Tim Lehr and the rest of the crew from Wildman hobbies has been a big part of the hobby for years. Wildman has provided support for HellFire in years past and we appreciate his supporting us this year as well. Wildman Rocketry is a full line shop, they carry all of your rocketry needs, from launch to recovery. Wildman sells AeroTech, Loc Precision, Performance, Public Missiles and Wildman kits as well as all of the building supplies, recovery systems and motors from Aerotech and Cesaroni.
You may want to consider joining the Wildman Club which is a buying club for additional savings off everyday purchases. Wildman Club members are also eligible for special club member sales. If you have not tried Wildman for your rocketry needs in the past, you owe it to yourself to visit their website and see how they can help you.
P.O. Box 33
25996 N. 2750 Rd.
Van Orin, IL 61374
Toll Free: 1 (815) 638-3200
The Donner Party Challenge has existed in the slightly warped mind of Tim Boschert for a few years now. After some refinements and changes to the contest (no eating people) we have come up with what we think might be a lot of fun. This contest not only combines a level of experience in motor selection but of recovery techniques and build quality. Plus it's kind of exciting. Essentially, the contestant has to fly a rocket, recover the rocket (safely and intact), return the rocket and then enjoy a nice drink after their recovery. This is a timed event, but it really doesn't matter how fast you run or walk, there are way more factors that will determine your time than how quick you run.
The fine print:
The can of "Launch" will fit in a payload bay of 14.5cm by 5.5cm
The payload bay will be sealed by the contest director. If it is open prior to returning it to the contest desk, the flight is disqualified.
If you have been in the mid/high power world for a while, you are no doubt familiar with Animal Motor Works. Gloria and Robert travel all over the country with their rolling rocketry store, but they also have a great webstore. They carry all of your rocketry building and flying needs. Robert and Gloria can answer your questions about this stuff too, they are great to work with.
They carry the full line Cesaroni motors and casing from 29mm to 150mm diameter. They also carry AeroPac, PerfectFlite, Pico, SkyAngle, AMWZoo, LOC, Estes, Madcow, ProLine, Rocketry Warehouse and many other brands. AMW also has lots of fiberglass kits , tubes & cones in stock, if you don't see what you need, give them a call, they have lots!. For Level 1 and Level 2 Cert flyers, check out AMW's Certification Special offers!
Randy Boadway is the owner and operator of eRockets which is also the proud owners of Semroc. Currently, they have over 126 rockets kits available that are all made in their Dayton, Ohio facility. Randy is dedicated to providing the best selection of hobby Model Rockets Kits possible on this planet. They currently stock over 700 different model rocket kits, all in-stock. If you do not see what you are looking for please let me know, if I can get it I will get it for you. Their site should provide you a great on-line shopping experience, the items are organized in their menu to the left by manufacturer. If you wish to drill down further, model rocket kits are organized by Skill Level under Manufacturer. If you are looking for a specific kit, use the search box at the top right of each page.
If you cannot find what you are looking for, drop Randy a note. If you haven't visited the site yet, please take a minute and browse. Randy has stocked all kinds of great rocketry products for you from brands like Aerotech, Apogee, ARA Press, ASP, Balsa Machining Service, Dr Zooch, Dynastar, Edmonds, Estes, FlisKits, Jolly Logic, Launch Pad, LOC Precision, Mad Cow, Merlin Missile Solutions, North Coast Rocketry, Public Missiles Limited(PML), Quest, Real Space Rockets, Red River Rocketry, Semroc, Top Flight Recovery, Totally Tubular and many others.
2790 Thunderhawk Ct.
Dayton, OH 45414
Robb Szwarc at Orion Offroad came to us a little differently. He helped us out this year with the Donner Party Challenge by supplying the "Yukon Launch" energy drink that is so integral to the event. Robb's sho Orion Offroad is a small shop that can take care of any of your automotive needs. Whether it's customizng your latest Jeep monster to general maintenance on your daily driver Robb and his crew can help you.
Visit their Facebook page to read about some of the folks that have benefitted from Rofb's shop. We should also mention that Rofb is a rocketeer himself and has been out to a UROC launch with his son as well. Make sure to say hi to him out at HellFire!
Orion Off Road
2199 W. 2200 S.
West Valley City, UT 84119
LOC PRECISION was acquired by Barry Lynch in 2000 from Ron Schultz of Ohio. Over the next 16 years Barry took LOC to the next level by investing in LOC to do more….fly higher, more affordably and added touches of modern day quality. What Barry has given to LOC, he set industry standards for others to follow. Expanding the company to do more for education, youth and investing in the next generation of HPR flyers. In November 2016 LOC changed hands again, and it was more than a business transaction. It turned into a friendship! For Dave Barber and Jason Turicik of Plymouth Wisconsin it is a dream come true to have the blessing to work with their passions for design every day. Dave and Jason bring experience as previous owners of Yank Enterprises. As young entrepreneurs they had a catalog of over 20 rocket kits before the age of 21.
They bring fresh insight and new ideas. They promise to deliver exciting new selections, but also bring back "Retro" versions of the much loved classics from the good ol' days. They love working close with customers, and are open to phone calls, emails and Facebook feedback. They are happy to discuss custom orders and special requests. Along with traditions they will work to keep the relationships with educators to pass this hobby along to the next generation starting out through school. Very importantly, they value the ability to create and offer kits that are affordable for a Dad to take kids out to a launch. These guys are dedicated to maintain the high quality and service that LOC provided to customers over the last 31 years.
435A Factory Street
Plymouth, WI 53073
Phone: (920) 892-0557