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  1. #1
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    The Whole Fleet....

    I was trying to decide what to bring to LDRS, and since alot of the fleet is boxed up I thought I'd just pull out EVERYTHING. Man it took way longer than I thought to set it all out. I know there's some Mid and HPR rockets in the pics, but the majority is LPR so I decided to post this here.
    I lost count around 153 but I'm going to guess about 180-195.

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    Last edited by MALBAR 70; 20th June 2015 at 03:15 PM.
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    Nice collection!


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    It's LDRS. Bring the umbrella stand and fly it.
    Landing in trees since 1992.

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    I enjoyed taking my time trying to identifying each model in that huge collection and occasionally telling myself... "I have that one."
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    If I were your close neighbor, I'd do a prank and put out a sign saying YARD SALE $1 EACH when you weren't looking.
    Side effects of following my advice may include dizziness, frequent urination, decreased suction, vomiting, everything tasting like chicken and loss of rockets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by r12ski View Post
    It's LDRS. Bring the umbrella stand and fly it.
    LOL!

    Better yet, bring along the chairs and strap a rocket motor on each leg.
    Side effects of following my advice may include dizziness, frequent urination, decreased suction, vomiting, everything tasting like chicken and loss of rockets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenECoyote View Post
    If I were your close neighbor, I'd do a prank and put out a sign saying YARD SALE $1 EACH when you weren't looking.
    Too funny!
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    Gonna bring them all?
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    How many are you going to pre-fly at Maine today?
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    That is an unbelievable collection! Nice!

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    Try to fly them all
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    I thought I had a problem!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenECoyote View Post
    If I were your close neighbor, I'd do a prank and put out a sign saying YARD SALE $1 EACH when you weren't looking.
    My wife thought that was a great idea, but she said two for a buck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KennB View Post
    How many are you going to pre-fly at Maine today?
    Unfortunately, I won't be able to to make it to Berwick today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timbucktoo View Post
    I thought I had a problem!
    It's not a problem, it's a...errr....well...okay.....I guess it has become an issue

    Actually, the only problem I have is storage. I really am running out of room to keep all of these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by les View Post
    Gonna bring them all?
    I'd like to, but I'd have to leave the rest of the family home. There's barely going to be enough room for the luggage as it is.
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    A Little More Eye Candy

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    Where or how do you store all of that? What does the wife say?
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    Either you don't work, or don't sleep!
    Where do you find the time to build all these rockets?
    How many of them have seen flight?
    Launch day must cost you a fortune.
    One heck of a nice fleet!
    Rock(it)On!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MALBAR 70 View Post
    Unfortunately, I won't be able to to make it to Berwick today.
    Too bad; it was a beautiful day for the launch.
    Have a happy Father's Day.

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    Nice, great looking fleet!


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    Quote Originally Posted by MALBAR 70 View Post
    My wife thought that was a great idea, but she said two for a buck.
    The actual background story is that my next door neighbor's daughter dropped by to get her clothes out of her father's house and had hung them up on their clothesline (outside in front of the house) to air out. The neighbor on the other side of them (a real prankster) took all the clothes when they weren't looking and left $1 clipped to the line with a note "Thanks for the yard sale!". The daughter almost went ballistic and was going to call the police when the naughty neighbor came out laughing.
    Side effects of following my advice may include dizziness, frequent urination, decreased suction, vomiting, everything tasting like chicken and loss of rockets.
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    Believe it or not, I'm providing my opinion to try to help...annoying others is just a side benefit!
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    Back on the subject, here's what I did when I was in a similar recent situation...

    1) knock out any small rockets you can launch off your yard/neighborhood park (ex. that Odd'l Squat and the Quest probes) - unless they're really cool somehow and you want to share the love (ex. Estes porta pot shot ).
    2) Separate them out into LP and HP and then choose the favorites you want from there and maybe a few new ones you haven't launched yet, but want to and feel good about their air-worthiness. Also choose based on wind forecast for that day.
    3) Figure out realistically how many rockets you think you can launch and add ~20%, then set aside time to prep and fill out flight cards, etc. if possible...best/favorites first.
    4) Send remaining rockets to me.

