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Today's Featured Review

Public Missiles - Endeavour {Kit}

Manufacturer:Public Missiles
Diameter:3.9000 inches

Construction Rating:
Flight Rating:
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Contributed by Gene Wolski


4" Quantum tube version of the PML Endeavour configured for dual deployment.


PML Endeavour Kit (Quantum Tube version)


  • PML 54mm motor tube (17")
  • PML centering ring (4" to 54mm)
  • PML 4" bulkhead plates and coupler bulkhead plates (2 each)
  • LOC stiffy tube coupler
  • Rail buttons
  • 1/4" All-thread (two 12" pieces)
  • G-10 altimeter sled
  • Misc hardware (u-bolts, quick links)
  • CDI eyebolt (for the nose cone)
  • Ejection Charge Holders (two from Blastcap Rocketry)
  • Aeropack 54mm retainer


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Today's Featured Flyer

Angelo Castellano

AKA: sunward

Location: Toronto, ON Canada

Certification Level: L1 TRA, L2 CAR-ACF

Club Memberships: TRA, CAR-ACF, NAPAS

Favorite Rockets: Sunward SkyBender


I currently live in Toronto with my family.

The bug got me into the hobby of model rocketry after watching the film October Sky with my 2 children. That led to a launch and further involvement in the hobby. I tend to make and fly model rockets. To me
there in more enjoyment in building kits and flying. I personally don't like spending hours building a scale kit only to lose it on a flight.

I am the Owner of Sunward Aerospace Group Limited which is a maker of high quality model rockets based in Canada. Sunward also makes a line of
products for the Rocketeer and Hobby Stores.

Other hobbies and interests include photography ( 35mm film kind ), gardening, and many things on the geek side.

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Today's Featured Photo

NEFAR Launches

Bunnell Blast 2013


Photo by Roger Smith

Today's Featured Video

2-Stage Nike Ajax Launch by Joe Bevier

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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. might still have ...
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