large model rocket launch like NARAM? This is a kid's perspective on what to expect when you go to this type of launch. They didn't quite finish the ... [View]

Launch of The Saturn 5 Rocket (2011-10-26)
http://www.apogeerockets.com/Saturn5.asp The Apogee Components Saturn V rocket on its maiden voyage launch on October 27, 2001. The rocket was modeled after Apollo 11, and is available in kit form ... [View]

Launch Your First Rocket (2009-06-30) (NEW)
If you need a suggestion on what rocket to get for your first launch, we recommend a starter set. This video will show you how easy it is to get a successful first launch. For more information, ... [View]

Level 3 Rocket Deployment Test (2015-07-12)
This video shows the test of the deployment system on the Level-3 size rocket. The purpose of this test is to determine the proper amount of internal pressure to blow the sections apart, but not too ... [View]

Level-2 Fiberglass Rocket Kit - Launch (2012-10-31) (NEW)
Http://www.ApogeeRockets.com The "Level-2" rocket kit is designed to help you get your L2 high-power certification. [View]

Lloyd Chumbley testimonial of ApogeeRockets.com (2009-06-16) (NEW)
Why do I buy model Rocket supplies from ApogeeRockets.com? Great question. I'll tell you why in my own words... [View]

LOC Magnum Model Rocket Kit (2019-03-05)
This is an overview of the features of the LOC Magnum model rocket kit. It is a three motor cluster, so it goes really high without the use of high power motors. [View]

LOC Ultimate Rocket Introduction (2019-04-09)
This promotional video shows the features of the LOC Ultimate rocket kit. It is a monster of a rocket, with 7 holes in the rear for up to seven rocket engines. You have the option of flying it with ... [View]







Make a Paper Nose Cone for a model rocket (2011-11-14)
http://www.apogeeRockets.com This is part 1 on how to make a paper nose cone for a model rocket. In order to achieve the best looking cone, you have to size it correctly to fit the model rocket body ... [View]

Make a Rocket Transition Section - Part 4 (2009-06-23) (NEW)
This concludes the 4-part series on how to build a paper shroud that can be used for a transition section on a model rocket. To view the previous videos, visit: http://www.apogeerockets.com/ ... [View]

Make Cluster Motor Ejection Plugs (2019-04-09)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - If you have a cluster motor rocket, and you don't want to fly all the motors at the same time, you can create a simple ejection plug. What this does it to effectively ... [View]

Make Fin Slots In High Power Rocket Tubes (2012-05-15) (NEW)
http://www.apogeerockets.com This unique jig, called the "Slot Machine" allows you to cut straight slots in model rocket body tubes for through-the-wall fins. The advantage of this jig is that it can ... [View]

Make Rocket Ejection Charge Canisters (2012-08-07)
You can make a simple ejection charge canister for your high power model rocket with a rubber glove. In this video, you'll see how quick you can make the holder for the black powder. [View]

Maker's Dozen Model Rocket Bulkpack for Schools (2019-11-25)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - This is an introduction to the bulk pack rocket kit called the Maker's Dozen. It has 13 different rockets, so that each student in your classroom can have a unique ... [View]

Micro-Sentra SRB Rocket Launch (2012-09-16)
www.ApogeeRockets.com Launch of the U.S. Rockets Micro-Sentra SRB model rocket kit. This is a cluster of three rocket engines [View]

Mini-Copter 10 - Airfoil the rocket fins (2015-10-27) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - This video shows how to sand an airfoil into a balsa wood fin for a model rocket, and then to seal the surface so it has a smooth skin. This is the Mini-Copter model ... [View]

Mini-Copter 13 - Prep for rocket launch (2015-10-27) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - The conclusion of the assembly of the Mini-Copter rocket. This covers the attachment of the balsa wood rotor blades and the installation of the rubber bands. Finally, ... [View]

Mini-Copter Launch (2015-10-27)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - This rocket kit from Apogee Components is a contest style helicopter. It is designed for ultra-high boosts, and long duration descent. This rocket is flown with an ... [View]

Model Rocket Competition Strategies: 1/2A Boost Glider (2013-03-17) (NEW)
http://www.apogeerockets.com Here are some tips on building and flying a boost glider for model rocket competitions. The motor used is 1/2A-2T motor from Estes model rockets. [View]

