Rocketry Videos

By apogeerockets

"High Power Rocket Ejection Charge Preparation" (2010-09-13)
]High power rocketry will typically involve putting electronic components into the rocket to control when the parachutes are deployed. This video shows how to mount the electronics in a ele ... [View]

"Using A Motor Adapter for High-Power Model Rockets" (2010-09-22)
This video shows how easy it is to use the metal motor-mount adapters. The purpose of the adapter is to allow you to use skinnier motors in a rocket kit that has a motor mount that uses larger ... [View]

2 Model Rocket Contest Strategies - Random Duration (2011-03-28) (NEW)
Model Rocket Contest strategies for the Random Duration event. [View]

5 Model Rocket Contest Strategies - Helicopter Duration (2011-03-28) (NEW)
Model rocket contest flying tips for the 1/2A Helicopter Duration event [View]

5th Grade Classroom Rocketry Presentation - Part 1 (2010-11-16) (NEW)
Looking for some ideas on how to incorporate rocketry into your school classroom? This video will give you some ideas on how to tie rocketry to the subject matter you're already teaching in your ... [View]

5th Grade Classroom Rocketry Presentation - Part 2 (2010-11-16)
Looking for some ideas on how to incorporate rocketry into your school classroom? This video will give you some ideas on how to tie rocketry to the subject matter you're already teaching in your ... [View]

5th Grade Classroom Rocketry Presentation - Part 3 (2010-11-16) (NEW)
www.ApogeeRockets.com Looking for some ideas on how to incorporate rocketry into your school classroom? This video will give you some ideas on how to tie rocketry to the subject matter you're already ... [View]

6 Model Rocket Contest Strategies - Flexie Glider (2011-03-28) (NEW)
Model rocket contest flying strategies for the 1/4A flexie boost-glider event. [View]

Add A Parachute Attachment Point To A Fiberglass Nose Cone (2011-02-14)
 A quick parachute attachment loop can be added to your model rocket nose cone by using a little glob of epoxy clay and a piece of high-strength shock cord. You can also use a metal screw eye, ... [View]

Add Paper Skins To Balsa Wood Fins To Make A Stronger Model Rocket (2009-08-04)
Adding a paper lamination to the surfaces of your rocket's balsa wood fins greatly increases the strength of the fin without adding hardly any weight. It also seals the surface and makes the rocket ... [View]

Add Surface Texture To Your Model Rockets (2010-03-25)
One easy way to make your model rocket stand out on the launch pad, in a crowd of other rockets, is to add some surface texture to it. In this video, you'll see a couple of quick and inexpensive ... [View]

AltimeterOne (2010-11-30)
The AltimeterOne altimeter has undergone a significant upgrade modification to make it even better. It now displays either English or Metric units, plus it has a low-battery icon that shows when it ... [View]

AltimeterOne Altimeter for Model Rockets, Air Planes, and Kites (2010-05-15)
The AltimeterOne is a small barometric altimeter that will tell you how high your rocket, airplane, or kit has flown (works on water rockets too!). This video tells you how to turn it on, zero it ... [View]


AltimeterTwo Altimeter Actual Flight in a model rocket (2011-05-25)
www.apogeerockets.com This video shows how to use the altimeterTwo altimeter in a model rocket. Just turn it on, zero it out, drop it into the rocket, and launch! By the time you walk over to the ... [View]

Applying Pressure Sensitive Decals to Model Rockets (2012-05-29)
This video shows how to apply pressure-sensitive decals (the sticker type) to your model rocket. Sometimes they need to be moved, and in this technique, you'll see how to move them around easily. [View]

Attaching Strings To Model Rocket Parachutes (2010-04-23) (NEW)
Young children have a hard time attaching strings to plastic parachutes on model rockets. If you're working with boy scouts or school children, you'll see my method of tying the strings to the chute ... [View]

