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  1. #61
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    Ordered the new Mizz Judy from Eric at Baddazz, communicated with Mark at Stickershock on a design he is working on for me. Visited with one of the vendors I outsource work to and showed them pics of my Lil Rascal and Formula 75 I launched on the 19th. Started my day reading the forum and will probably end my day doing the same thing.

    Russell Westergaard
    NAR #93881
    L1 G-Force on an H-340
    L2 Mizz Rhonda on an J430
    Woosh Nar section 558

  2. #62
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    Talked with AKSrockets a lot, changed my user title to "Village Idiot In Training", took a picture of my new 'chute, and waited all day for my composite order to arrive.


  3. #63
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    I did nothing

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    right on! I told my son he should read those instruction THOROUGHLY
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    "Dad, I am going to put a big motor in this skinny rocket... its going to disapear like a ghost!!!.....

  4. #64
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    Yesterday I drooled over the Kraken. It is on the buy list.
    TRF is a gateway lug
    BeerorKid
    NAR #95544 L1 eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  5. #65
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    [/QUOTE]
    Quote Originally Posted by MasonH View Post
    Talked with AKSrockets a lot, changed my user title to "Village Idiot In Training", took a picture of my new 'chute, and waited all day for my composite order to arrive.
    I talked with Mason a lot, Black Brandt a little and spent 4 hours making this:
    Aerotech High Power Motors Sheet1.pdf

    Alex

  6. #66
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    I got to prime my Madcow Piranha this evening. Now I smell like paint.
    NAR 91938
    Level 1 - 11/2011
    Level 2 - 4/2012

  7. #67
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    Applied CWF to the fins, lower body tube and switch band. Still need to do the upper tube.
    TARASDAD
    Rocketry Novice
    Estes - Big Bertha (1); Big Daddy (0); Vagabond (1); V2 (2); STM 012 (0); QCC Explorer (0)
    Custom Rockets - Redliner (0)
    Aerotech - IQSY Tomahawk (1)
    Semroc - Hawk Boost Glider (0)
    K&S Super Flash (0)
    In the build pile
    PemTech Screaming Green Meanie; Estes STM 012 #2

  8. #68
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    Sanding. Yech.

    Mike
    Clear skies and fair winds,
    Mike
    NAR 31689 L1

  9. #69
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClayD View Post
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    right on! I told my son he should read those instruction THOROUGHLY
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    I told my son the same thing!

    That reminds me, I have 2 of those kits I need to help the boys finish off...
    NAR# 94191 L1
    LUNAR# 1989
    Level 1 Cert. flight on a Pem Tech King Kraken Jan. 5, 2013
    Videos of my launches can be found here.
    Hamming it up as W7RAB

  10. #70
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    -Modified my launch pad to accept 1/4 rod in order to launch my freshly done Mege Der Red Max on Saturday.
    -Went to the hobby shop and picked up some C & D size engines for Saturdays launch
    -Put new batteries in my launch controller for Saturday
    -Looked over a few of the other rockets I will be taking to the field Saturday
    -Talked a little trash to a friend I plan on beating in a drag race on Saturday
    -Charged my gopro and keychain camera to get some video footage on Saturday
    -Going to bed to dream about Saturday


    Short version = I got ready for Saturdays launch!

  11. #71
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    Clear coated an Estes Drifter (clone) A Centuri Starfire (original), An Estes Big Bertha (old black, yellow, and white paint job) and last but not least a Mercury Engineering Integrator (custom paint on this one).
    Mike J

    Parachute Rigger


    There is no such thing as a "parasheet".

  12. #72
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeerorKid View Post
    Government building. Security has a copy of the video and they were grateful for the vid because others have reported missing stuff. They were working on finding the offender. Her employment will be terminated.

    I tossed the hot tamales and got some nibs.
    This sort of thing never ceases to amaze me...

    My old man worked with a guy at the nuke plant... they were in the warehouse and so sometimes they had to jump in the truck and run things around to different parts of the plant...

    Dad got a call from this guy while he was out in the pickup delivering stuff... the guy had apparently swiped some welding rods or dumpster dove for them or whatever, rolled them up in a newspaper, but forgot to take them with him when he went off shift. He left them in floor of the pickup in the middle near the seat, and wanted Dad to stuff them behind the seat or under the seat and hide them.

    Well, Dad told him he wasn't getting involved in it, and that if he had a problem he could come back down there and solve it himself, because he wasn't messing with it at all. He thought more about it and as he finished his rounds... The thought occurred that it COULD be a setup, seeing if HE would cover up for someone stealing, and hide the stuff, thereby being complicit, and thus grounds for termination. Since they had pulled stuff like this before, he decided it simply wasn't worth the chance. He got back to the warehouse and reported it to his supervisor.

