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3X upscale Fatboy Flight at LDRS 26 (2007-07-23)
My 3X upscale Fatboy rocket flying at Jean Dry Lake Nevada on a CTI K445 air-starting 2 AT J350's at three seconds . [View]
Aerial Video Val de Ruz (2010-10-05)
Two videos taken from a highpower rocket on the ALRS XI Event in Val de Ruz, Switzerland. The first is from my AGM-390 on a I300T, the second from my SpaceShipThree on a J540R, 600 and 800 m high. ... [View]
Goblin M1350 (2010-06-14)
My 7.5" upscale Estes Goblin on an Animal Motor Works M1350. [View]
Mars Lander - Lift Off - 3X Upscale of the Original Estes Model (2012-09-10)
Mars Lander - Lift Off - 3X Upscale of the Original Estes Model This was launched on a Cesaroni K650 Smokey Sam motor. The Rocket stands 40" tall and 40" wide, over 20 lbs. [View]
My upscale deuce (2006-12-29)
Upscale Fliskits Deuce's wild, 6 inch diameter, 2 54mm motors (J800's on this flight) [View]
Scratch-built 2.6x Upscale Estes C6-5 motor rocket (2009-03-09)
Scratch-built 2.6x Upscale Estes C6-5 motor rocket. Launched on an Estes C6-5 motor. [View]
Steve Pollak's Mars Lander (2008-06-29)
A little fun with a video of Steve Pollak's Upscale Mars Lander. [View]
Upscale MR-1 the MR-64 On a CTI K510CL (2011-04-17)
Upscale of a PML MR-1 I did called the MR-64 due to its 6" Nose cone and 4" Body tube. This flight was at Red Glare X on a CTI K510CL to 6195'. [View]
Upscale rocket's The Goblin drag racing Der Red Max (2012-12-01)
Drag race between two Estes classic's upscaled to 4" diameter. Der Red Max flying on a Aerotech I-285 Redline against the Goblin with a CTI J-250 Skidmark. The Redline was slow to light but both ... [View]
Mega (mega) Thor rocket launch (2006-12-22)
One very large rocket launching at MDRA. [View]
Terry Johnson's Level 3 Flight (2009-07-20)
Terry Johnson's level 3 certification flight. He is flying a 7.5" Fatboy on a Gorilla M1665WC. [View]
On=board 24mm Deuce's Wild! (2006-12-03)
On-board video from a payload section attached to an upscale 24mm Deuce's Wild! The motors are Estes E9-6's. It was flown at the December 2006 monthly launch of the SouthEast Alabama Rocketry ... [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]
3" Goblin Rocket on an Aerotech H123 (2010-10-12)
My 3" Goblin Rocket on an Aerotech H123 soared to 1961 feet with a down facing camera. You'll see the parachute come around the rocket and get hung up on the back of the motor and burn a hole in it. [View]
ART Fatboy at Plaster Blaster 2006 (2006-10-31)
The Arizona Rocketry Team's Giant FATBOY rocket at Plaster Blaster 2006 [View]
Big Baby Bertha on D12-5, January 14, 2012 (2012-01-18)
This is an upscale version of the Estes "Baby Bertha" that I built. It flies rather nicely. Rocket Science - Making everything else look simple since 1958! [View]
Deuce Ground 100704 (2010-07-07)
The ground view of the Deuce flying on only 1 motor, a J410. [View]
Deuce Ground 2010-05-15 (2010-05-17)
My 54 mm Deuce on Aerotech J180 motors. Flown May 15, 2010 [View]
Deuce Onboard 090808 (2009-08-12)
View from between the motors of my upscale Deuce's Wild! Motors were CTI J210s. Apogee 2100 feet, main deployed at 1500 feet. [View]
Deuce Onboard 2010-09-04 (2010-09-09)
Onboard video from my upscale Deuces Wild! Flown on CTI Pro38-6G motors, one a J425 blue and the other a J410 red. If you look carefully, you can see a fireball/smoke cloud on the road just after ... [View]
EMRR Contest Entry "Grand Daddy Longlegs" (2010-11-15)
This is my entry for the EMMRR "Twice the Size" contest element. It's a 2x upscale of the Sunward "Daddy Longlegs". [View]
G69 Skidmark Stingray (2010-05-21)
