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** Guide for Teachers & Youth Group Leaders**
Introduces you to Estes' rocket technology, safety and launch day operation techniques. Plus, background
on Estes Industries and the complete services offered in our educational program.

**Rocketry101**
Provides the basics for model rocketry. Includes model rocket flight profile, launch site layout, engine information and preflight preparation.

**Model Rocketry Technical Model**
Handy guide for construction and flight of model rockets. Good tips on "scratch building", launch systems, tracking, staging, boost-gliders and more.

**Reproduction Masters for Model Rocketry**
Set of reproducible masters that may be used to make overhead transparencies and handout sheets.
Set includes: Model Rocket Flight Profile, Parts of a Model Rocket, Model Rocket Safety Code, Model Rocket Engine Functions,
Model Rocket Engine Codes, Model Rocket Engine Time/Thrust Curve and Igniter Installation Procedure.

**Elementary Math of Model Rocket Flight**
Information on how to make and use your own altitude tracker and how to calculate speeds and accelerations reached by model rockets.

**Igniters and Their Use**
Exactly what is an igniter? This article explains what it is, how it works and the correct way to install one to successfully launch a model rocket.

**Projects in Model Rocketry**
Suggestions on how to plan, prepare and present research projects. Ideas for about one hundred projects.
Projects range from simple exhibits to true research work. An excellent reference for Science Fair projects. Great ideas for clubs.

**The Classic Collection**
"Classic" Estes Technical Reports and Technical Notes that include rocket stability, multi-staging, altitude tracking, rear and
front engine boost gliders, building a wind tunnel, cluster techniques, model rocket engine information, payload launching and recovery techniques.

**Model Rocket Contest Guide**
Use to plan model rocket contests for school classes or clubs. Contains details on types of competitive events and
suggestions on all facets of contests from organization of the planning committee to championship awards. Includes sample score sheets.

**Guide for Aerospace Clubs**
The perfect source book for organizing and operating a successful model rocket club. A comprehensive guide, idea source and
reference for club organization and activities. A must for active clubs.

**Model Rocketry Study Guide**
This book presents a logical program for anyone who wants the most from model rocketry. There is a planned sequence of
activities through three skill levels that guides a student on his/her path to becoming an expert model rocketeer.
A glossary and self-review are provided for each section.

**Technical Report on Boost Gliders**
Explains the principles of flight that apply to model rocket powered gliders. Also included are practical aspects of designing, building and flying boost gliders.

**Model Rocket Launch Systems**
Contains a wealth of information. Photographs and clearly drawn schematics make it easily understood. The electrical theory of
launch systems is explained and a number of special study programs are included.

**Technical Report on Model Rocket Engine Performance **
This classic technical note has all kinds of information on model rocket engine performance.
It includes propellant characteristics, propellant grain design, the nozzle and how to calculate chamber pressures of Estes model rocket engines.

**Calculating the Center of Pressure**
Detailed images and descriptions show how to calculate the center of pressure, center of gravity and stability criteria.

**Estes Model Rocket Engines **
Do you need information on Estes rocket engines? This poster includes how model rocket engines work and how they are classified.

**Engine Time/Thrust Curves**
These time/thrust curves show the relation between thrust produced by a model rocket engine and time.
This page contains time/thrust curves for Estes model rocket engines from 1/4A’s to E9’s.

**Rocket Designer’s Plan Sheet **
Blank plan sheet includes a parts list and notes section.

**Estes Model Rocketry Reference Chart**
Chart for current Estes rockets and the engines recommended to use to launch each rocket.

**Estes Engine Chart**
Engine info that includes total impulse, maximum lift weight, maximum thrust, thrust duration, initial weight and propellant weight for each Estes engine.

