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  1. Club Information
  2. Construction Techniques
  3. Contests
  4. Designing Rockets
  5. Education
  6. Flying Rockets
  7. Gliders
  8. History of Rocketry
  9. Misc
  10. Parachutes
  11. Plans
  12. Rocket Drag
  13. Rocket Motors
  14. Rocket Stability
  15. RockSim

Club Information
Issue #013 - (07/09/00) - How to Get Your Donation Request Thrown in the Trash-can
Issue #019 - (09/10/00) - Getting Media Coverage for Your Rocketry Event
Issue #020 - (09/17/00) - How does Getting Your Hair Cut get You a New Launch Site?
Issue #021 - (09/24/00) - Recruiting and Retaining new Club Members.
Issue #026 - (10/29/00) - What Makes for an Interesting Launch Report Article.
Issue #051 - (05/13/01) - Using Rocketry Completions to Increase Club Participation
Issue #076 - (02/22/02) - Suggestions for a young leader in a rocket club
Issue #077 - (03/08/02) - Starting your own rocketry club & a FREE poster!
Issue #085 - (07/19/02) - Reasons Why We Love Rockets
Issue #143 - (06/10/05) - Mood Lighting With RockSim - Part 1
Issue #143 - (06/10/05) - Recruiting Club members at Air Shows.
Issue #161 - (05/18/06) - How To Finance A School Rocket Club
Issue #210 - (06/03/08) - How to get your level 1 High-Power Certification
Issue #212 - (07/01/08) - 6 Ideas to grow your rocket club's membership - Part 1
Issue #213 - (07/15/08) - 6 Ideas to grow your rocket club's membership - Part 2
Issue #336 - (04/09/13) - Starting A Rocketry Program at Your Civil Air Patrol Squadron

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Construction Techniques
Issue #017 - (08/27/00) - Coloring Balsa wood with RIT dye
Issue #029 - (11/19/00) - Useful tools for building rockets.
Issue #030 - (11/26/00) - Man vs Mother Nature; which is stronger, wood or composites?
Issue #031 - (12/03/00) - What is your Skill Level?
Issue #036 - (01/14/01) - The Hardest Step in Designing a Rocket
Issue #037 - (01/20/01) - Flop-Tip Helicopter Model Plans
Issue #043 - (03/11/01) - What Style of Rockets Do You Like?
Issue #050 - (05/06/01) - Fin Shapes Revisited
Issue #052 - (05/20/01) - Survey Results (and what it means to you)
Issue #056 - (07/01/01) - Adhesives for Skill Level 5 Kits
Issue #057 - (07/08/01) - How to Destroy A Perfectly Good Rocket Kit
Issue #062 - (09/20/01) - Rocket Origami
Issue #063 - (09/26/01) - How To Use Paper to Make Centering Rings for High-Power Rockets
Issue #066 - (10/23/01) - Tools needed for the Saturn V kit
Issue #067 - (11/08/01) - Painting the Corrugations on the Saturn V kit?
Issue #068 - (11/19/01) - Pressure Relief Holes
Issue #069 - (12/02/01) - Characteristics of Balsa Wood
Issue #071 - (12/29/01) - Attaching Vacuum Form Wraps on the Saturn Rockets
Issue #075 - (02/15/02) - Designing High-Altitude Rockets
Issue #079 - (04/05/02) - Rocket Display Stands
Issue #087 - (08/19/02) - Tool Plan - Make foam nose cones!
Issue #095 - (12/27/02) - Motor Retention for Minimum Diameter Rockets
Issue #096 - (01/10/03) - Motor Retention for Minimum Diameter Rockets Part 2
Issue #097 - (01/31/03) - Motor Retention for Minimum Diameter Rockets Part 3
Issue #104 - (06/01/03) - How to design and build engine mounts
Issue #113 - (10/27/03) - How to use bulkheads in rockets
Issue #114 - (11/07/03) - Simple hand tools that will save you money
Issue #121 - (03/15/04) - Cutting body tubes at angles - make your own cutting pattern sheet
Issue #125 - (05/17/04) - How To Make Simulated Nozzles To Add Pizzazz To Your Rockets
Issue #126 - (06/10/04) - Common Misconceptions About Centering Rings
Issue #127 - (07/05/04) - How To Design and Construct Oblique Nose Cones
Issue #128 - (07/20/04) - The Art and Science of Streamer Recovery
Issue #129 - (08/10/04) - Using Ejection Charge Baffles
Issue #136 - (12/13/04) - Make Your Own Transition Sections
Issue #137 - (01/11/05) - Designing a Parachute Compartment Into a Booster Stage
Issue #138 - (02/02/05) - How To Join Paper Transition Sections
Issue #142 - (05/26/05) - How to un-join an epoxied part
Issue #145 - (07/14/05) - Building Motor Mount Adapters.
Issue #146 - (08/01/05) - Tube holder to make it easier to glue on fins.
Issue #147 - (08/22/05) - How To Fill Body Tube Spirals
Issue #149 - (10/07/05) - Repairing Fuzzy body tubes.
Issue #150 - (10/24/05) - Swivel Fins Do Fly Straight
Issue #150 - (10/24/05) - How to practice cutting vacuum form rocket wraps
Issue #151 - (11/07/05) - Machine tools on your wish list
Issue #151 - (11/07/05) - Fixing Tight Fitting Tube Couplers
Issue #152 - (11/18/05) - Aligning 'In-Line' fins
Issue #153 - (12/06/05) - Painting Decal Paper To Make Stripes.
Issue #154 - (12/30/05) - Make a payload bay for small rockets.
Issue #155 - (01/17/06) - Aligning multiple launch lugs on your rocket.
Issue #157 - (02/22/06) - Hang your fins out to dry after applying sanding sealer.
Issue #158 - (03/14/06) - Painting Decal Paper To Make Stripes Part 2
Issue #160 - (04/24/06) - Fin Alignment guide.
Issue #165 - (08/15/06) - Making Fin Slots With A Dremel
Issue #166 - (08/29/06) - Fixing cracked fins
Issue #167 - (09/12/06) - How to achieve sharp paint lines on your rocket.
Issue #174 - (01/04/07) - Preventing a zipper with masking tape.
Issue #175 - (01/16/07) - Painting the tip of the a nose cone
Issue #178 - (02/28/07) - How to check the fit of nose cones on the body tube.
Issue #183 - (05/08/07) - How to turn a flat parachute into a NASA style parachute
Issue #183 - (05/08/07) - Simplified Fin Alignment
Issue #184 - (05/22/07) - Sizing and Parachute folding techniques
Issue #184 - (05/22/07) - Using Snap-Swivels on your parachutes
Issue #185 - (06/05/07) - The Ultimate Rocketry Glue Guide: Part 1
Issue #185 - (06/05/07) - Centering ring cutting tool
Issue #186 - (06/19/07) - The Ultimate Rocketry Glue Guide: Part 2
Issue #187 - (07/03/07) - Using low-tack tape for crisp paint lines.
Issue #188 - (07/17/07) - Build a cold gas-piston ejection-baffle system
Issue #188 - (07/17/07) - Building tool: self-healing cutting mats
Issue #190 - (08/14/07) -
Issue #192 - (09/11/07) - How to repair a tip that was broken off a balsa nose cone.
Issue #194 - (10/09/07) - Rotating Parachutes
Issue #194 - (10/09/07) - How to install an altimeter in your rocket.
Issue #200 - (01/10/08) - Tips on finding Optimum Mass
Issue #201 - (01/29/08) - Making a boat tail engine lock
Issue #203 - (02/26/08) - Build a boat tail rocket that is hookless
Issue #211 - (06/17/08) - How to measure the diameter of a body tube
Issue #214 - (07/29/08) - How to convert a plastic nose cone into a drag reducing boat tail
Issue #216 - (08/26/08) - Make a fixture to draw lines down a boat tail
Issue #227 - (01/27/09) - Plan: Build a 13mm Engine Mount Adapter
Issue #229 - (02/24/09) - Reinforce Paper Transition Sections
Issue #231 - (03/24/09) - Build a Removable Shock Cord Mount
Issue #237 - (06/16/09) - Build a great science fair rocket
Issue #237 - (06/16/09) - Engine Retention for a 3-Engine cluster rocket
Issue #240 - (07/28/09) - Reattaching a shock cord on a broken rocket?
Issue #240 - (07/28/09) - A glue applicator for applying glue deep inside of body tubes
Issue #241 - (08/11/09) - Filling Spirals In body tubes
Issue #241 - (08/11/09) - Removing Engine Blocks from your rockets
Issue #250 - (12/15/09) - Alternate method of applying paper skins to fins
Issue #254 - (02/09/10) - How To Add a Camcorder to Your Rocket
Issue #259 - (04/20/10) - Build an alignment key into your long rockets
Issue #259 - (04/20/10) - Build plastic parachute protector
Issue #259 - (04/20/10) - How to use 24mm motor mount adapter with a 29mm Aero Pack Motor Retainer
Issue #263 - (06/15/10) - Joining Cluster Tubes To A Single Tube
Issue #264 - (06/29/10) - Build Fiberglass Transition Sections
Issue #268 - (09/07/10) - How to Light Up The Nozzles Of Your Saturn V
Issue #269 - (09/21/10) - Building Tips for the Condor Boost Glider
Issue #270 - (10/05/10) - Build A Fin Spacing Jig
Issue #271 - (10/19/10) - Sand Radial Taper into Fins - Jig Plan
Issue #272 - (11/02/10) - How to add LED lights to your night-flying rockets
Issue #274 - (11/24/10) - Paint Schemes: Ideas for Your Next Eye-Popping Rocket Decoration
Issue #275 - (12/07/10) - How To Create Tube Marking Guides In RockSim
Issue #277 - (01/04/11) - How to Build Your Own Parachute Release Mechanism
Issue #278 - (01/18/11) - Shock Cord Mounts For Small Diameter Rocket
Issue #280 - (02/15/11) - Airbrush-quality camouflage effects using simple spray paint cans.
Issue #281 - (02/28/11) - Advanced Finishing Tips To Enhance The Appearance Of Your Rockets
Issue #282 - (03/14/11) - Make Your Own Anti-Zipper Harness For Kevlar?« Shock Cords
Issue #288 - (06/07/11) - Construction Ideas for Electronics Bays
Issue #289 - (06/21/11) - Tips for Constructing Electronically Staged Mid-Power Rockets
Issue #290 - (07/05/11) - How to Avoid Zippered Body Tubes
Issue #298 - (10/25/11) - How To Get An Award-Winning Finish On Your Rockets
Issue #299 - (11/08/11) - How To Quickly and Easily Cut Lots Of Body Tubes To Length
Issue #302 - (12/20/11) - Building Apogee's 1/70th Apollo Saturn 1B
Issue #305 - (01/31/12) - Why Should You Airfoil Your Rocket's Fins?
Issue #306 - (02/14/12) - Painting the Tip of a Nose Cone
Issue #309 - (03/27/12) - Sanding Plywood Bulkheads to Size
Issue #309 - (03/27/12) - Make a Fin Spacing Guide
Issue #311 - (04/24/12) - Using Fiberglass in Rocketry
Issue #312 - (05/08/12) - Adding Lights to a Rocket for Night Launches
Issue #313 - (05/22/12) - Add Flip-out Fins to your Model Rocket
Issue #317 - (07/17/12) - Make A 18mm Engine Retainer From A Water Bottle
Issue #318 - (07/31/12) - How Strong Is It? Measuring The Strength of Fix-It Epoxy Clay
Issue #319 - (08/14/12) - Shaving Weight For Super Sonic Flight
Issue #321 - (09/11/12) - Terminology of Model Rocketry Explained
Issue #326 - (11/20/12) - Build The Flip-Clip Engine Retainer
Issue #327 - (12/04/12) - First Class Fillets - Classic Way
Issue #328 - (12/18/12) - Designing and Constructing Fins
Issue #329 - (12/31/12) - Installing An E-Bay Inside A Nose Cone
Issue #330 - (01/15/13) - How To Roll Your Own Body Tubes
Issue #331 - (01/29/13) - How To Make a Hollow Nose Cone From Sheet Balsa
Issue #332 - (02/12/13) - How To Make Advanced Composite Fins - Part 1 of 2
Issue #333 - (02/26/13) - How To Make Advanced Composite Fins - Part 2 of 2
Issue #334 - (03/12/13) - How To Make Your Own Rail Guides
Issue #335 - (03/26/13) - Explorations in Modular Tube Fin Design
Issue #338 - (05/07/13) - Install a Replaceable Kevlar Shock Cord Into the Motor Mount Of Your Next Rocket
Issue #340 - (06/04/13) - Hand Painting Rockets Made Easy
Issue #341 - (06/18/13) - Nut Plates for Rail Button Attachment and Rocket Propellant Grain Geometry
Issue #342 - (07/02/13) - Fabrication of Shaped and Curved Helicopter Rotor Blades
Issue #343 - (07/16/13) - Replaceable Kevlar Lines in Minimum Diameter Models
Issue #344 - (07/30/13) - Making Fiberglass Parts Using the Lost Foam Technique
Issue #349 - (10/08/13) - Make a Super Shroud
Issue #350 - (10/22/13) - Using Paperclips in Place of Launch Lugs
Issue #352 - (11/19/13) - Build the Spool Spinner
Issue #355 - (12/31/13) - Aligning a Structural Paper Transition
Issue #356 - (01/14/14) - Fixing Ill-Fitting Rocket Parts
Issue #357 - (01/28/14) - Shaping Scale Fin Tapers
Issue #358 - (02/11/14) - How To Get A Quick And Strong Composite to Composite Epoxy Joint
Issue #363 - (04/22/14) - Make Centering Rings for Canted Motors
Issue #365 - (05/20/14) - Making an Ablative Nose Cone For Supersonic Flight
Issue #369 - (07/15/14) - Fixing Warped Plywood Fins
Issue #369 - (07/15/14) - Ejection Baffle Placement
Issue #370 - (07/29/14) - Fabricating Carbon Fiber Airframes, Part 1: Preparation & Layup
Issue #371 - (08/12/14) - Fabricating Carbon Fiber Airframes, Part 2: Finishing
Issue #374 - (09/23/14) - Build a Better Piston Launcher
Issue #375 - (10/07/14) - Development of a New and Simplified Rotor Hub
Issue #382 - (01/13/15) - Multi-Staging Cluster-Engine Rockets
Issue #386 - (03/12/15) - Retrofit an Engine Retainer To An Existing Rocket
Issue #386 - (03/12/15) - Make your own engine hooks
Issue #387 - (03/24/15) - Fly-Away Rail Guides Revisited
Issue #388 - (04/07/15) - Make Luminescent Rockets For Night Launches
Issue #389 - (04/21/15) - Turn a Payload Bay Into an E-bay
Issue #390 - (05/05/15) - Carve an Airfoil into a Glider Wing
Issue #391 - (05/19/15) - Scratch Building a Rocket From Nothing But a Hard Cover Book

