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If you are interested in building model rockets I will suggest three locations to visit starting with some basics.

Even if you intend to build high power rockets and you built some low power model rockets years ago I suggest that you build and fly at least one low power rocket to refresh your memory of previous builds. Before you can build you must have the tools and this page from the National Association of Rocketry, one of two national organizations for model rocketry in the United States, can help.
http://www.nar.org/educational-resources...echniques/

One company, Apogee Components, has created dozens of videos that can help the new builder or the returning modeler. The first series of videos show how to build and finish a skill level 1, low power model.  Additional videos address special components, electronics, and construction of high power rockets.
https://www.apogeerockets.com/How-To/Get...ket?f=dldm

If the intent is to build high power rockets then I suggest that the builder buy (or borrow) a copy of the book, "Modern High Power Rocketry 2" by Mark Canepa.  With the higher thrust and greater stresses found in high power rocketry, this book will help the builder to accommodate those factors into the construction of the rocket. A web search will provide several outlets for this book.

Below are links to other useful websites:

Shops
A2Z Hobbies http://www.a2zhobbies.com
ACSupply http://www.acsupplyco.com
Aerocon Aerospace http://www.aeroconsystems.com/index.html
Apogee Components http://www.apogeerockets.com
Apollo 11 (UK) http://www.apollomodels.com
Balsa Machining Service http://www.balsamachining.com
BRS Hobbies http://www.brshobbies.com
Coast Rocketry http://www.coastrocketry.com
Commonwealth http://www.commonwealth.net
Discount Rocketry http://www.discountrocketry.com
Giant Leap Rocketry http://www.giantleaprocketry.com
Great Hobbies http://www.greathobbies.com
Hangar 11 http://www.hangar11.com/
Heavenly Hobbies http://www.heavenlyhobbies.com/home.html
Hobby Linc http://www.hobbylinc.com
Jon Rocket http://www.jonrocket.com
Launch Pad 2000 http://www.launchpad2000.com
Leading Edge Rocketry http://leadingedgerocketry.com
Merlin Missile Solutions http://www.merlinmissiles.com/
Performance Hobbies http://www.performancehobbies.com
Photos By Nadine http://www.photosbynadine.com
Ray Dunakin's Aerial Photography raydunakin.com/Site/Welcome.html
Red Arrow Hobbies http://www.redarrowhobbies.com
Rocketarium http://www.rocketarium.com
Rockets and Things (UK) http://www.rockets-things.co.uk
SierraFox Hobbies (Italy) http://www.sierrafoxhobbies.com
Sirius Rocketry http://www.siriusrocketry.com
Star Rocketry http://www.starrocketry.com
The Rocket Garden http://www.therocketgarden.com
Totally Tubular http://www.erockets.biz/Totally-Tubular.html
Tower hobbies http://www.rocketfun.com
UDISCO http://www.udisco.com/
Uncle Mike's Rocket Shack http://www.unclemikesrocketshack.com
Wildman Rocketry http://www.wildmanrocketry.com/
Zeppelin Hobbies http://www.zephobby.com

