Handbook of Model Rocketry

ISBN-10: 0471472425
ISBN-13: 9780471472421
Edition: 7th 2004 (Revised)
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $22.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/22/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

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.

Jacqueline N. Crawley, PhD, is Chief of the Laboratory of Behavioral Neuroscience at the National Institute of Mental Health; Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology at Georgetown University. Dr. Crawley has published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers and 60 review articles. Her research has included rodent behavioral analyses of noradrenergic pathways; benzodiazepine receptor ligands; neuropeptide transmitters, including galanin and cholecystokinin; mouse genetic models of autism; and behavioral phenotyping of more than 30 lines of transgenic and knockout mice. Recent awards include the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society Myers Lifetime Achievement Award (2005), the Fleur Strand Summer Neuropeptide Conference Award (2005), the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Preceptor Award (2004), and the National Institute of Mental Health Director's Award (2002).What's Wrong With My Mouse?: Behavioral Phenotyping of Transgenic and Knockout Mice, Second Edition has been written in Dr. Crawley's private capacity, outside of her professional position at the National Institutes of Health. The views expressed in this book do not necessarily represent the views of the National Institutes of Health or of the United States government.Science fiction writer G. Harry Stine was born March 26, 1928. Stine believed in the manned exploration and colonization of space and other planets. He was a founder of the American Model Rocketry Association and many of his pioneering rockets are displayed in the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum. He wrote fiction and nonfiction that were featured in the Analog Science Fiction magazine. Stine wrote under the pseudonym Lee Correy and those titles include "Starship Through Space" (1954) "Rocket Man," Contraband Rocket" (1956), "Shuttle Down" (1981), "Space Doctor" (1981), "Manna" (1984), "A Matter of Metalaw" (1986), and in the Star Trek Series "The Abode of Life" (1982). Writing under his name, G. Harry Stine, he published "Warbots" (1988), Judgment Day" (1992) and "Starsea Invaders: First Action" (1993). In November 1997, G. Harry Stine died.

Preface to the Seventh Edition
Preface to the First Edition
This Is Model Rocketry
Getting Started
Tools and Techniques in the Workshop
Model Rocket Construction
Model Rocket Motors
Ignition and Ignition Systems
Launchers and Launching Techniques
How High Will It Go?
Stability
Model Rocket Aerodynamics
Multistage Model Rockets
Recovery Devices
Glide Recovery
Building and Flying Large Models
Payloads
Scale Models
Altitude Determination
Model Rocket Ranges
Clubs and Contests
Where Do I Go from Here?
Epilogue
Bibliography
Important Addresses
Model Rocket CP Calculation
Rocket Altitude Simulation: Computer Program RASP-93
Static Stability Calculation: Computer Program STABCAL-2
The Triple-Track Tracker
Two-Station Alt-Azimuth Tracking Data Reduction Program MRDR-2
Three-Station Elevation-Angle-Only Tracking Data Reduction Tables
Sample NAR Section Bylaws
Index

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