Yeah a Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Home Depot and Wal-Mart within 2 miles of each other. Plus another Michaels, Wal-Mart and Hobby Lobby over on Hwy 6.Lucky you!!! And, the Hobby Lobby at Jones Road/FM 1960 seems to be the
best I've seen (out of the others closer to me) when it comes to model rocketry stuff, so you're in great hands, John!
Thanks, Bob, but I found them in Framingham. I ended up buying all four.John,
I went to the Northbridge Walmart today and they had the Taser Twin, Ricochet and Star Stryker but not the Crossbow SST so I didn't get you one.
Did you want any of the others or just the Crossbow SST?
What!?!? I was going to drop in there this afternoon (but didn't, as I was tooAlthough that Michaels on Hwy 6 south of 529 appears to have gotten out of the model rocket business. They sold off all their inventory at clearance prices.
No problem. Yeah I was surprised as well. I walked in the week before last and what was previously a 4 ft section of aisle dedicated to model rockets was down to about 18" of merchandise. Then I noticed the motor prices: $4.99. Then the prices on the remaining kits.What!?!? I was going to drop in there this afternoon (but didn't, as I was too
hungry to eat and then went home). I bought modroc stuff there from time to time (mostly engines, since they're open on Sundays this makes it convenient
to get the kind of engines that Wal - Mart doesn't carry -- a big plus on some
NAR Contest days that runs through Sundays). Thanks for the heads up.
Interesting tidbit about the chutes... I find that a bit amusing actually...
Dr. Zooch used to use plain white trash bags cut into hexes for his kit chutes, and folks griped that they were too hard to see in the air (blend with clouds, low contrast, whatever) and on the ground (looks like, well, a W/M bag or other trash lying around) so he managed to get his hands on some red trash bags, which worked better. Then he found his source of red trash bags was sort of a happy accident or something like that, because red trash bags are sort of a no-no in the trash bag industry, because red is reserved for BIO-HAZARD medical waste type stuff. So, now he's using yellow trash bags for chutes, and I think I've heard some guys say they got an orange one, though I haven't.
Now due to the nanny state, Estes can't print their parachutes anymore (or time being, whatever) and are using plain white 'trash bag' chutes... I think I'd toss it and just send some nickels to Evil Ed and get some of those cool Hartle Engineering parachutes... WAY better chute than Estes would ever put in their kit anyway...
Yall have a good one! OL JR
I use plain old Elmers White Glue All for all the construction and fillets. I use Midwest Aerogloss balsa sealer, 3 coats.Scigs30,
Your work on these rockets is excellent! Just a few quick questions about your technique: What kind of glue do you use on the fin attachment? What do you do extra to get such clean fillets? Lastly, what do you do to fill the balsa?
I am very impressed and whatever you're doing I want to do!!