Estes Educator Publications

PDF Icon Guide for Teachers & Youth Group Leaders
Introduces you to Estes' rocket technology, safety and launch day operation techniques. Plus, background on Estes Industries and the complete services offered in our educational program.

PDF Icon Rocketry101
Provides the basics for model rocketry. Includes model rocket flight profile, launch site layout, engine information and preflight preparation.

PDF Icon Model Rocketry Technical Model
Handy guide for construction and flight of model rockets. Good tips on "scratch building", launch systems, tracking, staging, boost-gliders and more.

PDF Icon Reproduction Masters for Model Rocketry
Set of reproducible masters that may be used to make overhead transparencies and handout sheets. Set includes: Model Rocket Flight Profile, Parts of a Model Rocket, Model Rocket Safety Code, Model Rocket Engine Functions, Model Rocket Engine Codes, Model Rocket Engine Time/Thrust Curve and Igniter Installation Procedure.

PDF Icon Elementary Math of Model Rocket Flight
Information on how to make and use your own altitude tracker and how to calculate speeds and accelerations reached by model rockets.

PDF Icon Igniters and Their Use
Exactly what is an igniter? This article explains what it is, how it works and the correct way to install one to successfully launch a model rocket.

PDF Icon Projects in Model Rocketry
Suggestions on how to plan, prepare and present research projects. Ideas for about one hundred projects. Projects range from simple exhibits to true research work. An excellent reference for Science Fair projects. Great ideas for clubs.

PDF Icon The Classic Collection
"Classic" Estes Technical Reports and Technical Notes that include rocket stability, multi-staging, altitude tracking, rear and front engine boost gliders, building a wind tunnel, cluster techniques, model rocket engine information, payload launching and recovery techniques.

PDF Icon Model Rocket Contest Guide
Use to plan model rocket contests for school classes or clubs. Contains details on types of competitive events and suggestions on all facets of contests from organization of the planning committee to championship awards. Includes sample score sheets.

PDF Icon Guide for Aerospace Clubs
The perfect source book for organizing and operating a successful model rocket club. A comprehensive guide, idea source and reference for club organization and activities. A must for active clubs.

PDF Icon Model Rocketry Study Guide
This book presents a logical program for anyone who wants the most from model rocketry. There is a planned sequence of activities through three skill levels that guides a student on his/her path to becoming an expert model rocketeer. A glossary and self-review are provided for each section.

PDF Icon Technical Report on Boost Gliders
Explains the principles of flight that apply to model rocket powered gliders. Also included are practical aspects of designing, building and flying boost gliders.

PDF Icon Model Rocket Launch Systems

Contains a wealth of information. Photographs and clearly drawn schematics make it easily understood. The electrical theory of launch systems is explained and a number of special study programs are included.

PDF Icon Technical Report on Model Rocket Engine Performance

This classic technical note has all kinds of information on model rocket engine performance. It includes propellant characteristics, propellant grain design, the nozzle and how to calculate chamber pressures of Estes model rocket engines.

PDF Icon Calculating the Center of Pressure
Detailed images and descriptions show how to calculate the center of pressure, center of gravity and stability criteria.

PDF Icon Estes Model Rocket Engines
Do you need information on Estes rocket engines? This poster includes how model rocket engines work and how they are classified.

PDF Icon Engine Time/Thrust Curves
These time/thrust curves show the relation between thrust produced by a model rocket engine and time. This page contains time/thrust curves for Estes model rocket engines from 1/4A’s to E9’s.

PDF Icon Rocket Designer’s Plan Sheet
Blank plan sheet includes a parts list and notes section.

PDF Icon Estes Model Rocketry Reference Chart
Chart for current Estes rockets and the engines recommended to use to launch each rocket.

PDF Icon Estes Engine Chart
Engine info that includes total impulse, maximum lift weight, maximum thrust, thrust duration, initial weight and propellant weight for each Estes engine.