I launch my upscale Stingray with an CTI G69 Skidmark motor. This was the first rocket I launched at the troop 111 cubscout launch. May 20th, 2010 [View]
Keycam Goblin M1350.AVI (2010-06-14)
I taped a key fob video camera to the black band just above the fins of my upscale Goblin. Then I launched it on an Animal Motor Works M1350 :-) It barely stayed on but this is the result. [View]
Mega Mean Machine CTI K590 Dual Thrust ROCtober 2011 (2011-10-20)
Upscale 5.5" Estes Mean Machine Cesaroni K590DT Dual Thrust Bryce [View]
The Goblin on a K375 dual thrust (2011-07-06)
My Goblin on a boost-sustain Aerotech K375. This White Lightning motor has a grain of Warp 9 at the nozzle end. The thrust for the first 1/2 second is 300 lb., dropping to about 80 lb. for the rest ... [View]
Tres K160 080713 (2009-08-15)
Boost of my 54mm upscale Tres on Research (54/1706) K160s Launched at Orangeburg, SC. [View]
Burl Finkelstein's 6X upscale Astron Spaceman on an Aerotech J315. [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]
2020-05-16 - Scratch Upscale Estes DART Launch 001 - J250W-10 - 120 FPS - Sony HDR AS10 - Efficient (2020-05-20)
2020-05-16 - Scratch Upscale Estes DART Launch 001 - J250W-10 - 120 FPS - Sony HDR AS10 - Efficient Speed up some of the recovery to real time. Back to slow motion at end to see shadow of f ... [View]
2x Mars Lander (2019-09-29)
My 3D printed Mars Lander at Woosh Bong launch flying on a CTI H225 [View]
2x upscale scissor wing transport RC Rocket glider flights (2018-06-18)
2x upscale scissor wing transport RC Rocket glider flights with wing fixed for comparison to folded wing option. [View]
3x upscale Estes Orbital Transport high power rocket flight (2017-09-09)
Maiden flight of Joe Grubb's 3x upscaled Estes Orbital Transport on an Aerotech I-211. Piggyback glider remote controlled. Yes, my apologies, I missed the boost. [View]
Arapahoe-J on AT J460T (2015-03-30)
NAR L2 Certification Flight DARS HP launch Gunter, TX 3-28-15 Upscale of the Thrustline Aerospace Arapahoe-E [View]
Arreaux J500 H45 (2018-05-04)
Dave's upscale 2 stage Arreaux on a J500 to a H45. Boost only [View]
AZ High Power Rocketry Association Upscale Centuri Firefly N1100, 4 K1100 (2020-07-13)
Cool Flight of AZ High Power Rocketry Association's Upscale Centuri Firefly on an N-1100 and 4 K-1100 From LDRS 25 DVD [View]
AZRT: Upscaled Scrambler (2014-02-09)
Project Lead: Roy P AZRT launched an upscaled scrambler at A.I.R. Fest19, Argonia KS on 3x K550's. Thanks to Greg for the up close view of the ostrich egg & Kris for the hand held. [View]
Big Daddy Rocket Giant Upscale flies at LDRS 36 (2018-01-19)
This 18 inch diameter beast of a rocket built by Rick and Candice Waters was flown at LDRS 36. Using a 6 inch diameter "O" class rocket motor built by Derek Deville, this rocket flew to 7,960' and ... [View]
BT60 upscale of Odd'l Rockets Break Away (2017-08-20)
Flying on a D12-7 QRS Launch 2017-08-20 Tumble recovery gets lost for a bit but turns back up at 1:43sec [View]
Cherryfield HPR Launch (2019-09-16)
My Estes Vector Force upscale flying on an Aerotech I-280 Dark Matter motor. 14 second delay, motor eject. Chute Release worked perfectly, rocket recovered 1500 feet from launch. Apogee at 4650 ft ... [View]
Comanche 3 Model Rocket. (2013-06-09)
Justin Stotter's scratch-built upscale Comanche 3 model rocket. It flies with three stages with an F39/4 staging to a D12/3 staging to a E9/6. Flight occurred at Horning's Alfalfa Field near ... [View]
Comanche 3 Upscale 2.5" Onboard (2019-08-07)
Comanche 3 upscale onboard video. Flown 8/2/2019 at NARAM 61 sport range. Academy of Model Aeronautics site. Motors: Aerotech H123 to CTI G68 to CTI G68. [View]
