Model Rocket Design and Construction

How to Create and Build Unique and Exciting Model Rockets that Work!

Author: Apogee Components, Incorporated,Timothy S. Van Milligan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780965362023

Category: Rocketry

Page: 328

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Modern High-power Rocketry

Author: Mark B. Canepa

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412058104

Category: Science

Page: 388

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This Second Edition of Modern High-Power Rocketry contains more than 800 photographs and illustrations specifically created to introduce the model rocket enthusiast to the exciting world of high power. Completely rewritten, photographed and designed, this book provides tips and simple advice on motor retention, ejection charges, the high-power launch and building your first Level One, Level Two and Level Three rockets.

Handbook of model rocketry

Author: George Harry Stine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780695806163

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 352

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Provides detailed instructions on how to build, launch, track, and recover a wide variety of model rockets.

Make: Rockets

Down-to-Earth Rocket Science

Author: Mike Westerfield

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1457186314

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 520

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This book teaches the reader to build rockets--powered by compressed air, water, and solid propellant--with the maximum possible fun, safety, and educational experience. Make: Rockets is for all the science geeks who look at the moon and try to figure out where Neil Armstrong walked, watch in awe as rockets lift off, and want to fly their own model rockets. Starting with the basics of rocket propulsion, readers will start out making rockets made from stuff lying around the house, and then move on up to air-, water-, and solid propellant-powered rockets. Most of the rockets in the book can be built from parts in the Estes Designer Special kit.

69 Simple Science Fair Projects with Model Rockets

Aeronautics

Author: Timothy S. Van Milligan

Publisher: Apogee Components Incorporated

ISBN: 9780965362009

Category: Rockets (Aeronautics)

Page: 104

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Contains 69 innovative home and classroom rocketry projects designed specifically with science fair competitions in mind.

Make: High-Power Rockets

Construction and Certification for Thousands of Feet and Beyond

Author: Mike Westerfield

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1680454781

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 296

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Make: High-Power Rockets is for all the science geeks who look at the moon and try to figure out where Neil Armstrong walked, watch in awe as rockets lift off, and want to fly their own model rockets. Starting with an overview of mid- and high-power rocketry, readers will start out making rockets with F and G engines, and move on up to H engines.

I Still Have All My Fingers

How to Build a Big Sugar Rocket on a Budget Without Losing a Limb

Author: Dan Pollino

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983523024

Category: Science

Page: 416

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What's important when building a rocket from scratch? How about high performance, ease of construction and safety. Let's face it; nobody wants to lose a limb. With over fifteen years experience building rockets, Dan Pollino's latest manual makes this seemingly daunting project simple. You'll learn such fundamental tasks as: Making the rocket body from a drain pipe Making the nosecone from a plastic wine glass Making a piston that ejects the parachute without scorching it Making an electromechanical apogee detector Making the nozzle with cement and a steel washer Making the fuel from ordinary sugar You can do it! With this book anyone can construct a high-quality rocket capable of reaching four hundred miles-per-hour and attaining an altitude of six thousand feet without a machine shop, or even special tools. Free bonus chapters including making the launch rail, making the ignition controller and launching the rocket multiple times are available online. In this easy-to-understand guide you'll find step-by-step instructions to building the perfect rocket without injuring yourself or your wallet. I Still Have All My Fingers is the rocket building bible amateur rocket enthusiasts have been waiting for. Dan Pollino's rockets have been featured on G4 TV's "It's Effin Science." His website InverseEngineering.com focuses on amateur rocketry in California.

K450 PVC Rocket Engine Design and Construction

Author: Dan Pollino

Publisher: Publisher Services

ISBN: 9781604023527

Category: Science

Page: 182

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In just a few hours anyone can build a powerful PVC plastic rocket engine that will send a rocket soaring over 5000 feet! Detailed instructions show you how to build the engine, make the fuel and connect it all together. Hundreds of illustrations and easy to follow step by step instructions make this book an essential part of any do it yourself library. You'll be amazed how exceptionally simple and inexpensive it is to make a rocket engine that will take your hobby to the next level and beyond.

ROCKETRY

Investigate the Science and Technology of Rockets and Ballistics

Author: Carla Mooney

Publisher: Nomad Press

ISBN: 1619302349

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Rocketry: Investigate the Science and Technology of Rockets and Ballistics introduces students to the fascinating world of rocketry and ballistics. Readers discover the history of rocket development, from the earliest fire arrows in China to modern-day space shuttles, as well as the main concepts of rocketry, including how rockets are launched, move through the atmosphere, and return to earth safely. Exploring the science behind rocket flight, kids learn how the forces of thrust, gravity, lift, and drag interact to determine a rocket’s path, then imagine new uses and technologies in rocketry that are being developed today and for the future. Combining hands-on activities with physics, chemistry, and mathematics, Rocketry brings fun to learning about the world of rocket science. Entertaining illustrations and fascinating sidebars illuminate the topic, while Words to Know highlighted and defined within the text reinforce new vocabulary. Projects include building a pneumatic blast rocket and launcher, testing a rocket recovery system, and designing a rocket model of the future. Additional materials include a glossary, and a list of current reference works, websites, and Internet resources. This title meets Common Core State Standards for literacy in science and technology; Guided Reading Levels and Lexile measurements indicate grade level and text complexity.

