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Expertise

I can answer questions about designing, building, testing and flying single stage model rockets using 1/4 to D size engines.

Experience in the area

I have been flying model rockets for about 25 years. I have been designing rockets for about 15 years.

Publications

I have written articles that have appeared in the local newspapers Weekend/Hobby section.

Education/Credentials

I have been taught basic aerodynamics by The US Air Force.

Awards and Honors

I have been awarded many Certificates of Appreciation from the Boy Scouts and local schools for giving demonstrations and guiding scouts to earn their rocketry badge.

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Recent Answers from Todd Panico

2009-10-07 gluing fins to rocket:

Hello Jason - Using Elmers wood glue take a while. You have to attach one fin at a time and wait for it to set up (about an hour) while watching to make sure it doesn't shift. Then attach the next fin

2009-07-30 Hey:

Hello Alex - The cheapest you will find will be online. Unless you can buy alot of them locally. The bulk packs are the cheapest per engine. Finding a club should be easy. Ask at a local hobby store that

2009-06-16 Starter:

Hi Alex - It looks like you are off to a good start! The Starhawk Kit will be easier to build as it has a plastic fin assembly.    The wadding goes in before the parachute. It's used to separate the hot

2009-03-23 model rockets:

Placing the weight in different spots will not really effect the speed or height the rocket will go. It could effect the stability of the rocket. Look at the link I provided and the Center of Gravity section

2009-03-23 model rockets:

Hello Alex - The weight of a model rocket will effect the speed and height a rocket will go. The model rocket engine has a certain thrust. The engine has to create more thrust than the rocket weighs for

 

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