Tachyon resulted from a series of experiments. The aim was to produce a rocket for D12-5 motors that was stable in a wide range of windspeeds. The final design was built for speed and very high flights. It uses piston ejection rather than wadding, and is a nice first project for anyone wanting to progress from 18mm to 24 mm motors.
Click in the picture for instructions about how to build a Tachyon
ECP is an experiment at building a two stage rocket. It's designed as a test bed for techniques in staging a high powered rocket. The final rocket has 4 electronics bays: an interstage, a bay for igniting the sustainer motor, an altimeter bay in the sustainer and a payload bay. It's the most complex rocket I've built. It's a test-bed so it will carry on evolving as I see the need for new tests.
Viking is a large scale model of the US Navy Viking rocket. I built this rocket to commemorate a little known part of rocket history. The rocket I chose to build was Viking 4, the first liquid fuelled rocket to be launched from the deck of a ship (the USS Norton Sound). I retired the Viking in mid 2010 after many great flights.
Sudden Rush is a high power rocket kit made by Public Missiles Ltd. I bought it to learn about dual deployment, and had a lot of fun with it. Unfortunately I omitted to fit the shear pins on one flight and the main chite deplyed at around 5000 ft. It was last seen drifting away into southern Shropshire along with my altimeter and 5 grain casing. I miss that rocket!
Einstein Centenary Project
The Photon Harvester does what it says on the tin: it harvests photons! It's a grandiose name for a rocket which carries a camera. Its 70mm diameter and 1.44m tall, can take 38mm H, I and J motors for fast and high flights. The clever bit is the payload insert which is 132mm long but includes a camera, altimeter and radio tracker.