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.
Aerospace Specialty Products
This is a great site for kits that are unique and well thought out. I have purchased kits, recovery supplies, and building materials from Andy. His products fill a niche in the rocketry hobby and his on-line store is worth a visit.
Always Ready Rocketry
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.
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.
My Level One Tripoli certification flight was made with this company’s Minnie Magg. The kit was solid and the customer service outstanding.
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.
Madcow 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.
This company builds GPS altimeters and flight computers. They also sell models that transmit data during flight via amateur radio (ham) bands.
Jolly Logic produces a line of fine altimeters and a chute release system that is a hit in the rocketry community.
This company builds altimeters and dual deployment computers for model rockets. I used their StratoLoggerCF for my Tripoli Level 2 and Level 3 certification flights.
Top Flight Recovery
I purchased multiple Top Flight Recovery nylon parachutes from Apogee Rockets. They are inexpensive and very strong for their price.
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.
Chris’ 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Building Parts Suppliers
Seller of electrical parts, connectors, wire and tools. They carry a lot of items and are reliable.
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.