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Contests
Issue #006 - (05/21/00) - Contest Flying Preparations
Issue #010 - (06/18/00) - Altitude Flying Strategies
Issue #032 - (12/10/00) - Detecting and Using Thermals
Issue #047 - (04/15/01) - Piston Launchers Explained
Issue #051 - (05/13/01) - Using Rocketry Completions to Increase Club Participation
Issue #061 - (09/04/01) - Political Correctness In Rocketry Competitions
Issue #076 - (02/22/02) - Using Tracking Powder
Issue #083 - (06/14/02) - Spin Doctor Helicopter Model - Part 1
Issue #084 - (06/28/02) - Spin Doctor Helicopter Model - Part 2
Issue #090 - (10/11/02) - Winning the $50,000 Team America Rocketry Challenge
Issue #093 - (11/27/02) - How High Did the Rocket Go? - Part 2. Two-Station Tracking
Issue #096 - (01/10/03) - Answers to commonly-asked TARC questions.
Issue #103 - (05/16/03) - TARC Lessons learned.
Issue #164 - (07/28/06) - Precision vs. Accuracy when tracking rockets
Issue #209 - (05/20/08) - TARC suggestions that may help you do better next year
Issue #222 - (11/18/08) - Tracking Down Lost Rockets
Issue #223 - (12/02/08) - Build a triangulation scope
Issue #230 - (03/10/09) - Increase Tracking Precision With Vernier Scales
Issue #235 - (05/19/09) - Plan for the 04/A Cluster Altitude Event
Issue #243 - (09/08/09) - Development of the Fly-Apart Rail Guides
Issue #244 - (09/22/09) - TARC streamer suggestions
Issue #247 - (11/03/09) - Competition Plan: Build a Dual-Egglofting Rocket
Issue #247 - (11/03/09) - Fly-Apart Rail Guides - 2nd Edition
Issue #249 - (12/01/09) - How To Zero In on The TARC Altitude and Duration Objectives
Issue #253 - (01/26/10) - Experimenting with Dynamic Stability Analysis
Issue #255 - (02/23/10) - Superroc Flying strategies & Reader Questions
Issue #268 - (09/07/10) - How to get more participation in your club's contests
Issue #269 - (09/21/10) - Rewarding the competitor
Issue #288 - (06/07/11) - Recognition Rewards for Rocket Club Participation
Issue #353 - (12/03/13) - Improved Designs for the D-Engine Super-Roc Altitude Event
Issue #373 - (09/09/14) - What I got from Attending the World Space Modeling Championships
Issue #374 - (09/23/14) - Build a Better Piston Launcher
Issue #385 - (02/25/15) - How to Successfully Design and Build a Challenge Rocket
Issue #387 - (03/24/15) - Fly-Away Rail Guides Revisited
Issue #392 - (06/02/15) - The Process of Designing a TARC Egg-Lofting Rocket
Issue #394 - (06/30/15) - Make Your Own Enormous Competition Parachutes