Model Rocket Competition Strategies: 1/4A Helicopter Duration (2013-03-17) (NEW)
http://www.apogeerockets.com Here are some tips on building and flying in model rocket competitions. The event is 1/4A Helicopter Duration [View]

Model Rocket Competition Strategies: B Superroc Altitude Event (2013-03-18)
Here are some tips on building and flying in model rocket competitions. The event is B-engine Superroc Altitude. [View]

Model Rocket Competition Strategies: C Eggloft Altitude with Altimeter (2013-03-18) (NEW)
http://www.apogeerockets.com Here are some tips on building and flying in model rocket competitions. The event is C-engine Egg-lofting Altitude. [View]

Model Rocket Engine Code Explained for Beginners (2019-05-21)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - A common question in model rocketry is what does the engine code printed on the side of the motor casing mean? An even more important question is how do you use that ... [View]

Model Rocket Field Zipper Repair (2016-03-15)
If you're out on the rocket range and your rocket suffers a tear (called a zipper) in the tube, what can you do to get the rocket back into the sky quickly? This video shows how to glue a piece of ... [View]

Model Rocket Igniter Test (2017-12-23) (NEW)
This video compares the amount of heat generated by the Estes Igniter that is bare, and the one that has been dipped in a pyrogen called QuickDip. If you'd like to learn more about the QuickDip, ... [View]

Model Rocket Manufacturers Forum NARAM 2019 (2019-08-08)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - This is vide we shot at the NARAM-61 in Muncie, Indiana (July 27, 2019). It is representatives from various model rocketry manufacturers telling the audience what are ... [View]

Model Rocket Motor Retention Methods (2009-08-17)
Trying to figure out how to restrain the rocket motor inside your cool rocket design? This video will show you a number of ways to hold the motor into the engine mount. [View]

Model Rocket Newsletter Information (2009-06-19) (NEW)
Looking for information on how to build rockets. Sign up for the Apogee newsletter called "Peak-of-Flight." www.apogeerockets.com/e-zine_newsletter.asp [View]

Model Rocket Strap-on Booster Flight Video (2011-05-16)
This video shows what you can do with an onboard video camera attached to the side of a model rocket. The Booster Vision Gear Cam HD camera was used to take this short video of the strap-on boosters ... [View]

Motor Extensions for Minimum Diameter Rockets (2012-09-04)
You're probably asking: "What is a motor extension? And why might I need one?" These are very good questions, and I'll try to answer them in this week's video. The short story is that they allow you ... [View]

Mount Electronics In The Piston Stager Rocket (2012-09-17) (NEW)
http://www.apogeerockets.com This video gives you one option for mounting staging electronics in the U.S. Rockets Piston Stager rocket kit. It uses a timer that is activated by the motion of the ... [View]

Mounting a video camera to your rocket (2016-05-10)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - This video explains how to attach a key-chain video camera to the side of your model rocket. We recommend a camera hood to smooth the airflow around the camera to keep ... [View]

NARCON 2011 (2012-11-20)
Video footage from NARCON in 2011 of a panel discussion given by three other former and current Estes designers. [View]

Nightmare Rocket Free Plans - Introduction (2021-01-27) (DELETED)
Download the Free plans for this rocket at: https://www.apogeerockets.com/education/downloads/Newsletter538.pdf For a series of videos that walk you through building rockets from plans (like this ... [View]

Nike-Hercules Missile (2013-02-26)
Here is a Nike Hercules missile coming out of its storage hangar and being raised in the air. It is at the Nike Missile Site SF in Marin, California. It is a national park, and is worth the trip to ... [View]

Norman Pfund testimonial of ApogeeRockets.com (2009-06-16) (NEW)
Why Do I buy model rockets from Apogee Components (www.ApogeeRockets.com)? That is a great question. I'll tell you why in my own words... [View]

Parachute Drop Test for model rocket applications (2017-10-31) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - We were out playing today to see if you can use a quad-copter to hoist a parachute up in the sky. An L-shaped piece of wire was taped to the bottom of the quad-copter ... [View]

Peregrine Dual-Deployment High Power Rocket (2019-02-14) (NEW)
This is an introduction to the Peregrine dual-deployment high power model rocket. It is 4-inches in diameter, and 68.8 inches long. It flies on high power rocket motors, and peak altitudes between ... [View]

