We specialize in designing, building, and flying scale model rocketry projects for competition. Various 3D-printed scale model parts are available via our shop page and others are in the R&D phase, so be sure to check back with us!


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  • Spectacular Failures of Unmanned Rockets   6/13/2016  
    I put this together for a 4-H rocket day camp in 2013–the kids really enjoyed it. Video clips from various YouTube sources, The Right Stuff, and Spacecraft Films DVD, Liftoff: Success and Failure on the Launch Pad (highly recommended). Audio track: Wagner’s The Ride of the Valkyries, performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. https://www.youtube.com/embed/RY1cEOzaf78
  • Minor Site Update   3/15/2015  
    We now have an e-commerce plugin handling the layout of our 3D-printed part links, etc.  This should make it somewhat easier for our customers to browse products that are available in multiple configurations while remaining on this site.  Links will take you to the corresponding product listing on Shapeways.com. An added benefit of having the e-commerce ...
  • 4-H Rocket Camp 2013 & 2014   10/14/2014  
    Jess and I taught a 4-H rocket camp for two years in a row, and it was a big success.
  • J-2 Engines for sale in 1:72 & 1:70 Scale (Updated)   8/16/2014  
    Design Update (1:72 & 1:70) The latest design for the J-2 Engines in 1:72 and 1:70 scale is identical to the original, but the 3D model is now printed in two pieces for easier finishing.  Note the addition of sprue material that will have to be removed for assembly.  (Lower sprue is only partially removed to ...
  • 1:72 and 1:70 H-1 Engine Sets   8/2/2014  
    We’re happy to announce our latest 3D-printed parts available via Shapeways:  Sets of H-1 Engines in 1:72 and 1:70 scale.  Both early and later versions of the central flame shield / inboard turbine exhaust designs are represented alongside a common outboard engine design.  Links below.  Be sure to check out various photos of 1:72 scale ...

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