Got my old collection back, oh boy.....

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Finally got this from 2013, kind of quit and got discouraged by not having a big enough area and local support. But it all changed now. Got back into it 5 weeks ago. And its gone from and Alpha III and a few A motors to and H build to a 38mm Mega Der Red Max, 3DRocketrys 3Demon, Aerotech G-Force Mercury Eng integrator, Mega Der Red Max(40" tall x4" dia)and a Estes Partizon. So my choices just opened up, I'll have 4 or so L1 ready flights and another 2 for bigger stuff. So happy!! I have a few things to launch now next month at the SPAAR launch on July 29th! The pictures don't do it justice. When you room has a better selection than most hobby shops maybe it's time to say I have a little problem??20230625_174802.jpg20230625_174819.jpg20230625_175038.jpg20230625_193857.jpgScreenshot_20230625-192048_Gallery.jpg
 

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Looking great. sounds like lots of fun or you in the future. Thanks for the pictures.
Whew.... I gotta be honest I kind of had and got that older collection dumped on me about 4 weeks ago. I started back in 1990 at age 7 or so...But, I was frantically looking for answers or trying to find supplies to finish these(which is why some older threads got woke back up, thats kind of my fault). I did Google it, and it brought me right here..Now that I got most of them done, and it was in time for the SPAAR meet last weekend. So now I can slow back down and do some nicer, time taking, planned out builds. I was just rushing to get these ready to go up in the air. Almost everyone needed new shock cords, paint, work done to them yet. Honestly it was about a week and a half I was working from 6am to 2 or 3am then sleeping 2/3 hours and getting back up to work on these. I had to back off it was too much. But I got a few other things, range box, my interlock controller fixed, canopy, quick "flip" table foe the range, jump back for that, etc...I'm looking at GPS and altimeters but what I want is not in stock. Some I'm looking at are Public Missiles stuff, I think it was. I'm just happy to get these old ones back, and build some new ones. I had to take a unfortunate 10 year break from this that sorted with me in the hospital almost dead again. Then it just progressed to more injured and weight gain. I was 198 pounds back in 2019. Buy 2021 I was almost 330 pounds, once again from meds lole gabapentin that made me just blow up, lol. Oh its been a very hard 10 years or so. My entire house was flooded in 2011, a year before I started buying some of this stuff and everything was destroyed. I literally had a bag of clothes and my TV, then work(UPS) called an wanted me to come to work. I'm told the center manager my $&$&#&ing house is underwater. Anyways, decided in May to buy an Alpha III kit, then it progressed to a JL chute release, OpenRocket, etc..So, now I'm just doing random things foe a little but then ill get back to builds. Really excited to build a few. Ok all of them. I'm kind of at a stand still waiting for centering rings but thsts due to supply chain issues. I sorted using Rocketryworks and really had a great time until I got that "we are closing" email, they sent out. I'm looking at laser engravers for metal. But they cut wood that I would need cut, and I could make my own parts right here. I need that, and as soon as I get back to my house and tools. I have an entire workshed I built just for building these. It the same place I went to get all that stuff back. I've lived there for 20 years. I left town for a very short time, and well the new house owner just kind of let family move into my house. But I've dealt with worse. I can make a bad situation good, most times. I'm so used to it. I really love this hobby, and in no way is it a "look at me". I just like to share what I build and learn, in hopes it helps someone else out. I struggled a lot and sometimes my enthusiasm to not make mistakes, kind of confuses people with me being angry. Which I'm not. I absolutely love teaching, my niece at 3 years old helped build that Partizon. I have that somewhat re-freshed. Many more to build though. Holy crap.

Sorry for the long story, just kind of giving a backstory so it doesn't seem like a 40 year old man just having a mental breakdown and randomly cutting rockets apart, lol..

SBB is still not glued other than the top and center, centering rings.
 

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Nice stash!

Have fun with it, and thanks for the photos!
Thank you! I bought most years ago and I'm getting to build them now. So its really been awesome to blend those older ones with newer technology. Everything I've always wanted, they make now. Imagine buying a bunch of rockets. Then 10 years later you get them all back and now they make so much more for them. Its really been a blessing in disguise. It's just helped me get up, and start moving again. I needed this so much, and I really have the passion for it. I'm even getting a club started with a few other gentlemen. Most of which have their L2 or L3s. Thats been amazing just to hear them talk...I can't tell you how much these and this hobby means to me. It saved my life, it really did.
 
I didn't know that Gabapentin did that. I take it occasionally, 2 of them (800mg) tablets for pain issues
Yeah for some reason pharmaceuticals and myself don't mix well. Most people are fine on these meds but im not. Can't explain it other than my mother's side of the family is that way too. My grandmother was allergic to even Tylenol which is super odd. But certain meds make me just gain weight like crazy. Even if I don't eat a whole lot more than usual. My metabolism is really off, and certain foods and meds don't agree with me. Or I literally just ballon out, lol. I hate it. I've gone thru this so many times with so many different meds going back to childhood.
 
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Yeah for some reason pharmaceuticals and myself don't mix well. Most people are fine on these meds but im not. Can't explain it other than my mother's side of the family is that way too. My grandmother was allergic to even Tylenol which is super odd. But certain meds make me just gain weight like crazy. Even if I don't eat a whole lot more than usual. My metabolism is really off, and certain foods and meds don't agree with me. Or I literally just ballon out, lol. I hate it. I've gone thru this so many times with so many different meds going back to childhood.
I'm as anti-Pharm as you will find.
 
I'm as anti-Pharm as you will find.
I'm about the same way now. I have a medical card for other ways of pain/anxiety/depression relief. But stay away from pills as much as I can. They really are not good for you, and if you absolutely do not need them I personally don't take them. Doc wanted me to take neds for blood pressure and it went down in its own, lol. But anyways, Super Big Bertha tail transplant is coming along well! Got the rail button in, gonna do the coupler to the yellow BT in a little bit!
 

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