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    AIRFEST XXIV

    AirFest XXIV will be held at the Rocket Pasture in Argonia over the long Labor Day weekend, August 31 through September 3, 2018.

    Like past years, AirFest will feature plenty of wide open recovery space, a 50,000'AGL waiver and plenty of friends and vendors. It's not too early to start making plans to attend.

    Who's coming and what are you planning on flying this year?

    Hmmm !!!!

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    Wow Bob,,
    Now this has just got to be a record..
    I bet ya anything this thread goes all year long,, lol..

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    Already planning, and my Dad, who has attended the last few years as a spectator, has caught the bug...for oddrocs of all things. He and I are collaborating on a project we call "Highly Agitated" starting from a plastic washing machine agitator from a machine he scrapped. I love that he has started to look at piles of parts and see rockets. I'm thinking an AT K550 or Loki I405 will be perfect for it pending nose weight needs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Onebadhawk View Post
    Wow Bob,,
    Now this has just got to be a record..
    I bet ya anything this thread goes all year long,, lol..

    Teddy
    Yea, I know it's early! Except we have already gotten emails about when it's going to be and when will registration be open (not until almost summer).
    Hmmm !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBrown View Post
    Yea, I know it's early! Except we have already gotten emails about when it's going to be and when will registration be open (not until almost summer).
    Have you given any thought of embedding one of those countdown timers on the KB website that will show the remaining time to 0900 on 31 August 2018?

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    I plan to be there!!!!! What will i fly??? Maybe something in a size 3.
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    I'm in, hopefully with an L2 attempt and a finless vectored thrust, plus a few others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBrown View Post
    Who's coming and what are you planning on flying this year?
    Hopefully the car cooperates next year!

    -Kevin

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    Was just notified that cousin is getting hitched just north of KC on Labor Day Weekend.

    Then I saw this thread and realized... "Wait! But KC is that much closer to Argonia from STL!"

    So we will see what happens. I have several fun builds coming through the pipeline and can really use the waiver!

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    Quote Originally Posted by troj View Post
    Hopefully the car cooperates next year!

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    Just marked the calendar. We've had Airfest on the list for a few years. Everyone says once you go...you always go! Guess its time to build a M/D from our new 3" Carbon Fiber.
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    I don't know it I can make it on such short notice.
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    I had a blast this year and got my L3 as well. I definitely plan to be back next year, hopefully with my first 3" MD build.

    Oh, and I just cracked open the av bay from my L3 rocket for the first time since I left the rocket pasture and found it was full of spider webs and the little critter was still in there...kinda dead, though. I think he crawled into a vent hole while it was laying in the field and decided to be a stow away back to Atlanta.
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    Building a 4Ē Wildman Falcon. Hopefully have that ready to go.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GRIFFIN View Post
    Building a 4” Wildman Falcon. Hopefully have that ready to go.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BBrown View Post
    ... August 31 through September 3, 2018...
    So this is a 4-day launch - is that right?
    We have been thinking of making the trip for a few years... It a long drive, 825 miles for us.
    Dad has a K motor that will put us over the waiver at Bong, so this would be a good place for us to fly it.
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    It's definitely worth the trip IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhbarr View Post
    It's definitely worth the trip IMO.
    Yep, There's a reason that people are making plans for a launch that's still 9 months away!

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    Finally bought a new truck to haul all our stuff to this launch. We will be there with all the bells and whistles, and darkstars, and motors, and.....
    Yes, it's your fault Teddy, never should have sat in your truck.
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    1000 miles in 15 hours? Why not? I just put it on my calendar.

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    Yeeeuuuup.... already planning my return with several projects this time. 1 finished & ready to fly. 3 more being built!

    I'd rather go to Airfest than a LDRS...[unless it's there]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmhepworth View Post
    1000 miles in 15 hours? Why not? I just put it on my calendar.

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    That's Awesome, Joe! We could do that 3" Darkstar Drag Race we didn't do at Hellfire.
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    I still need to rebuild it. Remember? I took a core sample of salt with it after the drogue didnít deploy and the main shredded. I wish I had taken a picture.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmhepworth View Post
    I still need to rebuild it. Remember? I took a core sample of salt with it after the drogue didnít deploy and the main shredded. I wish I had taken a picture.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayco View Post
    Finally bought a new truck to haul all our stuff to this launch. We will be there with all the bells and whistles, and darkstars, and motors, and.....
    Yes, it's your fault Teddy, never should have sat in your truck.
    Oopppssss,,
    Sorry Wayne,, lol...
    I sure do love my truck though...
    You're lovin yours too,, right ??
    Have you towed with it yet ??
    It's easy to forget your towing,, lol..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onebadhawk View Post
    Oopppssss,,
    Sorry Wayne,, lol...
    I sure do love my truck though...
    You're lovin yours too,, right ??
    Have you towed with it yet ??
    It's easy to forget your towing,, lol..

    Teddy
    Are you kidding, Teddy? We put the trailer on when "Logan" (the new truck, all our vehicles get names) had 25 miles on it. Wayne is driving to the launch, I'm reading the manual to figure out how to work things and after a little while we looked at each other and said "what trailer?!?". Had to actually look out the back to see if it was still there (it was).

    It's going to make getting to Airfest a breeze
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    Orion and I will be there. After A LOT of practice launches and working out the HEI issue he had last year he's going to fly his 'Black Devil 30K' again. I'm sure I'll have something too. Our plan is at least one two stage every launch this year so I'll see what shakes out ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorfire View Post
    Orion and I will be there. After A LOT of practice launches and working out the HEI issue he had last year he's going to fly his 'Black Devil 30K' again. I'm sure I'll have something too. Our plan is at least one two stage every launch this year so I'll see what shakes out ;-)
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    Looks like some great work there!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dixontj93060 View Post
    Looks like some great work there!!
    97% my kid's labor. I bit off more than I expected when I volunteered to help by drawing up the av bay sleds and 3D printing them....

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    Never too early to plan for AIRFEST. One of the two major launches of my whole blooming rocketing year. Best danged launch anywhere with the exception of that BALLSY thing out there in that desert which I also like to attend. but which usually ends for me with some type of aerodynamic deconstruction. Yep. I am going to be in Argonia first. As always


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