Education and Training
NAR has produced a 45-minute instructional video for rocketeers of all ages on all the steps and techniques involved in building and flying a basic model rocket. This instructional video has been divided into six short segments of 4 to 9 minutes duration and posted online by the NAR’s TARC partners, the Aerospace Industries Association on their YouTube site. The six segments are:
Part 1: How Model Rockets Work
Part 2: Components of a Rocket
Part 3: Construction
Part 4: Finishing the Rocket’s Fins
Part 5: Assembling the Rocket
Part 6: Painting the Completed Rocket
NAR has also developed an excellent rockrety educational CD which can be viewed on line. Click on the link below to access the CB.
The NASA Beginner's Guide to Rockets will help you learn the basic math and physics that govern the design and flight of rockets. We will look at many different kinds of rockets, from stomp rockets, which are a special kind of artillery shell, to bottle rockets, to model rockets, to full scale boosters. We will also look at the similarities and the differences in these rockets and include some instructions for making and flying your own rockets.
Academy of Model Aeronautics
The Acedemy of Model Aeronautics has produced an excellent beginner's guide for those entering the world of RC aircraft flying. Click on the link below to view the guide.