G. Harry Stine Handbook of Model Rocketry

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Handbook of Model Rocketry

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The Classic Guide by the "Father of Model Rocketry" Now Completely Revised and up to Date... This new edition of the model rocketeer’s "bible" shows you how to safely build, launch, track, and recover model rockets—and have fun doing it. Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran model rocketeer, the Handbook of Model Rocketry, the official manual of the National Association of Rocketry (NAR), will become your well-used reference book. G. Harry Stine has been a model rocketeer since 1957 when he founded the NAR and started the first model rocket company. Stine’s Handbook, after satisfying rocket enthusiasts for nearly three decades, remains the definitive resource. Recent technological progress has had a major effect on the model rocket hobby and sport. This revised and updated edition covers such new technology as:

  • revised computer programs that use improved versions of Basic composite propellant model rocket motors
  • recently approved reloadable model rocket motors building and flying large model rockets
  • radio-controlled boost gliders and rocket gliders
  • solid-state, microchip, computer-readable modules used to measure temperature, pressure, acceleration, and airspeed

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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 rockets–just as the experts do it! Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran model rocketeer, the Handbook of Model Rocketry explains everything you need to know to get your rocket off the ground–from rocket construction and ignition systems to launching techniques, aerodynamics, altitude determinations, and recovery devices. G. Harry Stine’s 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!

About the Author:

G. HARRY STINE founder and past president of the NAR, started the first model rocket company whose kits are now in the Smithsonian. An engineer, science writer, and science fiction author, he is one of 50 U.S. space pioneers honored with a silver medal by the U.S. Army Association. More than 35 years after his first model rocket went skyward and over 500 million model rockets later, Stine continues to design, fly, and teach others how to do it.

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