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Designing Rockets
Issue #075 - (02/15/02) - Designing High-Altitude Rockets
Issue #079 - (04/05/02) - Does fin thickness affect the rocket's CP location?
Issue #084 - (06/28/02) - Optimum Mass versus Peak Delay Time Mass?
Issue #086 - (08/01/02) - Stability of Short, Stubby Rockets
Issue #088 - (09/16/02) - How to find the maximum speed your rocket can withstand.
Issue #090 - (10/11/02) - Stabilize Your Rockets Using Canted Fins
Issue #096 - (01/10/03) - Designing Tumble Recovery Booster Stages - Part 1
Issue #096 - (01/10/03) - Motor Retention for Minimum Diameter Rockets Part 2
Issue #097 - (01/31/03) - Motor Retention for Minimum Diameter Rockets Part 3
Issue #097 - (01/31/03) - 2-Stage Rockets: Which is better: In-line or Interdigitated fins?
Issue #098 - (02/14/03) - How Multi-Stage Model Rockets work - Part 1
Issue #099 - (02/28/03) - How Multi-Stage Model Rockets Work - Part 2
Issue #104 - (06/01/03) - How to design and build engine mounts
Issue #113 - (10/27/03) - How to use bulkheads in rockets
Issue #120 - (02/15/04) - Parts of a Model Rocket
Issue #121 - (03/15/04) - Cutting body tubes at angles - make your own cutting pattern sheet
Issue #125 - (05/17/04) - How To Make Simulated Nozzles To Add Pizzazz To Your Rockets
Issue #126 - (06/10/04) - Common Misconceptions About Centering Rings
Issue #127 - (07/05/04) - How To Design and Construct Oblique Nose Cones
Issue #128 - (07/20/04) - The Art and Science of Streamer Recovery
Issue #129 - (08/10/04) - Using Ejection Charge Baffles
Issue #136 - (12/13/04) - Make Your Own Transition Sections
Issue #137 - (01/11/05) - Designing a Parachute Compartment Into a Booster Stage
Issue #145 - (07/14/05) - Low-Cost Altimeter Attachment Method
Issue #149 - (10/07/05) - Sizing Your Rocket's Parachute
Issue #150 - (10/24/05) - Swivel Fins Do Fly Straight
Issue #169 - (10/26/06) - Applying self adhesive decals.
Issue #173 - (12/21/06) - Rocketry Electronics Explained - Part 1
Issue #174 - (01/04/07) - Rocketry Electronics Explained - Part 2
Issue #180 - (03/23/07) - Dr. Zooch's Flame-Fins stabilize rockets.
Issue #184 - (05/22/07) - Sizing and Parachute folding techniques
Issue #188 - (07/17/07) - Build a cold gas-piston ejection-baffle system
Issue #190 - (08/14/07) - How To Get Started In Rocketry Education
Issue #191 - (08/28/07) - Oddchutes - Fun With Polygons
Issue #192 - (09/11/07) - Basics Of Flight Analysis - Moment Of Inertia
Issue #193 - (09/25/07) - Basics Of Flight Analysis - The Corrective Moment Coefficient
Issue #195 - (10/22/07) - Basics Of Flight Analysis - Damping Moment Coefficient
Issue #196 - (11/06/07) - Basics Of Flight Analysis - Radial Moment of Inertia and the Natural Frequency
Issue #197 - (11/06/07) - Basics Of Flight Analysis - Damping Ratio
Issue #198 - (12/04/07) - Basics Of Flight Analysis - Optimizing For Altitude
Issue #201 - (01/29/08) - Making a boat tail engine lock
Issue #203 - (02/26/08) - Build a boat tail rocket that is hookless
Issue #212 - (07/01/08) - How to design a rear-ejection rocket
Issue #215 - (08/12/08) - How to convert a plastic nose cone into a drag reducing boat tail
Issue #227 - (01/27/09) - Plan: Build a 13mm Engine Mount Adapter
Issue #228 - (02/20/09) - Why Spinning Rockets Fly Straighter
Issue #234 - (05/05/09) - Fiberglass Cloth Templates for Von Karman Nose Cones
Issue #237 - (06/16/09) - Engine Retention for a 3-Engine cluster rocket
Issue #243 - (09/08/09) - Development of the Fly-Apart Rail Guides
Issue #244 - (09/22/09) - Selecting the right size streamer for your rocket
Issue #245 - (10/06/09) - Rocket Plan: the 'Kink' Superroc
Issue #252 - (01/10/10) - Build an Inexpensive Wind Tunnel to find the CP of your rocket
Issue #260 - (05/04/10) - Construct Functional Strap-on Booster Pods
Issue #263 - (06/15/10) - Joining Cluster Tubes To A Single Tube
Issue #275 - (12/07/10) - How To Create Tube Marking Guides In RockSim
Issue #301 - (12/06/11) - How to Keep 2-Stage Rockets Flying Low for Small-Field Recovery
Issue #305 - (01/31/12) - Why Should You Airfoil Your Rocket's Fins?
Issue #315 - (06/19/12) - Achieving a Slow, Realistic Lift-Off
Issue #319 - (08/14/12) - Shaving Weight For Super Sonic Flight
Issue #326 - (11/20/12) - Estes Designers: The Lost Interview
Issue #335 - (03/26/13) - Explorations in Modular Tube Fin Design
Issue #339 - (05/21/13) - How To Perform C.H.A.D. Staging Using the RockSim Software
Issue #345 - (08/13/13) - Exploring Rocketry Using Research Wind Tunnels
Issue #346 - (08/27/13) - Drag of Nose Cones
Issue #347 - (09/10/13) - Drag of Tube Fins
Issue #348 - (09/24/13) - What Length of Elastic Shock Cord?
Issue #351 - (11/05/13) - Methods Of Adding Drag To Your Rockets
Issue #352 - (11/19/13) - Build the Spool Spinner
Issue #353 - (12/03/13) - Improved Designs for the D-Engine Super-Roc Altitude Event
Issue #359 - (02/25/14) - Comparing Scale Rockets to Scale Airplanes
Issue #366 - (06/03/14) - Building a Better Baffle
Issue #369 - (07/15/14) - Manufacturer vs Apogee Skill Levels
Issue #375 - (10/07/14) - Development of a New and Simplified Rotor Hub
Issue #376 - (10/21/14) - Deciding Which Nose Cone Shape To Use for a High Altitude Rocket
Issue #379 - (12/02/14) - Finless Rockets Using Engine-Driven Gas-Dynamic Stabilization
Issue #381 - (12/30/14) - Finding the Best Gyrocopter Blade Shape and Best Place to Attach the Blade
Issue #382 - (01/13/15) - Multi-Staging Cluster-Engine Rockets
Issue #383 - (01/28/15) - Simulating Rack Rockets in RockSim
Issue #384 - (02/10/15) - How to Trick RockSim to Simulate a 4-Stage Rocket
Issue #385 - (02/25/15) - How to Successfully Design and Build a Challenge Rocket
Issue #386 - (03/12/15) - Can you have through-the-wall fins on a minimum diameter rocket?
Issue #387 - (03/24/15) - Fly-Away Rail Guides Revisited
Issue #388 - (04/07/15) - Make Luminescent Rockets For Night Launches
Issue #391 - (05/19/15) - Scratch Building a Rocket From Nothing But a Hard Cover Book
Issue #392 - (06/02/15) - The Process of Designing a TARC Egg-Lofting Rocket
Issue #393 - (06/16/15) - Design a Fixture to Conform to an Odd Shaped Nose Cone

