Matt Steele, is the owner of Notrh Coast Rocketry (NCR) and a UROC member. When you see a North Coast Rocketry model fly you will encounter an absolute treat of sight, sound and performance.
North Coast Rocketry was founded in 1984 in northeast Ohio on the premise that rockets larger than Estes "D" types could be far more fun and interesting to build and fly. Estes acquired the manufacturing rights to North Coast products from 1996-1999.
Now Matt has brought North Coast Rocketry back, from from sales goals, production deadlines or corporate approvals. NCR now is just the models and accessories that Matt likes to build and fly for himself and his closest friends.
Matt is an accomplised designer, having produced models for Estes (Big Daddy), Quest (Planet Probe), HobbyLab (SR-71 Blackbird) as well as most of the older NCR designs. Matt is also an accomplished model rocketry competitor having won several national and international medals. More than 40 years of experience is in the NCR designs you can build and fly.
North Coast Rocketry
63 East, 11400 South #203
Sandy, UT 84070
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