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jflis

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Over the winter recess, here in New Hampshire, I was invited to do some magic shows for the younger kids (K-2) and rocketry with the older kids (3-5). I have a photo album of the rocketry session that you can view by clicking this link.

We have 7 kids and built the Whatchamacallit kit. They had a ball, with this being an introduction to rocketry for most of them. I don't think the day-camp director really knew what this was all about, but she knows now and just loves it, as did the kids :)
 

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You're not having any fun, are you Jim? :D

We need to sit down with 4-H enrollment forms these next few weeks and make some decisions on projects for this summer. I had a number of first year kids last year who all did the Thing-a-ma-jig. Most are pretty young so I was thinking it would be nice to have one basic kit for all of them, with fin choices to individualize it. I don't suppose you have a choose-your-own fin design kit yet, so I wouldn't have to worry about stability for each one? ;)
 

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You're not having any fun, are you Jim? :D

We need to sit down with 4-H enrollment forms these next few weeks and make some decisions on projects for this summer. I had a number of first year kids last year who all did the Thing-a-ma-jig. Most are pretty young so I was thinking it would be nice to have one basic kit for all of them, with fin choices to individualize it. I don't suppose you have a choose-your-own fin design kit yet, so I wouldn't have to worry about stability for each one? ;)
Not at the time, but yer givin' me ideas... :)

Let me think about that for a bit...
 

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Not to steal any of Jim's thunder... :eek: but the Semroc Squire is a great "customizable" kit, I bashed a couple of them for one of the EMRR challenges last year, lots of fins and multiple body tubes to work with...
 

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That is so awesome! Looks like the kids all had a great time. I miss my days as a Cub Scout leader (my son is 23 now).
 

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That is so awesome! Looks like the kids all had a great time. I miss my days as a Cub Scout leader (my son is 23 now).
They did have a ball. Frankly, when they signed up they were not aware that these were real, flying models and that just got them going into it more. The launch was fantastic!
 

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