Category Archives: Rocketry

3d-Printed Rocket Buzzer

At the last rocket launching I attended, several of my rockets greatly exceeded expectations and were likely swallowed up by the universe at large. Two things might have helped: a smaller parachute and/or a tracking device. This tracking device is … Continue reading

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Learn to Build Rockets

Today’s model rockets aren’t anything like the amateur rockets that we “old-timers” built back in the 1960s. How was I going to learn to make rockets today, and where would I get all of the parts needed? My solution was … Continue reading

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Up, Up and Away!

The Edmonton Rocketry Club was back in Calmar on July 30. So was I, with four rockets ready to go! The Crossfire from Estes had already flown three times previously, and was included as a spare. The scratchbuilt Hebe had … Continue reading

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AARM-50+2

On July 17, the Edmonton Rocketry Club hosted a rocketry competition in nearby Calmar, Alberta. People launched a variety of model rockets, competing in various categories, with varying success. The only thing that wasn’t variable, was the excitement! I didn’t … Continue reading

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Launching Again!

The Edmonton Rocketry Club plans a model rocket launch almost each month, weather permitting. Recently, rain and/or high winds caused many launchings to be cancelled, but we finally gathered in Calmar on July 2, even if the field was a … Continue reading

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