Vendor List

This vendor list has only companies and people that I have used and endorse their products and services.

Please patronize these rocket hobby vendors.  Keeping them solvent and in business strengthens the hobby and makes it easier for the hobbyist!  Tell them funwithrockets.com sent you.

Kit Manufacturers

Always Ready Rocketry

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This company is your source for Blue Tube 2.0 rocket body tubes.  Dave Ebersole is always happy to take your calls if you have any questions.  He also does custom work if you have any special requirements for your rocket project.  My Level 3 project is made from Blue Tube and Dave was more than happy to cut and slot my project to my specifications.

Website  Phone: 360-445-2ARR (2277)

Binder Design

Mike at Binder Design is very prompt with inquiries and orders.  My Tripoli Level Two attempt will be one of his designs, the 4-inch Excel.

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LOC Precision

LOC Precision Logo - Vendor ListMy Level One Tripoli certification flight was made with this company’s Minnie Magg.  The kit was solid and the customer service outstanding.

Website  Phone: 920-892-0557

MAC Performance Rocketry

I talked to these guys at AIRFest24.  They are producing kits with body tubes made out of canvas phenolic.  The result is a strong body tube that has NO GROOVES to fill.  I have not analyzed the price versus Blue Tube or fiberglass, but I like the kit I purchased from them ( 54mm Scorpion).  They also sell recovery items and finishing hardware for rocketry.

Website Phone: 518-872-9490

Madcow Rocketry

Madcow Rocketry Logo - Vendor ListMadcow has a lot of kits of all sizes and materials.  Paper, fiberglass, and carbon fiber kits are available.  The AQM-37A JayHawk that I built is from this manufacturer.

Website  Phone: 949-547-8847

Electronics

Altus Metrum

Altus Metrum Logo - Vendors pageThis company builds GPS altimeters and flight computers.  They also sell models that transmit data during flight via amateur radio (ham) bands.

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Jolly Logic

Jolly Logic produces a line of fine altimeters and a chute release system that is a hit in the rocketry community.

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PerfectFlite

PerfectFlite Logo - Vendor pageThis company builds altimeters and dual deployment computers for model rockets.  I used their StratoLoggerCF for my Tripoli Level 2 and Level 3 certification flights.

Website Phone: 603-735-5994

Recovery

Top Flight Recovery

I purchased multiple Top Flight Recovery nylon parachutes from Apogee Rockets.  They are inexpensive and very strong for their price.

Website Phone: 262-366-1722

General Rocketry Suppliers

Brian the Motorman

Brian travels around to all the launches in Florida and offers Aerotech rocket hardware, disposable motors, motor reloads, and related tools.  He also sells launch day supplies and hard-to-find kits.

EMail  Phone: 941-587-9417

Chris’ Rocket Supplies
Chris’s Rocket Supplies

Nice store with rockets, motors, and electronics.  Chris is friendly and helpful on the phone.  He uses a lot of what he sells in his own high-power rocketry hobby.  He has a very large selection of rocket motor reloads and hardware.

Website  Phone:  850-554-6531

Tom’s Rocket Gear

Tom shows up at the TTRA launches the third Saturday of every month.  He is also available at the R.O.C.K. launch on the 1st Saturday of the month and the NEFAR launch the 2nd Saturday of the month.  He offers a lot of Public Missile kits, Cesaroni motors, and recovery gear and hardware.

Website  Phone: 651-983-4281

Apogee Components

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This was the site I first came to when I returned to the hobby.  If you use a search engine looking for rocketry vendors, this site will show up.  Their customer service is excellent.  They also add free gifts to your order and offer a frequent buyers program.

Website Phone: 719-535-9335

Aerocon Systems

This site sells a lot of odd parts you may need in your rocket building and launching activities.  Things like “Remove Before Flight” tags, electronics and building parts.  Quick service and shipping.

Website  Phone: 408-272-7001

Lab Rat Rocketry

This is another company that I met at AIRFest24.  They are one of the first vendors to use 3d printing in the rocketry hobby.  They make some nice electronic bay sleds and forms for other rocket parts.

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Building Parts Suppliers

All Electronics

Seller of electrical parts, connectors, wire and tools.  They carry a lot of items and are reliable.

Website  Phone: 800-826-5432

McMaster-Carr

I know this company is known to many, but I wanted to add them to the list for completeness.  These guys QUICKLY fulfill orders for screws, nuts, adhesives, plastics, shop supplies, cleaning supplies, tools….you name it.  The website is easy  to navigate and orders are usually delivered in one or two days for no additional charge.

Website Phone: 404-346-7000