Picking Igniters for composite motors (2018-02-13)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - We get a lot of questions from customers on how to pick an igniter for a composite motor. Note that an igniter does come with a motor, but occasionally fails to start ... [View]

Piston-Stager Model Rocket Launch (2012-09-17) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com This is the launch of 2-stage rocket from U.S. Rockets called the Piston Stager. The upper motor is air-started using a PerfectFlight mini-timer, [View]

Plugging a Rocket Motor (2020-02-11)
Need a plugged motor with no ejection charge but can't find one with the right impulse? We get that question all the time. It's very rare that you would ever fly a rocket that doesn't use an ... [View]

Print out a full-size model rocket drawing from RockSim (2009-10-12)
Using a drawing program and RockSim's export feature, you can print out a full-size drawing of your cool rocket design. With this highly accurate drawing, you can make measurements and plan for ... [View]

Resin Casting of Model Rocket Parts (2011-12-27)
Resin casting can be fun, and here I show you how it is done. This is how we make the resin nose cone for the Heli-Roc model rocket kit. Each kit is hand-made, just like the one shown in this video. ... [View]

Rip-Roar Model Rocket Launch (2012-11-07) (NEW)
http://www.apogeerockets.com. Jeana Lloyd send us this video of her son's Rip-Roar model rocket. It is a 2-stage flight, with a D engine in both the top and bottom stages. [View]

Rocket Propelled MonoCopter Launch (2011-11-04)
http://www.apogeerockets.com A monocopter is a single-blade helicopter. Here is a launch of a monocopter that was created by Francis Graham. Dr. Graham wrote the book on MonoCopter design. Get it ... [View]

Rocket Scientist Unboxes a Zephyr High Power Rocket Kit (2021-01-25) (NEW)
In this video we're unboxing the Zephyr rocket kit. What is different about our unboxing videos are that they are done by a real rocket scientist. So you get the "why?" behind each component. For ... [View]

Rocketry Manufacturer's Forum From NARCON 2020 (2020-03-19)
 This NARCON rocketry convention in Tucson, Arizona had a special forum that allowed the rocketry industry's manufacturers to tell what is going on in their companies. In this video, you'll ... [View]

RockSim Software Tutorial - 01 - First Rocket Simulation (2014-08-15)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - Get Started by opening an existing design & run a simple simulation [View]

RockSim Software Tutorial - 03 - Flight Profile Preferences (2010-11-23)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - Flight Profile Preferences: What extra information can be gleaned from the flight profile? [View]

RockSim Software Tutorial - 04 - 2D Drawing Preferences (2010-11-23)
Customize the units, and change the 2D rocket drawing to your specifications [View]

RockSim Software Tutorial - 05 - Zooming & Summary Preferences (2010-11-23)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - Zooming in on the 2D view. Changing the simulation summary columns [View]

RockSim Software Tutorial - 06 - 3D Controls Pt 1 (2014-12-03)
Customize the 3D view - Part 1. Orienting the rocket, and zooming in and out. [View]

RockSim Software Tutorial - 07 - 3D Controls Pt 2 (2014-12-03)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - Customize the 3D view - Part 2. Modifying preferences, Adding lights, changing the resolution. [View]

RockSim Software Tutorial - 08 - Design Screens (2014-12-03)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - Modifying existing rocket designs. Changing the number of stages, and using the slider bars [View]

RockSim Software Tutorial - 12 - Designing Custom Fins (2014-12-03)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - Create Custom Fins [View]

RockSim Software Tutorial - 13 - Scaling (2014-12-03)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - Scaling Custom Fins and Your Rocket [View]

RockSim Software Tutorial - 14 - Creating Sub Assemblies (2014-12-03)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - Creating Sub-Assemblies for quick or repeated components. [View]

RockSim Software Tutorial - 17 - Advanced Pod Designs (2014-12-03)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - Advanced Pod Design [View]

RockSim Software Tutorial - 21 - Motor Install (2015-01-19)
How to install new rocket motors in RockSim [View]

RockSim Software Tutorial - 24 - Make a JPG (2015-01-19)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - How to make a .JPG [View]

RockSim Software Tutorial - 28 - Import RockSim data files (2015-12-28)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - This video tutorial shows you how to import data files of materials and components from other manufacturers into RockSim. We use Blue Tube data in this example. [View]