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This page puts all of the Peak of Flight articles into categories, so you can find past articles with ease.
Issue #001 - 04/16/00 - (517 KB) - How are your flying skills?
Issue #002 - 04/23/00 - (659 KB) - Preview of RockSim v5.0
Issue #003 - 04/30/00 - (361 KB) - Recreating Estes' Discontinued Motors
Issue #004 - 05/07/00 - (303 KB) - Dethermalizers for Parachute Models
Issue #005 - 05/14/00 - (323 KB) - What is an overstable rocket?
Issue #006 - 05/21/00 - (357 KB) - Contest Flying Preparations
Issue #007 - 05/28/00 - (469 KB) - Rocketry Education
Issue #008 - 06/04/00 - (631 KB) - The Bat Wing Boost Glider
Issue #009 - 06/11/00 - (345 KB) - The History of Body Tubes
Issue #010 - 06/18/00 - (353 KB) - Altitude Flying Strategies
Issue #011 - 06/25/00 - (2.5 MB) - Adding New Motor Files to RockSim
Issue #012 - 07/02/00 - (595 KB) - The Soaring Method of Birds
Issue #013 - 07/09/00 - (445 KB) - How to Get Your Donation Request Thrown in the Trash-can
Issue #014 - 07/16/00 - (429 KB) - Who are the heroes?
Issue #015 - 08/13/00 - (453 KB) - SMARTSim Tips for design Optimization
Issue #016 - 08/20/00 - (707 KB) - Exporting data from RockSim and finding optimum trajectories
Issue #017 - 08/27/00 - (601 KB) - Coloring Balsa wood with RIT dye
Issue #018 - 09/03/00 - (653 KB) - Exploring the Cardboard Cut-out Method of CP Prediction
Issue #019 - 09/10/00 - (6.4 MB) - Getting Media Coverage for Your Rocketry Event
Issue #020 - 09/17/00 - (427 KB) - How does Getting Your Hair Cut get You a New Launch Site?
Issue #021 - 09/24/00 - (736 KB) - Recruiting and Retaining new Club Members.
Issue #022 - 10/01/00 - (663 KB) - Educational Uses of the RockSim Software
Issue #023 - 10/08/00 - (772 KB) - The RockSim Challenge - a test of skill and model rocketry knowledge.
Issue #024 - 10/15/00 - (629 KB) - Predicting where your rocket will land using RockSim v4.0
Issue #025 - 10/22/00 - (422 KB) - The Really Big Show - A description of the National Model & Hobby Show
Issue #026 - 10/29/00 - (780 KB) - What Makes for an Interesting Launch Report Article.
Issue #027 - 11/05/00 - (503 KB) - Simulating Ring Tail Fins in RockSim v4.0
Issue #028 - 11/12/00 - (483 KB) - Slow Roasted Rockets; the 'hibachi effect' explained.
Issue #029 - 11/19/00 - (2.3 MB) - Useful tools for building rockets.
Issue #030 - 11/26/00 - (500 KB) - Man vs Mother Nature; which is stronger, wood or composites?
Issue #031 - 12/03/00 - (483 KB) - What is your Skill Level?
Issue #032 - 12/10/00 - (633 KB) - Detecting and Using Thermals
Issue #033 - 12/17/00 - (695 KB) - Finding Maximum Liftoff Weight - Part 1
Issue #034 - 12/24/00 - (1.9 MB) - Finding Maximum Liftoff Weight - Part 2
Issue #035 - 12/31/00 - (1.9 MB) - Speeding up your RockSim Simulations
Issue #036 - 01/14/01 - (523 KB) - The Hardest Step in Designing a Rocket
Issue #037 - 01/20/01 - (1.3 MB) - Flop-Tip Helicopter Model Plans
Issue #038 - 02/04/01 - (413 KB) - Selecting Rocket Motors - Part 1
Issue #039 - 02/11/01 - (1.1 MB) - Selecting Rocket Motors - Part 2
Issue #040 - 02/18/01 - (1.8 MB) - Selecting Rocket Motors - Part 3
Issue #041 - 02/25/01 - (1.8 MB) - Building a Rocket Company
Issue #042 - 03/04/01 - (559 KB) - Why do Rockets go Unstable?
- Supplement - Comments about Unstable Rockets
Issue #043 - 03/11/01 - (537 KB) - What Style of Rockets Do You Like?
Issue #044 - 03/18/01 - (542 KB) - Robert Goddard History - 75 years ago this week
Issue #045 - 03/31/01 - (866 KB) - Maximum Simulation Accuracy - Part 1
Issue #046 - 04/08/01 - (600 KB) - Maximum Simulation Accuracy - Part 2
Issue #047 - 04/15/01 - (760 KB) - Piston Launchers Explained
Issue #048 - 04/22/01 - (1.8 MB) - Making Your Own Electric Matches
Issue #049 - 04/29/01 - (741 KB) - Why No Composite Propellant Booster Motors?
Issue #050 - 05/06/01 - (1.9 MB) - Fin Shapes Revisited
Issue #051 - 05/13/01 - (569 KB) - Using Rocketry Completions to Increase Club Participation
- Using Rocketry Completions to Increase Club Participation
Issue #052 - 05/20/01 - (596 KB) - Survey Results (and what it means to you)
Issue #053 - 05/27/01 - (2.3 MB) - Why Does the Swing Test Fail?
Issue #054 - 06/17/01 - (1.8 MB) - Rocketry E-Books?
Issue #055 - 06/24/01 - (608 KB) - Building a Hybrid Motor in RockSim
Issue #056 - 07/01/01 - (555 KB) - Adhesives for Skill Level 5 Kits
Issue #057 - 07/08/01 - (684 KB) - How to Destroy A Perfectly Good Rocket Kit
Issue #058 - 07/22/01 - (1.9 MB) - Saturn 1B and V Test-Launch Report
