Back in my childhood, there were no electronics for model rocketry. Integrated circuits and semiconductors were just starting to be produced commercially. Although Estes did have a manual camera rocket, I never purchased one. Today, it is a different story. Model rockets are flying altimeters, flight computers, GPS radios, high-definition video cameras, and even remote-control gliders. So, let’s take a look at some model rocketry electronics that I have used.Continue reading “Model Rocketry Electronics”
In the first article of this series, Return to Model Rocketry, I discussed some of the kits and kit manufacturers that exist today. However, a rocket without some way to propel it into the sky is just a cardboard, fiberglass, or carbon fiber tube. This article will talk about model rocketry propulsion in its various forms.Continue reading “Model Rocketry Propulsion”
I came across high power rocketry while searching on the web a couple of years ago. I had not flown a rocket since the 1970s. So, I started doing some more reading, contacted the local Tripoli Prefecture (Tripoli Tampa) and ordered my first kits. As a result, I have gotten my Tripoli certifications, contributed to the local club leadership, and started this blog. This post will detail some of the resources and knowledge I have gained in my return to model rocketry.
When I started this article, I was thinking that it could be covered in one post. As it turned out, it is going to take multiple articles to cover everything. At the end of each article, I will post the link to the next. Here is a list of all the articles in the series.
- Rocket Kits and Manufacturers – This Article
- Rocket Propulsion and Motors
- Model Rocketry Electronics
- Hardware and Components – Upcoming
- Things to Do in Rocketry – Upcoming
- Where to Start Upcoming – Upcoming