Build a Rogallo Wing, Rocket boosted glider part 1 (2011-03-29) (NEW)
Part 1 of 7. This video shows the construction sequence for making a Rogallo wing glider that is boosted into the sky by a model rocket. They are often called flexie gliders because the wing is ... [View]

Build a Rogallo Wing, Rocket boosted glider part 2 (2011-03-29) (NEW)
Part 2 of 7. This video shows the construction sequence for making a Rogallo wing glider that is boosted into the sky by a model rocket. They are often called flexie gliders because the wing is ... [View]

Build a Rogallo Wing, Rocket boosted glider part 3 (2011-03-29) (NEW)
Part 3 of 7. This video shows the construction sequence for making a Rogallo wing glider that is boosted into the sky by a model rocket. They are often called flexie gliders because the wing is ... [View]

Build a Rogallo Wing, Rocket boosted glider part 4 (2011-03-29)
This video shows the construction sequence for making a Rogallo wing glider that is boosted into the sky by a model rocket. They are often called flexie gliders because the wing is flexible and can ... [View]

Build a Rogallo Wing, Rocket boosted glider part 5 (2011-03-29) (NEW)
Part 5 of 7. This video shows the construction sequence for making a Rogallo wing glider that is boosted into the sky by a model rocket. They are often called flexie gliders because the wing is ... [View]

Build a Rogallo Wing, Rocket boosted glider part 6 (2011-03-29)
Plans for this glider are at: https://www.apogeerockets.com/Advanced_Construction_Videos/Rocketry_Video_59 Part 6 of 7. This video shows the construction sequence for making a Rogallo wing ... [View]

Build a Rogallo Wing, Rocket boosted glider part 7 (2011-03-29) (DELETED)
"www.ApogeeRockets.com" Part 7 of 7. This video shows the construction sequence for making a Rogallo wing glider that is boosted into the sky by a model rocket. They are often called flexie gliders ... [View]

Building a Canted Engine Mount for model rockets (2009-10-26) (NEW)
Part 2 of 2. With canted engine mounts, the tubes holding the motors can interfere with each other. This video shows how to cut the tubes and glue them together to get around that interference. [View]

Building Your First High Power Rocket - Part 1 (2011-04-19) (NEW)
Putting together a high power rocket is actually easier than you might imagine. In this first video, you'll see how to assemble the engine mount, which is the heart of the high-power rocket. We're ... [View]

Building Your First High Power Rocket - Part 2 (2011-05-03) (NEW)
www.ApogeeRockets.com - Putting together a high power rocket is actually easier than you might imagine. In this second video, you'll see how to tie on the shock cord to the engine mount, and then to ... [View]

Building Your First High Power Rocket - Part 3 (2011-05-17) (NEW)
www.ApogeeRockets.com Putting together a high power rocket is actually easier than you might imagine. In this third video, you'll see how to sand your fins and glue them in place. We're not done ... [View]

Building Your First High Power Rocket - Part 4 (2011-05-31)
Putting together a high power rocket is actually easier than you might imagine. In this fourth video, you'll see how install rail buttons and the Aeropack engine retainer. We're trying something ... [View]

Building Your First High Power Rocket - Part 5 (2011-06-14)
Ever wanted to see how to make near-perfect fin fillets? In this week's video tutorial, Erin is going to add the epoxy fillets along the fins to enhance the strength of the fins. They will also ... [View]

Building Your First High Power Rocket - Part 6, Building & Installing Your Altimeter Bay, Step 1 (2011-06-28) (NEW)
The high-power rocket that Erin has been assembling in this series is intended as an easy-to-build dual deployment rocket. That means it is going to carry electronics to fire off two separate ... [View]

Building Your First High Power Rocket - Part 9, Sanding the Primer Coats (2011-08-09) (NEW)
The next step is the most tedious in finishing your rocket, but a vital one. Sanding the primer and getting a smooth, bump-free finish is of utmost importance when a smooth, glossy topcoat is ... [View]

