Thursday, June 30, 2016

Model Rocketry in Brazil?

 Alright, guys, this is a long shot, but I gotta ask.

I'm teaching rocket camp. One of my 12-year-olds is from Brazil, and he and his family are going back this weekend. He keeps asking me where to get rocket stuff. Other than "hobby shops," or "online," I'm not sure what to tell him. I found the Brazilian version of, but they don't seem to have any Estes stuff.

According to my stats, some of the audience for this blog is in Brazil. Is there any model rocketry in Brazil? Where can I point his kid to to find stuff? He wants to buy some rockets to take home with him, but he certainly won't be able to transport any motors.

If you know where I can help this kid, please email me at

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  1. For your student in Brazil - Carded or paper rockets. Lots out there now and just a PDF download to start. Even those that are set up for bt5 tubes can be altered for a paper rolled body tube with some scaling and creativity.

  2. Also with the use of a mandrel (steel or brass rod, even a dowel of different sizes) you can form your own body tubes. An additional bonus is that paper rockets formed this way fly much higher then you might expect.