Rocket Boys

A Memoir

Author: Homer H. Hickam

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0385333218

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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The author traces the boyhood enthusiasm for rockets that eventually led to a career at NASA, describing how he built model rockets in the family garage in West Virginia, inspired by the launch of the Soviet satellite Sputnik. Reprint.

Rocket Motor Guide, Thrust to Weight Ratio's

Author: Rocketkraft Studios

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1312376791

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: N.A

View: 1891

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A simple guide to determine thrust to weight ratios for model and high power rockets. Motors covered include G impulse to M impulse. Great help when deciding if a certain motor will safely launch your rocket. This guide was originally created in 2001. Some of the motors listed are no longer available or certified to fly, but are left in for reference. In addition, many new motors and manufacturers are now available. Look to the end of the guide for a simple formula to determine ratio’s for those motors. Data presented here is a guideline only. Common sense, experience and a little effort on the part of the flyer is required. Use this guide at your own risk. There are several ways to determine the maximum thrust to weight ratio and many factors can impact the ratio, including the rocket design. Always follow your RSO’s decision.

Topics in Advanced Model Rocketry

Author: Gordon K. Mandell,George J. Caporaso,William P. Bengan

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: 9780262632782

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 652

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The advanced model rocketeer will find that this book allows him to predict every aspect of his model's performance. It is a comprehensive and rigorous treatment of the trajectory analysis, aerodynamics, and flight dynamics of model rockets; it contains many original methods and demonstrates a wealth of complex problems that still require solutions in model rocketry.More specifically, Topics in Advance Model Rocketry include methods that will enable the modeler to calculate the following: the "point-mass" approximation altitude for any rocket or cluster; the drag coefficient, normal force coefficient, damping factor, moments of inertia, restoring moments, and so forth, of his vehicle; and the dynamic behavior of his rocket, that is, oscillation frequency, amplitude, spin rate, and perturbing forces. In addition, the equations will allow the modeler to design his vehicle so that wind and other perturbing flight forces have a minimal effect on its performance.In the past, many older modelers left the hobby of model rocketry because advanced information and challenges were lacking; now Topics in Advance Model Rocketry can provide the veteran modeler with exactly the information he needs, while it also serves as a basis for further theoretical research in the field.

The Kerbal Player's Guide

The Easiest Way to Launch a Space Program

Author: Jon Manning,Tim Nugent,Paul Fenwick,Alasdair Allan,Paris Buttfield-Addison

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491913495

Category: Computers

Page: 428

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Kerbal Space Program (KSP) is a critically acclaimed, bestselling space flight simulator game. It’s making waves everywhere from mainstream media to the actual space flight industry, but it has a bit of a learning curve. In this book, five KSP nerds—including an astrophysicist—teach you everything you need to know to get a nation of tiny green people into space. KSP is incredibly realistic. When running your space program, you’ll have to consider delta-V budgets, orbital mechanics, Hohmann transfers, and more. This book is perfect for video game players, simulation game players, Minecrafters, and amateur astronomers. Design, launch, and fly interplanetary rockets Capture an asteroid and fly it into a parking orbit Travel to distant planets and plant a flag Build a moon rover, and jump off a crater ridge Rescue a crew-mate trapped in deep space

Head First Design Patterns

Author: Eric Freeman,Elisabeth Robson,Bert Bates,Kathy Sierra

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596800746

Category: Computers

Page: 676

View: 1937

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Using research in neurobiology, cognitive science and learning theory, this text loads patterns into your brain in a way that lets you put them to work immediately, makes you better at solving software design problems, and improves your ability to speak the language of patterns with others on your team.

Easy PVC Rockets

Author: Jason Smiley

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781492842873

Category: Science

Page: 132

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Easy PVC Rockets is a book on how to make your own model rocket engines at home with easy techniques and readily available materials. Using only stump remover, powdered sugar, kitty litter, and some PVC pipe you can create a whole array of rocket engine designs ranging from small bottle rockets to large F class engines. Also in the book are homemade methods to creating your own model rockets, launch stands, and electrical ignition systems also from readily available materials.

PreparedU

How Innovative Colleges Drive Student Success

Author: Gloria Cordes Larson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119402484

Category: Education

Page: 288

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How can we as parents, educators, and members of the business community prepare students to be successful leaders in today's global environment? It's a critically important question. Gloria Cordes Larson, president of Bentley University, explains why today's practices in higher education are inadequate preparation for our rapidly evolving innovation economy. Instead, she passionately advocates for a hybrid-learning model that integrates business education with traditional liberal arts courses. Today's businesses demand a new kind of hybrid graduate, possessed of both hard and soft skills, with the courage to take risks, the creativity to innovate, and the savvy to excel in a turbulent competitive climate. This book is a valuable resource for participants in every learning community: our homes, schools, and businesses. It will change the way you think about what excellence in education means in today's business environment as you develop strategies that will move our children, students, and future employees forward in a rapidly changing and very challenging world. Prepared with that training and knowledge, they will find greater fulfillment and make their own mark on the future.