Friday, March 21, 2014

Sport Rocketry March/April 2014

When I saw the cover subtitle "Foam Construction in Rocketry!", my interest immediately perked. When I saw the first photo of the subject rocket (photo of a photo below), I immediately dropped everything and started reading. The article is by Estes employee John Boren who built the rocket as a promo for a video game. As I went on, my excitement dropped to a normal level. John has a CNC machine to cut his foam and most of his descriptions became academic. Still, the rocket is so cool and well built that it was still a fun article. YMMV. Here's the cover and a preview of his rocket. Rocket girl included to give a sense of scale.