Building Your First High Powered Rocket - Part 7 (2011-07-12)
The high-Power rocket that Erin has been assembling in this series, is intended as an easy-to-build dual deployment rocket. That means it is going to carry electronics to fire off two separate ... [View]

Cut Centering rings for your model rockets (2009-11-21) (DELETED)
From DVD "Building Skill Level 2 Model Rocket Kits" from Apogee Components (www.ApogeeRockets.com). This video shows you how to cut out your own centering rings to use in your own rocket designs. ... [View]

Designing a Canted, Clustered Rocket Engine Mount (2009-10-26)
Designing a clustered rocket is more than slapping two or more motors into the engine mount. If you cant them at the right angle, you insure a straight flight, even if one motor fails to ignite. ... [View]

Dual Deployment for High Power Model Rockets - Part 1 (2009-12-21) (NEW)
What is dual deployment? Why would you use it? What kind of equipment do you need? These are the kind of questions we'll answer in this first video on using the Entacore AIM-USB altimeter in your ... [View]

Dual Deployment for High Power Model Rockets Part 2 (2010-01-04)
Dual Deployment allows you to retrieve your rocket closer to the launch pad by ejecting two different size parachutes from the rocket. This is done with a special altimeter. How do you mount the ... [View]

Dual Deployment for High Power Model Rockets Part 3 (2010-01-05) (NEW)
In part three of this series, you'll see how to hook-up your igniters for your altimeter, and see a test of two dual deployment devices. [View]

Dual Deployment for Model Rockets - Part 4 of 5 (2010-01-19) (NEW)
Dual deployment in model rocketry is where you eject two parachutes out of the rocket. A small one at apogee (the peak of the trajectory) so that the rocket comes down quickly. But to keep it from ... [View]

Dual Deployment for Model Rockets - Part 5 of 5 (2010-01-19)
Dual deployment in model rocketry is where you eject two parachutes out of the rocket. A small one at apogee (the peak of the trajectory) so that the rocket comes down quickly. But to keep it from ... [View]

Fill Model Rocket Body Tube Spirals (2010-07-07) (NEW)
On big model rockets, the spirals in the body tube may need to be filled prior to painting them. This video will show you the fastest and easiest method of filling the spirals with minimum amount of ... [View]

Gear-Cam Rocketry Video Recorder (2011-05-16) (NEW)
http://www.apogeerockets.com/gearcam.asp "Booster Vision Gear Cam HD recorder" allows you to take in-flight video from your model rocket. It is small enough to be strapped on to the side of your ... [View]

Glue Model Rocket Tubes Together (2010-06-08) (NEW)
This video shows how to glue two tubes together in order to make a longer model rocket. While the technique seems easy, it is also easy to screw it up and make an ugly looking rocket that needs a ... [View]

Helicopter Model Rockets (2010-10-27)
This video gives you an introduction to the fascinating world of helicopter-recovery rockets. There are many different types of helicopters, and I'll show you a few of the different ones that I've ... [View]

High Power Rocket - Black Brant Launch (2010-09-21) (NEW)
http://www.apogeerockets.com/Madcow_4in_Black_Brant_FG.asp This video shows the launch of the 4-inch diameter Black Brant II rocket kit. The rocket is available from Apogee Components web site. [View]

High Power Rocketry Reload Adapter System (2010-10-07) (NEW)
The Aerotech reload adapter system allows you to use just two motor cases to fly the six different sizes of propellant packs. That saves you money because you don't have to buy six different sizes ... [View]

High-Power_launch_pad.mov (2010-02-12)
Looking for a real high power launch pad that can take "BIG" rockets? The "Gun Turret" launch pad from Apogee Components (www.ApogeeRockets.com) is something you might consider. It is made here in ... [View]