Issue #059 - 07/31/01 - (445 KB) - The Moving Target Called 'Optimum Delay'
Issue #060 - 08/19/01 - (1.2 MB) - Smarter Guessing and Simulating With RockSim 5
Issue #061 - 09/04/01 - (1.8 MB) - Political Correctness In Rocketry Competitions
Issue #062 - 09/20/01 - (1.5 MB) - Rocket Origami
Issue #063 - 09/26/01 - (610 KB) - How To Use Paper to Make Centering Rings for High-Power Rockets
Issue #064 - 10/05/01 - (546 KB) - Simulating Dual Deployment In RockSim - Part 1
Issue #065 - 10/16/01 - (904 KB) - Simulating Dual Deployment In RockSim - Part 2
Issue #066 - 10/23/01 - (542 KB) - Tools needed for the Saturn V kit
Issue #067 - 11/08/01 - (603 KB) - Painting the Corrugations on the Saturn V kit?
Issue #068 - 11/19/01 - (653 KB) - Pressure Relief Holes
Issue #069 - 12/02/01 - (835 KB) - Characteristics of Balsa Wood
Issue #070 - 12/14/01 - (909 KB) - High Acceleration Numbers in RockSim
Issue #071 - 12/29/01 - (1.0 MB) - Attaching Vacuum Form Wraps on the Saturn Rockets
Issue #072 - 01/20/02 - (1.9 MB) - What does Better Mean? Does it always mean 'Higher Altitudes?'
Issue #073 - 01/29/02 - (1.9 MB) - What is CNa? Part 1
- SHX/TVM01
Issue #074 - 02/08/02 - (386 KB) - What is CNa? Part 2
- SHX/TVM01 Analysis
Issue #075 - 02/15/02 - (363 KB) - Designing High-Altitude Rockets
- Designing High-Altitude Rockets
- Stonebreaker/AX
Issue #076 - 02/22/02 - (325 KB) - Suggestions for a young leader in a rocket club
- Using Tracking Powder
- Bolaero/Z
Issue #077 - 03/08/02 - (337 KB) - Starting your own rocketry club & a FREE poster!
Issue #078 - 03/22/02 - (642 KB) - Mass override features of RockSim
- Orion Luxury Shuttle
Issue #079 - 04/05/02 - (272 KB) - Does fin thickness affect the rocket's CP location?
- Rocket Display Stands
Issue #080 - 05/03/02 - (779 KB) - Does the CP location change when you upscale a rocket?
- Helios/DSRP
Issue #081 - 05/17/02 - (1.0 MB) - Launching Model Rockets in Space
- Mercury Transport
- SR-72 Darkbird Alternate Decals
Issue #082 - 05/31/02 - (889 KB) - Sci-Fi Adventures - Four stories from our readers
Issue #083 - 06/14/02 - (1.2 MB) - Spin Doctor Helicopter Model - Part 1
- Spin Doctor Helicopter Model
Issue #084 - 06/28/02 - (560 KB) - Optimum Mass versus Peak Delay Time Mass?
- Spin Doctor Helicopter Model - Part 2
- Spin Doctor Helicopter Model - Part 2
Issue #085 - 07/19/02 - (539 KB) - Reasons Why We Love Rockets
- Javelin
Issue #086 - 08/01/02 - (879 KB) - Stability of Short, Stubby Rockets
- HX-10 Parasite Glider Plan
Issue #087 - 08/19/02 - (507 KB) - Tool Plan - Make foam nose cones!
Issue #088 - 09/16/02 - (592 KB) - How to find the maximum speed your rocket can withstand.
Issue #089 - 09/27/02 - (419 KB) - How to start a rocketry company: A History of Apogee Components
Issue #090 - 10/11/02 - (612 KB) - Winning the $50,000 Team America Rocketry Challenge
- Stabilize Your Rockets Using Canted Fins
Issue #091 - 10/28/02 - (651 KB) - Electronic Staging of Composite Propellant Rocket Motors
- SNIPET by Shrox
Issue #092 - 11/11/02 - (545 KB) - How High Did the Rocket Go? - Part 1. Using Single Station Tracking
- Dart by Shrox
Issue #093 - 11/27/02 - (659 KB) - How High Did the Rocket Go? - Part 2. Two-Station Tracking
- Oberth by Shrox
Issue #094 - 12/13/02 - (395 KB) - How To Start A School Rocketry Program
Issue #095 - 12/27/02 - (556 KB) - Motor Retention for Minimum Diameter Rockets
Issue #096 - 01/10/03 - (839 KB) - Designing Tumble Recovery Booster Stages - Part 1
- Motor Retention for Minimum Diameter Rockets Part 2
- Answers to commonly-asked TARC questions.
- Vipox by Shrox
Issue #097 - 01/31/03 - (1.2 MB) - Designing Tumble Recovery Booster Stages - Part 2
- Motor Retention for Minimum Diameter Rockets Part 3
- 2-Stage Rockets: Which is better: In-line or Interdigitated fins?
Issue #098 - 02/14/03 - (852 KB) - How Multi-Stage Model Rockets work - Part 1
- XF-45 by Shrox
Issue #099 - 02/28/03 - (873 KB) - How Multi-Stage Model Rockets Work - Part 2
Issue #100 - 03/21/03 - (1.0 MB) - What does 'Rocket Science' mean?
- Design Contest Results: Many cool rockets.
Issue #101 - 04/04/03 - (830 KB) - Why do simulations show unstable descents?
Issue #102 - 04/18/03 - (487 KB) - Running Quick-and-Dirty Simulations
Issue #103 - 05/16/03 - (660 KB) - Determining Base Drag on a rocket
- TARC Lessons learned.
Issue #104 - 06/01/03 - (641 KB) - How to design and build engine mounts
Issue #105 - 06/13/03 - (614 KB) - Designing Rockets with Asymmetrical fins
Issue #106 - 07/03/03 - (379 KB) - Newton's Laws of Motion, and How Rockets work