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Education
Issue #007 - (05/28/00) - Rocketry Education
Issue #022 - (10/01/00) - Educational Uses of the RockSim Software
Issue #023 - (10/08/00) - The RockSim Challenge - a test of skill and model rocketry knowledge.
Issue #024 - (10/15/00) - Predicting where your rocket will land using RockSim v4.0
Issue #026 - (10/29/00) - What Makes for an Interesting Launch Report Article.
Issue #033 - (12/17/00) - Finding Maximum Liftoff Weight - Part 1
Issue #034 - (12/24/00) - Finding Maximum Liftoff Weight - Part 2
Issue #092 - (11/11/02) - How High Did the Rocket Go? - Part 1. Using Single Station Tracking
Issue #094 - (12/13/02) - How To Start A School Rocketry Program
Issue #100 - (03/21/03) - What does 'Rocket Science' mean?
Issue #107 - (07/25/03) - Selecting the right beginner level kit
Issue #112 - (10/10/03) - Rocketry Education - Cross-curriculum examples
Issue #114 - (11/07/03) - Poster - How Black Powder Rocket Motors work
Issue #115 - (11/21/03) - Poster - How Composite propellant rocket motors work
Issue #117 - (12/19/03) - Poster - Phases of a Model Rocket's Flight
Issue #120 - (02/15/04) - Parts of a Model Rocket
Issue #125 - (05/17/04) - Coloring pages for younger students
Issue #149 - (10/07/05) - Sizing Your Rocket's Parachute
Issue #157 - (02/22/06) - Exporting a graph from RockSim for school reports
Issue #160 - (04/24/06) - Science Fairs: Tips on Winning
Issue #161 - (05/18/06) - How To Finance A School Rocket Club
Issue #164 - (07/28/06) - Precision vs. Accuracy when tracking rockets
Issue #164 - (07/28/06) - Quiz your students on the NAR safety code
Issue #177 - (02/14/07) - Rocketry Education in Norway
Issue #179 - (03/13/07) - Student Launch Initiative Puts RockSim Past Mach 1
Issue #187 - (07/03/07) - Calculating rate of descent from altimeter data
Issue #189 - (07/31/07) - Calculate the break-even point for purchasing a reload casing
Issue #190 - (08/14/07) - How To Get Started In Rocketry Education
Issue #191 - (08/28/07) - Oddchutes - Fun With Polygons
Issue #197 - (11/06/07) - Ballistic Trajectory Experiments
Issue #201 - (01/29/08) - Delay Time and Maximum Lift-Off Weight
Issue #201 - (01/29/08) - What is Optimal Delay?
Issue #202 - (02/12/08) - How to find the ejection charge force of a rocket motor
Issue #208 - (05/06/08) - Sleuthing Altimeter Data for Critical Answers
Issue #216 - (08/26/08) - Apollo Program: In the Rear View Mirror
Issue #219 - (10/06/08) - Create Water Rockets in RockSim
Issue #222 - (11/18/08) - Tracking Down Lost Rockets
Issue #223 - (12/02/08) - Build a triangulation scope
Issue #224 - (12/16/08) - How to accelerate your complex rocket project
Issue #230 - (03/10/09) - Increase Tracking Precision With Vernier Scales
Issue #235 - (05/19/09) - When does Deceleration Really Begin?
Issue #236 - (06/02/09) - Seven mistakes people make when teaching with rockets
Issue #237 - (06/16/09) - Build a great science fair rocket
Issue #243 - (09/08/09) - How do streamers work?
Issue #244 - (09/22/09) - Using Drag for stability control?
Issue #246 - (10/20/09) - Educator's Plan: Build a Mechanical Accelerometer
Issue #252 - (01/10/10) - Build an Inexpensive Wind Tunnel
Issue #254 - (02/09/10) - How To Add a Camcorder to Your Rocket
Issue #256 - (03/09/10) - Build an Easy and Inexpensive Vacuum Chamber
Issue #262 - (06/01/10) - Mathematics In Amateur Rocketry
Issue #265 - (07/13/10) - Can You Hear The Sonic Boom From A Model Rocket?
Issue #267 - (08/24/10) - Get Scale Data Quickly and Painlessly
Issue #273 - (11/09/10) - How to overcome teacher resistance in using rockets in classrooms
Issue #278 - (01/18/11) - Rocketry Success With Disadvantaged Students
Issue #283 - (03/28/11) - Using Rocketry Components to Teach Collegiate Engineering Analysis
Issue #285 - (04/26/11) - Thrust, Impulse, and Power: What Do They Really Mean?
Issue #291 - (07/19/11) - How to Calculate Fin Flutter Speed
Issue #305 - (01/31/12) - Why Should You Airfoil Your Rocket's Fins?
Issue #315 - (06/19/12) - Styrene or Polystyrene
Issue #320 - (08/28/12) - Compute How High and Fast Your Rocket Goes Using The Basic Equations of Rocket Motion
Issue #322 - (09/25/12) - Redundancy in Deployment Systems
Issue #325 - (11/06/12) - How Does Drag Stability Work?
Issue #326 - (11/20/12) - Estes Designers: The Lost Interview
Issue #327 - (12/04/12) - Rocket Terminology
Issue #341 - (06/18/13) - Rocket Terminology Part 3
Issue #345 - (08/13/13) - Exploring Rocketry Using Research Wind Tunnels
Issue #359 - (02/25/14) - Comparing Scale Rockets to Scale Airplanes
Issue #360 - (03/11/14) - Find the Formula For A Parabolic Transition Section

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Flying Rockets
Issue #001 - (04/16/00) - How are your flying skills?
Issue #006 - (05/21/00) - Contest Flying Preparations
Issue #010 - (06/18/00) - Altitude Flying Strategies
Issue #032 - (12/10/00) - Detecting and Using Thermals
Issue #033 - (12/17/00) - Finding Maximum Liftoff Weight - Part 1
Issue #034 - (12/24/00) - Finding Maximum Liftoff Weight - Part 2
Issue #038 - (02/04/01) - Selecting Rocket Motors - Part 1
Issue #039 - (02/11/01) - Selecting Rocket Motors - Part 2
Issue #040 - (02/18/01) - Selecting Rocket Motors - Part 3
Issue #042 - (03/04/01) - Why do Rockets go Unstable?
Issue #042 - (03/04/01) - Supplement - Comments about Unstable Rockets
Issue #047 - (04/15/01) - Piston Launchers Explained
Issue #048 - (04/22/01) - Making Your Own Electric Matches
Issue #068 - (11/19/01) - Pressure Relief Holes
Issue #072 - (01/20/02) - What does Better Mean? Does it always mean 'Higher Altitudes?'
Issue #076 - (02/22/02) - Using Tracking Powder
Issue #099 - (02/28/03) - How Multi-Stage Model Rockets Work - Part 2
Issue #117 - (12/19/03) - Poster - Phases of a Model Rocket's Flight
Issue #131 - (09/17/04) - The model rocket engine code explained
Issue #132 - (09/28/04) - Selecting Rocket Motors: A Step-by-Step Procedure
Issue #142 - (05/26/05) - How to clean launch rods.
Issue #143 - (06/10/05) - Gradual Parachute Deployment
Issue #143 - (06/10/05) - Alternative to Recovery Wadding
Issue #145 - (07/14/05) - Level-1 Certification the Hard Way
Issue #148 - (09/13/05) - Tips on flying reload motors with copperhead igniters
Issue #151 - (11/07/05) - Did you remember your pre-flight checklist?
Issue #159 - (03/29/06) - Pick the right ejection delay
Issue #160 - (04/24/06) - Tip: Baby powder for parachutes
Issue #163 - (07/14/06) - Folding a parachute
Issue #164 - (07/28/06) - Balancing a parachute
Issue #165 - (08/15/06) - Hooking up a copperhead igniter
Issue #184 - (05/22/07) - Sizing and Parachute folding techniques
Issue #189 - (07/31/07) - The nuts and bolts of cluster motor retention
Issue #189 - (07/31/07) - Calculate the break-even point for purchasing a reload casing
Issue #201 - (01/29/08) - What is Optimal Delay?
Issue #201 - (01/29/08) - The correlation between optimum delay time and rocket mass
Issue #208 - (05/06/08) - Sleuthing Altimeter Data for Critical Answers
Issue #210 - (06/03/08) - How to get your level 1 High-Power Certification
Issue #214 - (07/29/08) - Step-by-Step RockSim procedure to calculate the maximum lift-off weight of a rocket motor
Issue #217 - (09/09/08) - Selecting motors based on flame effects
Issue #218 - (09/23/08) - How to minimize igniter misfires
Issue #222 - (11/18/08) - Tracking Down Lost Rockets
Issue #223 - (12/02/08) - Build a triangulation scope
Issue #227 - (01/27/09) - Plan: Build a 13mm Engine Mount Adapter
Issue #229 - (02/24/09) - How to ignite the Aerotech D10 and D21 motors
Issue #235 - (05/19/09) - Build a High Power Rail Launch Pad
Issue #237 - (06/16/09) - Preventing zippered body tubes
Issue #243 - (09/08/09) - Development of the Fly-Apart Rail Guides
Issue #244 - (09/22/09) - Selecting the right size streamer for your rocket
Issue #247 - (11/03/09) - Fly-Apart Rail Guides - 2nd Edition
Issue #250 - (12/15/09) - Setting Mach Delay in supersonic rockets,RockSim
Issue #253 - (01/26/10) - Powder that parachute, and crochet that shock cord
Issue #258 - (04/05/10) - Make A Simple Dual Deployment Rocket
Issue #272 - (11/02/10) - How to add LED lights to your night-flying rockets
Issue #275 - (12/07/10) - Applying Lessons Learned From Real Rockets
Issue #275 - (12/07/10) - What is your Plan B for flying in breezy conditions
Issue #282 - (03/14/11) - How I Got My Rocket Back
Issue #284 - (04/12/11) - Flying The Apogee Saturn V Kit On High Power Motors.
Issue #286 - (05/10/11) - How to Achieve Extreme Altitude Deployment
Issue #287 - (05/24/11) - Build a Super Simple, Safe, Cheap Igniter Tester
Issue #293 - (08/16/11) - How To Mount The AltimeterTwo For Maximum Performance, High-G Flights
Issue #294 - (08/30/11) - What are the Best Launch Conditions for High Altitude Flights?
Issue #315 - (06/19/12) - Launching big rockets off a camera tripod
Issue #315 - (06/19/12) - Achieving a Slow, Realistic Lift-Off
Issue #315 - (06/19/12) - What's Special About Piston Ejection Systems?
Issue #315 - (06/19/12) - Launching an iPhone
Issue #319 - (08/14/12) - Shaving Weight For Super Sonic Flight
Issue #324 - (10/23/12) - FAQs on Dual Deployment Rockets
Issue #334 - (03/12/13) - How To Make Your Own Rail Guides
Issue #347 - (09/10/13) - Drag of Tube Fins
Issue #361 - (03/25/14) - Selecting the Proper Size Drogue Parachute
Issue #362 - (04/08/14) - What Do You Need For Dual Deployment
Issue #364 - (05/05/14) - Staging Composite Motors
Issue #368 - (07/01/14) - Preventing Tangled Shroud Lines
Issue #374 - (09/23/14) - Build a Better Piston Launcher
Issue #379 - (12/02/14) - Finless Rockets Using Engine-Driven Gas-Dynamic Stabilization
Issue #380 - (12/16/14) - The Top 5 Reasons Why Your Altimeter and Computer Simulations Don't Agree
Issue #382 - (01/13/15) - Multi-Staging Cluster-Engine Rockets
Issue #385 - (02/25/15) - How to Successfully Design and Build a Challenge Rocket
Issue #387 - (03/24/15) - Fly-Away Rail Guides Revisited
Issue #388 - (04/07/15) - Make Luminescent Rockets For Night Launches

