Vendors For Contest
This page is not intended to include every rocket company
or dealer. There are other sources for that on the web such
as Fly Rockets.com
Online, and The
It is intended primarily to list vendors for contest
rockets. Some which specifically carry contest kits and
supplies, some which happen to have contest-useful kits or
supplies, and some which you may never have heard of before
Also see the plans & kits listing at the bottom of
each individual event's tip pages for vendors that sell kits
useful for a particular event.
Competition Rockets (QCR) - By Ken Brown.
Contest Kits for Eggloft, Payload, Helicopter,
Boost Glide, Streamer Duration, Parachute Duration, &
Plastic Model. Contest type Parachutes & Streamers.
Piston launcher kits. Supplies & parts such as Kevlar
shock cord, tubes, nose cones, egg capsules, centering
Specialty Products (ASP) - By Andy
Jackson. Contest Kits for Eggloft, Payload,
Streamer Duration, & Parachute Duration. Scale
kits. Contest and sport type Parachutes &
Streamers. Supplies & parts such as Kevlar shock
cord, adhesive Mylar tape, G10 fiberglass, mylar sheet
(for parachutes), pre-cut fins, tubes, nose cones, egg
capsules, centering rings, etc. Also a dealer for Edmonds
Gliders and Saturn Press.
Machining Service (BMS) - By Bill Saindon.
Great source for custom parts for contest models,
including scale model parts. Made-to-order custom balsa
nose cones, transitions, & blocks. Stock nose
cones, transitions, tubes, couplers, centering
rings, & Kevlar cord. Custom laser-cut fins
and centering rings. Dealer for Edmonds Glider kits and
Components - By Tim VanMilligan. Saturn Scale
Kits, Heli-roc kit. Cast Glider hooks.
Parts such as tubes, nose cones, and egg capsules.
Contest oriented engines that unfortunately are long out
of stock with the recent exceptions of new E6 and F10
engines (spring 2004) . Dealer for some Quest kits, Quest
engines, and some Aerotech engines.
Tubular - By Jim Fackert. Large variety of
Body Tubes. Also couplers, centering rings, launch
lugs, Nomex Paper, Nylon film parachute material, Mylar
in various thicknesses, Kevlar cord, small Graphite rods,
etc. Dealer for Edmonds Glider kits.
Hobbies - By Doug Pratt. Vac-formed Egg
Capsules (Single and Dual) and Vac-formed (13, 18,
& 24mm) nose cones (all from the old CMR
equipment), Kevlar Cord, other supplies. "Super
Six" kit (useful for 18mm PD & SD events).
Dealer for Quest Nike-Smoke kit, and for some
scale kits by ASP (Aerospace Specialty Products).
Aerospace - By Rob Edmonds. Specializing in
Press - By Peter Alway. The BEST source for
Scale Data. "Rockets of the World" book and other
publications (ROTW now carried by NARTS).
- Peter Alway's Rockets
of the World - Reprinted by NARTS
- Peter Alway's Scale kits of the Arcas,
Astrobee 1500, Saturn-V, and Zenit, carried by BMS
Mike's Rocket Shack
- By Jim Flis. Contest-worthy kits such as helicopter
models (Rose-A-Roc and Tiddlywink), Streamer models, a
Peanut-scale worthy Saturn-IB, and the Thunderbird SAM
missile. Also, parts such as tubes, nose cones, centering
Papa Decals - By Tom Papa. Tango Papa offers a
variety of decals for certain scale models, at almost any
desired scale. They can also do custom decal work,
whether for scale, sport, or even just your NAR
Rockets (pdf list) - By Fred Shecter. Contest
Kits for Eggloft, Boost Glide, Streamer Duration,
& Parachute Duration. Contest type Parachutes.
Supplies & parts such as tubes, nose cones, centering
- A good source for parts, such as noce cones, boduy
- Run by Tom Ha. NAR Technical Services has scale data
for the Aerobee 350, IQSY Tomahawk, Super Loki Dart, and
Sandhawk. Also various plans and publications on contest
models and R&D reports.
magazine Back-issues - The NAR's magazine (Sport
Rocketry now, previously named American Spacemodeling and
the Model Rocketeer) has published articles and plans for
contest models, and scale data. NARTS sells back-issues,
and in cases of originals being out of stock,
photocopies. Check out this magazine
index, compiled by Lila Schmaker, to see what contest
articles, plans, and scale data has been published in the
magazine through 1999.