RockSim Software Tutorial - 29- Setting Up Dual Deployment (2015-12-28)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - See how to set up your rocket for testing dual deployment in RockSim [View]

RockSim Software Tutorial - 30 - High Power staging (2015-12-28)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - See how to set up your rocket for testing high power staging in RockSim [View]

RockSim Software Tutorials - Installation & Registration (Windows) (2010-11-23)
RockSim Software installation & registration instructions for Windows computers [View]

RockSim Trajectory Comparisons using MS Excel (2020-06-27)
this is an old video I made in 2007 to show teachers how to create charts of rocket trajectories using Microsoft Excel. I'm sure that it can be done with something like google sheets, but I haven't ... [View]

RockSim Tutorial #10 (2020-06-30)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - This video covers the installation into RockSim of some of the parts inside the rocket. Not only will we put in the engine mount, but you'll see "how" to design the ... [View]

RockSim Tutorial #13 (2020-06-04)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - [View]

Rocksim Tutorial #3 (2020-04-20)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - [View]

Rocksim Tutorial #4 (2020-04-20)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - [View]

Rocksim Tutorial #5 (2020-04-20)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - [View]

Rocksim Tutorial #6 (2020-06-04)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - [View]

Rocksim Tutorial #7 (2020-06-04)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - [View]

RockSim9 Registration 2016 (2016-11-10)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - [View]

Rotary Revolution 05 (2014-11-25)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - To prevent the rotor hub from sliding backwards along the graphite shaft, you'll need to install a little tube that acts as a stop. This video shows you how to position ... [View]

Rotary Revolution 06 (2014-12-09)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - This step is where the shock cord is attached to both the body tube, and the graphite rotor shaft. The Rotary Revolution is a new competition style helicopter duration ... [View]

Rotary Revolution 08 (2015-01-06)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - This step in the construction of the Rotary Revolution shows how to install the rubber bands that are used to deploy the rotor blades of the model rocket. After that, ... [View]

Rotary Revolution 09 (2015-01-20)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - Because this is a competition rocket, it needs to follow the rules of the FAI event. In this video, we'll trim the length of the rocket to exactly 500mm. We'll also ... [View]

Rotary Revolution Rocket Launch (2015-09-08) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - Another Rotary Revolution rocket launch. "Is that what I think it is?" Yes! It is a gyrocopter recovery rocket, also know as a helicopter descent rocket. [View]

Saturn 1B Assembly Part 1 - What Paint to Use (2019-10-15)
This video shows the general painting techniques you'll use when building the Apogee 1/70th Scale Saturn 1B model rocket kit. [View]

Saturn 1B Assembly Part 12 - Gluing on the Details (2019-10-15)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - What this video shows is where to glue on the resin pieces in the Apogee Saturn 1B model rocket kit. These are the retro motors and the ullage motors. It is best to ... [View]

Saturn 1B Assembly Part 14 - Building the Forward Section pt.1 (2019-10-15)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - This video shows the first step in building the upper part of the Apogee Components Saturn 1B model rocket kit. It is the construction of the shoulder on the rear of ... [View]

Saturn 1B Assembly Part 16 - Building the Forward Section pt.3 (2019-10-15)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - We're building the Apogee Components Saturn 1B model rocket here. You'll now finish up the shoulder for the LEM Transition by gluing the tube coupler to the rings. When ... [View]

Saturn 1B Assembly Part 17 - Building the Forward Section pt.4 (2019-10-15)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - In this step in the construction of the Apogee Components 1/70th scale Saturn 1B, we'll be making the LEM transition shroud. It is cut out from the pattern sheets and ... [View]

Saturn 1B Assembly Part 2 - Building the Engine Mount (2019-10-15)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - This video show part 1 of making the engine mount in the Saturn 1B model rocket kit. Specifically, it shows how to assemble the spacer tubes for the fuel tank tubes. [View]

Saturn 1B Assembly Part 21 - Adding the Aft Bulkhead to the Transition (2019-10-15)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - In this step showing the construction of the Apogee Components 1/70th Scale Saturn 1B model rocket kit, you'll see how to add the aft bulkhead to the back of the LEM ... [View]

