Model Rockets

A Model Rocket (also known as a low powered rocket or Class I rocket in FAA terms) is a small rocket which is designed to reach low altitudes (roughly under 1,800 ft). Model rockets are often seen as a hobby for children, but what most fail to understand is that the exact same physics and math involved in model rocketry is used in high powered rocketry, and the rockets used by NASA in order to get to space.

Model Rockets: A Summary

Spending time with model rockets is a great way to not only learn this science, but also to practice your fundamental skills in rocket building and design before moving onto more powerful rockets. You can learn more at the National Association of Rocketry at

Model Rockets

Impulse class

1/4 A

Mini Mosquito

1/2 A

Bandito
Gnome
Nitro

A,B,C

Chuter-Two
Cosmic Explorer
Crossfire ISX
FatJax
Flutter-By
Phoenix Bird
Phoenix
Photon Probe
Plasma Probe
Reflector
Shuttle Express
Viking

D,E

Air Commander
Mean Machine
Mega Mosquito
Renegade D
Super Neon