Rocketry Videos

By Rapidnadion

Final Flight of the Phoenix (2012-02-21)
The final flight of our Estes "Phoenix" model rocket, fired from a scale seagoing barge. It powers into the sand while still under full thrust. The rocket, previously damaged by several crashes ... [View]

Model Boat Rocket Launch (2007-07-30) (NEW)
More Info: (Description below) An Estes "cruise missile" model rocket launches from the deck of the 40-inch scratchbuilt destroyer "702." Highlights include the water spray ... [View]

Model Rocket Disaster (with on-board video) (2010-05-17)
More Info: (Description below) Our classic Estes "Phoenix" model rocket meets a sod field at high speed. The crash happened because we used too steep an angle for the ... [View]

Model Rocket Launch AT SEA: Water Landings, Crashes, and Other Misadventures (2018-07-21)
[Don't try this at home!] After many successful flights with our Estes Mercury Redstone on land, we decided to launch it from our seagoing barge ... but we didn't count on the complications that a ... [View]

Model Rocket Launch from R/C Boat -- crashes and burns (2007-08-03)
This scratchbuilt recoverable rocket fires from the deck of the 40-inch RC destroyer "702" -- and has a problem. Rocket almost crashes into cameraman, who catches a few frames of the engine smoking ... [View]

Model rocket launch with onboard camera (2010-05-17)
After the first crash of this rocket (see related video), we shortened the missile's body and fired it again. The long delay on the D-engine we used resulted in a tense moment. [View]

Model Rocket w/Camera Crashes At Sea (2011-12-31)
This is an Estes Phoenix model rocket, fired from a scratch-built barge pushed by the Dumas electric tug "Farwell." The rocket, heavily damaged from prior misadventures (see our earlier videos), was ... [View]

R/C Boat's Rocket Attack Backfires (2011-10-11)
More info: Many of our longtime viewers have called on us to make a video showing our R/C destroyer attacking our R/C aircraft carrier. We finally decided to heed those ... [View]

Rocket Launch from Model Boat (Goes Awry) (2007-12-26) (NEW)
More Info: (Description below) Expendable model rocket launches from 40" model destroyer and detonates recovery charge in water. The rocket is made of paper and ... [View]

Rocket on a R/C Helicopter: Test #1 (2012-04-10) (NEW)
Do not attempt! We test an Estes model rocket slung under an R/C Helicopter with remote firing system. This will assist us in evaluating the feasibility of future projects. Launch angle app ... [View]

Underwater Model Rocket Launch (2010-12-28)
More Info: (Description below) This is an Estes Alpha III model rocket, waterproofed with candle wax and fired from a depth of approximately 9 inches. This was ... [View]

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