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Gliders
Issue #008 - (06/04/00) - The Bat Wing Boost Glider
Issue #012 - (07/02/00) - The Soaring Method of Birds
Issue #015 - (08/13/00) - SMARTSim Tips for design Optimization
Issue #086 - (08/01/02) - Shrox - HX-10 Parasite Glider Plan
Issue #115 - (11/21/03) - Designing a simple glider using RockSim 7
Issue #116 - (12/05/03) - Simulating Pop-Pod Boost Gliders In RockSim v7 #1
Issue #117 - (12/19/03) - Simulating Pop-Pod Boost Gliders In RockSim v7 #2
Issue #124 - (04/26/04) - Differences between chuck-gliders and rocket boosted gliders
Issue #197 - (11/06/07) - What does 'canard configuration' mean?
Issue #204 - (03/11/08) - Trimming A Rocket Boosted Glider - Part 1
Issue #205 - (03/25/08) - Trimming A Rocket Boosted Glider - Part 2
Issue #269 - (09/21/10) - Building Tips for the Condor Boost Glider
Issue #390 - (05/05/15) - Carve an Airfoil into a Glider Wing

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History of Rocketry
Issue #009 - (06/11/00) - The History of Body Tubes
Issue #044 - (03/18/01) - Robert Goddard History - 75 years ago this week
Issue #142 - (05/26/05) - NASA's New Moon Rocket
Issue #152 - (11/18/05) - Kwangmyongsong - North Korea's Satellite Launch Vehicle
Issue #166 - (08/29/06) - Working On The Tomahawk Cruise Missile
Issue #181 - (04/10/07) - Early days of Rocketry
Issue #199 - (12/18/07) - 20 Years of Rocketry Progress - The Top 7 Changes I've Seen Occur in Rocketry
Issue #234 - (05/05/09) - Ten Rocketry Products For A New Manufacturer
Issue #248 - (11/17/09) - Why Aren't There Fins on The Ares 1-X Rocket?
Issue #267 - (08/24/10) - Get Scale Data Quickly and Painlessly
Issue #276 - (12/20/10) - What Went Wrong in the Apollo 11 Moon Landing?
Issue #295 - (09/13/11) - The True Story of Apollo 12's Near Abort Less Than a Minute After Launch
Issue #307 - (02/28/12) - Forefathers of Modern Rocketry: Part 1
Issue #308 - (03/13/12) - Forefathers of Modern Rocketry: Part 2
Issue #314 - (06/05/12) - Where Did Model Rocketry Really Start?
Issue #367 - (06/17/14) - Dr. Zooch Rockets - Igniting a Fire for Rockets and History

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Misc
Issue #003 - (04/30/00) - Recreating Estes' Discontinued Motors
Issue #014 - (07/16/00) - Who are the heroes?
Issue #025 - (10/22/00) - The Really Big Show - A description of the National Model & Hobby Show
Issue #041 - (02/25/01) - Building a Rocket Company
Issue #054 - (06/17/01) - Rocketry E-Books?
Issue #058 - (07/22/01) - Saturn 1B and V Test-Launch Report
Issue #081 - (05/17/02) - Launching Model Rockets in Space
Issue #082 - (05/31/02) - Sci-Fi Adventures - Four stories from our readers
Issue #085 - (07/19/02) - Reasons Why We Love Rockets
Issue #089 - (09/27/02) - How to start a rocketry company: A History of Apogee Components
Issue #107 - (07/25/03) - Selecting the right beginner level kit
Issue #155 - (01/17/06) - Interview with Tim Quigg
Issue #156 - (02/02/06) - Rocketry in South America
Issue #157 - (02/22/06) - Cold Power Rocketry
Issue #159 - (03/29/06) - Re-release of the Saturn V Rocket
Issue #167 - (09/12/06) - Teen builds largest amateur rocket flown in Colorado
Issue #170 - (11/07/06) - New Rocketry Items shown at the I-Hobby Expo
Issue #171 - (11/22/06) - A Visit to A Rocket Education Conference
Issue #175 - (01/16/07) - Coming Back Into Model Rocketry
Issue #189 - (07/31/07) - VERTIKAL The only way is up!
Issue #197 - (11/06/07) - What does 'canard configuration' mean?
Issue #202 - (02/12/08) - How to find the ejection charge force of a rocket motor
Issue #208 - (05/06/08) - Sleuthing Altimeter Data for Critical Answers
Issue #210 - (06/03/08) - How to get your level 1 High-Power Certification
Issue #216 - (08/26/08) - Apollo Program: In the Rear View Mirror
Issue #231 - (03/24/09) - How rocketry can lead to a career as a rocket scientist
Issue #233 - (04/21/09) - What the phone company taught me about customer service
Issue #240 - (07/28/09) - How do electronic altimeters work? Part 1
Issue #242 - (08/25/09) - How do electronic altimeters work? Part 2
Issue #246 - (10/20/09) - Educator's Plan: Build a Mechanical Accelerometer
Issue #251 - (12/29/09) - Year in Review: What's up at Apogee Components in 2009?
Issue #257 - (03/23/10) - How Altimeters Work - Part 3
Issue #258 - (04/05/10) - Make A Simple Dual Deployment Rocket
Issue #261 - (05/18/10) - Draw a 3D Rocket using Google SketchUp
Issue #265 - (07/13/10) - Can You Hear The Sonic Boom From A Model Rocket?
Issue #267 - (08/24/10) - Get Scale Data Quickly and Painlessly
Issue #275 - (12/07/10) - Applying Lessons Learned From Real Rockets
Issue #292 - (08/02/11) - Using Video to Measure a Rocket's Speed
Issue #304 - (01/17/12) - The Mathematics of Spiral Wound Body Tubes
Issue #310 - (04/10/12) - Use High Speed Videography To Capture Images Previously Unseen
Issue #316 - (07/03/12) - What is the Value Of A Built Rocket?
Issue #323 - (10/09/12) - How To Compute Delay Time And Altitude Using Quadratics and Euler's Number
Issue #337 - (04/23/13) - MX Missile to PeaceKeeper, The R&D Process Fulfilled
Issue #350 - (10/22/13) - Biology Experiments in Rocketry
Issue #359 - (02/25/14) - Comparing Scale Rockets to Scale Airplanes
Issue #373 - (09/09/14) - What I got from Attending the World Space Modeling Championships
Issue #377 - (11/04/14) - Add a Continuity Light To Your Aerotech Launch Controller
Issue #395 - (07/14/15) - What's Up at Apogee