Saturn 1B Assembly Part 22 - Service Module Wrap (2019-10-15)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - You'll see in this video how to install the Service Module wrap onto the upper part of the rocket. This is the Apogee Components 1/70th scale Saturn 1B model rocket kit. [View]

Saturn 1B Assembly Part 23 - Removing Plastic Parts (2019-10-15)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - This step in the construction of the Apogee Components Saturn 1B shows the removal of the plastic parts for the escape motor and RCS system from the sprue. They are ... [View]

Saturn 1B Assembly Part 25 - Attaching the RCS Nozzles (2019-10-15)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - Wait to perform this step until after the rocket has been painted. The reason is to decrease the chances of the RCS nozzles breaking off during painting. The Reaction ... [View]

Saturn 1B Assembly Part 26 - Fixing Any Air Bubbles in the Resin Fins (2019-10-15)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - The Apogee Components 1/70th Scale Saturn 1B model rocket uses cast-resin fins. Sometimes during the molding process of the fins, air voids are created. These can be ... [View]

Saturn 1B Assembly Part 27 - Removing the Sprue from the Transition (2019-10-15)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - This step in the construction of the Apogee Components 1/70th scale Saturn 1B model rocket shows how to remove the plastic sprue from the middle of the transition ... [View]

Saturn 1B Assembly Part 28 - Marking the Fin Can (2019-10-15)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - In this step on the Apogee Components Saturn 1B model rocket kit, you'll mark the fin can tube for the attachment of the resin fins. Before you can attach the thrust ... [View]

Saturn 1B Assembly Part 29 - Attaching Fin Can Wrap (2019-10-15)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - In this step in the construction sequence of the Apogee Components 1/70th scale Saturn 1B model rocket kit, you'll be attaching the vacuum form wrap on the fin can tube. [View]

Saturn 1B Assembly Part 3 - Super Glue Prep (2019-10-15)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - What glue to use when assembling the wraps - Get odorless Super-Gold glue, as it doesn't attack the wraps. This video shows how to install the super-glue applicator tip ... [View]

Saturn 1B Assembly Part 32 - The Final Filling of any Gaps (2019-10-15)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - Congratulations! If you've been following along in the assembly of the Apogee Components Saturn 1B model rocket kit, we've put together all the major sections. That ... [View]

Saturn 1B Assembly Part 33 - Constructing Display Nozzles pt.1 (2019-10-15)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - In this step in the assembly sequence of the Apogee Components 1/70th scale model of the Saturn 1B rocket, you’ll begin the assembly of the removable display nozzle ... [View]

Saturn 1B Assembly Part 34 - Constructing Display Nozzles pt.2 (2019-10-15)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - While you’re waiting for the glue to dry in the previous step in the assembly sequence of the Apogee Components 1/70th scale model of the Saturn 1B rocket , you can ... [View]

Saturn 1B Assembly Part 35 - Paint the Display Nozzles and Other Small Components (2019-10-15)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - In this step in the assembly sequence of the Apogee Components 1/70th scale model of the Saturn 1B rocket you'll paint all the details that are glued to the outside of ... [View]

Saturn 1B Assembly Part 36 - Attaching the Vacuform Base (2019-10-15)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - In this step in the assembly sequence of the Apogee Components 1/70th scale model of the Saturn 1B rocket we'll attach the vacuum form base to the display nozzle ... [View]

Saturn 1B Assembly Part 37 - Centering Ring on the Display Nozzles (2019-10-15)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - In this step in the assembly sequence of the Apogee Components 1/70th scale model of the Saturn 1B rocket you'll attach the forward centering ring to the display nozzle ... [View]

Saturn 1B Assembly Part 38 - Mask Off Display Stand Sides (2019-10-15)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - In this step in the assembly sequence of the Apogee Components 1/70th scale model of the Saturn 1B rocket, you'll mask off the sides of the display nozzle section so ... [View]

Saturn 1B Assembly Part 39 - Attach Nozzles to the Base (2019-10-15)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - After all the paint on the nozzles and the base is dry on the Apogee Components Saturn 1B rocket, you can now go ahead and glue the nozzles onto the part. There are two ... [View]

Saturn 1B Assembly Part 4 - Engine Mount Assembly (2019-10-15)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - Assemble the engine mount core in the Apogee 1/70th scale Saturn 1B model rocket kit. Taking the rings assembled in the previous step, you can now assemble the engine ... [View]

