When folks think of Giant Leap Rocketry the words "unique" or "innovative" come to mind. Any vendor can take a nosecone, a tube and some fins, throw the parts in a bag, and call it a "kit". But at Giant Leap Rocketry, they advance rocketry with new ideas and new concepts. For instance, their Mariah series rockets are far beyond anything in the hobby. Giant Leap coined the term "shotgun recovery" method. They also invented the Fireball zipper stopper, the Slimline Motor Retainer in classic style, nozzle shape and as a tailcone. Giant Leap introduced composite honeycomb fins to the hobby, and were one of the first to push the use of Kevlar chute protectors and cord protectors.
Giant Leap popularized the use of Kevlar cord as a shockcord when others were still using nylon cords. They convinced others about the dangers of using "elastic" shockcords and popularized the phrase "elastic cords belong in your underpants, not on your rocket." Giant Leap also created Magna-frame and Dyna-wind, the industry standard in airframes. Their Pinnacle nosecones are the most advanced in the hobby. And of course their Fin Canisters – a great way to attached fins without the hassle! Giant Leap also carrys some of the most advanced chutes on the market – the TAC Parachutes. Also be sure to check out their Groove-Lok fin attachment system and our Hardpoint Anchor.
You’ll also love their range of services. Need tubes cut or slotted? Want a cluster motor mount configuration, or some custom fins? Giant Leap has a superb machine shop at your disposal.
Giant Leap Rocketry
2831 SW Cornelius Pass Rd
Hillsboro, OR 97123
Located in Salt Lake City, UT serving members of the Utah Rocket Club and featuring Aerotech single use, disposable and reloadable motors. Flight supplies featuring AeroPac retainers, TopFlight Recovery, & Missile Works altimeters. You may place an order online on his website. Items may or may not be available as this is not a store front but support for local rocket flyers. Contact Das Rocket Hobbies to pre-order/pay for delivery at Utah Rocket Club meetings, special club events, or pre-launch. If an item is unavailable, contact DRH. DRH will try to work with you to obtain needed motor reloads or flight suppiles for your high power rocketry club flying needs. Das Rocket does not ship rocket motors!
Have a HellFire XXII motor need?
Message me what you need in AT 38mm, 29 mm, & 24mm. (Charlie says 54 mm and up are off the shelf right now).
Get a DAS Rocket order in now for 54mm and higher to be made now by AT and delivered at HellFire.
Das Rocket Hobbies
1352 Farm Meadow Lane
Salt Lake City, UT 84117
Launches over the next two months have had their dates changed slighty from what had been posted previously. Please note that our next launch is a Tripoli Research Launch taking place on April 18th and then followed the next month by a NAR Sport Launch on May 16th. Please make note of these changes and always check this website prior to heading out to a UROC launch. As always, these dates are subject to change or cancellation without notice.
This is for the awesome tshirts.
The March 21st UROC Sport launch took place as scheduled and was a great time. Set up began early in the morning and by 10am the safety meeting had been held, the range had been walked and the first rockets of the day were on their way up. All of the UROC members that assisted in making this launch work are to be commended. UROC prez Ken Park did a super job of providing the safety talk and generally making sure the launch went off without too many hitches.UROC secretary Heather Park provided support as well.
There were a number of flights ranging from A to K and was definitely a great kickoff for the flying season. Plenty of motors and ways to spend your money were available thanks to Tim Boschert and his Das Rockets Hobbies. The weather cooperated for most of the morning but by 2:00 the wind not surprisingly was starting to pickup. The launch finished up around 3:00. There were some great flights and the weather could not have been much better.
Thanks go to all those that helped with range duty, setup, and tear down you did great!
"We would normally ask for you to upload your pics and vids of the event but that section of the site isn't back up yet. So, hang on to them and we'll have a great new gallery shortly. In the meantime, please feel free to share your pictures on the UROC group on Facebook"