Handbook of Model Rocketry

Handbook of Model Rocketry

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by G. Harry Stine, Bill Stine
     
 

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A fully updated new edition of the bible of model rocketry and the official handbook of the National Association of Rocketry G. Harry Stine was one of the founders of model rocketry and one of its most accomplished and respected figures. His Handbook of Model Rocketry has long been recognized as the most authoritative and reliable resource in the field. Now fully

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A fully updated new edition of the bible of model rocketry and the official handbook of the National Association of Rocketry G. Harry Stine was one of the founders of model rocketry and one of its most accomplished and respected figures. His Handbook of Model Rocketry has long been recognized as the most authoritative and reliable resource in the field. Now fully updated and expanded by Harry's son Bill Stine, who inherited his father's passion for model rockets, the new Seventh Edition includes the many changes in the hobby that have occurred since the last edition was published, such as new types of rockets, motors, and electronic payloads, plus computer software and Internet resources. This new edition also includes new photos and a new chapter on high-power rocketry.
G. Harry Stine, founder and one-time president of the National Association of Rocketry, started the world's first model rocket company, whose kits are now in the Smithsonian. Bill Stine, also a model rocket expert, is the founder and president of Quest Aerospace Inc.

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Children's Literature
This new edition of the "bible of model rocketry" is packed with years of research and tested science, filled with explanations about what works, what doesn't, and why. This thick volume has chapters about getting started, the tools and techniques in the workshop, rocket construction, the motors, the ignition systems, launching techniques, the height, the stability, the aerodynamics, the multistage rockets, recovery devices, glide recovery, building and flying large models, payloads, scale models, altitude determination, model rocket ranges, the clubs, and the contests. The book includes the latest regulations, a new chapter featuring high powered rocketry, a lengthy index, an extensive bibliography, a list of important addresses and web sites, calculations, computer code, black and white photographs throughout and many labeled diagrams. 2004, John Wiley & Sons, Ages 12 up.
—Sally J. K. Davies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471472421
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/16/2004
Edition description:
Seventh Edition
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
426,965
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.44(h) x 0.84(d)

Meet the Author

G. HARRY STINE founder and past president of the NAR, started the first model rocket company whose kits are now in the Smithsonian. An engineer, science writer, and science fiction author, he is one of 50 U.S. space pioneers honored with a silver medal by the U.S. Army Association. More than 35 years after his first model rocket went skyward and over 500 million model rockets later, Stine continues to design, fly, and teach others how to do it.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having been interested in model rocketing many years ago, and now returning to the hobby, I found this book to be the best single volume on the subject. The authors are very well known and address the subject in a manner useful to all levels of skill in rocketry and provide all the information needed for enthusiasts to not only have a general understanding of the principles of rocketry, but set up the capapbility to design and build your own rockets. The topic is fully addressed from basics to simple mathematics and the physics behind model rocketry. I would recommend this book to any and all rocketry hobbyists as an essential element for their library. An excellent tutorial and reference on all important aspects of the subject.