Dan's Huge Upscale Dragonfly Rocket launch Oregon Rocketry OROC (2016-09-18)
This is Dan's giant upscale Dragonfly rocket, flying on an Aerotech L850W. Flown in Sheridan, OR at OROC's "Fillible's Folly" event on 9/17/16. Video doesn't do justice to the sound heard when that ... [View]
Deuce Ground 191012 (2019-10-30)
My 54mm Deuce on Aerotech J315 Redline motors. No onboard camera this flight. [View]
Dirk & Eric Gates Sumo M2100, 4 M1500 (2020-07-31)
Cool Flight of Dirk & Eric Gates Sumo on an M-2100 and 4 M-1500 From LDRS 28 DVD [View]
Dumas Bros 3' M motor (2006-11-13)
Rich Dumas and Woodie Dumas (twin sons of different mothers) prepare for the flight of a rocket which is all motor. The 40" rocket has a 38" motor inside. They don't call them the Dumas' for ... [View]
Dynasoar Rocketry Orion Starliner Upscale RC rocket Glider G-11ST flight (2018-08-15)
This is a flight on a prototype Aerotech G-11ST single use 29mm 15 second burn motor at NARAM 60, glider is 5' long, 3" diameter, 37" wingspan, 29 oz rtf. Phone video courtesy of Gary Rosenfield of ... [View]
Estes Javelin 2.5" upscale launch on Aerotech H195 (2017-05-29)
This was the maiden flight of my scratch built 2.5"(6.3cm) diameter upscale of an out of production Estes Javelin #2005 model rocket kit from 1989. This was launched on an Aerotech H195NBT with ... [View]
Estes Optima 3" upscale launch on a CTI G125-RL Onboard Cam (2017-06-15)
This was a windy day, but not too much to fly. Still nice flight though. Altitude at apogee was around 1000ft. I had a Jolly Logic Chute Release aboard set for 400ft. This holds the chute closed ... [View]
Estes Optima 3" upscale launch on an Aerotech G80-NBT onboard 808 cam (2016-10-11)
Onboard cam view of my 3" upscale Estes Optima launched on an Aerotech DMS G80-14A NBT. This was the first launch after rebuilding after it's recovery separation and crash in June 2016. The altitude ... [View]
Estes Optima 3" upscale launch on an Aerotech G80. (2016-10-11)
Launch of my Estes Optima 3" upscale rocket on an Aerotech DMS G80-14A NBT drilled down to an 8 second delay. Simmed altitude was 1047ft with max speed of 208mph. [View]
Estes Optima 3" upscale Level 1 Certification flight 1080p version (2016-05-29)
Scratch built Optima 3.13" upscale built from mailing tubes launched on a CTI Pro29 3-grain H133 Blue Streak. On board altimeter recorded a peak altitude of 1189ft with a max speed of 196MPH. [View]
Estes Optima 3" upscale Level 1 Certification on-board cam (2016-05-29)
Onboard cam view of my L1 cert flight. The rocket is a scratch built 120% 3" upscale of an Estes Optima. Launched on a CTI Pro29 3-grain H133 Blue Thunder. You can even see the blue glow from the ... [View]
Estes Optima H133 Onboard (2017-05-04)
Estes Optima (3" upscale) maiden flight on a CTI H133 Western Australian Rocketry Society season opener Grass Valley 30th April 2017 Camera: Turnigy 2k HD "Black Edition" (re-badged SJCAM 4000+) at ... [View]
February 2019 TJ Crooks Der Mega Red Max Stretched (2019-02-17)
Maryland Delaware Rocketry Association's ESL 246 hobby rocket flight. Please see for more information. Come and join us at the field. [View]
Flight of the Big @$$ Alpha at NSL 2018 (2018-05-29)
My 8x Upscale Estes Alpha done in 1967 Estes Catalog Markings flies on an Aerotech L1040 Dark Matter to 3,851'. [View]
Goblin L952 (2010-09-08)
Flight of my Goblin on an Aerotech L952. Perfect landing near the H-J pads on the right side of the range. [View]
King Kraken Rocket (2012-09-09)
King Kraken flying on a Aerotech K-696 Redline [View]
Large Orion Starliner RC rocket glider flying on G-12 rocket motor (2017-10-04)
