How many rockets does everyone have in their collection??

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  1. Dec 10, 2018 #31

    neil_w

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    End game: "a surfeit".

    I think a few in this thread have already gotten there. Actually my wife would probably say that I'm already there myself with my 15 rockets... I should show her this thread (or maybe I shouldn't :eek:)
     
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  2. Dec 10, 2018 #32

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    About 40 in reasonably close to flying shape. About 100 unbuilt kits, and enough spare parts odds and ends to slap together another couple dozen scratchbuilts if I ever get going on it.
     
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    100+ ready to fly LPR, about 12 MPR and 2 HPR. About 200 unbuilt kits.

    My daughter learned a new word in school last week... when I asked her to use it in a sentence, she said “My dad has a copious amount of rockets”

    Chris
     
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  4. Dec 11, 2018 #34

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    how
    many do I have or how many does my wife THINK I have?
    over 350
    under 100
     
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  5. Dec 11, 2018 #35

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    20-25-ish, I think.
     
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    Not enough
     
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    # exactly...unknown...ratio? 4:1- in the pile:built.
     
  8. Dec 12, 2018 #38

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    About a room's worth.
     
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    I thought this was an exhibition, not a competition ;) But to answer the OP's question:

    <----- One

    Maybe the better question is how many kits have you built, and how many scratch builds have you built.
     
  10. Dec 12, 2018 #40

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    50 to 60 ready to fly from 1/8A to K
    400+ kits
    100+ Scratchers I wish to build and have plans/rocksim files for
    Basically most of you are amateurs. ;)
    (But not ALL!)

    Or to put it in terms everyone can understand 500+ at a week at a time? 10+ years. But I don't get them done a week/rocket... so most likely more than I can build in the time I have left.
     
  11. Dec 22, 2018 #41

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    I am positively ASTOUNDED (in a good way) with the replies I’ve gotten, along with the huge numbers of rockets people have in their collection!!
    Myself, I have made it into the mid 60s in my collection, and after seeing the numbers of rockets people have, I’m ready to build more!!
     
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  12. Dec 22, 2018 #42

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    Perhaps a couple dozen. I loath clutter otherwise we'd need a second house if I dropped my guard.
     
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    This is forum is all about enabling! Get to building more, haha!
     
  14. Dec 24, 2018 #44

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    None. Once I fly them, I'm on to the next. Of course I have several rockets being built at any one time.
     
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    What do you do with the old ones?
     
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    In my childhood, after launching my rockets I would display my rocket collection hanging high up in the branches of trees scattered around the various soccer fields around my hometown.
     
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    3 low-mid power.
    2 built high power, 1 kit, 1 scratch md.
    1 unbuilt High power L2 kit.
    So six.
     
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    66 low power (13-24mm mount), 25 mid power (29mm mount), 38 high power (38/54/75mm mount), 17 unbuilt, 2 on waiting on order...
     
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    We have 23 in the living room, 7 are high power. Wife says I'm at the living room capacity. Now that the newby rocket fever has peaked and settled down, I'm adding high power rockets at a rate of 6 per year.
     
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    I ended up building a mancave and the second floor 16x20 - is filled with built and unbuilt ones. I don't know how many but I've got 18 totes of low powered rockets and 30+ M capable kits..........including the last unbuilt crossbow in dynawind, an 11.5 inch PML bullpuppy and every wildman ultimate ever made.
     
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    I so need to point my wife at this thread when she mentions I have too many rockets :rolleyes:.

    I hope everyone had a nice Christmas :)
     
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    I've been back in the hobby for about 15 years, with roughly 100 unbuilt, 50 built, and an untold number of lost/crashed rockets. Only a handful of these are from when I was a (chronological) kid. I've been trying to keep the unbuilt stack from getting any larger, but it has been creeping up a bit. The HPR kits generally get built right away, but the LPR kits tend to stack up.
     
  23. Dec 30, 2018 #53

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    I've got nothing on a few our club members, but I've only been (re)active since 2011. But here's my numbers anyway...

    27 LPR, 8 MPR, 2 HPR built (+1 rocket glider thanks to CP, I blame him for the RC addiction)
    12 LPR, 10 MPR, 5 HPR unbuilt

    The built ones includes 10 awaiting prime and paint. Due to my travel schedule, the built vs. unbuilt is gonna stay the same for the foreseeable future...

    FM
     
  24. Dec 30, 2018 #54

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    Wow people! I would never have imagined the numbers some of you have posted...
    My GF has commented more then once that my collection was too much.

    The too much list
    08 Ready to fly - 1x HPR, 2x MPR, 5x LPR
    10 Under construction - 2x HPR, 8x LPR
    11 In build pile - 2x HPR, 9x LPR
    01 Collecting parts for HPR scratch build aka "TT Lifter"

    I would show this thread to my GF, but I'm afraid she would go all Lorena Bobbitt on me......
     
  25. Dec 30, 2018 #55

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    Coming up to 900.... thanks to Estes and Klima :)
     
  26. Dec 31, 2018 #56

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    That is how many of mine are displayed. Given back to the community for all to see.:D
     
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    And I get grief for having 15! Lol.
     
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    There’s a sign outside a bar in Truckee, CA, that says, “Free beer tomorrow”.

    I need a sign in my shop that says, “My next rocket will be my last”.
     
  29. Jan 6, 2019 #59

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    Hi All!
    I check into the site frequently, but rarely post something.
    This tripped my trigger! I have a genius design for storing and displaying our rockets, but I would like someone else to bounce the design to, and discuss whether it is a viable enterprise. Of course it would have to be in confidence, as I believe that it is unique and never proposed before. Any interested parties?
    Please give me a holler.
    Thanks,
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  30. Jan 6, 2019 #60

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    Yes? What do you do with the old ones? My four largest rockets -- ranging from about a meter to a little more than two meters, none larger in diameter than 76 mm -- have all migrated to my office so I could recover a little room in the shop.

    I've got maybe a dozen more, mid and low power, crammed on a high shelf -- some scraping the joists of the floor above. Most of them will never fly again (about half of the mid-power builds were really experiments or exercises in technique, from which I've learned what I needed to know). One or two might be worth modifying, but the rest will just collect dust until l I gather the will to cut them up and part them out -- or do something else to KonMari them out of the house.

    The next two HPR builds are going to be BIG (for me). No idea where they will live.
     

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