Rocketry & Scale Modeling Links

Featured Links / Friends of Meatball Rocketry


Rocketry Organizations

Join the NAR

National Association of Rocketry (NAR)
Tripoli Rocketry Association (TRA)
Southeastern Virginia Association of Rocketry (SEVRA) — South Hampton Roads NAR club
Vikings Rocket Society — Richmond-area NAR club


General Rocketry Information

Jim Z’s site — out of production kit plans and decals
Ninfinger Productions — large collection of rocketry and scale model information, including lots of links
The Rocketry Forum (TRF) — online discussion of all aspects of model rocketry
Ye Olde Rocket Forum — another great rocketry forum
Ye Olde Rocket Shoppe — Lots of info and old plans/decals for “Born-Again-Rocketeers”
How-To Videos — good info by Tim Van Milligan of Apogee Components
Advanced Construction Videos — by Apogee Components


Scale Data & Technical Information

Meatball Rocketry Scale Data and Photos and Building Tips and more! (freebie stuff)
Apollo Archive (excellent collection of NASA photos)
Apollo-Saturn Reference page
Chris Flanigan Rocketry — Scale data, R&D, techniques, and more! (new 10-20-2015)
George Gassaway’s Home Page — Space Shuttle Model, Little Joe II, Saturn IB, R&D, and more!
Jim Ball’s Scale Library (tons of links)
John Pursley’s Scale Model page — Scale data, printed “skin kit” wraps for scale and sport models, and lots of tech info.
HeroicRelics.org — Awesome site by Mike Jetzer with tons of info and diagrams from tech reports, etc.
HistoricSpacecraft.com — lots of good photos of real rockets
NAR Technical Services page
(scale data CD, plans, tech reports)
NASA Technical Reports Server — Tech Reports, NASA Images, etc.
Ninfinger Productions — large collection of rocketry and scale model information, including lots of links
Peter Alway’s Space Rocketry Pages
— scale drawings and tons of photos (Web archive — updated 5-28-2016)
Peter Alway’s Model Rocketry Pages
— scale drawings and tons of photos (Web archive — updated 5-28-2016)
Peter Alway’s Flickr Scale Data Album. (new 5-28-2016)
Peter McQuillan’s Little Joe I site (Web archive — updated 5-28-2016)

Rocket.Aero — source for Little Joe I video/photos (and other DVD’s — see also Spacemonkey Models)
Scaleroc — scale rocketry discussion group
Spacecraft Films — Very cool DVD’s containing footage of real missions
Steve Humphrey’s Transition Maker — for odd transitions such as in the Nike-Hercules, X-17, or Saturn I
Steve Roger’s scale data page
V. I. Minakov’s Scale Data Drawings – Very nice PDF drawings of various subjects.
White Sands Missile Range Archives — Databases of photos and documents available to purchase


Rocketry Competition Information

NAR Competition Page (plans, competition info)
Contestroc — discussion group for rocketry competition
US Spacemodeling Team
— FAI (international) competition
US Spacemodeling Team — former site (useful info & photo galleries)


Scale Modeling Parts & Supplies

Meatball Rocketry 3D-Printed Parts
Balsa Machining Service
— stock and custom components
BareMetal Foil
— resin casting supplies (I recommend Polytek EasyFlo 60)
Hillas Packaging
— 3M tapes (like #463 as recommended by John Pursley)
MicroMark — modeling tools and resin casting supplies
Northeastern Scale Lumber
— Miniature half-round dowels and other mouldings
Plastruct — source for various plastic shapes
Tango Papa Decals — reproduction kit decals and custom decals


Vendors of Rocket Kits or Parts/Supplies

Apogee Components — Quality Model Rocket Kits, Building Supplies, RockSim Software
and Information, including the best display or flying Saturn IB and Saturn V kits produced.
Aerospace Specialty Products — rocketry components and kits
Balsa Machining Service — stock and custom components and kits
Sigma Rockets
— Black Brant kits and ARG kits
Discount Rocketry — rocket kits, supplies, motors
PerfectFlite —  mini timers and an altimeter for staging/recovery
Performance Hobbies — rocket kits, supplies, and motors
Pratt Hobbies  —  bulk kits, cool accessories, kevlar shock cords, competition nose cones, etc.
Spacemonkey Models — Awesome V-2 Plastic Model (See also rocket.aero)
Sticker Shock 23 — Vinyl Decals for rockets large and small.
Tango Papa Decals — reproduction kit decals and custom decals


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