How Altitude Is Measured for Model Rockets, Airplanes and kites tutorial (2010-05-25) (NEW)
Electronic altimeters are devices that measure the barometric pressure of air surrounding the flying vehicle. This video explains how they work to sense the air pressure and how accurate they are in ... [View]

How to make conformal model rocket parts (2009-12-07) (NEW)
When the bottom edge of a model rocket part conforms to the shape of the curved body tube, we call this a conformal part. This includes wide parts, like thick fins, surface details like electrical ... [View]

How to Select Rocket Motors - Part 1 of 2 (2010-02-16) (NEW)
This video will walk you through the step-by-step procedure of picking rocket motors for your rocket kits. The basic process is to deselect motors that will not work, leaving you a big batch of ... [View]

How to Select Rocket Motors Part 2 (2010-02-20) (NEW)
Picking rocket motors for model rocket launches is a step-by-step process where you will end up with more than one motors that works well with your model rocket. We'll finish up the sequence in this ... [View]

How To Teach Model Rocketry - Part 1 (2010-05-11)
Teaching model rocketry doesn't have to be scary. You only need to cover the basics to be successful, as rocketry by itself will excite your students. In this video, we are teaching the basics by ... [View]

How To Teach Model Rocketry - Part 2 (2010-05-11)
Teaching model rocketry doesn't have to be scary. You only need to cover the basics to be successful, as rocketry by itself will excite your students. In this video, we are teaching the basics by ... [View]

Installing a Copperhead Igniter (2011-06-06)
How to install an Aerotech Copperhead igniter. [View]

Introduction to High Power Rocket Level 1 Certification (2011-04-05) (NEW)
\So you're thinking about getting your High-Power Level 1 Certification? Excellent. There are many good reasons to get it, besides it being a lot of fun. In this week's video, I'll go over some of ... [View]

Marketing Model Rocketry (2011-03-22) (NEW)
\What do sales training conferences have to do with model rocketry? In this video, I'll show you what I've been learning how the two relate. [View]

Mid-Power Rocket - Black Brant Launch (2010-09-21) (NEW)
The 2.6-inch diameter scale model rocket provides a great introduction to high-power rocketry. [View]

Minimimum Diameter Retainers for High-Power Rockets (2012-02-20) (NEW)
www.apogeerockets.com How do you hold reload casings in rockets that are just barely big enough for the motor itself? The answer is a product called a "minimum diameter retainer". In this video, ... [View]

Model Rocket Alititude Tracker (2010-12-14) (NEW)
http://www.ApogeeRockets.com/ How to track a model rocket to find out how high it flew. This video will show you how to optically track a rocket's flight, and how to figure out from angular ... [View]

Model Rocket Contest Questions Answered (2011-03-28) (NEW)
Model Rocket Contest questions and answers [View]

Model Rocket Deployment Shock Cords (2010-01-29) (NEW)
You can prevent your model rocket's shock cord from becoming tangled by crocheting the cord. This makes it shorter in length so it doesn't zipper the cord. But it still deploys easily, and extends ... [View]

Model Rocket Motor Mount Adapter Construction (2009-07-20) (NEW)
This video will show you how to make an adapter so you can use small 18mm motors in a rocket kit that was designed for 24mm motors. This works with kits from Estes that have engine hooks already ... [View]

Model Rocket Streamer Folding Part 1 of 2 (2010-03-27)
Folding a streamer creates more aerodynamic drag than a typical rolled up streamer. This allows the rocket to fall slower to the ground. It is used most often in competition style model rockets. It ... [View]

Model Rocket Streamer Folding Part 2 (2010-03-27) (NEW)
In part 1, you learned how to fold the streamer recovery device. In this video, you'll now learn how to attach the streamer to the model rocket so that it is firmly attached. You'll also see the ... [View]

Model Rocket with Strap-on Boosters (2011-05-16) (NEW)
This video shows what you can do with the Booster Vision Gear-Cam HD video camera. I mounted it on the top of a model rocket with strap-on boosters. You can see the boosters fall away and land on ... [View]

