Expired Motor Testing
Program Report - Ted Cochran
The Baikonur World
Championships - Trip Barber
A description of the U.S. Spacemodeling Team's trip to the
2006 World Spacemodeling Championships, held at the Russian's
space launch base at Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Includes both a
discussion of the rocket flying at the championships and the
tour of the Russian spaceflight facilities and their
"spaceflight city" in the desert.
4th Grade Rocketry
Program - Ted Mahler
The experiences of teaching Model Rocketry to 4th graders
over the course of 14 years.
NAR Jr High Power
Certification - Caleb Boe
A discussion of getting your NAR Junior HPR certification by
a NAR member who has done it.
Using PowerPoint to
Design Model Rockets - Eric VanDommelen
A simple step-by-step guide on how to quickly visualize
rockets in a common software that is available to most people.
Techniques for Rocket Design - Eric VanDommelen
Designing and Packing a
Model Rocket Kit - Jim Flis
Designing a rocket is easy. Designing and packaging a rocket
kit is much, much harder.
Storing HPR Motors and
the ATF - John N. Hochheimer, PhD
Safety Risks of Sport
Rocketry - Keith Florig
Discussion of a computer model developed to estimate the
national incidence of injury from mishaps at launch events,
based on number of flights, launch attendance, launch site
Convincing Your Town to
Allow Model Rocketry - M. Fernandes
The Ancient and
Honorable Art of Kitbashing - Mark Bundick
Risks of Storing AP vs
Other Common Household Materials - Steven Florig
A discussion about a number of experiments that were
performed to determine the relative risks of storing AP-based
composite motors versus other common household materials and
black powder motors.
FAI / Internats
Construction Techniques - Trip Barber
A description of the design and construction techniques used
by modelers from around the world in building models for
international competitions, including the World Spacemodeling
Championships, which are sponsored by the FAI and run under
their unique rules. This will help anyone interested in
competing as part of a future US Team understand what skills
they have to learn in order to fly these events.
Securing & Maintaining
Rocketry Fields - Troy Fernandes
Tube-Finned Rockets -
Design, Simulation, Construction, Flight Qualities, "Care
and Feeding" of rockets with tubular fins.
EX (Experimental) Motor
Construction - Richard Hagensick
A discussion of current EX motor construction techniques and
also of Richard's 'P Nominal' very large EX project.
Staging, Airstarts, and Clusters - Ron Freiheit and Andy Limper
Ignition techniques for all those difficult-to-do things
with composite motors.
Hybrid Rocket Motors -
A summary of the experiences of WHOOSH members using hybrid
motors - building, prepping and launching.
Rocket Design and
Flight Simulation using RockSim and RockSim Pro - Tim Van
L1 to L3
Certification - Tim Sapp
Tips and techniques for
getting your L1 to L3 certifications. Seminar will cover the
certification process(es), required paperwork, and ideas for
successful certifications the first time.
Rockets for Schools -
Fiberglassing - Tim Sapp
A Baker's Dozen:
Models and Strategies for New Competitors - Mark Bundick