Customer Reviews


9 Reviews
5 star:
 (7)
4 star:
 (2)
3 star:    (0)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
 
 
Average Customer Review
Share your thoughts with other customers
Create your own review
 
 
Most Helpful First | Newest First

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A definite read for anyone starting out in model rocketry, 3 Nov. 2005
By 
Simon Berry (Kent, UK) - See all my reviews
(REAL NAME)   
This review is from: Handbook of Model Rocketry (Mechanical Engineering) (Paperback)
I'm a beginner in model rocketry. In fact, I haven't even had a flight yet. My rockets are sitting at home waiting for some good weather. I've spent some time talking to people on forums, and reading the information on various rocketry sites, so I'm aware of the basics.
This book arrived yesterday and seems to fill in all the blanks, as well as explaining the basics I already knew very well. The author is careful to allow for possible changes in the future, and also impresses upon the reader the importance of safety without overdoing it and asounding like a nagging old-timer.
All relevant areas of the hobby are covered, from using the Ready To Fly kits to making a rocket from scratch, all types of rocket motor, recovery systems etc.
I've already learnt a lot from this book and I'm only halfway through. I would definitely recommend to this to anyone starting out in model rocketry, and probably to more experienced people as well.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Comprehensive Guide, 13 Jun. 2001
By A Customer
I was very pleased with this book; as a beginner it covers all the areas needed to construct and fly your own rocket, with lots of additional information for those who want to learn further.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5.0 out of 5 stars Rocket Science Made Easy!, 15 Jun. 2010
By 
N. A. Stafford-brown "Nathan" (United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
(REAL NAME)   
This review is from: Handbook of Model Rocketry (Mechanical Engineering) (Paperback)
This book is definitely one of the best purchases I have made towards my hobby and interest in model rocketry. This Bible of rocketry as it may be better (or more appropriately) known has pretty much everything you need to get you started on your way to launching rockets as well as the fundamentals of designing your own! It also includes a chapter on aeroynamics and how to work out stability and and other important coefficients that you may find useful.

Ultimately as far as getting your started and maybe seeing you well through the majority of your rocketry career, this book is perfect, however if you are looking for something a little more 'hard core' and far more mathematically in depth and complete then you should have a look at a book called 'Topics in Advanced Model Rocketry' however the price tag is a bit on the expensive side for this more advanced book, making the Handbook of Model Rocketry a fantastic starting place while you find your feet in the subject

All in all though a superb book and one that is very easy reading and flows well.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It really is rocket science!, 19 Nov. 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
A well written and well rounded introduction to model rocketry. Mr Stine covers all the basic topics to an appropriate depth for the average amateur model rocketeer. The focus is on building rockets that work, the main features of a typical rocket, the important physical principles that affect rocket stability and the huge variety of rocket types that you might find yourself bulding in the years to come.
The 4 stars is because the book can be a little too hand-wavy and wooly at times but I'm a physicist by day so that may just be me. If you are hungry for more details, more theory, moar physics, moar maths then check out "Topics in advanced model rocketry".
I wish my parents bought me this book when I was younger instead of a PC!
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5.0 out of 5 stars Totally great!, 18 Jun. 1998
By A Customer
The Handbook provides you with just about everything you would need or want to know about building and flying model rockets. It covers from how to prepare a motor for flight and how to attach fins, to more complicated things such as boost gliders and clusters. Through the whole thing, descriptions are detailed. Mr. Stine's humour keeps what could be some boring but important items fun, guiding you from your first rocket to scale masterpieces. Join the fun!
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5.0 out of 5 stars " The modroc "Bible" - G. Harry Sets the Stage!", 6 Mar. 1998
By A Customer
The late G. Harry Stine's 6th edition of his "handbook"-1993 is a MUST read; includes how to get started in model rocketry, safety, construction, flight, recovery & special projects from the man who paved the way for all model rocketeers. Young & old alike will enjoy this book loaded with awesome photos, drawings and illustrations!
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5.0 out of 5 stars An Awesome Book on Rockets, A must read for all Rocketeers., 14 Aug. 1999
By A Customer
This Book Covers the History of Rockets to How to Build your own rocket and back. It is written in a super format and contains around 349 pages of knowladge of rockets and its cousins (Rocket Gliders.) Any body who knows nothing about rockets will be an expert by the end of the book and it is very helpful for even experts.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


4.0 out of 5 stars A good guide to starting, 23 July 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Handbook of Model Rocketry (Mechanical Engineering) (Paperback)
Although written primary for an american audience many of the tips and guide can still have merit in other countries such as the UK. The book provides much information in getting started and keeping safe in this hobby.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book for the begining model rocketeer., 22 Dec. 1997
By A Customer
The book covers the basics of the model rocket hobby. There is emphasis on the safety aspect of model rocketry. It covers basic operation, construction, contests,and different types of models.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


Most Helpful First | Newest First

This product

Handbook of Model Rocketry (Mechanical Engineering)
Handbook of Model Rocketry (Mechanical Engineering) by Bill Stine (Paperback - 25 May 2004)
£16.99
In stock
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Only search this product's reviews