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Seize The Sky

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Product Description

A Builder's Guide to Model Rocketry

by Mario Perdue
  • 244 pages, Softcover (Trade Paper/Perfectbound)
  • Color cover w/ B&W illustrations
  • Over 400 photos and diagrams
  • ISBN 978-1450507714


A project-oriented guide to the rocket hobby, this book is primarily for people who are interested in model rockets in the low to mid power range (A to G motors). There are tips for hobbyists of every skill level so that it will continue to prove useful as the reader gains experience in the hobby. An overview of the hobby basics is followed by answers to some frequently asked questions and basic building techniques. The meat of the book, though, is in the build projects, which are grouped by several themes.


Chapter 1 – Flying High (hobby overview)

Chapter 2 – Frequently Asked Questions

Chapter 3 – Building Techniques

Chapter 4 – General Projects:

  • Mark
  • Long John II
  • Invader
  • Nighthawk
  • Booster stage for Mark
  • Cluster

Chapter 5 – Up-scaled Projects:

  • Interceptor
  • USS America
  • SST Shuttle One
  • Mars Snooper
  • Laser-X

Chapter 6 – NASA 1:70 Scale Projects:

  • Mercury-Redstone
  • Mercury-Atlas
  • Gemini-Titan
  • Apollo-Saturn IB
  • Apollo-Saturn V
  • Saturn V Launch Utility Tower
  • Ares I
  • Ares V

Chapter 7 – Other Projects:

  • Jayhawk
  • Nike-Hercules
  • 1:12 scale Mercury-Redstone
  • Vostok/Luna/Soyuz
  • 1:12 scale Lunar Module
  • 1:12 scale 2001 Pod

Appendix A – Glossary

Appendix B – List of Manufacturers

Appendix C – Internet Resources

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