Issue #107 - 07/25/03 - (3.5 MB) - Selecting the right beginner level kit
Issue #108 - 08/04/03 - (1.3 MB) - Simulating Strap-on Boosters in RockSim 7: Part 1
Issue #109 - 08/22/03 - (940 KB) - Simulating Strap-on Boosters in RockSim 7: Part 2
Issue #110 - 09/12/03 - (2.2 MB) - Simulating Strap-on Boosters in RockSim 7: Part 3
Issue #111 - 09/30/03 - (1.7 MB) - Simulating Strap-on Boosters in RockSim 7: Part 4
Issue #112 - 10/10/03 - (772 KB) - Rocketry Education - Cross-curriculum examples
Issue #113 - 10/27/03 - (530 KB) - Simulating fins-on-fins in RockSim
- How to use bulkheads in rockets
Issue #114 - 11/07/03 - (660 KB) - Simple hand tools that will save you money
- Poster - How Black Powder Rocket Motors work
Issue #115 - 11/21/03 - (655 KB) - Designing a simple glider using RockSim 7
- Poster - How Composite propellant rocket motors work
Issue #116 - 12/05/03 - (717 KB) - Simulating Pop-Pod Boost Gliders In RockSim v7 #1
Issue #117 - 12/19/03 - (950 KB) - Simulating Pop-Pod Boost Gliders In RockSim v7 #2
- Poster - Phases of a Model Rocket's Flight
Issue #118 - 01/12/04 - (570 KB) - Creating Subassemblies in RockSim
Issue #119 - 01/27/04 - (779 KB) - Simulation of Side Pods in RockSim v7.0
Issue #120 - 02/15/04 - (797 KB) - Parts of a Model Rocket
Issue #121 - 03/15/04 - (1.3 MB) - Cutting body tubes at angles - make your own cutting pattern sheet
Issue #122 - 03/26/04 - (931 KB) - Simulating Foam-filled parts in RockSim
Issue #123 - 04/09/04 - (685 KB) - How to Add Decals and Decoration to your RockSim Designs
Issue #124 - 04/26/04 - (337 KB) - Differences between chuck-gliders and rocket boosted gliders
Issue #125 - 05/17/04 - (454 KB) - How To Make Simulated Nozzles To Add Pizzazz To Your Rockets
- Coloring pages for younger students
Issue #126 - 06/10/04 - (737 KB) - Common Misconceptions About Centering Rings
Issue #127 - 07/05/04 - (583 KB) - How To Design and Construct Oblique Nose Cones
Issue #128 - 07/20/04 - (959 KB) - The Art and Science of Streamer Recovery
Issue #129 - 08/10/04 - (1.4 MB) - Using Ejection Charge Baffles
Issue #130 - 08/23/04 - (658 KB) - Optimizing Your Design Using SMARTSim
Issue #131 - 09/17/04 - (1.8 MB) - The model rocket engine code explained
Issue #132 - 09/28/04 - (761 KB) - Selecting Rocket Motors: A Step-by-Step Procedure
Issue #133 - 10/11/04 - (733 KB) - What is 'Static Margin?'
Issue #134 - 11/01/04 - (692 KB) - SMARTSim Tips for design Optimization
Issue #135 - 11/22/04 - (779 KB) - How To Make Your Own Rocket Motors
Issue #136 - 12/13/04 - (1.2 MB) - Make Your Own Transition Sections
Issue #137 - 01/11/05 - (779 KB) - Designing a Parachute Compartment Into a Booster Stage
Issue #138 - 02/02/05 - (908 KB) - How To Join Paper Transition Sections
- Tri-Tip by Shrox
Issue #139 - 02/24/05 - (795 KB) - What Is In A Rocket Engine Data File
Issue #140 - 03/17/05 - (674 KB) - Hidden Features in RockSim v8
- TwoNer by Shrox
Issue #141 - 04/29/05 - (1.0 MB) - How To Create Complex Clusters In RockSim
Issue #142 - 05/26/05 - (746 KB) - Attending an organized rocketry launch
- How to un-join an epoxied part
- How to clean launch rods.
- NASA's New Moon Rocket
- Sea Snake by Shrox
Issue #143 - 06/10/05 - (947 KB) - Mood Lighting With RockSim - Part 1
- Recruiting Club members at Air Shows.
- Gradual Parachute Deployment
- Alternative to Recovery Wadding
Issue #144 - 06/27/05 - (4.0 MB) - Mood Lighting With RockSim - Part 2
Issue #145 - 07/14/05 - (1.4 MB) - Level-1 Certification the Hard Way
- Building Motor Mount Adapters.
- Low-Cost Altimeter Attachment Method
Issue #146 - 08/01/05 - (2.4 MB) - Creating Sprites In RockSim
- Tube holder to make it easier to glue on fins.
Issue #147 - 08/22/05 - (1.2 MB) - How To Fill Body Tube Spirals
Issue #148 - 09/13/05 - (824 KB) - Speed Up RockSim's 2-D Flight Profile
- Tips on flying reload motors with copperhead igniters
- Where to find additional RockSim design files for common kits.
Issue #149 - 10/07/05 - (963 KB) - Sizing Your Rocket's Parachute
- Repairing Fuzzy body tubes.
Issue #150 - 10/24/05 - (788 KB) - Swivel Fins Do Fly Straight
- How to practice cutting vacuum form rocket wraps
- Through-the-wall fins using RockSim 8
Issue #151 - 11/07/05 - (774 KB) - Machine tools on your wish list
- Fixing Tight Fitting Tube Couplers
- Did you remember your pre-flight checklist?
Issue #152 - 11/18/05 - (1.1 MB) - Aligning 'In-Line' fins
- Kwangmyongsong - North Korea's Satellite Launch Vehicle
Issue #153 - 12/06/05 - (951 KB) - Adding Parachutes to Boosters in RockSim
- Painting Decal Paper To Make Stripes.
