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RC Engine Reassembly

Now that your engine has been fully dismantled, it's time to replace any worn parts. In my engine all that was required was a new piston and sleeve. Yours may differ. If your engine failed...

RC Engine Teardown

You'll eventually run into an engine that just flat won't run anymore, and if it has a fair bit of sentimental value and/or is expensive to replace, rebuilding it is a viable option. Here's how to do that...

Mod Your Transmitter For LiPo

This article will give you a step by step guide on how to easily modify your existing transmitter to use a LiPo battery

How To Create Gate Markers For Crawling

Gate markers are a commonly used item in competition rock crawling, but few just-for-fun crawler guys even know about them or what they are used for. In competition crawling events, they are used to mark where checkpoints are...

How To Make Body Washers

Tired of your body post punching through that new, freshly painted rc body of yours? This tip is a simple way to help prevent this from happening, which will extend the life of your RC body.

How To Cut Tire Foams

For those who don't know, tire foams are pieces of circular foam that fit into the tire to give it support since most RC tires aren't pneumatic, or filled with air. This is a step by step guide...

How To Store RC Tires

People that are new to the RC hobby may not realize how big of deal it is to store your tires correctly, especially if you are planning on decent performance from them. This article will show you a couple different ways...

How To Store Your RC Car

Storing your car - what's the big deal? What could hurt it while it just sits there, not even being driven? Well, a lot of things can happen to your RC car while it is in storage.

Model Kit Glue

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By now, you have probably heard me mention a few different types of glues for use in model rocket building. Today, I would like to discuss those glue types in detail. This article will cover the...

Mid Power Rocket Equipment

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In this article we will discuss some of the new equipment needed to support the launch and recovery of a mid powered model rocket.

Make A Motor Retainer

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Reloadable Motor Systems, also known as "RMS", give the rocket enthusiast greater choice of rocket propellants. Initially, the cost is rather high due to the metal case that you need to purchase to use the reload kits.

Rocket Launch Camera P.O.V.

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We launch a model rocket with an onboard video camera attached. You can get some pretty amazing onboard footage of your rocket as it launches into the sky with this camera!

Launching With Copperheads

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We launch a model rocket using a Copperhead ignitor. Find out how to use these in your rockets with our handy setup tips...

Mid Power Rockets Part One

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When Estes announced their entry into mid power last year I was ecstatic. Partnering with Aerotech Consumer Aerospace, Estes launched their Pro Series II line this spring. The Pro Series motors are...

The Future Of Model Rockets

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It's hard to ignore the truth. Hobby enthusiasts are a dying breed. I grew up in the late 70's/early 80's and building models, and launching rockets was cool. We didn't have all these crazy electronics to...

Making Clustered Rocket Mounts

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Today, I would like to show you how to build a clustered motor mount. This is considered an advanced rocket building technique, so if this is your first experience with rocket building I recommend checking out...

Black Powder Rocket Motors

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How on earth do we get our rocket up in the air? What do all those codes mean on the rocket motor? When should I use a bigger rocket motor? With this article, I will answer all these questions so you too can be a...

Picking Fin Material

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OK, you are ready to build your first scratch built rocket. You have designed it and ordered all the parts, but it's time for a crucial decision. What to use for fin material? There are several options...

Cloning Classic Model Rockets

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Model Rocket designs come and go. New rockets get released every year. Some are successful and some fail to grab the public's attention. But some rockets become classics, icons of model rocketry. These rockets are...

Video: Reloading an RMS Rocket Motor

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Have you ever wondered how to use an RMS (Reloadable Motor System) in your model rocket? In this video we show you how to properly reload an Aerotech Metal Storm rocket engine...

Model Rocket Maintenance

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You've built a rocket and flown it several times and you are starting to notice some wear and tear on both your rocket and launch equipment. How do you keep your rocket gear looking good while performing at a high level and staying safe?

Model Rocket Range Boxes

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You've built your model rocket and have it all ready for its maiden flight. You've watched the weather report and have a good day for launch. In order to launch a rocket, you need to gather your range box. A range box is a fancy term for...

Building A Model Rocket

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Today, I will show you how to build a model rocket. I will be using Estes Mini Max for this demonstration. This is a basic rocket that will provide a good first step and teach you all the skills necessary to complete your very own rocket.

BMS Mighty D Review

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I have been searching for a 12-volt model rocket launch controller for some time. While Aerotech's Interlock controller and the Go Box by Pratt are great solutions, I don't have the ability to launch right next to my car...

Model Rocket Recovery

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You've just spent the weekend building your new model rocket and it's time to fly. The last thing you want to do is have all that time and hard work come crashing into the ground. So, let's talk about rocket recovery.

Build Your Own Launch Pad

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Today I will show you how to build a model rocket launch pad out of PVC pipe. This is a great low cost alternative to the commercial pads, I built this one for less than $20 with readily available parts that you can find in your local hardware store.