    BTW - Not to downplay the other great rockets, but nice Indigo! I have pics of mine on Hobbylinc.
    Last edited by KenECoyote; 21st June 2015 at 05:10 AM.
    Side effects of following my advice may include dizziness, frequent urination, decreased suction, vomiting, everything tasting like chicken and loss of rockets.
    METRA
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    The most dangerous thing in this Forum isn't any rocket or motor...it is the "Reply" button. You have been warned.
    Believe it or not, I'm providing my opinion to try to help...annoying others is just a side benefit!
    ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody's Workshop View Post
    Either you don't work, or don't sleep!
    Where do you find the time to build all these rockets?
    How many of them have seen flight?
    Launch day must cost you a fortune.
    One heck of a nice fleet!
    Rock(it)On!!!
    Thank you Woody, I work a 3-4, 4-3 12hr night shift (3 days on, 4 days off, 4 days on, 3 days off 12 hrs) so I get a lot of build time in on the weekends. I average about 3 or 4 skill level 1 to 3 a month, with a more difficult build thrown in too.
    I think more than half of the fleet has at least one flight on it, I try to fly anything new once.
    Yeah, launch day can get expensive... from time to time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JERRYR708 View Post
    Where or how do you store all of that? What does the wife say?
    Most of it lives it boxes and totes in my basement, closet, storage shed, etc.
    What doe's Mrs. MALBAR have to say.... 'nuff said. (actually she is quite supportive, although a little dismayed at how far it's gotten)
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenECoyote View Post
    Back on the subject, here's what I did when I was in a similar recent situation...

    1) knock out any small rockets you can launch off your yard/neighborhood park (ex. that Odd'l Squat and the Quest probes) - unless they're really cool somehow and you want to share the love (ex. Estes porta pot shot ).
    2) Separate them out into LP and HP and then choose the favorites you want from there and maybe a few new ones you haven't launched yet, but want to and feel good about their air-worthiness. Also choose based on wind forecast for that day.
    3) Figure out realistically how many rockets you think you can launch and add ~20%, then set aside time to prep and fill out flight cards, etc. if possible...best/favorites first.
    4) Send remaining rockets to me.

    BTW - Not to downplay the other great rockets, but nice Indigo! I have pics of mine on Hobbylinc.
    Thanks for the tips, that's basically what I did. ( and yes the Porta-Pot-Shot is coming with us)
    I'm bringing the Indigo as well, for it's maiden launch. I've seen the pics on hobbylinc, nice job on your Indigo, the nosecone turned out great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenECoyote View Post
    The actual background story is that my next door neighbor's daughter dropped by to get her clothes out of her father's house and had hung them up on their clothesline (outside in front of the house) to air out. The neighbor on the other side of them (a real prankster) took all the clothes when they weren't looking and left $1 clipped to the line with a note "Thanks for the yard sale!". The daughter almost went ballistic and was going to call the police when the naughty neighbor came out laughing.
    Great story, gave me a much needed laugh
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    Nice looking fleet

    I'm surprised... With the number of rockets that you and I have in our combined fleets, how few of them are matches. I counted 18 matches, of which probably more than a third I only bought and used for parts.
    Last edited by K'Tesh; 21st June 2015 at 11:51 AM.
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    Wow, what a wonderful collection. They look great, lots of nice models. I don't know how you cannot fly all of them, at least once a month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MALBAR 70 View Post
    Thanks for the tips, that's basically what I did. ( and yes the Porta-Pot-Shot is coming with us)
    I'm bringing the Indigo as well, for it's maiden launch. I've seen the pics on hobbylinc, nice job on your Indigo, the nosecone turned out great.
    So when are you sending me the rest of the rockets?

    In all seriousness, your collection is much along the lines of mine as well as ones I want/been looking for, but you win in terms of actually having them built. Still trying to get my mitts on a Porta Pot! lol

    Thanks for the compliment too! Believe it or not, I still haven't launched the 'digo even though I've brought it along to several launches. Winds seem to pick up each time I'm about ready to launch and I was warned by a former 'digo owner not to launch if there are any winds at all with rockets like this with large mid/forward fins. Notice I said "former"...he kept looking at my 'digo with forlorn eyes.

    Last edited by KenECoyote; 21st June 2015 at 03:33 PM.
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    Believe it or not, I'm providing my opinion to try to help...annoying others is just a side benefit!
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