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rec.models.rockets FAQ Part 02 - Names and Addresses

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Rec.Models.Rockets Frequently Asked Questions: PART 2 OF 14


     Last update: May 29, 2002

     This portion of the r.m.r FAQ is maintained by Wolfram v.Kiparski.
     If you notice any errors, inconsistencies, or ommissions, kindly email
     Wolf, at so that it can be corrected.

2.1 Are their any national-level rocketry organizations which I might join?
     What services do they offer?

     National Association of Rocketry      Model and high power rocketry for
     P.O. Box 177                           aerospace modelers in the U.S. and
     Altoona, WI 54270                      around the world.
     (800) 262-4872                        - sanctions contests and records
                                           - NARAM and NSL yearly national                          competition and sport launches                   - Liability insurance for rocket
                                             flying activities
          Complete information is          - "Sport Rocketry" magazine
          available at the NAR's           - Motor safety certification (model
          web site.                             and high power rocket motors)
                                           - High Power (Level 1-3) flyer 
                                           - NARTREK continuing education 

     Tripoli Rocketry Association, Inc.    High power rocketry enthusiasts
     P.O. Box 970010                       - Sanctions & insures high power
     Orem, UT  84097-0010                       rocket launches                - High power certification
                                           - Yearly national sport launch 

2.2  What are the addresses of some the rocketry manufacturers and suppliers?
      Do they offer catalogs?

     Here is a list of rocketry manufacturers and suppliers. The list is 
     into a number of categories. Each address appears only once, but may in
     fact qualify to fit into more than one category. The rocketry industry is
     rather dynamic, so if this list is six months old, it may be out of date.
     The editor(s) of this FAQ can not verify if the companies are, or are 
not in
     business.  Reasonable attempts have been made at completeness, though it
     is reasonable that this list may not be complete.  If you notice any
     errors or omissions, kindly email Wolf at, and the
     corrections will be applied ASAP.

     Caveat Emptor

2.2.1  Model and High Power Rocket Manufacturers - kits/motors/supplies/etc.

     AAA Model Aviation Fuels               OUT OF BUSINESS

     Aardvark Rockets                       mid-to-high power kits         parts and supplies, custom work

     Aerospace Specialty Products           Scale and competition kits, parts,
     P.O. Box 1408                           G-10 fiberglass, adhesives, 
     Gibsonton, FL  33534                    mylar parachutes, sheeting, 
and tape               Catalog - $2.00

     Aerotech, Inc.                         Composite motors, reloadables 
(B - M)
     3100 E. Charleston Blvd.               Large model rocket kits; high
     Ste. 123                                power rockets, parts, supplies
     Las Vegas, NV 89104                      Hybrid motors
     (702) 641-2301
     (702) 641-1883  FAX

     Apogee Components                      rocket motors 1/4A - F
     1431 Territory Trail                   Micro Motors (10.5mm)
     Colorado Springs, CO 80919-3323        Composite B and C motors                  Long burn D, E, and F motors
          (Timothy Van Milligan)            Kits, supplies, and software
     (719) 535-9335                         Educational materials and books           Catalog - see website

     Binder Design                          mid-high power rocket kits
     P.O. Box 13376                          parts and components
     Salem, OR 97309                         experimental
     (503) 581-3180 phone/fax                   online ordering

     Blackhawk R&D                          mid-high power rocket kits
     1 Grand Central Park                    parts and supplies
     Suite 2152                               fiberglass parts specialist
     Keyser WV 26726
     (304) 788-7660                         online ordering

     Centuri Engineering                    OUT OF BUSINESS 9/81
     Phoenix, AZ

     Cesaroni Technology, Inc.              Reloadable rocket motors
     P.O. Box 246                              38mm G - J impulse range
     2561 Stouffville Road                     also mfgs Hypertek Hybrid motors
     Gormley, Ontario
     CANADA L0H 1G0

     Cluster R                              See 'Rocket R&D/THOY/Cluster R'

     Competiton Model Rockets               OUT OF BUSINESS 12/87
     Alexandria, VA                           (see Pratt Hobbies)

     Cosmodrome Rocketry                    E - H power scale rocket kits
     1724 W. Great Oak Dr.
     Tucson, AZ 85746                       online ordering

     Custom Rocket Co.                      Model rocket kits and parts
     somewhere in Arizona

     Doctor Rocket                          Licensed manufacturer of Aerotech                   compatible reloadable 

     Dynacom                                High power rockets (fiberglass
     P.O. Box 85                               and composite components).
     Boston, PA 15135-0085                  Catalog - $3.00
     (412) 751-9515

     Eclipse Components                     OUT OF BUSINESS

     Edmonds Aerospace                      Model rockets and competition
     13326 Preuit Place                       kits, B/G, R/G, RC/G
     Herndon, VA  22070                      Inexpensive, and reputedly of
     (703) 471-9313                               high quality.

