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 scratchbuilt 25% scale Aerobee.||The most recent how-to page is the Scale Spreadsheet to calculation dimensions of scale models.|
Most Recent Changes
- The Scale Spreadsheet is a tool to determine the scale factor and calculation model dimensions.
- Another video with tips on how to certify Level 2 in Style.
- My first night launch rocket in over a decade is ready for Aeronaut, the Light Show.
- How-to article on GPS Tracking co-authored with Ken Biba.
- Work is complete on the Defender MKIII kit. Happy 4th!
- After more than a decade, the 25% scale Aerobee is finally complete.
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.