Rocketry Videos

By Roger Smith

2006-09-09 Cineroc (2014-01-18)
This is the "Upscale Cineroc" I built to fly on the Upscale Omega rocket. The rocket wasn't ready, so I first flew it on my EZI-65. [View]


2012-12-01 December ROCK Launch (2012-12-03)
Video of rocket flights from the December, 2012, ROCK launch. Featuring high-speed (slow-motion). [View]

2012-12-15 TTRA's December Rocket Launch (2012-12-17)
High-speed (slow-motion) video of TTRA's December launch. [View]

2013-02 - February 2, 2013 - ROCK Launch - Featuring The Dude (2013-02-03)
Slow-motion video from the ROCK launch in Oviedo, FL. [View]

2013-12-07 December ROCK Launch (2013-12-08)
Video from the December ROCK launch in Oviedo, FL, as captured by a DJI Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter. [View]

2013-12-14 NEFAR Rocket Launch (DJI Phantom 2 Vision) (2013-12-16)
Video of the December, 2013, North East Florida Association of Rocketry launch. [View]

2014-02 GRITS Winternationals (2014-02-27)
Aerial video from the GRITS Winternationals 2014 regional rocket launch. [View]

2014-04-12 NEFAR Rocket Launch (2014-04-26)
Aerial video of the April 12, 2014 NEFAR rocket launch as captured by a Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter. [View]

2014-06-07 ROCK Launch (2014-06-09)
Video from the June, 2014, ROCK model rocket launch in Oviedo, FL. Includes aerial footage from a DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter. [View]

2014-06-14 NEFAR Launch (2014-06-16)
Aerial footage of the June, 2014, NEFAR rocket launch in Bunnell, Florida. [View]

2014-07-05 ROCK Launch (2014-07-14)
The July 5, 2014, ROCK model rocket launch is filmed from a DJI Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter. [View]

2014-10-11 NEFAR Rocket Launch (2014-10-19)
Aerial footage from the October NEFAR rocket launch. [View]

2014-11-09 Roger Smith's YouBee on a CTI L1115 (2015-01-24)
Launched at NEFAR's Bunnell Blast 2014, the 12-foot tall YouBee flew on a CTI L1115 motor to about 5000 feet. Unfortunately, the main deployed at apogee and the rocket landed about two miles from the ... [View]

2014-12-06 ROCK Launch (2014-12-14)
Video of ROCK's December model rocket launch as recorded by a quadcopter. [View]

2015-06-13 NEFAR Launch (2015-06-15)
Aerial video of the NEFAR rocket launch held on June 13, 2015. [View]

2015-08-08 NEFAR Launch (2015-08-10)
Aerial video from the August, 2015, NEFAR rocket launch in Bunnell, Florida. [View]

2015-09-12 NEFAR (2015-09-13)
Video of the September 12, 2015, rocket launch hosted by NEFAR in Bunnell, Florida. [View]

2016-01-09 NEFAR Launch (2016-01-25)
Aerial video of the January, 9, 2016, NEFAR launch in Bunnell, Florida. [View]

2016-02-13 NEFAR Launch (2016-02-17)
Aerial video of NEFAR's February rocket launch. [View]

2016-03-05 Rock Launch (2016-03-20)
ROCK's March, 2016, launch as recorded from a quadcopter. [View]

2016-04-03 GRITS Launch (2016-04-09)
Aerial and slow-motion video of the 2016 GRITS launch in Southern Georgia. [View]

2016-04-09 NEFAR Launch (2016-04-16)
Aerial video of NEFAR's April 9-10, 2016, rocket launch. [View]

2016-04-10 MegaGyroc (2016-04-12)
Rick Boyette, with help from a few others, launches his 13.5' tall upscale Astron Gyroc at the NEFAR launch on April 10, 2016. http://makezine.com/2016/03/31/hobby-rocketeers-build-amazing- ... [View]

2016-05-14 NEFAR Launch (2016-05-30)
Aerial video of the May 14, 2016, NEFAR rocket launch. [View]

2017-11-12 NEFAR Launch - Bracha's Mosquito (2017-11-14)
Bracha's Upscale Mosquito is launched on an Aerotech J250 DMS motor at NEFAR's annual Bunnell Blast. The flight used a Jolly Logic Chute Release. [View]

2018-10-13 NEFAR Launch - Steve Pollak's Mars Lander (2018-10-22)
Steve Pollak's upscale Mars Lander flies at the NEFAR launch in October of 2018. [View]

78 RPM Vinyl- The Caroleers-For He's A Jolly Good Fellow (2011-08-20)
Digitized from the original vinyl using Acoustica Spin It Again Software. Label scanned with Canon Canoscan LIDE 70 Scanner and edited using Fotoflexer. [View]

Akavish Ground Test (2013-11-03)
Ground test of the new Big Daddy Akavish's recovery system. [View]


Estes D12-3 at Real-Time then Slow-Motion (2008-10-12)
This video shows an Estes D12-3 motor being statically tested. First the test is shown at real-time speed. Then it is shown in super-slow-motion (1200 fps or... [View]

High-Speed Launch Videos (2008-05-05)
Model rocket launches in slow-motion. Recorded at the May, 2 [View]


Jolly Logic Chute Release - Aerial (2016-02-08)
Steve Moon's Madcow Mini Patriot uses the Jolly Logic Chute Release for "dual deployment." [View]

NEFAR Bunnell Blast 2014 (2014-11-15)
Aerial video from NEFAR's Bunnell Blast two-day rocket launch. [View]

Odd'l Rockets Little Green Man (2014-07-19)
Introducing Odd'l Rockets' latest model rocket kit - the Little Green Man. [View]

OrlandoRocketry.com's Rockets Gone Wild (2014-09-07)
A collection of video of things going a bit wrong at local rocket launches in Central Florida. Includes footage from NEFAR, ROCK, and TTRA launches. Thanks to our safety codes, no one was hurt ... [View]

Red Glare Finless Rocket (2012-12-24)
Roger Smith's Red Glare was constructed from an Aerotech kit with a funnel added to create the rear cone. [View]

Return of the Little Green Man (2014-09-03)
A short film featuring the Odd'l Rockets Little Green Man model rocket kit. [View]

Roger and Bracha's Bigger Big Daddy Akavish (2013-11-20)
Introducing the Bigger Big Daddy Akavish, the latest in a series of furry flying rockets by Roger and Bracha Smith. The new Big Daddy Akavish is over six feet tall and soars skyward powered by ... [View]

Testing Estes Pro Series II Igniters - 6V vs 12V (2012-07-22)
This is a high-speed video comparing firing the Estes Pro Series II igniter using a 6V Estes launch controller verses a controller with a high-amperage 12V b... [View]

The Flight of a Model Rocket (2014-09-08)
The basic phases in the flight of a model rocket are demonstrated with high-speed (slow-motion) video and animation. Introduction This video demonstrates the basic phases in the flight of a typical ... [View]

US Army PEO STRI Summer High School Engineering Internship Model Rocket Launch (2014-07-16)
Video of the July 14, 2014, model rocket launch by high school students in the Summer Engineering Internship program taken using a DJI Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter. [View]

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