Modern High Power Rocketry 2
This Second Edition of Modern High-Power Rocketry contains more than 800 black-and- white photographs and illustrations specifically created to introduce the model rocket enthusiast to the exciting world of high-power rocketry. Completely rewritten, photographed, and designed, this book's 18 chapters and nearly 400 pages provides tips and simple advice on motor retention, ejection charges, the high-power launch and building your first Level One, Level Two and Level Three rockets.
Level One, Level Two, Level Three
It's All in Here!
Introduction: Welcome to High-Power
1. High-Power Rocket Motors
2. Level Once Certification
3. Level Two Certification
4. Motor Retention
5. High-Power Starters
6. Ejection Charges
7. Launching the High-Power Rocket
8. High-Power Electronics
9. Altimeter Bays
10. Deployment and Recovery
11. Building the Level One Rocket
12. Building the Level Two Rocket
13. Clusters and Airstarts
14. Level Three and Beyond
15. Building the Level Three Rocket
16. Building Your First Level Three Motor
17. Cleaning Reloadable Motors
18. Introduction to Scratch-Building
The Rocketry Toolbox
Appendix 1: Troubleshooting Chart
Appendix 2: NAR High-Power Safety Code
Appendix 3: Tripoli High-Power Safety Code
Appendix 4: Sample NAR Level Three Forms
Appendix 5: Sample Tripoli Level Three Forms
Appendix 6: Stephen Roberson Sample Diagrams
Appendix 7: A Few Useful Rocketry Web sites
Appendix 8: Sample High-Power Checklist(s)
About the Author
"WOW! I'm overwhelmed by the quality of your new book. I see why it is so massive... It is bursting at the seams with an incredible amount of useful information...It is definitely a "how to" vault of experienced builder's secrets."
--Tim Van Milligan, Apogee Rockets, Colorado.
"In my opinion, Modern High Power Rocketry 2 one day will be to high-power rocketry what G. Harry Stine's handbook is to model rocketry...Well done, Mark!"
--Tim Quigg, Extreme Rocketry magazine
"This book is so full of useful stuff that there is almost no need of any other information source!"
--Stefano Figini, Sierra Fox Hobbies, Italy
"This book...is jam-packed with great info and can make everyone feel like an expert after reading it! We suggest that any HPR flier have this book in their collection."
--Bruce Jones, Countdown Hobbies
"I gotta say this book is fantastic...Of course, my favorite section is high-power electronics."
--Steve, Xavien Electronics,
"I can't believe how much info is in this book. It's a HUGE book, loaded with info and tons of photos."
--Rich Pitzeruse, L3CC,
"If only this book had existed when I was starting out in rocketry--it probably would have saved me hundreds of dollars and hundreds of hours of learning!
--Craig Christenson, L3,
"The Second Edition of your book is the one I REALLY wish I had when I started high-power!"
--Terry McCreary, Tripoli Board of Directors,
Kentucky, on Amazon.com.
"This book is a must for every HPR flyer."
"As an official Tripoli Level O, I really appreciated your book! It helped me immensely to know what questions to ask as I move forward and provided valuable lessons to avoid."
--Bill Strehl, Maryland
"As secretary of our club I often get asked by new members if there are any good books for HPR...I can now tell people who ask "Go buy a copy of Modern High-Power Rocketry 2. It is exactly what you need."
--Mike Roberts, UK
"I'll be doing my L1 and L2 certs in the next few months and your book helped answer many of my questions."
--Barry Mattingly, California
"The book is fantastic! Full of detailed information and great photos. This is a "Must Have" for any serious high-power rocketeer."
--Roger Noss, L2, Florida
"I would like to tell you what an outstanding rocketry reference you have produced! Your first edition is THE go to guide for high-power rocketry..."
--Andrew Horton, L2, Montana
"I am more than halfway through your book, and I must say, it is great and really opened my eyes...I have learned a lot."
--Bruce Harris, Maryland
"Once again, thank you for an amazing book! I should probably go ahead and buy a second copy as I know this copy will get worn out very quickly."
--David Culp, Science Teacher, Carrollton, Texas