Friday, May 30, 2014


A lesson for us all here in how to make a BIG model. Rod Stevenson's V-2 rocket is 1:5 scale, and as you can see from the video, it can fly high too.
The flight recorded here gained Rod a UK Rocketry Association (UKRA) Level 3 Certificate, so congratulations are in order.

For most of us, a smaller rocket is probably more realistic, and for that one of the many Estes kits are ideal. I used to fly them, and can confirm that the kits are fairly easy to build, and great fun to fly.

When she was much younger, my elder daughter gained her rocket star for being in charge of countdown procedures, graduating to commander in charge of the actual launches. Pressing the red FIRE button was her reward for helping Dad out with his hobby.

Click here to visit the UKRA.

Click here for a wide range of flying model rockets.