Monday, February 6, 2017


I spend a lot of time building rockets and preparing the blog posts, answering emails, 
drawing up PDFs, sending out decals and Saturn V blog books.
If the blog is to continue, I'm asking for donor support. 

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The Model Rocket Building Blog was started in 2010 with an average of 650 posts per year! Post content includes step by step model rocket construction whether from a kit, classic or custom design. Model rocket trivia, tips and history of the hobby are also featured.


  1. Happy to have done so. I know it's not much. And I know you are not rich! But the information you have passed on IS rich. Some of it priceless.

  2. Now that I'm a big shot patron, if I get any say so on a rocket in your build pile. It would be the Estes Dragon Ship 7 from scratch.

    I feel like a movie star ordering off the menu...

    Thanks for everything model rocketry.

  3. Hi Scott,
    Who knows? I don't currently have that one in the build pile. If it shows up somehow it'd be a fun build. Thanks for the Patreon support!

  4. I know LPR is your thing... but someday, if I have not already missed it, I'd love to see a The Launch Pad rocket in your build pile. :) I also would love to see techniques. Like are your chute deployments almost 99% reliable? Then show me 8 to 24 inch chute packing. :)

    I am building a Custom Rockets Nomad right now and following you build almost verbatim. Thanks again Chris! I'd donate $2 a month if it would help!

    1. Hi Jeff,
      I did do the TLP Pershing a while back;
      I can certainly show how I pack parachutes. I do have good reliability.
      The custom Nomad had some hurdles. It's a good small field rocket with a B6-4.
      Thanks again for helping on Patreon!