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Sirius Eradicator!


Sean Phelan's, Eradicator.

Are you considering a transition from mid to high power? Check out Sirius Rocketry’s, Eradicator. 

The Eradicator contains LOTS of high-quality full-color water slide decals to make it yet another beautiful Sirius Rocketry kit that is fun to build, display, and fly!

Standing almost four feet tall the Eradicator is a great demonstration rocket on midpower motors, featuring slow liftoffs and graceful flights. When you wish to punch it higher and faster and fly some high-power or do your cert, the Eradicator is built rugged to accommodate a number of larger 24mm motors and reloads with its heavy-duty thick-wall body tubes and motor mount for flights to 2800 feet and beyond! The large 30" ripstop Nylon parachute will bring the Eradicator back down to earth gently, ready for another exciting flight!

The Eradicator is a large rocket that can be flown on F and G model rocket motors and high-power motors to help the user transition to high-power rocketry. When you’re ready to try for your Level 1 high-power certification, the Eradicator can comfortably transition to an H motor in its 29mm motor mount and return safely with its light, yet rugged construction on a 30" ripstop Nylon chute! Utilizing multiple body tube diameters, fin strakes, fin and tail-ring configuration, and sharp decals make the Eradicator a stunning model to build and fly!


Stuart Powley's, Eradicator, launched on a H motor.


Heavy wall body tubes to stand up to the rigors of higher-impulse flight.

Precision laser-cut aircraft plywood fins and centering rings.

Durable 30" ripstop nylon parachute from Top Flight Recovery.

Durable 400-pound test Kevlar™ shock cord mount and generous elastic shock cord to soften the stress of deployment.

The kit comes with an outstanding detailed 12-page instruction manual that Sirius Rocketry is famous for. It includes clear step-by-step illustrations and several pages of suggestions and tips to help you make the most of your build. All Sirius kit instruction manuals are based on 40 years of rocketry experience.

Many extras are also included so you do not have to purchase them separately or modify the kit. Like a quick link for the parachute and positive motor retention hardware. These are just some of the things that are optional in other kits. Both a 1/4" launch lug and rail buttons for standard 1010 rail are also included to give you the ability to launch on almost any club's equipment.

Recommended Motors: (29mm)

Consumer: F50-6 (first flight), F62T-S (HPR-Style RMS), G40-7W, G64-7-W (RMS), G80-7T

Certification/High Power:* H128W-M (AeroTech RMS), H1280W-M (AeroTech RMS), H125-14A (AeroTech DMS Single-Use-Trim adjustable delay down to 10 seconds).

*High-Power motors require user high-power certification or certification flight attempt.

*High-Power motors require user high-power certification.

Launch Rod Diameter/Rail Info:

(requires 1/4" launch rod or standard "1010" rail)
1/4" Launch Lug and "1010" rail buttons both included for versatility.

Altitiude ranges on recommended motors:

F62T-S 600' (183m)

F50-6T 1000' (305m)

G40-7W 1400' (427m)

G80-7T 1450' (442m)
G64-7W 1500' (457m)

High-Power reloadable motors:

H128W-M 1850' (563m)
H180W-M 2150' (655m)

High-Power single-use motors:

AeroTech DMS H125-14A 2800' (853m)-Trim adjustable delay down to 10 seconds.

Going for a very reasonable $79.95 that’s a lot of rocket for your buck. Just scroll down the page a little and click the Sirius link to get yours!



Looking for something entertaining and fun to read?

If you'd like something entertaining and fun to read, get your copies of the entire Rocket Babe series, paperback or Kindle. Here's how...

Get The Entire Series On Kindle!

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Rocket Babe: Reflection


Prefer Paperback? No Problem!

Signed / personalized paperback copies of Rocket Babe - Dust Storm, Rocket Babe - Fallen Angel, Rocket Babe - Ant Men and Rocket Babe - Reflection are all available directly from the author!

Books are great gifts for any occasion! Holidays, birthdays or just because!

Dust Storm $10.00
Fallen Angel $12.00
Ant Men $13.00
Reflection $13.00

Standard book rate shipping: $4 for 1st book; $1 for each additional book per address in the same order. Please allow 7-10 days for shipping, longer during the holidays.