Saturn 1B Assembly Part 43 - Attaching Fin Unit to the Tubes (2019-10-15)
In this step in the assembly sequence of the Apogee Components 1/70th scale model of the Saturn 1B rocket, is where you'll be attaching the fin unit to the fuel tank sub-assembly. This step needs to ... [View]

Saturn 1B Assembly Part 45 - Attaching the S IV-B Stage to the Booster Stage (2019-10-15)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - In this step in the assembly sequence of the Apogee Components 1/70th scale model of the Saturn 1B rocket, you'll mate the SIV-B stage to the fuel tanks of the S1 ... [View]

Saturn 1B Assembly Part 46 - Cutting Out the Antenna Panels (2019-10-15)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - In this step in the assembly sequence of the Apogee Components 1/70th scale model of the Saturn 1B rocket, you’ll cut the antenna panels from the vacuum form sheet, ... [View]

Saturn 1B Assembly Part 47 - Painting the Antenna Panels Yellow (2019-10-15)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - In this step in the assembly sequence of the Apogee Components 1/70th scale model of the Saturn 1B rocket, you'll paint the antennas yellow using a fine-tip paint ... [View]

Saturn 1B Assembly Part 48 - Applying the Decals (2019-10-15)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - In this step in the assembly sequence of the Apogee Components 1/70th scale model of the Saturn 1B rocket, you’ll apply the water transfer decals. Use the color ... [View]

Saturn 1B Assembly Part 49 - Adding Nose Weight (2019-10-15)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - In order for the Apogee Components 1/70th scale model of the Saturn 1B rocket to fly straight, we need to add clay as weight to the nose cone. This is to move the CG to ... [View]

Saturn 1B Assembly Part 5 - Engine Block & Restraining Motor (2019-10-15)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - How to restrain the motor into the 1/70th scale Saturn 1B model rocket from Apogee Components. You can get rid of the engine block (you DON'T need it). If you prefer, ... [View]

Saturn 1B Assembly Part 51 - Attach the Booster Parachute (2019-10-15)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - In this step in the assembly sequence of the Apogee Components 1/70th scale model of the Saturn 1B rocket, you’ll install the large 36 inch diameter parachute to the ... [View]

Saturn 1B Assembly Part 52 - Inserting the Motor (2019-10-15)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - There is no engine hook with this kit. So in this video, I’ll how you how to properly restrain the rocket engine in the Apogee Components 1/70th scale model of the ... [View]

Saturn 1B Assembly Part 53 - Attaching the Upper Parachute (2019-10-15)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - With the harness installed, you’re ready to attach the smaller 24 inch diameter parachute to the Apogee Components 1/70th scale model of the Saturn 1B rocket. [View]

Saturn 1B Assembly Part 54 - Wadding and Parachute Packing (2019-10-15)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - The final step before flight of the Apogee Components 1/70th scale model of the Saturn 1B rocket, is to install the recovery wadding, and pack the parachutes for flight. [View]

Saturn 1B Assembly Part 55 - Launching the Saturn 1B (2019-10-17)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - This is the final video in the playlist covering the construction of the Apogee Components Saturn 1B model rocket kit. This shows the rocket taking off using an ... [View]

Saturn 1B Assembly Part 7 - Cutting Out the 2nd Stage Wrap (2019-10-15)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - We’ll continue to cut out the vacuum form wraps in this step. This will include both wraps of the SIV-B stage, and the wrap for the thrust struc- ture at the base of ... [View]

Saturn 1B Assembly Part 8 - Sanding the Backs of the Wraps (2019-10-15)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - This video shows the sanding of the backside of the vacuum form wraps. The purpose is to get rid of lip around the edge of the panels. This is the 8th video in the ... [View]

Saturn 1B Assembly Part 8.5 - Vacuform Troubleshooting (2019-10-15)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - Fixing problems with the vacuum form wraps that might occur in the next video. We made this video, prior to explaining how the wraps are installed just to show you how ... [View]

Saturn 1B Assembly Part 9 - Orienting the Wraps (2019-10-15)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - Orienting and trimming the wraps to fit the body tube of the SIV-B stage on the Apogee Saturn 1B model rocket kit. Orienting and getting a proper fit of the vacuum form ... [View]