- Don't Reinstall RockSim, just RESET it.
Issue #154 - 12/30/05 - (1.1 MB) - CP's of Short and Fat Rockets in RockSim
- Make a payload bay for small rockets.
Issue #155 - 01/17/06 - (741 KB) - Interview with Tim Quigg
- Aligning multiple launch lugs on your rocket.
- Installing new motors in RockSim v8.
Issue #156 - 02/02/06 - (1.2 MB) - Rocketry in South America
- Lubricating O-rings on reloadable motors
- Merging new parts into your RockSim database.
Issue #157 - 02/22/06 - (1.2 MB) - Cold Power Rocketry
- Hang your fins out to dry after applying sanding sealer.
- Exporting a graph from RockSim for school reports
Issue #158 - 03/14/06 - (1.0 MB) - Creating Short/Fat Rockets in RockSim, Pt. 2
- Painting Decal Paper To Make Stripes Part 2
Issue #159 - 03/29/06 - (996 KB) - Re-release of the Saturn V Rocket
- Pick the right ejection delay
- Cleaning Reloadable Motors
Issue #160 - 04/24/06 - (876 KB) - Science Fairs: Tips on Winning
- Fin Alignment guide.
- Tip: Baby powder for parachutes
Issue #161 - 05/18/06 - (1.1 MB) - How To Finance A School Rocket Club
Issue #162 - 06/15/06 - (1.1 MB) - Simulating UFO and Cube Rockets in RockSim
- Quick way to reload motors in RockSim
Issue #163 - 07/14/06 - (1.2 MB) - How-To Info: Using RockSim's 2D Flight Profile
- Folding a parachute
Issue #164 - 07/28/06 - (971 KB) - Precision vs. Accuracy when tracking rockets
- Quiz your students on the NAR safety code
- Balancing a parachute
Issue #165 - 08/15/06 - (1.4 MB) - Making Fin Slots With A Dremel
- Hooking up a copperhead igniter
Issue #166 - 08/29/06 - (2.1 MB) - Working On The Tomahawk Cruise Missile
- Fixing cracked fins
Issue #167 - 09/12/06 - (1.3 MB) - Teen builds largest amateur rocket flown in Colorado
- How to achieve sharp paint lines on your rocket.
Issue #168 - 10/05/06 - (1.2 MB) - Using SMARTSim 2.0's Batch Processing Feature Part 1
Issue #169 - 10/26/06 - (1.2 MB) - Using SMARTSim 2.0's Batch Processing Feature Part 2
- Applying self adhesive decals.
Issue #170 - 11/07/06 - (1.0 MB) - New Rocketry Items shown at the I-Hobby Expo
Issue #171 - 11/22/06 - (1.1 MB) - A Visit to A Rocket Education Conference
Issue #172 - 12/07/06 - (1.3 MB) - Advanced RockSim Technique: How to create a nested boat tail in a 2-stage rocket
Issue #173 - 12/21/06 - (1.3 MB) - Rocketry Electronics Explained - Part 1
Issue #174 - 01/04/07 - (1.4 MB) - Rocketry Electronics Explained - Part 2
- Preventing a zipper with masking tape.
Issue #175 - 01/16/07 - (1.1 MB) - Coming Back Into Model Rocketry
- Painting the tip of the a nose cone
Issue #176 - 01/30/07 - (1.1 MB) - How To Set Up Multiple Flight Events In RockSim
Issue #177 - 02/14/07 - (1.3 MB) - Rocketry Education in Norway
Issue #178 - 02/28/07 - (1.1 MB) - Take Better Aerial Photos By Using RockSim
- How to check the fit of nose cones on the body tube.
Issue #179 - 03/13/07 - (1.1 MB) - Student Launch Initiative Puts RockSim Past Mach 1
Issue #180 - 03/23/07 - (880 KB) - Dr. Zooch Rockets Uses RockSim
- Dr. Zooch's Flame-Fins stabilize rockets.
Issue #181 - 04/10/07 - (1.7 MB) - Early days of Rocketry
Issue #182 - 04/24/07 - (992 KB) - RockSim Technique: How To Put A Payload Bay Inside A Nose Cone
Issue #183 - 05/08/07 - (1.2 MB) - How to turn a flat parachute into a NASA style parachute
- Simplified Fin Alignment
- Another look at gradual parachute deployment
Issue #184 - 05/22/07 - (1.1 MB) - Sizing and Parachute folding techniques
- Using Snap-Swivels on your parachutes
- Cutting Spill Holes in your chutes.
Issue #185 - 06/05/07 - (1.8 MB) - The Ultimate Rocketry Glue Guide: Part 1
- Centering ring cutting tool
Issue #186 - 06/19/07 - (2.0 MB) - The Ultimate Rocketry Glue Guide: Part 2
- What does 06/Degrees of Freedom Mean?
Issue #187 - 07/03/07 - (2.0 MB) - Parachute clusters and small rockets
- Using low-tack tape for crisp paint lines.
- Calculating rate of descent from altimeter data
Issue #188 - 07/17/07 - (1.0 MB) - Build a cold gas-piston ejection-baffle system
- Building tool: self-healing cutting mats
Issue #189 - 07/31/07 - (931 KB) - VERTIKAL The only way is up!
- The nuts and bolts of cluster motor retention
- Calculate the break-even point for purchasing a reload casing
Issue #190 - 08/14/07 - (1.8 MB) - How To Get Started In Rocketry Education
Issue #191 - 08/28/07 - (2.1 MB) - Oddchutes - Fun With Polygons
- Putting a parachute inside of a nose cone.
Issue #192 - 09/11/07 - (2.2 MB) - Basics Of Flight Analysis - Moment Of Inertia
- How to repair a tip that was broken off a balsa nose cone.
