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Rocketry basics. Looks at in-flight stability and weathercocking due to wind forces.
AERO MODELLER #655 Aug 1990 (v.55) pg. 465

Guide to rocketry competitions. A brief description of the various events (streamer duration, egg-loft, etc.).
AERO MODELLER #693 Oct 1993 (v.58) pg. 20

Ignition - lift off. Getting started in model rocketry. Part 1. Your first rocket.
AERO MODELLER #739 Jul 4 1997 (v.62) pg. 34

Ignition - lift off. Getting started in model rocketry. Part 2. Selecting your second rocket and some rocket theory.
AERO MODELLER #741 Aug 29 1997 (v.62) pg. 38

Ignition - Lift off. Part 1. A brief lession in space model theory. How to design, stability test, and fly model rockets safely.
AERO MODELLER #749 May 7 1998 (v.63) pg. 8

Ignition - Lift off. Part 2. Introduction to contest space modelling.
AERO MODELLER #750 Jun 4 1998 (v.63) pg. 26

Throwing a wobbly. A look at the design of model rockets to improve stability and performance. Part 1. Tail fins.
AERO MODELLER #765 Jul 29 1999 (v.64) pg. 27

Throwing a wobbly. Part 2. Nose shapes, weathercocking, over-stability, and damping.
AERO MODELLER #766 Aug 26 1999 (v.64) pg. 10

Throwing a wobbly. Part 3. A look at boundary layers, Reynolds numbers, drag, the "lovelace effect", etc.
AERO MODELLER #768 Oct 1999 (v.64) pg. 36

Building model rockets. A brief introduction to principles, materials, fins, motor mounts, shocklines, etc.
AERO MODELLER #773 Mar 2000 (v.65) pg. 34

Three contests for free flight model rockets. (1) Longest flight time. (2) Spot landing (which gets closest to target). (3) LeMans start rocket race.
BOYS' LIFE Sep 1973 (v.63#9) pg. 58

How to build a paper model of the Saturn V rocket.
BOYS' LIFE Dec 1974 (v.64#12) pg. 48

How to build a model rocket from scratch using material found at home.
BOYS' LIFE Nov 1978 (v.68#11) pg. 58

How to design and build your own model space ship.
BOYS' LIFE Dec 1980 (v.70#12) pg. 78

Rocket assembly center. This stand provides an extra pair of "hands" when gluing and painting model rockets.
BOYS' LIFE Dec 1990 (v.80#12) pg. 72

Hand-held launch controller for model rockets. Unit features an LED display that counts down from 9-to-0 and then fires current through an igniter to start the rocket. Two LEDs tell you when power is on and verify continuity. There are three switches to turn on the unit, arm the unit and start the timer running. Est cost: $20.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS Nov-Dec 1978 (v.18#6) pg. 59

Rocket strobe. Launch a model rocket at night and follow its flight by installing this flashing strobe light powered by a 9-volt battery.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Jan 1989 (v.6#1) pg. 29

Launch control box features power on-off switch, launch button, fail-safe switch and LEDs to indicate presence of power.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Mar 1978 (v.67#3) pg. 44

Launch a metric rocket. A simple rocket pattern is given in metric measurements to encourage students to learn metric.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION May-Jun 1980 (v.69#5) pg. 44

Drawings (1/72 scale) of the interplanetary probe "Magellan" and the accompanying IUS booster rocket. Includes color scheme information.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL Sep 1989 (v.1#6) pg. 28
Correction IPMS/USA JOURNAL Dec 1989 (v.2#1) pg. 40

European Space Agency's Ariane 4 rocket. Includes tips on detailing the 1/144 scale plastic model kit from Revell.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL Feb 1990 (v.2#2) pg. 32

Guidance and instructions for making fiberglass nose cones and body tubes for model rockets. Part 1.
MODEL AVIATION Sep 1993 (v.19#9) pg. 100

Learning from failure. (1) Simple optical guided rocket. (2) Xenon strobe rocket for night launching.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Nov 1988 (v.5#11) pg. 61

How to make and fly a "shingle rocket".
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #62 Mar-Apr 1980 pg. 14

Model rocketry for the electronics experimenter. Electronic devices make up the payload for several interesting model rocketry experiments.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jun 1973 (v.3#6) pg. 26

Circuit for a programmable countdown timer. Add a relay to the timer in order to make an automatic ignition timer for model rockets. Program delays for up to 10 minutes.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Nov 1980 (v.18#5) pg. 120

Schematic diagram of a transistorized light flasher for model rockets.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Mar 1981 (v.19#3) pg. 100

Simple remote launcher circuit is placed close to the launch pad to eliminate long runs of heavy-gauge wire from the battery. Power is applied to the rocket motor fuse some 15-seconds after a switch is closed.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] May 1989 (v.6#5) pg. 24
Added Info POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Sep 1989 (v.6#9) pg. 27

Getting started in model rocketry. Build a battery-operated launcher, a remote-control firing station, and a solid-fuel rocket with a parachute return (landing) system.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1967 (v.128#1) pg. 148

Valkyrie-2, a rocket kit from Vashon Industries Inc., is a liquefied gas model with built-in timer to release recovery parachute. Article and photos describe assembly techniques.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1969 (v.131#3) pg. 196

Circuit for a digital readout, automatic countdown model rocket launcher.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jun 1979 (v.50#6) pg. 6

Model rocket launcher circuit allows the launch to be conducted from 300-ft. away.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Aug 1982 (v.53#8) pg. 36

How to get started in model rocketry.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Dec 1970 (v.41#12) pg. 38

Aerial photography with model rockets. Tips on using the "AstroCam 110" model-rocket camera system. Methods for interpreting photos and computing the size of objects on the ground and the altitude of the camera.
SCIENCE PROBE! Nov 1990 (v.1#1) pg. 94
Correction SCIENCE PROBE! Apr 1991 (v.1#2) pg. 125

Taking back the final frontier. Getting started in amateur rocketry. Looks at both solid-fuel and liquid-fuel rockets and prizes being offered for advancements in amateur rockets.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Dec 1997 (v.277#6) pg. 114