Stetson The Movie Star
Yes, Stetson has starred in many films. I have quite a collection of
digital video tapes full of his antics. Here is some of his best
videos are towards the bottom.
Rocket Dog Practice
This is a shot clip of Stetson practicing with his PAL.
Day 1 Launch 1
This is a clip of Stetson's very first live launch. He had a full crowd as we were having
a party that day.
Day 1 Launch 1
This is a shorter version of the above video.
Day 1 launch 2
This is Stetson's 2nd live launch the same day. He was very tired and hot from
running around. In this one he presses the PAL and then lays down only to pop back
up when he realizes what is happening. He still does not realize that he is the one
launching the rockets.
Day 2 Launch
This one is his second day out. This one is a very close side profile that really
capture the moment.
Day 2 Launch (slow
This is a slow motion clip of the above launch. This is great footage if you want to
see some good "paw" action. Notice his reaction time compared to mine.
Also towards the end you can catch a glimpse of Stetson leaping into the air as the
This short clip shows a good view of Stetson "pawing" the PAL and then running
off the frame.
Fred Launch 3340K
This is Stetson's first sponsored rocket. It was donated
by Mike Howie of Maryland. This is a great video of Stetson running of into the
distance to chase the rocket.
StetoBlaster II (Short Trip)
This was a launch of the StetoBlaster II on an A motor. Not quite enough power as
you can see. The rocket goes up in a short arc and lands right on top of us.
StetoBlaster II (early launch)
Stetson decided it was time to launch this one on his own. We were doing a photo
shoot and the photographer is not nearly as quick as Stetson.
Another great launch of the Steto Blaster II.
Graduator (1st launch)
The Graduator was Stetson's first high power rocket, and as you can see from the video, it
took everyone by surprise. This was on an F motor.
This is one of my favorites. He has a dud and gets visibly frustrated..
Graduator 2nd Launch
Here is some great footage of my Nephew Blake and Stetson launching the Graduator
for a second time. This was on a G40-10. My Mom, My sister and all of here
children were there. You can hear my baby niece crying in the background immediately
after takeoff. It was another beautiful flight with a great recovery.
Graduator 2nd Launch (slow motion)
Same launch as above but in slow motion. Blake has pretty good reflexes!
Note: the videos below are in Windows WMV Format.
They have better compression and better quality at the smaller file sizes.
Bone 1st Launch Full 536K
This was a very nice launch, with a good catch buy my Stepson Chris.
Milk Bone 1st
Launch Slow 336K
This is a slow motion clip of the above launch with some music dubbed in.
Bone 2nd Launch Full 302K
Another nice chute with yet another nice catch by Chris.
Milk Bone 2nd
Launch Slow 546K
A short slow motion clip from above with some music dubbed in for kicks.
Note: The Next 6 Videos are from the
Boy Scout Troop 404 Demonstration.
This was the first launch of the day at the Troop 404 launch. As you can
see Stetson was very frustrated when it did not launch. He really hates
Stetson really loves his hobby, as you can see in this video
he wants to launch it as soon as I arm the P.A.L.
Helping Hand 1 1447K
The Scouts were very interested in helping out as shown in this video.
Helping Hand 2 2256K
Another helpful Scout, they don't call them Boy Scouts for nothing'.
A rare but beautiful pause before the inevitable pounce.
Pow! Slow 1249K
This is a great video of Stetson nailing the P.A.L. with
his eyes fixed on the rocket, POW!
V2 Crash 1200K
This beautiful rocket had a short life. It was way to heavy for the E
motor. Scott Murff took this video footage. You can hear him chuckling in
Red Neck First
This was a throw together, built just for the WB39 film footage. Ended up
being Stetson's best rocket. This is a G-35-4 motor flight. Scott
Murff took this video footage. The first few seconds are at half speed to
show Stetson in action.
WB39 Promo 1
This is the first promotional trailer for the Rocket Dog
story that WB39 Ran on the November 24th, 2002 news. This file is
published in a .asf (Advanced Streaming Format) format and requires Windows
WB39 Full Story
Here is the full Rocket Dog story that WB39 Ran on the November 24th, 2002 news.
Its pretty long, so I hope you have broadband. This file is published
in a .asf (Advanced Streaming Format) format and requires Windows Media Player.
Redneck Sputter Launch 4700K
This was one of the rockets we shot for the Baytown Sun during the third story
they did. We thought it was going to misfire, but it sputtered a bit and made a
healthy leap off the pad surprising us all.
Stetson Reading Paper
Here is a short bit of video of Stetson reading his paper.
Not particularly eventful, just plain old reading.
Note: Some of these are linked to from elsewhere in the site. I have placed all
of the movies on this page for convenience.