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Parachutes
Issue #004 - (05/07/00) - Dethermalizers for Parachute Models
Issue #128 - (07/20/04) - The Art and Science of Streamer Recovery
Issue #143 - (06/10/05) - Mood Lighting With RockSim - Part 1
Issue #143 - (06/10/05) - Gradual Parachute Deployment
Issue #149 - (10/07/05) - Sizing Your Rocket's Parachute
Issue #160 - (04/24/06) - Tip: Baby powder for parachutes
Issue #163 - (07/14/06) - Folding a parachute
Issue #164 - (07/28/06) - Balancing a parachute
Issue #183 - (05/08/07) - How to turn a flat parachute into a NASA style parachute
Issue #183 - (05/08/07) - Another look at gradual parachute deployment
Issue #184 - (05/22/07) - Sizing and Parachute folding techniques
Issue #184 - (05/22/07) - Using Snap-Swivels on your parachutes
Issue #184 - (05/22/07) - Cutting Spill Holes in your chutes.
Issue #187 - (07/03/07) - Parachute clusters and small rockets
Issue #191 - (08/28/07) - Oddchutes - Fun With Polygons
Issue #194 - (10/09/07) - Rotating Parachutes
Issue #196 - (11/06/07) - Parachute Riser
Issue #199 - (12/18/07) - How to Fold Plastic Parachutes
Issue #206 - (04/08/08) - Build a parawing gliding parachute - Part 1
Issue #207 - (04/22/08) - Build a parawing gliding parachute - Part 2
Issue #247 - (11/03/09) - Reinforcing Your Rocket's Parachute
Issue #253 - (01/26/10) - Powder that parachute, and crochet that shock cord
Issue #258 - (04/05/10) - Make A Simple Dual Deployment Rocket
Issue #269 - (09/21/10) - Preventing parachutes from shredding
Issue #277 - (01/04/11) - How to Build Your Own Parachute Release Mechanism
Issue #279 - (02/01/11) - Skydiving technology applied to rocketry's parachutes
Issue #348 - (09/24/13) - What Length of Elastic Shock Cord?
Issue #354 - (12/17/13) - Simulating Cluster Parachutes in RockSim
Issue #368 - (07/01/14) - Preventing Tangled Shroud Lines
Issue #372 - (08/26/14) - Comparing A Cluster of Two Parachutes Versus One Parachute
Issue #394 - (06/30/15) - Make Your Own Enormous Competition Parachutes

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Plans
Issue #048 - (04/22/01) - Making Your Own Electric Matches
Issue #073 - (01/29/02) - Rocket Plan - Shrox TVM01
Issue #074 - (02/08/02) - Rocket Plan - Shrox TVM01 Analysis
Issue #075 - (02/15/02) - Rocket Plan - Shrox Stonebreaker/AX
Issue #076 - (02/22/02) - Rocket Plan - Shrox Bolaero/Z
Issue #078 - (03/22/02) - Rocket Plan - Shrox Orion Luxury Shuttle
Issue #080 - (05/03/02) - Rocket Plan - Shrox Helios/DSRP
Issue #081 - (05/17/02) - Rocket Plan - Mercury Transport
Issue #083 - (06/14/02) - Rocket Plan - Spin Doctor Helicopter Model
Issue #084 - (06/28/02) - Rocket Plan - Spin Doctor Helicopter Model, Part 2
Issue #085 - (07/19/02) - Rocket Plan - Shrox Javelin
Issue #086 - (08/01/02) - Shrox - HX-10 Parasite Glider Plan
Issue #087 - (08/19/02) - Tool Plan - Make foam nose cones!
Issue #091 - (10/28/02) - Rocket Plan - Shrox Snipet
Issue #092 - (11/11/02) - Rocket Plan - Shrox Dart
Issue #093 - (11/27/02) - Rocket Plan - Shrox Oberth
Issue #096 - (01/10/03) - Rocket Plan - Shrox Vipox
Issue #098 - (02/14/03) - Rocket Plan - Shrox XF-45
Issue #100 - (03/21/03) - Design Contest Results: Many cool rockets.
Issue #138 - (02/02/05) - Rocket Plan - Shrox Tri-Tip
Issue #140 - (03/17/05) - Rocket Plan - Shrox TwoNer
Issue #142 - (05/26/05) - Rocket Plan - Shrox SeaSnake
Issue #201 - (01/29/08) - Making a boat tail engine lock
Issue #202 - (02/12/08) - Rocket Plan - Apogee Egglofter-1
Issue #204 - (03/11/08) - Rocket Plan - RockSim Design: Streamline
Issue #205 - (03/25/08) - Rocket Plan - RockSim Design: Flash Gordon rocket
Issue #206 - (04/08/08) - Build a parawing gliding parachute - Part 1
Issue #207 - (04/22/08) - Build a parawing gliding parachute - Part 2
Issue #225 - (12/30/08) - Rocket Plan - Build G. Harry Stine's 'Paradigm-5'
Issue #227 - (01/27/09) - Plan: Build a 13mm Engine Mount Adapter
Issue #231 - (03/24/09) - Build a Removable Shock Cord Mount
Issue #233 - (04/21/09) - Rocket Plan - Rocksim Design: Doorknob Triceratops
Issue #235 - (05/19/09) - Rocket Plan - Tim's Push-Me Pull-You rocket
Issue #245 - (10/06/09) - Rocket Plan: the 'Kink' Superroc
Issue #246 - (10/20/09) - Educator's Plan: Build a Mechanical Accelerometer
Issue #247 - (11/03/09) - Competition Plan: Build a Dual-Egglofting Rocket
Issue #252 - (01/10/10) - Build an Inexpensive Wind Tunnel
Issue #256 - (03/09/10) - Build an Easy and Inexpensive Vacuum Chamber
Issue #266 - (08/10/10) - Component Plan - Make Your Own Pyrotechnic Bolts
Issue #268 - (09/07/10) - How to Light Up The Nozzles Of Your Saturn V
Issue #270 - (10/05/10) - Build A Fin Spacing Jig
Issue #271 - (10/19/10) - Sand Radial Taper into Fins - Jig Plan
Issue #287 - (05/24/11) - Build a Super Simple, Safe, Cheap Igniter Tester
Issue #309 - (03/27/12) - Make a Fin Spacing Guide
Issue #317 - (07/17/12) - Make A 18mm Engine Retainer From A Water Bottle
Issue #352 - (11/19/13) - Build the Spool Spinner
Issue #363 - (04/22/14) - Rocket Plan - Shrox Shelax
Issue #369 - (07/15/14) - Rocket Plan - Shrox XAM
Issue #372 - (08/26/14) - Rocket Plan - Shrox Dark Matter Probe
Issue #374 - (09/23/14) - Build a Better Piston Launcher
Issue #376 - (10/21/14) - Rocket Plan - Shrox Bisix
Issue #380 - (12/16/14) - Rocket Plan - Shrox Tarmon
Issue #387 - (03/24/15) - Rocket Plan - Shrox DetlanX
Issue #392 - (06/02/15) - Rocket Plan - Shrox Snackle
Issue #393 - (06/16/15) - Rocket Plan - Shrox "Sniple"

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Rocket Drag
Issue #103 - (05/16/03) - Determining Base Drag on a rocket
Issue #200 - (01/10/08) - 'Drag Separation'
Issue #215 - (08/12/08) - How to convert a plastic nose cone into a drag reducing boat tail
Issue #303 - (01/03/12) - How To Determine The Drag Coefficient of Your Rockets
Issue #305 - (01/31/12) - Why Should You Airfoil Your Rocket's Fins?
Issue #315 - (06/19/12) - Achieving a Slow, Realistic Lift-Off
Issue #320 - (08/28/12) - Compute How High and Fast Your Rocket Goes Using The Basic Equations of Rocket Motion
Issue #325 - (11/06/12) - How Does Drag Stability Work?
Issue #335 - (03/26/13) - Explorations in Modular Tube Fin Design
Issue #345 - (08/13/13) - Exploring Rocketry Using Research Wind Tunnels
Issue #346 - (08/27/13) - Drag of Nose Cones
Issue #347 - (09/10/13) - Drag of Tube Fins
Issue #351 - (11/05/13) - Methods Of Adding Drag To Your Rockets
Issue #357 - (01/28/14) - Shaping Scale Fin Tapers
Issue #376 - (10/21/14) - Deciding Which Nose Cone Shape To Use for a High Altitude Rocket
Issue #380 - (12/16/14) - The Top 5 Reasons Why Your Altimeter and Computer Simulations Don't Agree

