Chapter 16. Mini Rockets

Model rockets come in all sizes, from the common 12-24 inch tall rocket to impressive six-foot tall Goliaths. Some of my favorites go in the other direction, though. We’re going to take a look at two mini-rockets in this chapter. These rockets use the undersized T motors, which measure only 1.75 inches long and 0.5 inches in diameter. They are fast, easy builds, and look like they wouldn’t do much—but don’t let the size fool you. These rockets can easily exceed altitudes of 1,000 feet!

Along the way, we’ll also explore two new recovery techniques, featherweight recovery and nose-blow recovery.

Toutatis: The Powerful Midget Rocket

Figure 16-1. The Toutatis, a featherweight recovery rocket that is slightly over 4” tall.
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