- How to put a bulkhead inside a tube coupler in RockSim 8
Issue #193 - 09/25/07 - (2.1 MB) - Basics Of Flight Analysis - The Corrective Moment Coefficient
- Why does the CP moves back when fins made smaller?
Issue #194 - 10/09/07 - (1.1 MB) - Rotating Parachutes
- How to install an altimeter in your rocket.
- What is a Sustainer?
Issue #195 - 10/22/07 - (1.4 MB) - Basics Of Flight Analysis - Damping Moment Coefficient
- Which Delay Time Should I Use In RockSim?
Issue #196 - 11/06/07 - (1.2 MB) - Basics Of Flight Analysis - Radial Moment of Inertia and the Natural Frequency
- Parachute Riser
- How do you know if your payload bay is big enough to carry your egg?
Issue #197 - 11/06/07 - (1.1 MB) - Basics Of Flight Analysis - Damping Ratio
- Ballistic Trajectory Experiments
- What does 'canard configuration' mean?
Issue #198 - 12/04/07 - (1.5 MB) - Basics Of Flight Analysis - Optimizing For Altitude
- Why does RockSim ask you for the latitude of the launch site?
Issue #199 - 12/18/07 - (1.1 MB) - 20 Years of Rocketry Progress - The Top 7 Changes I've Seen Occur in Rocketry
- How to Fold Plastic Parachutes
Issue #200 - 01/10/08 - (1.1 MB) - Tips on finding Optimum Mass
- 'Drag Separation'
Issue #201 - 01/29/08 - (2.1 MB) - Delay Time and Maximum Lift-Off Weight
- Making a boat tail engine lock
- What is Optimal Delay?
- The correlation between optimum delay time and rocket mass
Issue #202 - 02/12/08 - (695 KB) - Batch Engine Files For RockSim and SMARTSIM
- How to find the ejection charge force of a rocket motor
- Apogee Egglofter-1
Issue #203 - 02/26/08 - (1.4 MB) - Build a boat tail rocket that is hookless
Issue #204 - 03/11/08 - (796 KB) - Trimming A Rocket Boosted Glider - Part 1
- RockSim Design: Streamline
Issue #205 - 03/25/08 - (1.1 MB) - Trimming A Rocket Boosted Glider - Part 2
- RockSim Design: Flash Gordon rocket
Issue #206 - 04/08/08 - (1.2 MB) - Build a parawing gliding parachute - Part 1
Issue #207 - 04/22/08 - (1.2 MB) - Build a parawing gliding parachute - Part 2
Issue #208 - 05/06/08 - (1.1 MB) - Sleuthing Altimeter Data for Critical Answers
Issue #209 - 05/20/08 - (1.1 MB) - What is a 'loadable' rocket motor.
- TARC suggestions that may help you do better next year
Issue #210 - 06/03/08 - (998 KB) - How to get your level 1 High-Power Certification
- Air Starting Motors and Adding Fake Tubes to reposition a rocket's CP
Issue #211 - 06/17/08 - (933 KB) - How to apply decals on the 3D rocket in rockSim
- How to measure the diameter of a body tube
Issue #212 - 07/01/08 - (785 KB) - 6 Ideas to grow your rocket club's membership - Part 1
- How to design a rear-ejection rocket
- Toggle on/off the mass override feature
Issue #213 - 07/15/08 - (979 KB) - 6 Ideas to grow your rocket club's membership - Part 2
Issue #214 - 07/29/08 - (747 KB) - Step-by-Step RockSim procedure to calculate the maximum lift-off weight of a rocket motor
- How to convert a plastic nose cone into a drag reducing boat tail
- Sample decal files applied to scale models
Issue #215 - 08/12/08 - (1.1 MB) - How to convert a plastic nose cone into a drag reducing boat tail
Issue #216 - 08/26/08 - (1.0 MB) - Apollo Program: In the Rear View Mirror
- Make a fixture to draw lines down a boat tail
- Setting up delay times when staging High-Power motors
Issue #217 - 09/09/08 - (1.2 MB) - Selecting motors based on flame effects
- How to add a transition at the front end of a booster stage
Issue #218 - 09/23/08 - (864 KB) - How to minimize igniter misfires
Issue #219 - 10/06/08 - (999 KB) - Create Water Rockets in RockSim
- Make a ducted rocket where the air flows through the body.
Issue #220 - 10/21/08 - (1.3 MB) - Can you create a stable two-finned rocket?
Issue #221 - 11/04/08 - (844 KB) - Preview of the new features in RockSim v9
Issue #222 - 11/18/08 - (1.2 MB) - Tracking Down Lost Rockets
Issue #223 - 12/02/08 - (901 KB) - Build a triangulation scope
Issue #224 - 12/16/08 - (791 KB) - How to accelerate your complex rocket project
Issue #225 - 12/30/08 - (621 KB) - Rocket Plan: Build G. Harry Stine's 'Paradigm-5'
Issue #226 - 01/13/09 - (825 KB) - Simulating Canted Rocket Motors in RockSim
Issue #227 - 01/27/09 - (840 KB) - Plan: Build a 13mm Engine Mount Adapter
Issue #228 - 02/20/09 - (604 KB) - Why Spinning Rockets Fly Straighter
Issue #229 - 02/24/09 - (1.1 MB) - How to Set Up A Multi-Stage Rocket and Delayed Staging in RockSim
- Reinforce Paper Transition Sections
- How to ignite the Aerotech D10 and D21 motors
Issue #230 - 03/10/09 - (1.2 MB) - Increase Tracking Precision With Vernier Scales