     Energon Systems, Inc.                  OUT OF BUSINESS

     Estes Industries, Inc.                 Model rocket kits & motors
     P.O. Box 227                           Largest rocketry manufacturer
     1295 H Street                            1/2A through E engines
     Penrose, CO  81240
     (719) 372-6565
     (719) 372-3419 FAX
     (800) 525-7561
     (800) 820-0202 replacement parts

     Fat Cat Rockets, Inc.                  unique custom rocket kits
     1465 Orlando Circle                      model rocket through high power
     Orlando, FL  32818
     (407) 298-1363

     Flight Systems, Inc.                    OUT OF BUSINESS

     Hawk Mountain Enterprises               All fiberglass mid-high power kits
     RD 1 Box 231                              G-12 fiberglass tubing, FR4 
     New Ringgold, PA 17960                    sheet, kevlar, fiberglass 
nose cones,
     (570) 943-7644                             and more...
     (570) 943-2735 fax                       Online ordering                           Catalog and tube sample: $2.50

     Holverson Designs, Inc.                 Model rocket kits, rocket/gliders
     25075 Co Hwy L20                         launch pads, tubes and parts
     Soldier, Iowa 51572                      Centuri-equivalent tubing

     Hypertek                                Hybrid high power rocket
     mfg. by Cesaroni Technology              motors and launch systems.
     P.O. Box 246                               (I, J, L, and M total impulse)
     2561 Stouffville Road
     Gormley, Ontario
     CANADA L0H 1G0

     Kosdon East                             reloadable rocket motors
     c/o Paul Robinson                         E-M impulse range
     5 Old Bridge St. South
     Pelham, NH 03076

     (The) Launch Pad                        midpower and clustered model 
     477 North Carolina Road                    kits and plans.
     Manquin, VA 23106                       specializes in scale military 
missiles                        Catalog - $2.75             (see part 07 of this FAQ)

     Lawn Dart Rocketry                      model rocket kits
     879 Westfield Row                        reproduction classic kits
     Acworth, GA 30102-6900                   helicopter duration kits                CogAero dealer

     LOC/Precision                           Large model rocket kits; high
     P.O. Box 470396                             power rocket kits;
     Broadview Heights, OH 44147                      parts and supplies;
     (440) 546-0413                          Catalog - $4.00
     (440) 546-7942 fax

     Maximum Thrust Rocketry                 Big kits for Big HPR
       a division of RDS
      formerly HOTT Rockets            see also Rocket Dyanamic 
Systems entry

     Model Rectifier Corporation             OUT OF THE ROCKET BUSINESS

     Nordic Rocketry                         Model Rocket kits
     P.O. Box 1164                            mid-power, high power
     Wisconsin Rapids, WI  54495-1164        Catalog - $1.00
     (715) 424-0240                                  - free with email request

     North Coast Rocketry                    OUT OF THE BUSINESS

     Nova Hobbies                            scale model rocket kits
     PO Box 70547                             space history oriented
     Fairbanks, AK 99707-0547                 ASP kit  (see part 7 of FAQ) (James Wentworth)

     Original Rockets, Inc.                  scale models of old kits for HPR
     P.O. Box 611722
     Port Huron, MI  48061-1722
     (810)982-3690 voice
     (810)985-4643 fax

     Propulsion Polymers                       hybrid rocket motor systems
     RR#3                                       38mm I140 motor
     Smiths Falls, ON
     Canada K7A 4S4

     Public Enemy Rockets                    mid-to-high power rocket kits
     RWW Distributing                          clustered, scale, etc.
     PO Box 6001                             Catalog - $2.00
     Moreno Valley, CA 92554-6001
     909/243-7398  (Roy Weid)

     Public Missiles, Ltd.                   Large model rockets and high power
     349 Cass Ave., Suite C                   rocket kits, parts, and supplies
     Mt. Clemens, MI 48043                    phenolic tubing, G-10 fins
     (810) 468-1748                          Catalog: $3.00
     (810) 465-2911 FAX

