Let your computer show you the correct way to build and launch a model rocket. This saves you time, and assures you’ll have a safe and successful launch.

The topics covered are:

1 – Marking body tubes
2 – Drawing lines down the length of the tube for fin alignment.
3 – Drawing lines around the circumference of the tube
4 – Drawing lines around the circumference of the tube using a strip of paper
5 – Attaching fins to the tube
6 – Cutting fins yourself
7 – Sealing balsa fins to make them smooth
8 – Applying fillets to the fins
9 – Attaching the launch lug
10 – Joining tubes together
11 – Attaching centering rings
12 – Assembly of the motor mount
13 – Installing the motor mount
14 – Making a shock cord mount
15 – Attaching the shock cord to the nose
16 – Attaching streamers
17 – Assembly and attaching the parachute
18 – Painting the rocket.
19 – Prepping the rocket for flight
20 – A brief explaination of the different types of rocket motors
21 – Loading rocket motors into the model
22 – Installing the igniter
23 – Getting ready to launch!
24 – Launch!
25 – Cutting big body tubes

This video book is a CD-ROM for your computer that contains video that is embedded into the pages of a pdf document. It has neat features like being able to quickly flip through the pages on your computer screen, and zoom in/out, and search for keyword phrases. It can also contain links to other pages in the document or clickable links that will launch your web browser to search the internet. It is much better than watching a VHS tape, because you can quickly find the scene you are looking for in just a few seconds. And best of all, you can proceed and learn at your own pace.

By marrying video with text and illustrations, you get the best of both worlds. You can print out things, like the parts and tool list, and still be able to watch the videos.

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Now you can relive the glory days of rocketry with this new mega-sized rendition of the classic Estes BULLPUP kit. This rocket is 1.96-to-1 up-scale of the original kit, making it over 30 inches tall.

The Bullpup uses state-of-the-art components to give the model robust strength, and still keep it light weight so that it can fly on inexpensive mid-power motors. Here are some of the features:

Laser-Cut Parts, like the fins, centering rings, and bulkheads. The precision-cut of the laser insures that all the parts fit together like a glove.

Heavy-walled engine mount tube that is lined with aluminized polyester foil. This shiny coating reflects heat back into the tube reducing the odds of the inside getting scortched. According to the manufacturer, this gives the engine mount tube a long life.

Plastic nose cone. This is a big nose cone made from urethane casting resin that is hollow like a blow-molded nose cone.

Interlocking framework inside the model that holds the through-the-wall fin tabs securely in place. Since the framework is made from balsa, it keeps the rocket lightweight and strong.

And the tube is slotted, ensuring that the fins will be straight along the tube, and securely attached to the rocket. You can be sure that you’ll get a ton of flights out of this big mid-powered rocket.

The rocket also includes a Nomex cloth parachute protector. This is a 9 inch square of flame-proof cloth that elminates the need of using wadding with this rocket.

The water-slide decals are also upscaled from the original Estes classic model. They are big, bright, and colorful! You’ll love them and get lots of compliments from your friends on how great this rocket looks.

Recommended 24mm diameter rocket engine: Estes C11-3, D12-3 Aerotech E15-4, E30-4, F24-7 RMS

Requires a rocket launch pad equipped with a 1/4-inch diameter launch rod, plus finishing supplies like glue and paint.

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