Rocketry Videos

By joshuawfinn

Mini Windlance maximum performance launch (Estes A3-4T on a piston) (2018-08-17)
Sorry for the poor tracking. These are seriously fast and very small. This was a final verification test to determine whether this model will be a viable entry for NARAM 61 in 2019. Indeed, it is ... [View]

Pringles can drag race - redneck rocketry (2018-12-12)
We turned pringles cans into rockets and then drag raced them at GRITS 2018. You can do it too! Here are the 3-D print files: Contact me through jhae ... [View]

Rocket glider design - Boost gliders and Switchblade Swing Wing (2017-08-01)
By popular request, here's the run down on how they all work. Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the community input on these projects! [View]

Rocket glider prototype catches on fire in flight! (2018-02-05)
A really nice progression of what not to do when designing a radical departure from a conventional rocket glider planform. Enjoy, at my expense. ;) Major design updates have already been implemented ... [View]

Super Lightweight Rocket Glider (2018-09-09)
This is the Fliplock Lite, intended for a 1/4A NAR Rocket Glider national record attempt. We're hoping it will boost about twice this high on a piston launcher. The currect Fliplock design can be ... [View]

The fabulous exploding shredding failing rocket glider! (2018-09-02)
They can't all be successes. For rocket gliders that DO fly great, check out the lineup at! Update: it flies now! [View]

Tiny rocket glider sets national record (2018-12-01)
My 1/8A Switchblade established a new NAR 1/8A national record of 65 seconds at GRITS 2018. This model was made famous by its appearance in a Flite Test video in 2015, although it has appeared in ... [View]

We built a giant rocket glider! (2018-11-26)
Fliplock F established a new NAR F rocket glider national record of 75 seconds on 24 November 2018 at GRITS 2018. It weighs 22 oz at liftoff and flies on Estes F15-4 motors. [View]

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