     Qualified Competition Rockets           Offers a wide variety kits for
     c/o Kenneth Brown                        competition rocketry, incl.
     7021 Forest View Drive                   piston launchers, tubing,
     Springfield, VA 22150                    NARTREK packages, publications        inexpensive
                                             Catalog: SASE

     Quest/Toybiz Inc.                       Model rocket kits & engines (A-C),
     P.O. Box 42390                            launch systems, and supplies
     519 West Lone Cactus Drive              Catalog: FREE
     Phoenix, Arizona  85989-2390
     (800) 858-7302 (toll free)
     (602) 582-3438 (voice)
     (602) 582-3828 (fax)

     R.A.T.T. Works                          Hybrid rocket motor systems
     1504-A Industrial Park Street            29mm and 64mm (H/I and K)
     Covina, CA 91722                         launch rails and rods
     (626) 967-2242
     (626) 967-9044 (fax)

     Rocket Dynamic Systems                  Big kits for HPR
     PO Box 801208                            mid-HIGH power
     Santa Clarita CA.
     (888) 692-9548

     Rocketflite                              BACK IN BUSINESS!
     836 Houston Dr.                           Magnalite Igniters in kit form
     New Haven, IN  46774                       ignition systems  (Greg Dyben)

     Rocketman Enterprises, Inc.             High power rocket kits, recovery
     8337 Penn Avenue South                    systems, videos and launch
     Bloomington, MN 55431                      support systems
     (800) 732-4883                          Catalog - $3.00
     (612) 884-3424 FAX

     Rocket R & D                            HPR kits and supplies, also
     209 N. Main Street                        THOY/Cluster R dealer
     Homer, IL 61849                         tubes, centering rings, parts,
     (217) 896-3041                           nose cones, chutes.
     (217) 896-3042 (FAX)

     Rogue Aerospace Corporation             Model rocket kits, parts, and
     P.O. Box 596                              supplies
     Lexington Park, MD  20653               Catalog - FREE
     (410) 326-3761
     (508) 462-0729 fax

     Scotglas Manufacturing                  fiberglass components
     7215 Gillett Road                         nose cones
     Canutillo, TX  79835
     (915) 877-4405

     Shecter Rockets                         Model rocket kits and parts:
     20505 E Clear Spring CT                    BT-5 to BT-55, inexpensive,
     Walnut,  CA  91789-3887                 Catalog - $1.00

     Shrox Industria                         fantasy-scale model rocket kits

     Smokin Rockets                          big high power kits
     183 Walnut St.
     Northvale, NJ 07647

     Stellar Dimensions                      OUT OF BUSINESS

     Tiffany Hobbies of Ypsilanti (THOY)     See 'Rocket R&D/THOY/Cluster R'

     Trailing Edge Technologies              Igniter manufacturer for all 
types of motors
     (214) 670 5244                             micro through Level III HPR  (Jim Turner)

     True Modelers Rocket Kits               kits for the true 
     P.O. Box 186                             scale and scale-like model 
     Harbeson, DE  19951
     (302) 684-5419                           order online

     Vaughn Brothers Rocketry                Model and high power rocket kits
     4575 Ross Drive                           kits and supplies; group launch
     Paso Robles, CA 93446-7320                systems
     (805) 239-3818                          Catalog - $2.00
     (805) 239-0292 (fax)

     VectorAero                              R/C Rocket Gliders
        (Kevin McKiou)

     Vulcan Systems, Inc.                    OUT OF BUSINESS

     Yank Enterprises                        High power rocket kits
     1004 Ollie Lane                          parts and supplies
     Plymouth, WI 53073
     (920) 254-0657
     (810) 454-0152

2.2.2 Electronics/Recovery Systems/Other Rocketry Components and Supplies

     ACME Engineering                          composite fin canisters for HPR                   conformal launch lugs

     Adept Rocketry                            Electronic stagers, timers,
     2545 Overlook Drive                        altimeters, flight computers.
     Broomfield, CO 80020                      Catalog - $2.00

     Aero Pack International/Missile Systems   Phenolic airframe tubing,
     8190E Mira Mesa Blvd. 308                  threaded aluminum motor
     Miramar, CA  92126                          retainers
     (619) 566-2900 FAX

     The b2 Rocketry Company                   Parachutes for high power 

     Balsa Machining Services                  Balsa and hardwood nose 
cones, centering rings,
     11995 Hillcrest Dr.                        transitions, and fins
     Lemont, IL 60439-4145                      semi-custom work
     (630) 257-5420                            Replica Estes/Centuri nose cones
     (630) 257-0341 (fax)                      Tower Launcher                  Catalog - download from web site