    The other guy got fired, for stealing about $5 worth of welding rods, off a $28 an hour union job with all the overtime you could possibly ever want... (this was the 80's after all... BIG money back then!) Dad was sorry to see the guy lose his job, but at the same time, it was HIS stupidity, and then compounding that by asking someone else to stick their neck in a noose for HIS stupidity... heck, if he'd have kept his mouth shut, probably nobody would have even seen it til the next evening, and if a boss did, they'd probably just toss the welding rods in the trash and ream everybody out for improperly storing them (all welding rods in a nuke plant have to be issued in portable rod ovens to keep them from absorbing humidity, which can foul up the welds).

    Stupid is as stupid does...

    Later! OL JR

    PS. Rocketry twitter-- interesting... LOL

    What I did rocketry related today?? Looked at what I'll need to get the rolling stalk choppers ready to go on the other farm when they finish their 3D seismographing up there and get all the wires off the ground so I don't chop them into little bitty pieces... after all I'm sure the club would appreciate having all the dead, dry weeds chopped up and on the ground when they get around to flying up there again, and the cows would appreciate more grass...
    The X-87B Cruise Basselope- THE ultimate weapon in the arsenal of homeland defense and only $52 million per round!

  13. #73
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Jello View Post
    Nothing yesterday. Today I'm going by Harbor Freight to find some Superlube (for AT reloads) and a blowtorch (to heat up a brass rod I want to smash). Then off to an auto parts store to find some automotive detailing masking tape. Then if it's warm enough, I might start the primer on my L1 project.
    Why are you smashing a brass rod?? What did it ever do to you?? LOL

    Seriously, brass is fairly soft... if you have access to a good 16 ounce ball peen hammer and an anvil you should be able to flatten it out pretty easily... without a torch.

    Course, I'm probably missing something here.... LOL Later! OL JR
    The X-87B Cruise Basselope- THE ultimate weapon in the arsenal of homeland defense and only $52 million per round!

  14. #74
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeerorKid View Post

    IMAG3064 by beerorkid, on Flickr

    The wife and I work at the same place and we live a mile from work so we go home for lunch. At lunch she kept looking out for the mailman. She said she had a package coming today. Got home from work and she grabs the mail and starts doing the happy dance. Hands me the box from Jolly Logic and says "SURPRISE". It came wrapped in gold wrapping paper. Seems during my constant rambling about rockets I mentioned altimiters. She did the research on her own and got the cool one off Amazon. "My honey needed the one with the cool functions not that weak one that just tells you how high it went"

    I fricking love that girl. Been together for 15 years and she is happy to get into rockets with me. Painted her own rocket and is ready for her next one to paint, but she is not crazy about the building part and is not all that obsessed about them like I am currently. Will see if she goes with me on launches often when it warms up, but that sure was a nice surprise.
    Got a keeper for sure...

    Later! OL JR
    The X-87B Cruise Basselope- THE ultimate weapon in the arsenal of homeland defense and only $52 million per round!

  15. #75
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    Still nothing. I just got up, now leave me alone!

  16. #76
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    The last couple of evenings I've been making a nose cone mold !!

    I started with a Mega Der Red Max nose cone -
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    Supports are in place to keep the nose cone positioned with the board at exactly the half-way point -
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    This is the first half done. The red colour is the gel coat. I used some polyester dye to colour it.
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    And this is where I'm at tonight. Just about to start building up the 2nd half
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    This is my first go at making a mold like this. I've read two tutorials -
    The first one by Handeman - http://www.rocketryforum.com/showthr...Nose-Cone-Mold
    and the second by Phil on my local Australian forum - http://ausrocketry.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=3857

    It's looking ok so far I'll know for sure by Sunday!

    Krusty

  17. #77
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    Just got up and checked the forum. Thought I would post up yesterdays work. Painted the fincan on Coppertop:


    Mounted the Acme conformal rail guides on the Bunny:


    I also opened up three packages I got in the mail. External speakers from Perfectflite, bulkheads and 1/8" kevlar from CJ, and kevlar thread from the Thread exchange.
    NAR 92675 L-3 TRA 14800 KG7IUN
    I may be getting older, but I refuse to grow up.

  18. #78
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    And the 2nd half is done and curing!
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    Now I'm going to bed!

    Krusty

  19. #79
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    Today I am trying to decide on my next fin layout for my next rocket build.
    Bill Fields
    Tripoli # 14078
    Level 1 - I 284W
    Level 2 -J 415W
    Get'r Done
    When you are ass deep in Alligators it's to late to get out of the swamp.
    Now we're cooking with peanut oil .
    Current project- secret

    TTRA
    NEFAR
    SRA

  20. #80
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    Painted black stripe on the bottom of the HyperLoc 835, sanded off some stray epoxy on FlameThrower, and drilled vent holes in the HyperLoc AVbay.
    :cool: SEVRA - Southeastern Virginia Rocketry Association


    Photo is Greg Gardner's K-Bomb ll
    Taken by Patrick McConnell at RED GLARE V

  21. #81
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    Installed the retainer on the DX-3 and glued on the Blue Bird Zero fins. Now I need to straighten up the workbench before I start the Orion.
    LW Bercini
    TRA #00134 / NAR #18121
    Seeing "the box" from the rear view mirror since 1970


    I don't measure my enjoyment of the hobby in Newton-Seconds

    It never ceases to amaze me how so many otherwise intelligent people have such poor reading comprehension.

