- Posted by admin on June 9th, 2013 filed in Uncategorized
If you are interested in getting into the hobby of building and launching your own rockets from your property, then you might be wondering how to get started when it comes to such a hobby. After all, there is a lot of experience and know-how needed to build your own rocket from scratch, so it is generally recommended that you begin by purchasing a rocket that has already been built. This is a great way to start by seeing how they work before deciding to take on the more difficult task of building one Read the rest of this entry »
- Posted by admin on March 31st, 2013 filed in Uncategorized
Rocketry is an exciting, but an expensive hobby – why would you ever want to do it? Why, when that money could be put toward a computer, car payment, video game – you could even buy an ADT home security system for that money.
Because rockets are awesome! That’s why!
Estes and many of the leading rocket brands have been releasing model rocket kits for decades and there is really nothing more exhilarating than the process of building your own rocket and launching it into the sky. There is so much involved and if you don’t do things just right when it comes to the assembly phase than any number of things could go wrong.
Don’t put in the stabilizing fins just right and the rocket could veer so far offcourse with the resonant yaw that you may never find it again. Use the wrong caliber engine for the wrong rocket model and you could detonate it on the ground instead of launching it. If you don’t even assemble the parachute right, then re-entry could be difficult.
It’s a thinking man’s activity and when you finally get it right you have the satisfaction of knowing that not only did your rocket launch, it came back in one piece.
- Posted by admin on March 28th, 2013 filed in Uncategorized
The reason they call it rocket science is because much of it is too hard to understand for the average person. If you’ve ever wondered how a rocket can fall safely to the earth without shattering into a million pieces, you’ve got the same question as thousands of other rocket science enthusiasts.
If the rocket is lucky enough to reach the area outside of earth’s gravitational pull, it needs to use fuel to propel it back into the earth’s atmosphere. Read the rest of this entry »
- Posted by admin on August 22nd, 2012 filed in Uncategorized
Being a model rock enthusiast is a great way to have fun in your spare time. It can also be a fairly inexpensive hobby, depending on how seriously a person takes it. There are many different types of rockets and engines to choose from, each categorized in simple terms to help a person decide what they want to do.
The first category is often called model rocketry. These are often the cheaper models of rockets and engines that you can find just about anywhere. The cost for both are low, with a Read the rest of this entry »
- Posted by admin on August 21st, 2012 filed in Uncategorized
Home rocketry is a fun fairly inexpensive hobby that can help teach children valuable information. Today lets look at the components that make up a rocket.
The main frame of a rocket is generally referred to as the body tube, this is the part of the rocket that contains the main components. Including optional parts like a motor, parachute,and a shockwire. A launch lug is often attached to the side for stability during take-off.
At the base of the Read the rest of this entry »
- Posted by admin on August 18th, 2012 filed in Uncategorized
It is no surprise that rockets are items which bring great excitement and enjoyment to individuals. They provide hours of fun and a spectacular view. With all this fun, though, comes danger. Rockets are one of the most dangerous toy items available. In fact, people do not even consider rockets to be toys, due to their dangerous manner. Many people believe that rockets are more of a hobby rather than a playtime activity. Many individuals, as well, believe that there should be an age limit for who is allowed to handle the rockets. They do not Read the rest of this entry »
- Posted by admin on August 15th, 2012 filed in Uncategorized
Many individuals have developed a deep passion for the collection of rockets. They go to various hobby shops in hopes of finding the next addition to their massive showcase. Unfortunately, many are not able to venture out much further than their city limits. With being limited to such a small area for shopping, they are not able to fully see what other rockets are available.
Fortunately for those rocket collectors, the internet has proven to be a great method of expanding ones horizons. The Read the rest of this entry »
- Posted by www.colonialvirginiahpr.org on August 11th, 2012 filed in Uncategorized
There are many well recognized hobbies out there. Everybody has their own personal opinion on what hobby is the best for them. One cool but unique hobby out there is rocketry. Many people do many things with this broad subject. Some people build them while other people launch them.
When deciding to build rockets you can find yourself spending a lot of your extra time consumed with this hobby. There are many ways to go about building these. If you are a beginner you can always buy a rocket kit that comes Read the rest of this entry »