     Black Sky Research Associates             altimeters, timers, launch rails
     3179 Roosevelt St.                         electic matches, ignition 
     Carlsbad, CA 92008                         38mm reloadable motors and 
     (619) 730-3702 (voice)                     hydrid motor dealer
     (619) 730-3704 (fax)                       high power kits

     Cotriss Technology                        OUT OF BUSINESS

     Emmanuel Avionics, Inc.                   OUT OF BUSINESS

     Giant Leap Rocketry                       most inexpensive phenolic tubing
     6061 Hibiscus Drive                         on the rocketry market
     Baton Rouge, LA  70808                        G10 fiberglass sheet
     (504) 769-6040 evenings and weekends          fiberglass nose cones
     (504) 769-0710 FAX                         custom work

     Impulse Aerospace                         Ignition and recovery systems,
     22833 Bothell Way SE, Suite 1148            launch pads, high power 
     Bothell, WA 98021                           tubular nylon,
     (800) 568-2785

     Jim Walston Retrieval Systems             Electronic rocket locators
     725 Cooper Lake Road, S.E.                    (transmitter/receiver)
     Smyrna, GA  30082                         Catalog - FREE
     (404) 434-4905
     (800) 657-4672

     Mach 1 Industries Inc.                    Balsa-Ply specialty balsa 
     20 W. Lake St.                             airframe tubing, nose 
cones, modeling
     Chisholm, MN  55719                        supplies, and rocket kits
     (888) 225-4007                            Catalog - FREE

     Missile Works Corp.                      R/C ejection systems, 
barometric altimeters
     453 East Wonderview Ave.                   mid-high power scale kits
     Estes Park, CO 80517                        flexible phenolic/kraft 
hybrid tubing
     (303) 823-9222 tel/fax                     online ordering

     North Country Radio                       CCD cameras, 
     PO Box 53 Wykagyl Station                   kits, and other electronics
     New Rochelle, New York 10804-0053           suitable for rocketry use.
     (914) 235-6611
     (914) 576-6051 fax

     Perfectflite                              microAlt Alitmeter - fits in 
     15 Pray Street
     Amherst, MA  01002
     (413) 549-3444

     Pratt Hobbies                             Nomex recovery systems & 
cool rocket stuff
     2513 Iron Forge Road                       altimeters, kits, kevlar
     Herndon, VA 20171                           NiCad systems.  CMR-style 
nose cones
     (703) 689-3541 (voice/fax)                  and egg capsules.                     Catalog: FREE

     Retro Rocket Works                        OUT OF BUSINESS

     Robby's Rockets                           Ignition and ejection
     P.O. Box 171                                supplies
     Elkhart, IN 46515                         Catalog: $1.00 in postage on
     (219) 679-4143                              large SASE, or $2 for catalogs

     Sentell Enterprises                       Parachutes, streamers, and
     104 Linden Drive                            other recovery devices.
     Hendersonville, TN 37075-2032             Catalog - $1.00
     (800) 4-CHUTES (orders only)               (includes fabric samples)
     (615) 822-6565

     Sonic Systems Ltd                         Custom nosecone for LOC 7.67"
     4509 East Hobart                            nice cones
     Mesa, Arizona 85205                       Clear polycarbonate tubing

     Spherachutes                              Parachutes/recovery devices.
     433 38th Ave.                             Catalog: $1 (includes fabric
     Greeley, CO 80634                         sample)
     (877) 4CHUTES

     Tango Papa Decals                         Reproduction decals from out of
     1901 Mitman Rd.                            production Estes and 
Centuri kits
     Easton, PA  18040                          Mars Lander kits, upscale 
     (610) 252-8543                             decal paper, printer cartridges

     Thrust Aerospace                          OUT OF BUSINESS

     Top Flight Recovery                       Recovery devices (parachutes,
     S12621 Donald Road                          X-form chutes, and streamers).
     Spring Green, WI 53588                    Catalog: $2.00
     (608) 588-7204

     Totally Tubular                           rocket tube supplier - wide 
     10555 McCabe Rd.                          6mm through 4.5" size
     Brighton, MI 48116-8526                     couplers and rings
     (810) 231-6474 FAX                         hard to find items  (Jim Fackert)             nomex paper, kevlar cord