  22. #82
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    Filled and sanded the landing gear on my Semroc Mars Lander. Getting ready to give them a coat of primer this afternoon.

    This is a great thread,keep it going.
    Mike L.
    NAR #97175
    CMASS & MMMSC
    L1, LOC Cyclotron
    L2, Madcow Areobee Hi

  23. #83
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    Sanded my fillets on the Nova Payloader I'm using for the basic class this year, sanded the fillets on the Bull Pup, mended one of the tabs on the glider for the Orbital Transport after I dropped it and snapped it off! Ordered 16 CC Express' for this year's advanced class. Came here to see what everyone else was doing instead filling out a report for the State of Kansas. This is far more interesting than that. Trust me. If, it's warm like the weather guys promised for tomorrow, I'll prime the Nova and the Bull Pup and shoot the first coat of white onto the V2.
    NAR # 91455

  24. #84
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    IMAG3069 by beerorkid, on Flickr

    Amazon for some reason put the rockwell jaw stand box in another box with tons of paper. That thing is more of a beast than I figured it would be. Also my 4 foot rail seems a bit small. Will build the rail holder mount this weekend.


    IMAG3068 by beerorkid, on Flickr

    And a super big thanks to Krusty for shipping laser cut plywood bits for a Big Daddy that will have my first 29 mm reloadable engine. Planning on going Aerotech RMS. Your package should be shipping out this weekend Krusty.

    Looks like I need to update my sig
    TRF is a gateway lug
    BeerorKid
    NAR #95544 L1 eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  25. #85
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    Didn't do much last night.....finished a couple centering rings for my Phoenix, ordered a 24mm retainer from Rocketarium for same Phoenix, and sanded down the primer coat on my Cherokee D. Will need to get things together tonight for launch tomorrow, I'll have a little time in between other things going on.
    Tripoli #14333
    Lvl 1- 3/17/2013 LOC Fantom
    Rocketry of Central Carolina- Tripoli #067/ NAR #608

  26. #86
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    esterday - nothing. Today turned on the heater in the man cave - so far that's it.
    Jim J.

    Eagles may soar but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
    NAR# 94605 Sr
    Up, Up, and AW.....oh crap it's coming back:y:
    I'm fluent in 3 languages: English, Sarcasm and Profanity.

  27. #87
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    I just want to mention that just a bit over a month ago I made my first post here and had only built a Der Red Max and a couple E2X rockets. Now I am about ready to build a rocket with plywood fins and launch by rail this weekend. It is all because of you fine folk on this forum that I have come this far so fast.

    THANKS GUYS


    cannabananaism by beerorkid, on Flickr
    TRF is a gateway lug
    BeerorKid
    NAR #95544 L1 eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  28. #88
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    My buttload of Q2G2 igniters shipped from BRS today!
    Layne Pemberton NAR# 83083
    Mad Scientist, Minion and Owner
    PembertonTechnologies.com
    10 Stagecoach Rd.
    Conway, AR 72034

    L1 on Pem-Tech Space Ark

    pem_tech (at) Yahoo (dot) com
    TRF (at) pembertontechnologies (dot) com
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    L2 - CTI Certify With Us - 4" HMAS Bonestell build

    Under Development: Marza as of 04/29/06, Ten-Ten (10-10) as of 03/01/07, LPR M2-Mars Challenger 04/17/07, Starship Achilles as of 07/30/07, Goonie Kraken as of 07/12/08 (Thanks to Jewel Barton), The Gorgon as of 02/12/2010, Sorta' Saturn VII Gemini Launch Vehicle as of 08/08, Lemon Aid as of 08/15/08, Arcturus as of 08/25/06, MPR Bonestell
    as of 1/21/07, Orion Boom-Boom as of 07/01/08,Gorgon 2010

  29. #89
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pem Tech View Post
    My buttload of Q2G2 igniters shipped from BRS today!
    I just got 12 from Hobbylinc for :
    Item Total : $10.78
    Shipping & Handling : $5.95
    Total : $16.73

    Who is BRS and what kind of deal was it?
    NAR 92675 L-3 TRA 14800 KG7IUN
    I may be getting older, but I refuse to grow up.

  30. #90
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    May not get anything done today. Arthritis is flaring up in a big way and since everything I have left to do involves sanding...

    TARASDAD
    Rocketry Novice
    Estes - Big Bertha (1); Big Daddy (0); Vagabond (1); V2 (2); STM 012 (0); QCC Explorer (0)
    Custom Rockets - Redliner (0)
    Aerotech - IQSY Tomahawk (1)
    Semroc - Hawk Boost Glider (0)
    K&S Super Flash (0)
    In the build pile
    PemTech Screaming Green Meanie; Estes STM 012 #2

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