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Rocket Motors
Issue #028 - (11/12/00) - Slow Roasted Rockets; the 'hibachi effect' explained.
Issue #033 - (12/17/00) - Finding Maximum Liftoff Weight - Part 1
Issue #034 - (12/24/00) - Finding Maximum Liftoff Weight - Part 2
Issue #038 - (02/04/01) - Selecting Rocket Motors - Part 1
Issue #039 - (02/11/01) - Selecting Rocket Motors - Part 2
Issue #040 - (02/18/01) - Selecting Rocket Motors - Part 3
Issue #047 - (04/15/01) - Piston Launchers Explained
Issue #048 - (04/22/01) - Making Your Own Electric Matches
Issue #049 - (04/29/01) - Why No Composite Propellant Booster Motors?
Issue #091 - (10/28/02) - Electronic Staging of Composite Propellant Rocket Motors
Issue #098 - (02/14/03) - How Multi-Stage Model Rockets work - Part 1
Issue #099 - (02/28/03) - How Multi-Stage Model Rockets Work - Part 2
Issue #106 - (07/03/03) - Newton's Laws of Motion, and How Rockets work
Issue #114 - (11/07/03) - Poster - How Black Powder Rocket Motors work
Issue #115 - (11/21/03) - Poster - How Composite propellant rocket motors work
Issue #131 - (09/17/04) - The model rocket engine code explained
Issue #135 - (11/22/04) - How To Make Your Own Rocket Motors
Issue #144 - (06/27/05) - Mood Lighting With RockSim - Part 2
Issue #148 - (09/13/05) - Tips on flying reload motors with copperhead igniters
Issue #156 - (02/02/06) - Lubricating O-rings on reloadable motors
Issue #159 - (03/29/06) - Cleaning Reloadable Motors
Issue #165 - (08/15/06) - Hooking up a copperhead igniter
Issue #189 - (07/31/07) - The nuts and bolts of cluster motor retention
Issue #189 - (07/31/07) - Calculate the break-even point for purchasing a reload casing
Issue #208 - (05/06/08) - Sleuthing Altimeter Data for Critical Answers
Issue #209 - (05/20/08) - What is a 'loadable' rocket motor.
Issue #214 - (07/29/08) - Step-by-Step RockSim procedure to calculate the maximum lift-off weight of a rocket motor
Issue #217 - (09/09/08) - Selecting motors based on flame effects
Issue #218 - (09/23/08) - How to minimize igniter misfires
Issue #227 - (01/27/09) - Plan: Build a 13mm Engine Mount Adapter
Issue #229 - (02/24/09) - How to ignite the Aerotech D10 and D21 motors
Issue #233 - (04/21/09) - Cleaning the grime from Launch Rails
Issue #240 - (07/28/09) - Strength of ejection charges (Composites vs. Black Powder)
Issue #244 - (09/22/09) - How long can you store assembled reload motors?
Issue #250 - (12/15/09) - Removing the Ejection charge of a rocket motor
Issue #285 - (04/26/11) - Thrust, Impulse, and Power: What Do They Really Mean?
Issue #321 - (09/11/12) - Terminology of Model Rocketry Explained
Issue #339 - (05/21/13) - How To Perform C.H.A.D. Staging Using the RockSim Software
Issue #341 - (06/18/13) - Rocket Terminology Part 3
Issue #353 - (12/03/13) - Improved Designs for the D-Engine Super-Roc Altitude Event
Issue #364 - (05/05/14) - Staging Composite Motors
Issue #378 - (11/18/14) - Adapting the Aerotech Universal Delay Drilling Tool
Issue #379 - (12/02/14) - Finless Rockets Using Engine-Driven Gas-Dynamic Stabilization

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Rocket Stability
Issue #005 - (05/14/00) - What is an overstable rocket?
Issue #018 - (09/03/00) - Exploring the Cardboard Cut-out Method of CP Prediction
Issue #042 - (03/04/01) - Why do Rockets go Unstable?
Issue #042 - (03/04/01) - Supplement - Comments about Unstable Rockets
Issue #053 - (05/27/01) - Why Does the Swing Test Fail?
Issue #073 - (01/29/02) - What is CNa? Part 1
Issue #074 - (02/08/02) - What is CNa? Part 2
Issue #079 - (04/05/02) - Does fin thickness affect the rocket's CP location?
Issue #080 - (05/03/02) - Does the CP location change when you upscale a rocket?
Issue #086 - (08/01/02) - Stability of Short, Stubby Rockets
Issue #090 - (10/11/02) - Stabilize Your Rockets Using Canted Fins
Issue #096 - (01/10/03) - Designing Tumble Recovery Booster Stages - Part 1
Issue #097 - (01/31/03) - Designing Tumble Recovery Booster Stages - Part 2
Issue #101 - (04/04/03) - Why do simulations show unstable descents?
Issue #133 - (10/11/04) - What is 'Static Margin?'
Issue #154 - (12/30/05) - CP's of Short and Fat Rockets in RockSim
Issue #180 - (03/23/07) - Dr. Zooch's Flame-Fins stabilize rockets.
Issue #186 - (06/19/07) - What does 06/Degrees of Freedom Mean?
Issue #192 - (09/11/07) - Basics Of Flight Analysis - Moment Of Inertia
Issue #193 - (09/25/07) - Basics Of Flight Analysis - The Corrective Moment Coefficient
Issue #193 - (09/25/07) - Why does the CP moves back when fins made smaller?
Issue #195 - (10/22/07) - Basics Of Flight Analysis - Damping Moment Coefficient
Issue #196 - (11/06/07) - Basics Of Flight Analysis - Radial Moment of Inertia and the Natural Frequency
Issue #197 - (11/06/07) - Basics Of Flight Analysis - Damping Ratio
Issue #198 - (12/04/07) - Basics Of Flight Analysis - Optimizing For Altitude
Issue #220 - (10/21/08) - Can you create a stable two-finned rocket?
Issue #228 - (02/20/09) - Why Spinning Rockets Fly Straighter
Issue #238 - (06/30/09) - What is the difference between the RockSim Method and the Barrowman Equations?
Issue #239 - (07/14/09) - Why do tall and skinny rockets go unstable?
Issue #245 - (10/06/09) - Using Dowels instead of fins? Are stick fins stable?
Issue #248 - (11/17/09) - Why Aren't There Fins on The Ares 1-X Rocket?
Issue #252 - (01/10/10) - Build an Inexpensive Wind Tunnel to find the CP of your rocket
Issue #335 - (03/26/13) - Explorations in Modular Tube Fin Design
Issue #345 - (08/13/13) - Exploring Rocketry Using Research Wind Tunnels
Issue #369 - (07/15/14) - Caliber and Rocket Stability
Issue #379 - (12/02/14) - Finless Rockets Using Engine-Driven Gas-Dynamic Stabilization
Issue #380 - (12/16/14) - The Top 5 Reasons Why Your Altimeter and Computer Simulations Don't Agree