- Tube Fins in RockSim v9
- How to view RockSim's Help Manual
Issue #231 - 03/24/09 - (852 KB) - How rocketry can lead to a career as a rocket scientist
- Build a Removable Shock Cord Mount
Issue #232 - 04/07/09 - (747 KB) - How to create polyhedral wings in RockSim v9
Issue #233 - 04/21/09 - (1.4 MB) - Cleaning the grime from Launch Rails
- What the phone company taught me about customer service
- Doorknob Triceratops RockSim Plan
Issue #234 - 05/05/09 - (1.2 MB) - Ten Rocketry Products For A New Manufacturer
- Fiberglass Cloth Templates for Von Karman Nose Cones
Issue #235 - 05/19/09 - (1.4 MB) - Build a High Power Rail Launch Pad
- Plan for the 04/A Cluster Altitude Event
- When does Deceleration Really Begin?
- Tim's Push-Me Pull-You rocket
Issue #236 - 06/02/09 - (1.1 MB) - Seven mistakes people make when teaching with rockets
Issue #237 - 06/16/09 - (1.1 MB) - Build a great science fair rocket
- Engine Retention for a 3-Engine cluster rocket
- Preventing zippered body tubes
Issue #238 - 06/30/09 - (1.3 MB) - What is the difference between the RockSim Method and the Barrowman Equations?
Issue #239 - 07/14/09 - (1.2 MB) - Why do tall and skinny rockets go unstable?
Issue #240 - 07/28/09 - (1.3 MB) - How do electronic altimeters work? Part 1
- Reattaching a shock cord on a broken rocket?
- A glue applicator for applying glue deep inside of body tubes
- Strength of ejection charges (Composites vs. Black Powder)
Issue #241 - 08/11/09 - (1.0 MB) - How to add new parts to your RockSim databases
- Filling Spirals In body tubes
- Removing Engine Blocks from your rockets
Issue #242 - 08/25/09 - (911 KB) - How do electronic altimeters work? Part 2
Issue #243 - 09/08/09 - (1.4 MB) - Development of the Fly-Apart Rail Guides
- How do streamers work?
Issue #244 - 09/22/09 - (1.1 MB) - Selecting the right size streamer for your rocket
- TARC streamer suggestions
- Using Drag for stability control?
- How long can you store assembled reload motors?
Issue #245 - 10/06/09 - (1.3 MB) - Rocket Plan: the 'Kink' Superroc
- Using Dowels instead of fins? Are stick fins stable?
Issue #246 - 10/20/09 - (1.0 MB) - Educator's Plan: Build a Mechanical Accelerometer
Issue #247 - 11/03/09 - (1.0 MB) - Competition Plan: Build a Dual-Egglofting Rocket
- Fly-Apart Rail Guides - 2nd Edition
- Reinforcing Your Rocket's Parachute
Issue #248 - 11/17/09 - (1.7 MB) - Why Aren't There Fins on The Ares 1-X Rocket?
Issue #249 - 12/01/09 - (1.1 MB) - How To Zero In on The TARC Altitude and Duration Objectives
Issue #250 - 12/15/09 - (860 KB) - Alternate method of applying paper skins to fins
- Setting Mach Delay in supersonic rockets,RockSim
- Removing the Ejection charge of a rocket motor
Issue #251 - 12/29/09 - (1.2 MB) - How to add a standoff launch lug to RockSim v9
- Year in Review: What's up at Apogee Components in 2009?
Issue #252 - 01/10/10 - (1.2 MB) - Build an Inexpensive Wind Tunnel
- Build an Inexpensive Wind Tunnel to find the CP of your rocket
Issue #253 - 01/26/10 - (1.0 MB) - Experimenting with Dynamic Stability Analysis
- Powder that parachute, and crochet that shock cord
Issue #254 - 02/09/10 - (707 KB) - How To Add a Camcorder to Your Rocket
Issue #255 - 02/23/10 - (873 KB) - Superroc Flying strategies & Reader Questions
- What do the Torque vectors mean in the 2D flight profile.
Issue #256 - 03/09/10 - (735 KB) - Build an Easy and Inexpensive Vacuum Chamber
Issue #257 - 03/23/10 - (1.4 MB) - How Altimeters Work - Part 3
Issue #258 - 04/05/10 - (978 KB) - Make A Simple Dual Deployment Rocket
Issue #259 - 04/20/10 - (653 KB) - Build an alignment key into your long rockets
- Build plastic parachute protector
- How to use 24mm motor mount adapter with a 29mm Aero Pack Motor Retainer
Issue #260 - 05/04/10 - (896 KB) - Construct Functional Strap-on Booster Pods
Issue #261 - 05/18/10 - (755 KB) - Draw a 3D Rocket using Google SketchUp
Issue #262 - 06/01/10 - (661 KB) - Mathematics In Amateur Rocketry
Issue #263 - 06/15/10 - (955 KB) - Joining Cluster Tubes To A Single Tube
Issue #264 - 06/29/10 - (621 KB) - Build Fiberglass Transition Sections
Issue #265 - 07/13/10 - (1.1 MB) - Can You Hear The Sonic Boom From A Model Rocket?
Issue #266 - 08/10/10 - (816 KB) - Make Your Own Pyrotechnic Bolts
Issue #267 - 08/24/10 - (1.1 MB) - Get Scale Data Quickly and Painlessly
Issue #268 - 09/07/10 - (1.0 MB) - How to Light Up The Nozzles Of Your Saturn V
- How to get more participation in your club's contests
Issue #269 - 09/21/10 - (802 KB) - Building Tips for the Condor Boost Glider