*Special "Set" pricing! Get all 4 books for $46.00 includes shipping within the continental U.S.! Saves over $10 off the regular price and shipping!

*Shipping outside the USA available. Contact us for a postage quote before placing your order.


Send your email order to Verna at: with BOOK as the subject.

List each dedication separately and clearly. Be sure to include the full shipping address.

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Above you see a rare photo of Dave Miller, appropriately dressed in black as owner of the clandestine black ops organization known as Sirius Rocketry! What does he do in his spare time? He reads Rocket Babe, what else?

That's a nice looking Cestris Fighter he's holding too! Get yours from


Verna Starr Cestris Fighter!


This is our favorite Sirius kit, the Cestris. The kit is intended to fly on a single engine but it was easily modified to a 3 engine cluster complete with Verna Starr fighter decals, also available from Sirius.



Just click the BLUE link below the banner!




She'll go with you anywhere! Kevin, owner and moderator at the Alien Soup  sci-fi forum, enjoys Rocket Babe - Dust Storm between innings at a recent ballgame!


Visit Kevin at Alien Soup and tell him Verna sent you!


It's A Small World After All


There have been several events in human history that caused the planet to shrink without actually changing it's physical size. When men began to sail large ships the world became a little smaller. Then trains did their part and not long after, single engine planes came along. Jets caused another reduction in time and distance and finally, rockets.

All of those things had major impacts on bringing the world within easy reach of most people but the latest and perhaps the greatest event to bring the world right to your finger tips is the internet. Suddenly, you could travel the world, experience all kinds of events, visit places and meet people you may never have known otherwise.

Through this website and our internet connection we've made so many friends from all over the world it's still hard to believe even after 25 years. We now have friends in 56 countries and most of them are involved with hobby rocketry in some way. 

I don't have photos of them all so I'll just mention a few...   


Pete Barrett, England. 

I logged on my AOL account for the first time December 22, 1996. I had just acquired my first PC and it set me back well over $2,400! I really didn't understand the internet or how to use it. Nor did I have any idea that I would soon make so many friends and from all over the world. Many of them I have known since that first log on. 

A lot of newsgroups and rocketry forums have come and gone since then but amazingly a large number of the people I've met this way are still around enjoying this hobby and are still friends.


Rolf Stabroth, Germany.

While many of these friends are great builders and flyers, still enjoying rocketry, there are a few, like Rollie, (above) who are master craftsmen. Thank the good Lord for internet language translators! We can actually exchange word for word emails that everyone can read and understand regardless of their native tongue. I just type a message in English, click a box and instantly Rollie has it in German.


David Miller, Wisconsin.

Some internet friends, like Dave Miller, are actual hobby rocket suppliers but before he was a supplier, he was an active NAR and Tripoli member. Dave and his wife Evie, own Sirius Rocketry and they are known far and wide for the quality of their kits and outstanding sales and service. The instructions for Sirius kits are close to reading a good book. I've heard he even helped a sci-fi book series get off the ground.     


Jamie Hyneman, Eric Gates, Adam Savage - Myth Busters

We’ve also met a few famous people you may know, like Jamie and Adam of Myth Busters fame and in the middle, HPR guru Eric Gates, who acted as consultant on several episodes. We met Eric through Darrell Mobley's Rocket Planet forum; he was very fond of Verna's rocket, Dorothy, and had planned on doing a 6 engine cluster two stage HPR version, hopefully for one of the episodes. 

The VernaRockets Jolly Roger ball cap was a gift from us to Eric not long before he passed. He wore it on the set and a show for Verna.


We even met a famous author, Homer Hickam, through the hobby and internet. If you've seen the movie October Sky, it's based on his book, Rocket Boys. Homer is a great guy, he helped our local NAR club founder, Ron Witherspoon, get things going in 2004. This photo is from a Birmingham Rocket Boys outreach event he came to in west Birmingham in 2008.


Ron Witherspoon, me, Kim Mitchel

The two men above I met on the internet before Verna and I ever attended a BRB club launch. Ron founded the club and Kim has been the Section Advisor almost from day 1 in 2004. They're not just great hobbyists, they're friends we actually got to meet in person.

If you want to meet great people and make new friends, attend a launch near you soon. If you don't know where the closest launch to you might be, just let your fingers do the walking. I did and I can say it's been a blast! No pun intended.  






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