Updated 03/06/2023, 9:55 P.M. mountain time.
A picture of my LOC/Precision Lil' Nuke rocket at liftoff on a flight in which it got 100' up and went horizontal.(Engine: F22-7)
My name is John Powell. I am a member of C.R.A.S.H. (Colorado Rocketry Association Of Space Hobbyists). I am also NAR (National Association Of Rocketry) #75044.
My rocket fleet, including rare Estes kits.
CATOs my rockets have suffered
Updated 3/6/23!My Rocket Motor Collection Added pictures of Estes A5-2 motors and updated the nozzle photo of the 1969/1970 Estes motors to include the A5-2.
My Rocket Pictures Page
Updated 5/6/21!Rocket videos page
Paracalc parachute size calculator and other rocketry software
Coming soon: My LDRS 22 Photos!! -> still need to review. Likely need to re-do site first due to lack of storage.
Great rocket links
Past Project: Certifying level one. I have a LOC/Precision Graduator that has fiberglass reinforced fillets on the fins. I launched on the second of January, 2000. The motor I used was an H128.
My certification flight took place on January 2, 2000, and was a success. The H128 motor launched on the first attempt, and my model A1 altimeter said my rocket reached an altitude of 2645 feet AGL. I hope I was the first person to certify level one this milennium. A pic of the launch is below. Click it to see it full size.
Some good rocketry links:
Northern Colorado Rocketry club page. A NAR and Tripoli section.
Colorado Rocketry Association of Space Hobbiests, NAR Section #482
The Rocket Forum
JimZ Rocket Plans - a repository of plans for OOP rocket kits.
Ye Olde Rocket Shop - has forums, more OOP rocket plans with many lesser known brands represented, decals and more.
Eureka Products - makes a tracker that has been recommended on the rocketry forum for locating rockets. I had a friend hide my transmitter in a field and I got within a foot. I have now launched the transmitter in a rocket, and it worked well. The ultralight transmitter will fit in a 29mm diameter rocket.
The Rocket Garden - a Colorado rocket vendor
Missileworks - Maker of altimeters and tracking electronics. A Colorado company.
MotoJoe - a Colorado motor and parts vendor, often at NCR launches.
Estes Rockets - low to midpower kits and black powder engines.
Aerotech Consumer Aerospace - kits and composite motors
Cesaroni Composite Rocket Motors (ProX series of motors)
Loki Research high power composite rocket motors
Quest Aerospace - low to midpower rocket kits and Q-Jet composite motors by Aerotech
LOC/Precision and Public Missiles Rocketry - low to high power rocket kits. I have more of their kits than of any other company.
DG&A High Power Rockets
Scott Binder Rockets - mid and high power rockets, some very unique designs. I have one that looks like a huge 30-06 cartridge.
Mad Cow Rocketry - mid and high power rockets. I have a 4" PAC-3 and have ordered parts from them as well
WildMan Rocketry - Kits (own and others'), parts, and motors from the major vendors. I've ordered parts from them.
Giant Leap Rocketry - their own kits, composites and other parts. I've ordered parts from them.
Sirius Rocketry - webstore with kits (own and others'), parts and motors.
Rocketarium - An online store with a good selection of smaller kits
Mac Performance rocketry - high power rocket kits with canvas phenolic parts
Mach 1 Rocketry - BT size (Estes size) and larger low and midpower fiberglass rockets
Composite Warehouse - Fiberglass high power rocket kits and parts.