- Rewarding the competitor
- Preventing parachutes from shredding
- How To Reload A Previously Run Simulation
- Using RockSim for Trebuchet simulations?
Issue #270 - 10/05/10 - (686 KB) - Build A Fin Spacing Jig
Issue #271 - 10/19/10 - (1.3 MB) - Sand Radial Taper into Fins
Issue #272 - 11/02/10 - (526 KB) - How to add LED lights to your night-flying rockets
Issue #273 - 11/09/10 - (844 KB) - How to overcome teacher resistance in using rockets in classrooms
Issue #274 - 11/24/10 - (742 KB) - Paint Schemes: Ideas for Your Next Eye-Popping Rocket Decoration
Issue #275 - 12/07/10 - (817 KB) - Applying Lessons Learned From Real Rockets
- What is your Plan B for flying in breezy conditions
- How To Create Tube Marking Guides In RockSim
Issue #276 - 12/20/10 - (751 KB) - What Went Wrong in the Apollo 11 Moon Landing?
Issue #277 - 01/04/11 - (791 KB) - How to Build Your Own Parachute Release Mechanism
Issue #278 - 01/18/11 - (720 KB) - Rocketry Success With Disadvantaged Students
- Shock Cord Mounts For Small Diameter Rocket
Issue #279 - 02/01/11 - (956 KB) - Skydiving technology applied to rocketry's parachutes
Issue #280 - 02/15/11 - (1.4 MB) - Airbrush-quality camouflage effects using simple spray paint cans.
Issue #281 - 02/28/11 - (767 KB) - Advanced Finishing Tips To Enhance The Appearance Of Your Rockets
Issue #282 - 03/14/11 - (953 KB) - Make Your Own Anti-Zipper Harness For Kevlar?« Shock Cords
- How I Got My Rocket Back
Issue #283 - 03/28/11 - (1.4 MB) - Using Rocketry Components to Teach Collegiate Engineering Analysis
Issue #284 - 04/12/11 - (926 KB) - Flying The Apogee Saturn V Kit On High Power Motors.
Issue #285 - 04/26/11 - (640 KB) - Thrust, Impulse, and Power: What Do They Really Mean?
Issue #286 - 05/10/11 - (548 KB) - How to Achieve Extreme Altitude Deployment
Issue #287 - 05/24/11 - (434 KB) - Build a Super Simple, Safe, Cheap Igniter Tester
Issue #288 - 06/07/11 - (2.6 MB) - Construction Ideas for Electronics Bays
- Recognition Rewards for Rocket Club Participation
Issue #289 - 06/21/11 - (514 KB) - Tips for Constructing Electronically Staged Mid-Power Rockets
Issue #290 - 07/05/11 - (707 KB) - How to Avoid Zippered Body Tubes
Issue #291 - 07/19/11 - (842 KB) - How to?áCalculate Fin Flutter Speed
Issue #292 - 08/02/11 - (925 KB) - Using Video to Measure a Rocket's Speed
Issue #293 - 08/16/11 - (1.0 MB) - How To Mount The AltimeterTwo For Maximum Performance, High-G Flights
Issue #294 - 08/30/11 - (816 KB) - What are the Best Launch Conditions for High Altitude Flights?
Issue #295 - 09/13/11 - (930 KB) - The True Story of Apollo 12's Near Abort Less Than a Minute After Launch
Issue #296 - 09/27/11 - (948 KB) - Simulating Angular Airframe Tubes in RockSim v9 - Part 1
Issue #297 - 10/11/11 - (1.3 MB) - Simulating Angular Airframe Tubes in RockSim v9 - Part 2
Issue #298 - 10/25/11 - (1.1 MB) - How To Get An Award-Winning Finish On Your Rockets
Issue #299 - 11/08/11 - (815 KB) - How To Quickly and Easily Cut Lots Of Body Tubes To Length
Issue #300 - 11/22/11 - (904 KB) - Simulating a 2-Stage Saturn V in RockSim
Issue #301 - 12/06/11 - (908 KB) - How to Keep 2-Stage Rockets Flying Low for Small-Field Recovery
Issue #302 - 12/20/11 - (913 KB) - Building Apogee's 1/70th Apollo Saturn 1B
Issue #303 - 01/03/12 - (1.1 MB) - How To Determine The Drag Coefficient of Your Rockets
Issue #304 - 01/17/12 - (1.2 MB) - The Mathematics of Spiral Wound Body Tubes
Issue #305 - 01/31/12 - (1.8 MB) - Why Should You Airfoil Your Rocket's Fins?
Issue #306 - 02/14/12 - (800 KB) - Painting the Tip of a Nose Cone
Issue #307 - 02/28/12 - (1.2 MB) - Forefathers of Modern Rocketry: Part 1
Issue #308 - 03/13/12 - (951 KB) - Forefathers of Modern Rocketry: Part 2
Issue #309 - 03/27/12 - (937 KB) - Sanding Plywood Bulkheads to Size
Issue #310 - 04/10/12 - (813 KB) - Use High Speed Videography To Capture Images Previously Unseen
Issue #311 - 04/24/12 - (1.2 MB) - Using Fiberglass in Rocketry
Issue #312 - 05/08/12 - (726 KB) - Adding Lights to a Rocket for Night Launches
Issue #313 - 05/22/12 - (1.3 MB) - Add Flip-out Fins to your Model Rocket
Issue #314 - 06/05/12 - (634 KB) - Where Did Model Rocketry Really Start?
Issue #315 - 06/19/12 - (930 KB) - Launching big rockets off a camera tripod
- Achieving a Slow, Realistic Lift-Off
- What's Special About Piston Ejection Systems?
- Styrene or Polystyrene
- Launching an iPhone
Issue #316 - 07/03/12 - (1.3 MB) - What is the Value Of A Built Rocket?
Issue #317 - 07/17/12 - (572 KB) - Make A 18mm Engine Retainer From A Water Bottle