Large Orion Starliner RC rocket glider flying on G-12 rocket motor, 55" long, 37" wingspan, 26.5 oz rtf. This is a 1.5x upscale of my smaller version that flies on 24mm E-6 rocket motors. Plans for ... [View]
LDRS 38 - N1100 Corkscrew upscale (2019-09-03)
On Friday, August 30, 2019, at LDRS 38 on the rocket pasture in Argonia, KS, John Clifton flew his legendary 65-lb Corkscrew upscale on an N1100 black diamond motor. I've seen this at Midwest Power a ... [View]
March 2021 Deuces Wild flying on 2 O7000 Sparky Motors (2021-03-28)
Maryland Delaware Rocketry Association's Eastern Short Launch (ESL) hobby rocket flight. Please see for more information. Come and join us at the field. [View]
Maxi Orbital Transport K454 Steve Pollak HD (2017-08-11)
Maxi Orbital Transport K454 Skidmark Steve Pollak 2017-07-08 Video by Jimmy Yawn From the official NEFAR website. [View]
Mean Machine Shred (2019-11-22)
We tried to push my dad's 21 ft Mean Machine upscale past mach and 12000 ft on an N2220 Dark Matter motor. The result was an epic shred and some amazing video. We were also trying out our new tower ... [View]
Midwest Power 13 - Gary Slater's Hydra on an L2200 (2015-10-31)
At Midwest Power 13, Friday October 30, 2015, a few miles north of Princeton, IL. Gary Slater flies his beautiful 4x upscale Hydra on an L2200. [View]
Optima upscale launch on a CTI G54 Redline Onboard Cam(2D version) (2017-12-07)
2D version of the 3D video posted previously. The rocket is a 3.1"(76mm)dia. upscale Optima launched on a CTI 159G54-12A Redline longburn motor. Altitude: 1180 ft Onboard cam is a 1080p/720p 808 ... [View]
Other Peoples' Rockets at BALLS 2018 (2018-09-25)
OPR: 1) A high-power drag race of oversized Der Max rockets 2) A P10000 launch, with an O3400 sustainer 3) a 3-stage rocket with 3 N motors and active stabilization and 4) air-starting 4 J motors, ... [View]
ROCKETS Magazine AirFest 18 Drake (2014-04-02)
Arizona Rocketry Team's 12X upscale FlisKit Drake on an O5000 at AirFest 18 [View]
ROCKETS Magazine LDRS 32 Brian Moore (2014-05-09)
Brian Moore's 6X Upsacle Estes Guardian on an M-109 at LDRS 32 [View]
Scratch built Tri-Ceptor rocket flying on CTI G-65 motor (2017-07-31)
Scratch built Tri-Ceptor rocket flying on CTI G-65 24mm motor. This is an upscale of the trident style rocket with vented ejection, using 24mm tubes as the side tubes and 2" PSII tubing and a cosmic ... [View]
Space Transporter America RC Rocket glider flights (2018-10-07)
Space Transporter America RC Rocket glider flights, a custom kit for a client who wanted an upscale of the old Estes Space Transporter America but modified to be an rc rocket glider, 38" long, 23" ... [View]
SpartaChris L3 Video shot by Tim Scott (2006-12-10)
SpartaChris' Level 3 Cert Flight made my Tim Scott [View]
Three stage upscale Comanche 3 (2018-10-21)
3 stage Comanche 3 at 10-21-18 Birch run [View]
Tri-Ceptor Rocket flying on F-35W rocket motor (2016-12-04)
This is an upscale of the old estes Trident rocket, using 2" Interceptor nose cone and parts, 72" tall, 24 oz rtf. [View]
Upscale Estes Blue Bird Zero (2014-04-15)
BT-70 Upscale Estes Blue Bird Zero on an Aerotech F50-6T. [View]
Upscale Estes Solar Warrior maiden launch J350W (2017-09-12)
Maiden flight of my scratchbuilt upscale Estes Solar Warrior. Construction was with Madcow 4" cardboard tubing, fiberglass nose cone, Madcow avbay, and Midwest 1/4" plywood sourced from Tower ... [View]
Upscale Scissor Wing transport RC rocket glider (2018-06-12)
Upscale Scissor Wing transport RC rocket glider, 2" diameter, 36.5" length, 28" wingspan, elevon control surfaces for roll/pitch only, 12 oz rtf, this version does not actually swing the wing as in ... [View]