Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Arts and Crafts/Model Rocketry - Advanced
|Model Rocketry - Advanced|
|Arts and Crafts
|Skill Level 2|
|Year of Introduction: 1970|
The Model Rocketry - Advanced Honor is a component of the Artisan Master Award .
1. Have the Model Rocketry Honor.
2. From a kit, build, successfully launch, and recover a boost glider.
A boost glider is a model having a rocket-powered ascent, transitions to a glider at the apex of its flight, and then glides (usually in circles) back to the ground using aerodynamic surfaces (wings). Most boost gliders locate the rocket engines towards the front of the aircraft, as this eases many of the design challenges involved in powered flight. The rocket portions are ejected from the craft during transition (gliders that do not separate are called rocket gliders rather than boost gliders). The Space Shuttle is an example of a boost glider (though it is most decidedly not a model!) Estes makes a model Space Shuttle which is a boost glider. See here for more information about boost gliders.
Though these models are among the most challenging rocket models to build, a modeller with careful attention to detail has every reason to expect success.