History of Antar Model Rocket
The "Father of Model Rocketry" and founder of the National Association of Rocketry is Harry Stine (NAR #02). What's more, he is one of the original pioneers that founded the hobby right alongside Vern Estes, Stine was also a talented writer.
Estes' designers created a precise replica for this Designer Signature Series kit. Moreover, it is based on multiple sketches and the original model, which belongs to Bill Stine, Estes Vice President and the son of Harry Stine.
In 1951, people didn't have the hobby of flying model rockets yet. Therefore, they didn't design Antar as a flying model rocket. Stine was a physicist and clearly understood the science of flight. So even though Antar was a fictional vehicle, the science behind it meant it could be stable in flight.
Antar Model Rocket:
- Initially created in 1951
- They did not design it as a flying model rocket
- Designed to be stable enough in flight to be used as a model rocket
- Precise replica created for the Designer Signature Series kit by Estes' designers
- Replica based on multiple sketches and the original model owned by Bill Stine, Estes Vice President and the son of Harry Stine
Overall, the history of the Antar model rocket is a fascinating story. It showcases the innovative and adventurous early hobbyists who laid the groundwork for modern model rocketry.