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Are You Stuck In A Rocketry Rut?


Are you stuck in a rocketry rut? Still just flying what you’ve always flown? If so, you’re not alone. From what I see at many launches most people fly the same old boring 3 fins and a cone every time they come out, launch after launch, month after month. YAWN! YAWN! YAWN! Why bother?

Is the photo below what others see when it's your time to launch? 


No matter what your preference happens to be, low, mid or high power, why not shake things up a bit and do something new? Why not try staging or clustering or something with a payload? Better yet, why not all of the above on the same rocket? And you can do it regardless of the power level you choose to fly.


If you lack imagination and don’t know where to start, a great way to get moving is to kit bash. That’s right, pick out 3-4 of your favorite rockets and combine them in parts or completely. Just use your IMAGINATION! You do still have an imagination, right?


Is this your view as you approach the RSO table?

Of course, if you build a great staged clustered payloader, you’ll want to push your finishing skills too. What’s that you say? “I’m not very good with paint and tape and all of that.” Well, BOO HOO! You want some cheese with your whine? How are you ever going to develop great finishing skills, if all you ever do are the basics?


Look how excited they all are to see your next flight!

And, if you still decide you're happy with 3 fins and a cone, why not push the envelope in a different way? Reach out to a local school and volunteer an hour to speak to a class, or help with a "Build & Fly Rocket Day" event. Maybe even invite a friend or neighbor to a launch, or drag along your girl friend or wife; just don't bring them both on the same day.


Or, you can just spend another year plodding along in your rut.





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Signed / personalized paperback copies of Rocket Babe - Dust Storm, Rocket Babe - Fallen Angel and Rocket Babe - Ant Men are all now available directly from the author!

Books are great gifts for any occasion! Holidays, birthdays or just because!

Dust Storm $10.00
Fallen Angel $12.00
Ant Men $13.00

Standard book rate shipping: $4 for 1st book; $1 for each additional book per address in the same order. Please allow 7-10 days for shipping, longer during the holidays.

*Special "Set" pricing! Get all 3 books for $32.00 includes shipping within the continental U.S.! Saves over $9 off the regular price and shipping!

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Send your email order to Verna at: with BOOK as the subject.

List each dedication separately and clearly. Be sure to include the full shipping address.

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Verna Starr Cestris Fighter!


Above you see our favorite Sirius kit, the Cestris. The kit is intended to fly on a single engine but it was easily modified to a 3 engine cluster complete with Verna Starr fighter decals, also available from Sirius.



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Spring Time CATO's


Spring is already here for much of the country and soon will be for the rest of you and that means it's time to evaluate your engine stock for the coming flying season. If you had left over engines from last year how well did you store them? If you don't think temperature cycling is a real thing just ask the Russians. Look what happened to the Proton rocket above when they didn't take proper precautions.


Above is a perfect example of what happens to engines when they've been improperly stored during tornado season. Exposure to high winds and humidity can lead to low spiraling flights and the loss of your rocket!


Of course, storing engines in a pressurized locker isn't the best idea either. The results of months in a pressurized environment can cause your engines to over perform and could cause some flights to recovery well beyond the authorized launch area, and as we all know, that is a major no no!

So before you prep your first rocket for 2018 it might be a good idea to consider how well your engines were stored over the winter, or at least be sure to film the launch. 




She'll go with you anywhere! Kevin, owner and moderator at the Alien Soup  sci-fi forum, enjoys Rocket Babe - Dust Storm between innings at a recent ballgame!


Visit Kevin at Alien Soup and tell him Verna sent you!





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"I Can't Wait! The next Rocket Babe is coming!"


Verna & Randy's Rockets is proud to have been featured by:


Darrell Mobley's Website Review on Rocketry Planet


Dick Stafford's The Original Rocket Dungeon


Apogee E-Zine Peak Of Flight issue #155


April 2006  Finishing Touches
And Virally In Ezines Like:
Hobby Media Italy


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