Saturn V Project Disk 1 (2017-11-24)
Measurement Correction: in the video at 17:10 Tim says that the engine mount tube should be recessed to 2-5/8". The correct measurement is 3-13/32". This is the video instructions for the assembly ... [View]

Saturn V Project Disk 2 (2017-11-24)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - This is the second part in the construction of the Apogee Components, 1/70th scale Saturn V model rocket kit. If you'd like to see the first part, go to: htt ... [View]

Saturn V Project Disk 3 (2017-11-24)
This is the video instructions for the Apogee Components 1/70th scale Saturn V model rocket. This is the third DVD. It covers: Step #49 - Removing Plastic Parts 00:00:00 Step #50 - Plastic Assy Part ... [View]

Saturn1B Model Rocket Launch (2013-09-07)
This is the Apogee Components Saturn 1B that was modified to be a 3-stage rocket. The bottom stage has eight engines (4X A10-3T, 4X C6-0). The middle stage uses a C11-0, and the top stage uses a ... [View]

Science Olympiad Water Rocket 2012 (2012-01-31)
http://www.apogeerockets.com Prototype of a 1-liter water bottle rocket that my daughter designed using the RockSim software. The goal is to keep the 1-liter bottle in the air as long as possible ... [View]

Selecting a Launch Controller (2020-01-14)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - We are often asked, "which launch controller should you buy?" In this video, we seek to answer it. There are a variety of launch controllers and in this video we go ... [View]

Semroc Blue Jay Glider Model Rocket Kit (2019-06-24)
https://www.apogeerockets.com/Rocket-Kits/Glider-Rockets/Blue-Jay-Boost-Glider - This is an introductory video of the Semroc BlueJay model rocket glider. The Semroc Blue Jay is a Delta-shaped joined ... [View]

Shear Pin Installation In High Power Rockets (2012-10-16) (NEW)
Http://www.ApogeeRockets.com Shear pins are used to keep the nose cone attached to the rocket until the ejection charge fires. This video shows how they are installed [View]

Shock Cords for Dual-Deployment Rockets (2018-04-09)
"When flying dual-deployment rockets, how long do you make the shock cords? And which one (long or short) is put in the back of the rocket?" These are common questions that we get from people that ... [View]

Simple GPS Tracker for Model Rockets (2018-11-16) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - The Simple GPS Tracker is a two-part electronics device that helps you find your rockets or RC airplanes after a flight. It uses a small airborne transmitter (part one) ... [View]

Simple Timer for Staging model rockets (2019-08-05)
The Apogee SimpleTimer for Staging has been designed for timing applications in high-power consumer rocketry. Its intended use is to start igniter in the sustainer motor of a two stage rocket. It ... [View]

Sky Spy rocket camera (2014-04-11) (NEW)
This video shows the type of footage you'll get with the Sky Spy Keychain HD video camera. Because the pixel resolution is greater than HD, the perimeter of the video actually got cut off during the ... [View]

Star Lift Mega Lander Construction 21 (2015-10-27)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - This video in the construction of the Star Lift Mega Lander model rocket shows how to prepare the rocket for launch. You'll see how to install the rocket engine, and ... [View]

Stellar Arrow Rocket Kit (2020-04-18) (NEW)
https://www.apogeerockets.com/Model-Rocket-Kits/Skill-Level-3-Model-Rocket-Kits/Stellar-Arrow This is a short video that allows you to see some basic features of the Stellar Arrow from Semroc. [View]

Strap on Rocket Boosters (2017-01-26) (NEW)
This video shows a rocket with extra "strap-on" rocket boosters mounted to the side of core vehicle. The extra thrust makes the rocket take off faster, and the effect of the booster pods dropping off ... [View]

Super long rocket takes flight (2013-10-08)
This is a 3 meter tall superroc that takes flight using a D12-3 rocket motor. It's purpose is for competition, to achieve the highest flight with a long rocket without crimping the tubes during ... [View]

Terrier Sandhawk Build Part 1 - Design Philosophy (2019-10-18)
https://www.apogeerockets.com/Rocket-Kits/Skill-Level-5-Model-Rocket-Kits/Terrier-Sandhawk - This video is the pre-build of the Terrier-Sandhawk model rocket from LOC Precision. Since the supplied ... [View]