     Transolve Corporation                     Timers, altimeters, location
     6501 Sebert #3                             beepers, etc.
     Cleveland, Ohio 44105                     Catalog: FREE
     (216) 341-5970

     Tru Point Products, Inc.                  Heavy duty launch pads
     140 Baker St.
     Coloma, MI  49038
     (616) 486-4611

2.2.3 Miscellaneous suppliers

      For those of you who like to buy their tubing, balsa, and other materials
      in bulk, this section may have the supplier that you are looking for.
      Also included are suppliers of the kind of goods that many of us find
      useful for model and high power rocketry.  While there are very many
      sources of materials from which one can build rockets, and there is 
no way that a
      list can completely cover this broad category.  Here is a list of
      companies that have been mentioned on r.m.r., or have been recommended to
      the author.  No company listed in this section is a rocketry specialty
      company.  Many of the companies in the preceding sections also sell "raw
      materials," so rocketry-related questions are best directed to them.

      Ace Resin                                 Resin casting and molding 
      7481 E. 30th St.                           polyurethane rubber and
      Tucson, AZ 85710                            RTV rubber, supplies
      (520) 886-8051

      Aerospace Composite Products              Composite building materials
      14210 Doolittle Drive                       fiberglass, kevlar, 
      San Leandro, CA 94577                       Full line of supplies and
      orders: (800) 811-2009                        equipment
      technical: (510) 352-2022                   Custom fabrication and
      FAX: (510) 352-2021                           specialty products

      Alexander Aeroplane Company               Composite building materials
      P.O. Box 909
      Griffin GA 30224
      (800) 831-2949                            Catalog - FREE

      Alumilite Corporation                     resin casting and molding 
      315 North Street                           resins and supplies
      Kalamazoo, MI 49007                        will send literature, specs,
      (800) 447-9344                              and cured samples on request
      (616) 488-4001 FAX

      American Science & Surplus                All kinds of surplus, used, 
      3605 Howard St.                            new equipment, gadgets, 
      Skokie, IL 60076                           and useful odds and ends.
      (847) 982-0870                            Their address here is for mail
      (800) 934-0722 FAX                         order, but they also have                     retail stores in Chicago,
                                                 Geneva (IL), and Milwaukee.

      Balsa USA                                 Balsa, basswood, plywood,
      P.O.Box 164                                and adhesives,
      Marinette, WI  54143                         fresh US-mfg CA
      (906) 863-6421                              Wholesale prices
      (800) BALSA-US  orders only               Catalog - $2.00

      Bare Metal Foil and Hobby Co.             Por-A-Kast, Por-A-Mold dealer
      P.O. Box 82                                 urethane resin molding and
      Farmington, MI 48332                       casting, adhesive metal foil,
      (248) 477-0813                               decal paper

      The Castolite Company                     casting resins
      4915 Dean St.                              polyester resins and rubber
      Woodstock, IL 60098
      (815) 338-4670
      (815) 338-4671 FAX

      Composite Structures Technology           Composite materials
      P.O. Box 622                              fiberglass,kevlar,carbon,epoxy,
      Tehachapi, CA 93581                       foam core, vacuum bagging, etc.
      (800) 338-1278                            Catalog - FREE                    occasionally sells materials
                                                  at bargain prices.

      Fibre Glast Developments Corp.            Large supplier of composite
      1944 Neva Drive                           materials, polyester and epoxy
      Dayton, OH  45414                         resins, vacuum bagging 
      (800) 821-3283                            and all related supplies                        Catalog - FREE

      McMaster-Carr Supply Company              Looked everywhere?
      P.O. Box 440                              Can't find that "rocket part"
      New Brunswick, NJ 08903-0440               anywhere?  Give McMaster a 

      Micro-Mark                                Small tool company.
      340 Snyder Ave.                           The company isn't small!
      Berkeley Heights, NJ  07922-1595          Perfect tools for working on
      (800) 225-1066                             rockets.

