The “New” Estes Goblin Kit

Estes GoblinIn 1970, Estes introduced the Goblin as a free kit which they included with some orders. In 1972, it appeared for sale in their catalog.

Estes recently reintroduced the kit which is available at JonRocket.com. With a 24mm motor mount and streamer recovery, the Goblin is designed for high-flying. And, with a yellow and black paint scheme and classic decals, the Goblin also looks good sitting still.

Local Launches this Summer

ROCK LaunchROCK holds launches on the first Saturday of each month.  This July, the first Saturday is July 4.  Because of the holiday, ROCK is skipping their July launch.  The next ROCK launch will be August 1.

The next NEFAR launch is Saturday, July 11.  We will be at the launch, but don’t expect to have our trailer with us.  So, if there are any items you think you will need, please Contact Us and we’ll try to bring them.

 

JonRocket.com Will Be at the National Sport Launch (NSL 2015)

JonRocket.com Vendor TentWe will be at the National Association of Rocketry’s National Sport Launch (NSL) from May 23 to May 25 in Orangeburg, South Carolina. We will have a selection of model rocket kits, supplies, and accessories including Estes black powder and composite motors.

NSL is an annual event drawing hundreds of rocketry hobbyists from around the country each spring.  The location of NSL changes each year.  The 2015 launch is sponsored by the Rocketry Organization of South Carolina at Orangeburg (ROSCO), NAR Section 648.  ROSCO’s launch site is an 80-acre sod farm to the east of Orangeburg which provides great terrain for launching and recovering rockets.

NSL 2015 begins on Saturday, May 23, and runs through Monday, Memorial Day, May 25. Rockets will be launched from 10am to 5pm each day with a special night launch Saturday evening.

For more information, and to register for NSL, please visit the NSL 2015 web site at:

http://nsl2015.com/rocketry/

GRITS Winternationals – February 27 – March 1, 2015

GRITS LaunchWe’ll be at the GRITS Winternationals launch near Tifton, Georgia, from February 27 to March 1.

  • LOCATION: The Gaskins Farm near Nashville, GA
  • DATES: February 27 – March 1 (TRA Research sanctioned all 3 days; NAR flyers welcomed)
  • TIMES: 10am to 6pm all three days.
  • WAIVER: 20,000 ft. MSL (19750 ft. AGL)
  • MOTOR SUPPORT: Anything from 1/8A up to N

JonRocket.com TentWe’ll be set up on-site to sell Estes A through G black powder and composite motors, rocket kits, starter sets, and supplies.  We accept cash and credit cards for payment. If there is anything special that you would like us to bring to the launch, please Contact Us.

 

JonRocket.com Sponsors UCF’s Participation in NASA’s University Student Launch Initiative

The Students for the Exploration and Development of Space at the University of Central Florida (SEDS-UCF) have created a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to support their participation in NASA’s University Student Launch Initiative (USLI) competition.

JonRocket.com is happy to support SEDS-UCF.  We have been impressed with their accomplishments so far and know that they will do well in the future.

 

NARTREK Cadet Program

Alan BoldtFor almost a decade, JonRocket.com has supported the National Association of Rocketry’s NARTREK Cadet program.

The NARTREK Cadet program is designed specifically for modelers under age 18 and is open to both members and non-members of the NAR.

The NARTREK Cadet program consists of a series of four achievement levels in rocketry. Each level requires more skill to complete than the previous level. As each level is finished, the NAR will send you an Achievement Certificate and an enameled pin certifying your accomplishment. You are under no time limit. You progress at your own pace.

For information on the NARTREK Cadet program, please visit the National Association of Rocketry’s web site:

    • http://www.nar.org/nartek-skills-program/the-nartrek-cadet-program/

In addition to the certificate and pin awarded by NAR, we are offering a FREE ROCKET KIT (of our choice) to each child that completes a level of the NARTREK Cadet program.

When you (or your child) completes a level of the Cadet program send a copy of the certificate to us at sales@jonrocket.com. You can scan the certificate or send a digital photograph of it.  If you wish, you can also include a photo or two for us to include in our blog. Please include the child’s name, the NARTREK Cadet level completed, and your shipping address.

Fine Print: This offer is only available to new Cadet program participants.  Certificates must be dated June 1, 2013, or later. The participant must be 18 years of age or younger.  Please contact us if you have any questions.

Aerospace Speciality Products

ASP WAC CorporalWe’ve added scale model rocket kits and parachutes from Aerospace Speciality Products to our online store. We approached ASP about carrying their kits after reading reviews in the Model Rocket Building Blog and at RocketReviews.com.  The reviews convinced us that ASP’s kits are of the best quality and are sure to please our customers.

ASP offers scale models in a wide range of sizes, from tiny rockets powered by MicroMaxx motors to large ones propelled by E and F motors.  Often several scale models of a single real-world rocket are available.  For example, the WAC Coporal is offered as a single-stage, MicroMaxx-powered kit (pictured) as well as a two-stage kit powered by a 24mm motor in the booster and an 18mm motor in the upper stage.