John's Rocketry Site
When I rediscovered rocketry (after a 20-year absence), I found a much-expanded hobby with much larger, more exciting and more dangerous rockets for bigger boys. I guess that makes me a Born Again Rocketeer (B.A.R.).
Rocketry has been my primary hobby since 1998 and I've done a lot of it since that time. From starting out as a newbie at LUNAR and ROC launches through being the Prefect of AERO-PAC, I've learned a lot, met a bunch of great people and had wonderful fun.
This site started out in 1998 as a list of pictures of my rockets, and those are still here in the "fleet" section. However, it's also become a repository for articles on technique and research I've conducted which make up the "how-to" section.
|My most recently completed rocket is the Loc/Precision LOC-IV, a good choice for starting out in HPR.||The most recent how-to page is my Certify Level 1 building your first HPR kit for an L1 cert.|
Most Recent Changes
- The Crayon Pack finally flew (all eight!) at LUNAR in April.
- After more than a decade, work resumes on the 25% scale Aerobee.
- A lengthy Certify Level 1 video on building your first HPR kit for an L1 cert.
- Finally a completed rocket, the LOC-IV, which is a good choice for starting out in HPR.
- Shorter video on Choosing Motors to help pick the perfect motor for your rocket.
See the Updates page for a complete list of recent changes, plus some highlights from the long history of this site.
I try to keep this site current, fully working and attractive. Please let me know if you find broken links, errors or even typos.