      Middlesex Paper Tube Company, Inc.       Large manufacturer of paper 
      P.O. Box 588                             I.D.'s from 0.250" to 18.000"
      345 Chelmsford Street
      Lowell, MA  01851
      (800) 466-9317
      (978) 458-9317 FAX

      Para-Gear Equipment Co., Inc.           Full-service parachuting supply
      3839 West Oakton Street                   company.
      Skokie, IL  60076-3438                    Parachute fabric, tapes, 
      708/679-5905                               cords, webbing, and hardware.
      708/679-8644 - FAX                        Nylon, nylon, nylon!!!
      800/323-0437 (orders - outside IL only)  Catalog - $5.00 (refundable)

      Paramount Tube Division                  Large manufacturer of
      P.O. Box 80400                             paper tubes.
      Fort Wayne, IN  46898                      I.D.'s  0.093" - 12.000"
      (219) 484-4111
      (219) 483-0393 FAX

      Peck Polymers                            Japanese tissue for tissuing
      P.O. Box 710399                            those contest gliders.
      Santee, CA 92072-0399                     Dethermalizer fuse, wood,
      (619) 448-1818                             free-flight glider kits            Jetex dealer

      SIG Manufacturing Co., Inc.               Balsa, basswood, plywood.
      401-7 S. Front St.                         Wood building supplies for
      Montezuma, IA 50171-0520                   hobbyist, and more...
      (800) 247-5008 (Orders)                    Catalog - $3.00, or order 

2.2.4 Mail Order Sources

     This is a very incomplete list. Check out the pages of 'High Power 
     or 'Sport Rocketry' for many more possibilities.  Check your phone book

     Advanced Rocketry Group Ltd. (ARG)        Model and high power rocket 
     130 Matheson Blvd., East - Unit 10         parts, motors, and supplies.
     Mississauga, Ontario   L4Z 1Y6             Also mfgs their own line of 
     (905) 501-0456                             Imported Competition supplies,
     (905) 501-1846 fax                         airframe tubes, scale data, 
scale kits

     Ballistic Bob                             Model and high power rocket 
     1575 Catalina Blvd.                        parts, motors, and supplies
     San Diego, CA  92107                        20% discount on everything
     (619) 224-6435

     Belleville Wholesale Hobby                Estes motors,
     1944 Llewellyn Road                       rocket kits, supplies, etc.,
     Belleville, IL 62223-7904                   at 30-40% discount from
     (618) 398-3972                             retail.
     (618) 398-3477 (fax)                      Catalog - $3.00

     Bobby Hall's Hobby House                  Model and high power rocket 
     4822 Bryan Street                          parts, motors, and supplies
     Dallas, TX  75204
     (214) 821-2550

     Bruckner Hobbies                          Estes, Quest, Aerotech, Launch
     3587 E. Tremont Ave.                         Pad, Top Flite Recovery,
     Bronx, NY 10465                             1/2A - G motors.
     (718) 863-3434 (Info)                     Catalog - Free
     (800) 288-8185 (Orders only)

     Commonwealth Displays, Inc.               Model and high power rocket 
     12649 Dix-Toledo Road                      parts, motors, and supplies.
     Southgate, MI 48195                       Catalog - $2.00
     (734) 282-1055

     Countdown Hobbies                         Model and high power rocket 
     7 P.T. Barnum Square                        parts. motors, and supplies;
     Bethel, CT 06801-1838                       discontinued kits; space,
     (203) 790-9010 (voice/fax)                  science, and collectors items                   catalog - $3.00 ($3 Canada,
        (Kevin Nolan)                                           $4 overseas)

     C&T Hobbies Inc.                          Model and high power rocket 
     10181 Townline Rd.                         parts, motors, and supplies
     Cheboygan, MI  49721
     (616) 627-3603

     Discount Hobby Center                     Model and high power rocket kits
     P.O. Box 370                               parts, motors, and supplies
     Utica, NY  13503
     (315) 733-3741
     (315) 733-1723 FAX

     Discount Rocketry                         Aerotech, Apogee, Binder, 
     25944 Kaywood Court                         Cosmo., Custom, LaunchPad, 
     Escondido, CA 92026-8408                    Quest, Estes, more
     (760) 432-9626                              Miss Rocket Booster posters  (Kevin Funk)

     Magnum Rockets, Hobbies and More, Inc.    Model and high power rocket 
     P.O. Box 124                               motors and supplies. "Class B"
     Mechanicsburg, Ohio 43044                   motor sales.  Hybrid motors.
     (513) 834-3306 (voice and fax)            Catalog - $4.00

     Orbital Dynamics, Inc.                    Model and high power rocket 
     P.O. Box 45375                             motors and supplies.
     Rio Rancho, NM 87174-5375
     (505) 994-4000 Voice
     (505) 994-1000 Fax

     Red Arrow Hobbies                         Model and high power rocket 
     5095 Red Arrow Hwy.                        motors and supplies.
     Stevensville, MI  49127
     (616) 429-8233                            Catalog - FREE

