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The classic guide by the "father of model rocketry"revised and updated for the twenty-first century
This new edition of the "bible of modern rocketry" shows you how to safely build, launch, track, and recover model rocketsjust as the experts do it! Whether youre a beginner or a veteran model rocketeer, the Handbook of Model Rocketry explains everything you need to know to get your rocket off the groundfrom rocket construction and ignition systems to launching techniques, aerodynamics, altitude determinations, and recovery devices. G. Harry Stines son, Bill Stine, covers all the latest changes to the hobby since the last edition was published. This authoritative guide, the official manual of the National Association of Rocketry, provides the expertise you need to launch your rocket skyward.
- Features new types of rockets, motors, and electronic payloads, as well as computer software and Internet resources
- Includes the latest regulations and a new chapter on high-power rocketry
- Explains building and flying large rocket models, and using radio- controlled boost gliders and rocket gliders
- Lists the latest resources as well as information about joining model rocket clubs and entering contests!
The seventh edition of what has been called "The Bible of Modern Rocketry," for adult and teen rocket hobbyists.
A fully updated new edition of the bible of model rocketry and the official handbook of the National Association of Rocketry G. Harry Stine was one of the founders of model rocketry and one of its most accomplished and respected figures. His Handbook of Model Rocketry has long been recognized as the most authoritative and reliable resource in the field. Now fully updated and expanded by Harry's son Bill Stine, who inherited his father's passion for model rockets, the new Seventh Edition includes the many changes in the hobby that have occurred since the last edition was published, such as new types of rockets, motors, and electronic payloads, plus computer software and Internet resources. This new edition also includes new photos and a new chapter on high-power rocketry.
G. Harry Stine, founder and one-time president of the National Association of Rocketry, started the world's first model rocket company, whose kits are now in the Smithsonian. Bill Stine, also a model rocket expert, is the founder and president of Quest Aerospace Inc.
G. Harry Stine's Handbook of Model Rocketry has long been recognized as the most authoritative and reliable resource in the field. Now fully updated and expanded by Harry's son Bill Stine, who inherited his father's passion for model rockets, the new Seventh Edition covers the many changes in the hobby that have occurred since the last edition was published.
About the Author
G. HARRY STINE
was the founder and one-time president of the National Association of Rocketry. An engineer, science writer, and author, Stine also started the first model rocket company, whose kits are now in the Smithsonian.
His son, BILL STINE, is a model rocket expert in his own right and is the founder and president of Quest Aerospace Inc.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Seventh Edition.
Preface to the First Edition.
1. This Is Model Rocketry.
2. Getting Started.
3. Tools and Techniques in the Workshop.
4. Model Rocket Construction.
5. Model Rocket Motors.
6. Ignition and Ignition Systems.
7. Launchers and Launching Techniques.
8. How High Will It Go?
10. Model Rocket Aerodynamics.
11. Multistage Model Rockets.
12. Recovery Devices.
13. Glide Recovery.
14. Building and Flying Large Models.
16. Scale Models.
17. Altitude Determination.
18. Model Rocket Ranges.
19. Clubs and Contests.
20. Where Do I Go from Here?
Appendix I: Important Addresses.
Appendix II: Model Rocket CP Calculation.
Appendix III: Rocket Altitude Simulation: Computer Program RASP-93.
Appendix IV: Static Stability Calculation: Computer Program STABCAL-2.
Appendix V: The Triple-T rack Tracker.
Appendix VI: Two-Station Alt-Azimuth Tracking Data Reduction Program MRDR-2.
Appendix VII: Three-Station Elevation-Angle-Only Tracking Data Reduction Tables.
Appendix VIII: Sample NAR Section Bylaws.