Model Rocketry in the Classroom (2011-03-18)
Teaching model rocketry in a classroom is a lot of fun because the students are locked on and are very attentive. They can't but help learn, because rocketry is so much fun. Here you'll see how to ... [View]


Repairing Zippered Model Rocket Tubes (2012-01-24) (NEW)
How to repair a zippered body tube after a model rocket flight. The technique for repairing a tube is to simply cut off the damaged section, and splice in a new piece. Here you'll see how to trim ... [View]

Rocket Launch of the LOC Nuke Pro Maxx (2011-03-31)
This model rocket is the Loc Nuke Pro Maxx kit. It is being flown on a Cesaroni G55 rocket engine.  [View]

RockSim Software Tutorials - 1. Getting Started (2010-11-23)
Get Started by opening an existing design & run a simple simulation [View]

RockSim Software Tutorials - 2. Flight Profile (2010-11-23)
www.ApogeeRockets.com - Flight Profile 1 See what the flight will look like [View]

Science Fair Model Rocket (2009-06-10) (NEW)
Apogee Components offers you a look at a great science fair project using model rockets. Which nose cone shape works the best. [View]

Selecting Rocket Engine Retainers (2010-08-27) (NEW)
How do you pick the right motor retainer for your high power model rocket? The process is straight-forward. [View]

Strengthen Plastic Parachutes for Model Rockets (2010-07-20) (NEW)
This video shows how to take a plastic parachute and turn it into a super tough chute that can be used on heavier rockets. You'll save money using this technique. It even shows how to do it if the ... [View]

TeleMetrum: GPS Tracking for High Power Rockets (2010-08-12)
Part 1 of 3: This will give you an general overview of the TeleMetrum payload for high-power rocket. It transmits the GPS location of the rocket along with all the flight data (acceleration, ... [View]

TeleMetrum: GPS Tracking for High Power Rockets Part 2 of 3 (2010-08-13)
Part 2 of 3: When your rocket carrying the TeleMetrum takes off, it will transmit back to you a lot of flight data. The software will download this data to your computer and display key components ... [View]

TeleMetrum: GPS Tracking for High Power Rockets Part 3 of 3 (2010-08-13)
The GPS payload for high power rockets, the TeleMetrum, transmits a lot of data back down to the ground. What can you do with it? For one thing, you can export out a KML file that can be opened in ... [View]

Tracking A Model Rocket's Altitude (2010-06-21) (NEW)
This video shows how to use a tracking scope that is needed to measure the height that a model rocket flew into the sky. It also shows how to use tracking powder so that you can mark the location in ... [View]

Transformers: Rockets that Change Shape in Flight (2011-02-04) (NEW)
www.ApogeeRockets.com Changing a rocket's shape in flight is challenging because you need some sort of triggering device to start the transformation process. In this video you'll see two ways to ... [View]

Using 18mm Retainers in Model Rockets (2010-12-29) (NEW)
The 18mm Engine Retainers were designed to be used with the Aerotech 18mm reloadable rocket engines, not the standard single-use motors (from Estes, Quest, Apogee, or Aerotech). But there is some ... [View]

Using 29 to 38mm motor adapters in High Power model rockets (2009-09-25)
29mm motor mount adapters for 38mm kits are deceptively simple looking. "How do you use them?" is a common question people ask. This video will show you a few simple techniques. [View]

Using Short Motor In Aerotech Rocket Kits (2010-09-25) (NEW)
www.apogeerockets.com This video will show you how to put a shorter motor into the Aerotech rocket kits. The kits were designed for longer motors, but with a strip of tape, you can installer shorter ... [View]

Using the FlashPak Launch Controller (2011-10-04)
The FlashPak controller is a big hit with customers. But there are many questions that we've received about the device. The biggest question we received is: "will it ignite a composite motor?" ... [View]

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