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"PML offers over 40 rocket kits for all skill levels and budgets!
We have rockets for Pre-Cert folks that are just getting started all the way up to Level 3 and beyond."


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Welcome to the Public Missiles Ltd. Secure Online Web Store and Knowledge Base. Inside you will find the largest selection of high quality, innovative High Power Rocketry products in the world!
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Miranda rocket in flight. Photo by Bob Kreft
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About our complete rocket kits...

•  VHA Series Kits are great if you want a simple build and high performance. VHA Series kits are 2.1" and 2.5" diameter and most come with the option of a 29 or 38mm motor mount. These are perfect for Pre-Cert and Level 1 flights.

•  Sport Flier Kits are larger but still easy to build and fly. Many kits in this series have the Kwik Switch motor mount that allows you to use 29, 38, and even 54mm motors! There are also some very cool and unusual designs in this catagory. These are perfect for Level 1 and even Level 2 flights.

•  Scale Kits are just plain cool! We have scale and scale-like kits of all sizes and shapes, both militay and research designs. Some of these designs are available in 2 or more sizes to suit all budgets and launch field restrictions. These kits range from Pre-Cert through Level 2.

•  CPR Based Kits are for folks that want or need electronic recovery. The CPR kits are dual deployment (drogue at apoggee, main at low level). If you want to fly high in a smaller field (or just don't want a long walk for recovery), the CPR is exactly what you need!

Want a real challenge? Check these kits out...

•  Extreme Altitude Kits are just what the name implies, EXTREME! The Cirrus just loves to break Mach and the Two Stage kits love to break records. Check them out!

•  Advanced 6" and 7.5" Kits. These are big and beautiful rockets! You can fly them low-n-slow or push them hard for your Level 3. These kits have a ton of options available to suit your needs. No matter how you choose to fly them, you can bet that they will be real crowd pleasers!

All PML rocket kits 2.1" dia. through 3.9" dia. come standard with Quantum Tube airframes.
Our larger kits use our kraft phenolic airframes. They can be used as-is or can be wrapped with fiberglass for Level 3 type launches. We can even glass wrap them for you!
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About our innovative components...

Quantum Airframes:

The Quantum Tube (QT), is made from a special blended polymer that is extremely durable and easy to use. You will find this new material easy to work with and very forgiving. Most hobby type epoxies and paints will readily adhere to this material as well. The Quantum Tube can be squeezed, dropped, or even thrown and will not suffer any damage as can sometimes occur to cardboard or phenolic tube. The Quantum Tubes are molded in medium gray and have a glass smooth finish. The Quantum Tube does have one thing missing, the spiral groove! You will appreciate the fact that you no longer have to fill and sand the airframes to achieve the perfect finish. All PML rocket kits 2.1" dia. through 3.9" dia. come standard with Quantum Tube airframes.
Our larger kits use our kraft phenolic airframes. They can be used as-is or can be wrapped with fiberglass for Level 3 type launches. We can even glass wrap them for you! See our Airframe page for more details on all of our airframe choices.

Piston Ejection System:
The PML Piston ejection system is the most reliable and effective ejection system ever developed for high power rocketry. You will never again need to stuff your rocket full of wadding or fiberglass insulation. Partial ejection caused by blow-by as well as burnt parachutes will become a thing of the past. Also, the nylon/rayon piston retaining strap is heat resistant and vastly reduces the zip cord effect encountered during early or late ejection by spreading the force over a much wider area than rope or cable. See our Recovery page for more info on our Piston System, DuraChute parachutes, and shockcords.
We have also developed several systems that allow the use of altimeters for chute deployment either in a single chute or dual recovery configuration. See our CPR/ERM page and the Electronics page for more info.

Plastic Nosecones:
The precision molded plastic nosecones combine high strength, smoothness and ease of finishing.
•  HDPE (high-density polyethylene).
•  Thicker wall than competitors; less flex, which reduces paint chipping/flakeoff.
•  Double shock cord/chute eyelets, which make them much stronger.
•  Ridges on shoulder that can be easily sanded to achieve perfect fit; shoulder also provides better sealing, like piston rings in an engine.
Our high quality plastic nosecones are standard with all rocket kits 2.1" dia. through 3.9" dia. Kits in other diameters come with nosecones made of either urethane or fiberglass. Click over to our Nosecone page for more details.

Parachutes:
Highest quality, professionally made, multipanel, 15 degree conical design, rip-stop nylon construction. All PML parachutes have a spill hole at the apex to reduce sway and drift. The spill hole provides straighter descent and reduces swinging or rotation of rocket under the chute while on descent; the swinging occurs with non-spillhole chutes due to the chute trying to dump air. See our Recovery page for more info.

G-10 Fiberglass Fins:
G-10 is a highly compressed fiberglass laminate in a high-temp epoxy resin. It is extremely tough, waterproof, and solvent-proof. It is very rigid, yet has just enough flex to keep it from snapping under a load. When scuffed with sandpaper, epoxy bonds readily to it, and primers and paints adhere well to it too. Fins can be made much thinner (much less drag) when made of G-10, and still be stronger than most other materials especially wood. It is a very consistent material and does not have any of the hidden structural flaws that wood may have. Click over to our G-10 Fin page for more details and to see the HUGE selection of fins available.

Phenolic Airframe Tubing:
Public Missiles Ltd. was the company that first introduced Kraft Phenolic airframe tubing to high-power rocketry in 1989. Phenolic tubing is a resin impregnated, spiral wrapped, and heat cured tube. It is much stronger than cardboard tubing, with almost 5x the compression strength. PML Phenolic tubing is heat resistant and is highly recommended for motor mount tubes. Check out both our Motor Mount page and our Airframe page for the details.
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Gates brothers custom rocket built using PML parts.