Terrier Sandhawk Build Part 10 - Launch and Post Flight Analysis (2019-10-18)
This 10-part video series shows the conversion of the LOC Precision Terrier-Sandhawk model rocket to a real working two-stage rocket that uses electronics to ignite the motor in the upper stage of ... [View]

Terrier Sandhawk Build Part 2 - Electronics Sled (2019-10-18)
The sled that holds the electronics in the rocket is not part of the LOC kit, and something that Apogee Components developed just to make this kit work. We include it with the kit when you buy from ... [View]

Terrier Sandhawk Build Part 6 - Attaching the Fins (2019-10-18)
https://www.apogeerockets.com/Rocket-Kits/Skill-Level-5-Model-Rocket-Kits/Terrier-Sandhawk - This 10-part video series shows the conversion of the LOC Precision Terrier-Sandhawk model rocket to a ... [View]

Terrier Sandhawk Build Part 7 - Fin Fillets (2019-10-18)
https://www.apogeerockets.com/Rocket-Kits/Skill-Level-5-Model-Rocket-Kits/Terrier-Sandhawk - This 10-part video series shows the conversion of the LOC Precision Terrier-Sandhawk model rocket to a ... [View]

The Estes Alpha III (2019-09-10)
https://www.apogeerockets.com/Rocket-Kits/Bulk-Rocket-Packs/ALPHA-III-12-pack - This video is a short introduction to the Estes Alpha III rocket kit. It has a plastic fin unit, so construction is ... [View]

The New Features of RockSim v10 (2020-04-21)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - RockSim 10 is finally out! This week, Tim will be walking you through the latest features, coolest upgrades, and all the new RockSim capabilities! For any RockSim v9 ... [View]

Torrent Rocket Launch (2012-09-20) (NEW)
http://www.apogeerockets.com Scott Corliss used the Madcow Torrent to get his L-1 high power certification in September 2012. You might want to consider using this rocket too. [View]

U-838 video camera in rocket flight (2016-03-06) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - This is an example of the video from the U-838 camera. It is a two-stage rocket flying on long-burn F15 motors. The coast delay on the upper stage was too short. It ... [View]

Upgrading Rocksim (2020-04-20)
Are you a first-time user of RockSim: Order it at: www.apogeerockets.com/Rocket-Software/RockSim/RockSim-v10-Single-User Version 9 users: You get a FREE Upgrade for being so patient and staying ... [View]

Using the Aerotech Universal Delay Drilling Tool (2019-06-18)
So I noticed a problem this past weekend with the Aerotech Universal Delay Drilling Tool that a customer showed to me at a rocket launch. The one he had wasn't cutting into the delay grain of his ... [View]

Using the Apogee Sanding Tee for Model Rockets (2020-01-27) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - Our Sanding-Tee is a long aluminum sanding block that was designed specifically for rocketeers. It not only can be used for sanding, but it has a radius edge so you can ... [View]

Using The Cesaroni ProDAT Tool for Reloadable Rocket Motors (2010-05-19) (NEW)
This tutorial video explains how to use the special "Delay Adapter Tool" for Cesaroni reloadable rocket motors. It will allow you to tweak the delay to get the perfect ejection on your high power ... [View]

Using the Estes Igniters and Plugs Successfully in Model Rocket Motors (2019-06-04)
How do you successfully ignite an Estes rocket engine? That is what we'll cover in this video. Every now and then, we get a panic call from a school teacher because they had a rocket launch, and the ... [View]

Using Threaded Inserts to Repair a Rocket (2020-07-28) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - Sometimes you need to screw something into the base of your rocket. Because they have wood bulkheads, adding a nut on the back-side of that bulkhead is difficult. The ... [View]

We Are Apogee Components (2016-10-03)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com - A video summary of what we do here at Apogee Components. [View]

Which Motor is Best for Your Rocket? (2020-05-05)
When you take a look on the Apogee website at any particular rocket kit, you see a long list of compatible motors. It can be daunting to figure out which one to choose for your first flight. This ... [View]

Why Samuel Buys from www.ApogeeRockets.com (2009-07-02) (NEW)
Apogee Components has a wide variety of kits, and many of them are way cool. www.ApogeeRockets.com [View]

Why Spencer Shops At ApogeeRockets.com (2010-03-30) (NEW)
Spencer builds and flies model rocket from Apogee Components. See him give his own personal testimonial. [View]

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