     Ring Rocketry                             Model rocket kits, motors, 
     206 East Mary Street                        specialty and hard-to-find 
     Holland, IN  47541
     (812) 536-5000  (Chad Ring)

     Rocket Science                            HPR and model rocketry dealer
     Larry Smith                                 kits, motors and supplies.
     2714 Augusta Hwy.                           "Class B" motor sales
     Lexington, SC  29072                       Hypertek dealer
     (800) 221-7205

     Space Modeling Solutions                  Model and high power rocket 
     486 East Devon Drive                         motors, parts, and supplies.
     Gilbert, AZ 8529
     (480) 497-1960
     (703) 832-3237 Fax

     Uptown Sales Inc., The Hobby Place        Discount Estes dealer
     33 North Main St.
     Chambersburg, PA 17201                    catalog - $1.00 refundable
     (800) 548-9941 orders only

     Zeppelin Hobbies                           Model and high power rocket 
     92 Route 23 North                            motors and supplies.
     Riverdale, NJ  07457-1200
     (973) 831-7717
     (973) 831-5989                           Catalog - FREE

2.2.5 Sources for Out-of-Production Model Rocket Kits

     Wondering if you can ever find and build that old kit you that you once
     had?  Give these folks a call (find their addresses, phone numbers, 
etc. in
     the preceding section).

     Countdown Hobbies                         Estes, Centuri, MPC, Cox, and
                                                more... kits, parts, ephemera

2.2.6 Books/Videos/Computer Software/Technical References

     NAR Technical Services (NARTS)            Plans, technical reports, scale
     P.O. Box 1482                               data and more.
     Saugus, MA 01906                          Catalog:  Free to NAR 
members and                              also on r.m.r archive and www.

     Odyssey Productions                      Videos high power and model
     P.O. Box 450264                            rocket launches
     Garland, TX  75045-0264
     (972) 495-8576

     Point-39 Productions                      Videos of high power rocket
     c/o Earl Cagle, Jr.                         rocket launches (like LDRS)
     1607 Apple Valley Drive
     Augusta, Georgia 30906
     (706) 790-5544 (Earl Cagle)

     Raging Rockets                            'How to' videos for high power
     (800) 899-2788                              rocketry.

     Rogers Aeroscience                         Altitude prediction software
     P.O. Box 10065                               and reference materials.
     Lancaster, CA 93584-0065                     Rocketry books - new and used
     (818) 349-4825

     Saturn Press                              Books on scale rocketry,
     P. O. Box 3709                              rocketry scale reference
     Ann Arbor, MI 48106-3709                    materials, a great rockets
     (313) 677-2321                              of the world poster.                          (see section on books)
       (Peter Alway)                           Catalog: FREE

2.2.7  International (outside U.S.A.) rocketry sources.

     The following is a listing of rocketry dealers, suppliers, manufacturers,
     hobby shops, etc.  This listing is very incomplete.  Please send
     comments and revisions to so that this listing can be
     updated.  In the future, it is hoped that Part 13 of the 
     FAQ will handle this section.  Please refer to Part 13 of the FAQ for more

     Advanced Rocket Components                High-power rocketry supplier
     P.O. Box 12957                             motors, kits, books, supplies
     London W12 0WE
     England, UK
     44 (0) 181 932 7772

     Aerospace Education                        Model rocketry and high power
     Box 13-368 Onehunga                           kits, engines, and supplies
     Auckland  NEW ZEALAND
     09-624 3091
     09-624 2165 (FAX)

     Atlas Ingenjorsfirma AB                   Manufacturer
     Nordana 147                                Scale rocket kits
     S-232 91 Arlov                             Model rocket motors (1/2A - D)
     46 40-44 55 80

     Rocketeers                                 Model rocketry and high power
     Box 7032                                    kits, engines, and supplies
     SOUTH AFRICA 1715
     011 27 11 475 0880

     List of known European Manufacturers and Dealers:

2.3 What are some good books to read to learn more about model and high power

    Handbook of Model Rocketry, Sixth Edition
        G. Harry Stine
          THE handbook on model rocketry. Covers just about everything you need
        to get started. Good tips for experienced modelers as well. Sixth
        edition was published March 1994. Available from several sources,
        including NARTS.

    Basics of Model Rocketry, 2nd edition
        Douglas R. Pratt
        Kalmbach Books, 1993
          A general introduction to model rocketry.
        The 2nd edition is highly revised and has become available as of Jan.
        1993. The first edition is very Estes/Centuri/FSI oriented. The
        second edition includes sections on composite motors, Aerotech, NCR
        and other more recent manufacturers.