Manufacturers
Advanced Rocketry Group http://www.argrockets.com/
Aero Pack http://www.aeropack.net
Aerospace Specialty Products http://www.asp-rocketry.com
Aerotech http://www.aerotech-rocketry.com
Always Ready Rocketry http://www.alwaysreadyrocketry.com
Art Applewhite http://www.artapplewhite.com
B2 Rocketry http://www.b2rocketry.com
Binder Design http://www.binderdesign.com
BMI Rocketry http://www.bmibay.net/rocketry.html
CNC Rings -n- Fins http://www.cnc-rings-fins.com
Cosmodrome Rocketry http://www.cosmodromerocketry.com
Custom Rocket Company http://www.customrocketcompany.com/
Cygnus Rocketry http://www.cygnusrocketry.com
Dr. Zooch http://drzooch.com/
Edmonds Aerospace http://www.edmondsaerospace.com
Estes Industries http://www.estesrockets.com
Excelsior Rocketry http://www.excelsiorrocketry.com
Fliskits http://www.fliskits.com
Fruity Chutes http://fruitychutes.com/
Giant Leap Rocketry http://www.giantleaprocketry.com
Hawk Mountain Enterprises http://www.hawkmountain.ws
High Tech Rocketry http://hightechrocketry.com/
Impulse Construction http://members.cox.net/impulseaerospace/main.htm
In Flight Rockets http://www.inflightrockets.com
LOC Precision http://www.locprecision.com
Madcow Rocketry http://www.madcowrocketry.com/
Mercury Engineering http://www.mercury-rockets.com/
Mile High Rockets http://www.milehighrockets.com/
Pemberton Technologies http://www.pembertontechnologies.com
Performance Rocketry http://www.performancerocketry.com
PML http://www.publicmissiles.com
Q Modelling http://www.qmodeling.com/
Quasar One Custom Rockets http://www.quasaronerockets.com/index.html
Quest Aerospace http://www.questaerospace.com
Quickburst http://www.quickburst.net
Rail Buttons http://www.railbuttons.com/rb
Red River Rocketry http://redriverrocketry.com/
Rocket T-Shirts http://rockettshirts.com
RocketChutes http://www.rocketchutes.com/Index.htm
Rocketman Enterprises http://www.the-rocketman.com
Rowes Retainers http://www.rowesretainers.co.uk
SEMROC http://www.semroc.com
Sirius Rocketry http://www.siriusrocketry.com
Spherachutes http://spherachutes.com/
Squirrel Works, The http://www.squirrel-works.com
Sunward Aerospace Group Limited http://www.sunward1.com
Tango Papa http://tangopapadecals.com/index.htm
The Launch Pad http://www.the-launch-pad.com
Thrustline Aerospace http://www.thrustlineaerospace.com
Top Flight Recovery http://www.topflightrecoveryllc.com
Trident RocketWorks http://www.trident-rocketworks.com/i...tpage&Itemid=1
True Modeler's Rocket Kits http://www.truemodeler.com/
US Rockets http://v-serv.com/usr/

Rocket Motor Manufacturers
Aerotech http://www.aerotech-rocketry.com
Cesaroni http://www.cesaroni.net
Contrail Rockets http://www.contrailrockets.com/
Dr Rocket http://www.drrocket.com
Estes Industries http://www.estesrockets.com
Gorilla Rocket Motors http://www.gorillarocketmotors.com
HyperTek Hybrids http://www.hypertekhybrids.com
Loki Research http://www.lokiresearch.com
Roadrunner Rocketry http://roadrunnerrocketry.com
Rocketflite http://www.rocketflite.com/
Rouse-Tech http://rouse-tech.com/index.htm
SFSM Industries http://www.sfsmindustries.com
Sky Ripper Systems http://www.skyrippersystems.com/

Rocketry Electronics
Adept Rocketry http://www.adeptrocketry.com
AltusMetrum http://altusmetrum.org/index.html
BigRedBee http://www.bigredbee.com/
Black Magic Missile Works http://www.blackmagicmissileworks.com
Feather Weight Altimeters http://www.featherweightaltimeters.com
Missile Works - http://www.missileworks.com
Ozark Aerospace http://www.ozarkaerospace.com/
Perfect Flite http://www.perfectflite.com
Pico http://www.picoalt.com/
Transolve http://www.transolve.com

Information
EMRR http://www.rocketreviews.com
Beginning Model Rocketry http://www.flythingz.com/rocketry/
European Model Rocketry http://www.europerocketry.com
Fly Rockets! http://www.flyrockets.com
Essence's Model Rocket Reviews http://www.rocketreviews.com/
Minnesota Rocketry Network http://www.mn-rocketry.net/mrn/index.htm
Ninfinger Productions http://www.ninfinger.org
PVC SPIDER R&D Project http://meatballrocketry.com/spider.htm
Rakety - plánky http://www.mo-na-ko.net/rakety-planky.htm#Monika
Rockets Magazine http://www.libertylaunchsystems.com
Sunward Aerospace http://www.sunward1.com/eduresources.htm
Thrust Curve http://www.thrustcurve.org
Ye Olde Rocket Forum http://www.oldrocketforum.com/

Plans
BARCLONE - http://barclone.rocketshoppe.com
JimZ Rocket Plans http://www.dars.org/jimz/rp00.htm
Ultimate Paper Rocket Guide http://rocketry.wordpress.com/ultima...-rocket-guide/
Ye Olde Rocket Plans http://www.oldrocketplans.com
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#2
I'll second the NAR and Apogee links.  They're both a treasure trove of useful information.

I'll also add Chris Michielssen’s Blog, Model Rocket Building.  He presents his techniques, step by step, building scores and scores of rockets, in nice, bite-sized blog posts.  It's both entertaining and informative!
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#3
I have also found the Apogee newsletters interesting and informative. They are free for folks to download, just like the videos.
Greg
Greg Young - L3
TRA 00234
NAR 42065
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