- Rocket Engines. Scale kits.
Industries - Rocket Engines. Scale kits. Parts
such as tubes, nose cones, centering rings, etc.
- Rocket Engines. Scale kits.
Scale Kit makers (from the
Sport Scale tips page)
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Patriot Missile, Cruise Missile, Bull Pup 12B
Missile, Phoenix Missile, Mercury Redstone, V-2,
Specialty Products (ASP)
Various scale kits, including Corporal, D -
Region Tomahawk, IQSY Tomahawk, FOTL, Kappa-7-1,
Kappa-9M, RAM B, Rohini RH - 75, RP - 3, Sandia
Sandhawk, Sonda II B, Super Loki Dart, and V-2. ASP
also has theWac-Corporal, but only the two-staged
kits with the "Tiny Tim" booster are legal for
Highly detailed Saturn-IB and Saturn-V kits, at
1/70 scale. If building the Saturn-V, keep in mind
the 1500 gram and 160 N-sec limits.
Peter Alway's kits by
Scale kits designed by Peter Alway: Arcas,
Astrobee 1500, 1/195 Saturn-V, and Zenit - carried
Machining Service (BMS)
Clone of old Estes 1/70 scale Saturn-IB kit.
Plus Apollo 1/70 and 1/100 capsules, and some
clones of old scale balsa nose cones such as
Mercury, Gemini, and so forth (search the balsa
parts, not just for noses but also for
Various scale models, including medium sizes
models of various Saturns, Shuttle, Titans, Russian
Sputnik and Soyux launch vehicles, Ares-1, amd
more. Some of the kits, such as the Shuttle,
qualify for Peanut Scale.
1/282 scale Saturn-IB kit suitable for Peanut
Scale. Thunderbird SAM missile
Rockets - Black
Brants - ARG
Black Brant 1/10 scale models by Taras Tataryn
of ARG. BLACK BRANT series - I, IIB, III, IV, V,
VA, & VC
IQSY Tomahawk and Astrobee-D kits.
Various scale kits including Mercury-Redstone,
Mercury-Atlas, Gemini-Titan, and Juno-I
Modeler's Rocket Kits
Scale kits of the NASA Scout, Aries "Fat
Albert", Juno 1/Jupiter C, and NIKE Smoke.
By John Pursley. Incredibly detailed 1/12 scale
Mercury Capsule kit (capsule only).
Nike-Smoke kit.. It is OOP, but some dealers may
still have one.
Launch Pad (TLP)
It is highly recommended to buy TLP
kits from dealers, such as the partial list
Missile Kits:Alarm, AMRAAM AIM-120a, Anubis,
ASM-1 (Type 80), ASRAAM, Bolo, Bullpup AGM-12B
& 12C, Dragonfly, Exocet Am.39, Falcon AIM-4C,
Flail, Folgore, Gabriel III/AS, Gecko, Grail SA-7,
HARM, Harpoon AGM-84a, Hawk Mim-23a, (Improved)
Hawk MIM-23B, Hellfire AGM-114a, Indigo, Kormoran
AS.34, Krypton, Lance Mgm-52, Martel AS.37, Martin
Pescador, Matra "Magic" R.550, Matra Super 530d,
Maverick AGM-65b, Nike Ajax Mim-3A, Osiris MPM,
AC-3, Perseus, Perseus II, Pershing MGM-31A,
Phoenix AIM-54C, Rapier, Saab 372 (RB 72), Saab RB
05A, Scimitar, Seawolf, Sidewinder, Sparrow AIM-7F,
Standard AGM-78, Tan-Sam (Type 81), Type 30
Plan-Paks - Guideline SA-2, Nike
Hercules, Scimitar, Scud-B (SS-1C), Standard
Kits: Nike Smoke, Nike Apache, Vostok, Black
Brant II, Aerobee Hi. Kys carried by dealers such
Components, and by Uncle
Mike's Rocket Shack.
Site gone, but carried by some dealers, see
Missile Kits: Alarm, AMRAAM, Bull Pup,
Guideline, Lance, Little John, Sea Sparrow,
Have scale & semi-scale kits. The 2.6" kits
include Army Hawk, Jayhawk, Sandhawk, &
Standard ARM. Some of the 3.9" kits, aimed at
higher power, may be too big to make it under the
1500 gram limit.