    Model Rocket Design and Construction
        Timothy S. Van Milligan (
        Kalmbach Books, 1995
          120 pages, 16 chapters, 240 illustrations, 40 photographs;
        This book is geared towards modelers wanting to know more about the
        art and science of building better rockets. Includes chapters on
        design, improving performance, constructions and other topics.
        The coverage of glider and helicopter recovery, the glossary, and
        construction and repoir techniques is very good.

    69 Simple Science Fair Projects with Model Rockets: Aeronautics
        Timothy S. Van Milligan (
        Published by Apogee Components
        ISBN 0-9653620-0-0
          104 pages pages consisting of 5 chapters and 3 appendicies; 
          83 illustrations. Soft cover with 4-color artwork.
        This book contains topic ideas for rocketry related science fair 
        from very simple experiments that can be done in an afternoon, to some
        complex ones that require more sophisticated measuring equipment. Each
        project begins with some background information that explains why the
        topic is important and should be researched. Most projects also give a
        starting point that tell what type of equipment may be needed, and 
        where the experimenter should go for additional background research.
        This is not a cookbook approach, as the actual experiment must be 
        by the researcher.

    The Model Rocketry Handbook
        Stuart Lodge
        Argus Books 1990
        ISBN 1-85486-047-X
          British handbook on model rocketry. Geared towards beginners, but 
        good tips for more experienced rocketeers.

    Stu's Space: The Gospel According to Stuart Lodge
       Stuart Lodge
       25 Huntington Drive
       Castle Donington
       Derby DE74 2SR
         A more advanced book than his "The Model Rocketry Handbook". Includes
       10 chapters on Construction Techniques, Ignition and Launch Systems,
       Recovery Systems, Stability, and more.  Self published by Stuart
       using high quality photocopies.  Available directly from Stu.

    Rockets of the World, 2nd edition
       Peter Alway (
       Saturn Press, 1995
         This book contains information on more than 200 versions of 137
       rockets from 14 countries and Europe. An absolute must buy for
       scale modeling enthusiasts and rocketry enthusiasts in general.
       Available via mail order from Saturn Press, NARTS, Quest, Countdown
       Hobbies, Magnum, Mountainside Hobbies and other sources.

    Retro Rockets:  Experimental Rockets 1926-1941
       Peter Alway (
       Saturn Press, 1996
          More than 30 rockets flown by Robert Goddard and his
          contemporaries, depicted with dimensioned drawings,
          color-keyed drawings, and photographs.  Historical
          backgraound for each.  96-page hardcover.

    Second Stage: Advanced Model Rocketry
        Michael A. Banks
        Kalmbach Books, 1985
          A good introduction to E/F/G level rocketry. Some good construction

    Rocket Propulsion Elements, An Introduction to the Engineering of Rockets.
        George P. Sutton.
        Sixth Edition, A Wiley-Interscience Publication,
        John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1992

    Teaching Science Through Model Rocketry
        Tony Wayne
        3 Pigs Publishing, 1994
          The book is for the individual who teaches rocketry to others or is
        looking for another aspect of science to teach. It covers lesson plans,
        class setup, physics demonstrations, rocketry labs, rocket science
        background, teaching aides and more. Over 250 pages.
        Tony Wayne
        58 Court Place
        Charlottesville, VA 22901-2457

2.4 Are there any rocketry magazines available?

   "Sport Rocketry"
       Journal of the National Association of Rocketry
       Published 6 times/year
       Subscription:   Sport Rocketry
                       c/o National Association of Rocketry Headquarters
                       P.O. Box 177
                       Altoona, WI 54270
                       (800) 262-4872

   "Extreme Rocketry"
       "An alternative rocketry magazine"
       Oriented towards large high power projects
       Subscription:   Extreme Rocketry
                       109 E. Charleston Suite 101
                       Las Vegas, NV 89104

   "High Power Rocketry Magazine"
       An independent consumer rocketry magazine. Formerly the journal of
       the Tripoli Rocket Society.
       Published irregularly 9 times/yr. or so
       subscription $37.50/year
       Subscription:  High Power Rocketry
                      PO Box 96
                      Orem, Utah 84059

Copyright (c) 1996-2002 Wolfram von Kiparski, editor.
Refer to Part 00 for the full copyright notice.

96-2002 Wolfram von Kiparski, editor.
Refer to Part 00 for the full copyright notice.

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