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RockSim
Issue #002 - (04/23/00) - Preview of RockSim v5.0
Issue #011 - (06/25/00) - Adding New Motor Files to RockSim
Issue #016 - (08/20/00) - Exporting data from RockSim and finding optimum trajectories
Issue #018 - (09/03/00) - Exploring the Cardboard Cut-out Method of CP Prediction
Issue #022 - (10/01/00) - Educational Uses of the RockSim Software
Issue #023 - (10/08/00) - The RockSim Challenge - a test of skill and model rocketry knowledge.
Issue #024 - (10/15/00) - Predicting where your rocket will land using RockSim v4.0
Issue #027 - (11/05/00) - Simulating Ring Tail Fins in RockSim v4.0
Issue #033 - (12/17/00) - Finding Maximum Liftoff Weight - Part 1
Issue #034 - (12/24/00) - Finding Maximum Liftoff Weight - Part 2
Issue #035 - (12/31/00) - Speeding up your RockSim Simulations
Issue #042 - (03/04/01) - Why do Rockets go Unstable?
Issue #042 - (03/04/01) - Supplement - Comments about Unstable Rockets
Issue #045 - (03/31/01) - Maximum Simulation Accuracy - Part 1
Issue #046 - (04/08/01) - Maximum Simulation Accuracy - Part 2
Issue #055 - (06/24/01) - Building a Hybrid Motor in RockSim
Issue #059 - (07/31/01) - The Moving Target Called 'Optimum Delay'
Issue #060 - (08/19/01) - Smarter Guessing and Simulating With RockSim 5
Issue #064 - (10/05/01) - Simulating Dual Deployment In RockSim - Part 1
Issue #065 - (10/16/01) - Simulating Dual Deployment In RockSim - Part 2
Issue #070 - (12/14/01) - High Acceleration Numbers in RockSim
Issue #078 - (03/22/02) - Mass override features of RockSim
Issue #079 - (04/05/02) - Does fin thickness affect the rocket's CP location?
Issue #084 - (06/28/02) - Optimum Mass versus Peak Delay Time Mass?
Issue #096 - (01/10/03) - Designing Tumble Recovery Booster Stages - Part 1
Issue #097 - (01/31/03) - Designing Tumble Recovery Booster Stages - Part 2
Issue #100 - (03/21/03) - What does 'Rocket Science' mean?
Issue #101 - (04/04/03) - Why do simulations show unstable descents?
Issue #102 - (04/18/03) - Running Quick-and-Dirty Simulations
Issue #103 - (05/16/03) - Determining Base Drag on a rocket
Issue #105 - (06/13/03) - Designing Rockets with Asymmetrical fins
Issue #108 - (08/04/03) - Simulating Strap-on Boosters in RockSim 7: Part 1
Issue #109 - (08/22/03) - Simulating Strap-on Boosters in RockSim 7: Part 2
Issue #110 - (09/12/03) - Simulating Strap-on Boosters in RockSim 7: Part 3
Issue #111 - (09/30/03) - Simulating Strap-on Boosters in RockSim 7: Part 4
Issue #113 - (10/27/03) - Simulating fins-on-fins in RockSim
Issue #115 - (11/21/03) - Designing a simple glider using RockSim 7
Issue #116 - (12/05/03) - Simulating Pop-Pod Boost Gliders In RockSim v7 #1
Issue #117 - (12/19/03) - Simulating Pop-Pod Boost Gliders In RockSim v7 #2
Issue #118 - (01/12/04) - Creating Subassemblies in RockSim
Issue #119 - (01/27/04) - Simulation of Side Pods in RockSim v7.0
Issue #122 - (03/26/04) - Simulating Foam-filled parts in RockSim
Issue #123 - (04/09/04) - How to Add Decals and Decoration to your RockSim Designs
Issue #130 - (08/23/04) - Optimizing Your Design Using SMARTSim
Issue #132 - (09/28/04) - Selecting Rocket Motors: A Step-by-Step Procedure
Issue #133 - (10/11/04) - What is 'Static Margin?'
Issue #134 - (11/01/04) - SMARTSim Tips for design Optimization
Issue #139 - (02/24/05) - What Is In A Rocket Engine Data File
Issue #140 - (03/17/05) - Hidden Features in RockSim v8
Issue #141 - (04/29/05) - How To Create Complex Clusters In RockSim
Issue #142 - (05/26/05) - Attending an organized rocketry launch
Issue #143 - (06/10/05) - Mood Lighting With RockSim - Part 1
Issue #144 - (06/27/05) - Mood Lighting With RockSim - Part 2
Issue #146 - (08/01/05) - Creating Sprites In RockSim
Issue #148 - (09/13/05) - Speed Up RockSim's 2-D Flight Profile
Issue #148 - (09/13/05) - Where to find additional RockSim design files for common kits.
Issue #150 - (10/24/05) - Swivel Fins Do Fly Straight
Issue #150 - (10/24/05) - Through-the-wall fins using RockSim 8
Issue #152 - (11/18/05) - Aligning 'In-Line' fins
Issue #153 - (12/06/05) - Adding Parachutes to Boosters in RockSim
Issue #153 - (12/06/05) - Don't Reinstall RockSim, just RESET it.
Issue #155 - (01/17/06) - Installing new motors in RockSim v8.
Issue #156 - (02/02/06) - Merging new parts into your RockSim database.
Issue #157 - (02/22/06) - Exporting a graph from RockSim for school reports
Issue #158 - (03/14/06) - Creating Short/Fat Rockets in RockSim, Pt. 2
Issue #159 - (03/29/06) - Pick the right ejection delay
Issue #162 - (06/15/06) - Simulating UFO and Cube Rockets in RockSim
Issue #162 - (06/15/06) - Quick way to reload motors in RockSim
Issue #163 - (07/14/06) - How-To Info: Using RockSim's 2D Flight Profile
Issue #168 - (10/05/06) - Using SMARTSim 2.0's Batch Processing Feature Part 1
Issue #169 - (10/26/06) - Using SMARTSim 2.0's Batch Processing Feature Part 2
Issue #172 - (12/07/06) - Advanced RockSim Technique: How to create a nested boat tail in a 2-stage rocket
Issue #176 - (01/30/07) - How To Set Up Multiple Flight Events In RockSim
Issue #178 - (02/28/07) - Take Better Aerial Photos By Using RockSim
Issue #180 - (03/23/07) - Dr. Zooch Rockets Uses RockSim
Issue #182 - (04/24/07) - RockSim Technique: How To Put A Payload Bay Inside A Nose Cone
Issue #191 - (08/28/07) - Putting a parachute inside of a nose cone.
Issue #192 - (09/11/07) - How to put a bulkhead inside a tube coupler in RockSim 8
Issue #193 - (09/25/07) - Why does the CP moves back when fins made smaller?
Issue #194 - (10/09/07) - What is a Sustainer?
Issue #195 - (10/22/07) - Which Delay Time Should I Use In RockSim?
Issue #196 - (11/06/07) - How do you know if your payload bay is big enough to carry your egg?
Issue #198 - (12/04/07) - Why does RockSim ask you for the latitude of the launch site?
Issue #200 - (01/10/08) - Tips on finding Optimum Mass
Issue #201 - (01/29/08) - What is Optimal Delay?
Issue #202 - (02/12/08) - Batch Engine Files For RockSim and SMARTSIM
Issue #210 - (06/03/08) - Air Starting Motors and Adding Fake Tubes to reposition a rocket's CP
Issue #211 - (06/17/08) - How to apply decals on the 3D rocket in rockSim
Issue #212 - (07/01/08) - Toggle on/off the mass override feature
Issue #214 - (07/29/08) - Step-by-Step RockSim procedure to calculate the maximum lift-off weight of a rocket motor
Issue #214 - (07/29/08) - Sample decal files applied to scale models
Issue #216 - (08/26/08) - Setting up delay times when staging High-Power motors
Issue #217 - (09/09/08) - How to add a transition at the front end of a booster stage
Issue #219 - (10/06/08) - Create Water Rockets in RockSim
Issue #219 - (10/06/08) - Make a ducted rocket where the air flows through the body.
Issue #221 - (11/04/08) - Preview of the new features in RockSim v9
Issue #226 - (01/13/09) - Simulating Canted Rocket Motors in RockSim
Issue #229 - (02/24/09) - How to Set Up A Multi-Stage Rocket and Delayed Staging in RockSim
Issue #230 - (03/10/09) - Tube Fins in RockSim v9
Issue #230 - (03/10/09) - How to view RockSim's Help Manual
Issue #232 - (04/07/09) - How to create polyhedral wings in RockSim v9
Issue #235 - (05/19/09) - When does Deceleration Really Begin?
Issue #238 - (06/30/09) - What is the difference between the RockSim Method and the Barrowman Equations?
Issue #239 - (07/14/09) - Why do tall and skinny rockets go unstable?
Issue #241 - (08/11/09) - How to add new parts to your RockSim databases
Issue #244 - (09/22/09) - Selecting the right size streamer for your rocket
Issue #249 - (12/01/09) - How To Zero In on The TARC Altitude and Duration Objectives
Issue #251 - (12/29/09) - How to add a standoff launch lug to RockSim v9
Issue #253 - (01/26/10) - Experimenting with Dynamic Stability Analysis
Issue #255 - (02/23/10) - What do the Torque vectors mean in the 2D flight profile.
Issue #265 - (07/13/10) - Can You Hear The Sonic Boom From A Model Rocket?
Issue #269 - (09/21/10) - How To Reload A Previously Run Simulation
Issue #269 - (09/21/10) - Using RockSim for Trebuchet simulations?
Issue #275 - (12/07/10) - How To Create Tube Marking Guides In RockSim
Issue #296 - (09/27/11) - Simulating Angular Airframe Tubes in RockSim v9 - Part 1
Issue #297 - (10/11/11) - Simulating Angular Airframe Tubes in RockSim v9 - Part 2
Issue #300 - (11/22/11) - Simulating a 2-Stage Saturn V in RockSim
Issue #339 - (05/21/13) - How To Perform C.H.A.D. Staging Using the RockSim Software
Issue #353 - (12/03/13) - Improved Designs for the D-Engine Super-Roc Altitude Event
Issue #354 - (12/17/13) - Simulating Cluster Parachutes in RockSim
Issue #380 - (12/16/14) - The Top 5 Reasons Why Your Altimeter and Computer Simulations Don't Agree
Issue #383 - (01/28/15) - Simulating Rack Rockets in RockSim
Issue #384 - (02/10/15) - How to Trick RockSim to Simulate a 4-Stage Rocket

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