How many rockets does everyone have in their collection??

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  1. Mar 6, 2019 #121

    JonathanOtt

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    I'll spend the day (8--12 hours) in there, once a week a couple times a month. I paint outside when its nice, bring it in to cure. I shot clear in there once. Once. The floors are glossy paint and from down the hall you could see the overspray. Luckily, it flashed before it stuck so it swept up just fine.
     
  2. Mar 12, 2019 #122

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    I am new to the form I have 17 lpr 1 built mpr 2 unbuilt mpr. I cant wait till it get warm so I can try my mid power rocket out.
     
  3. Mar 13, 2019 #123

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    A lot!
     
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    Over 850 unbuilt kits.
    152 built.
    I've been at it a long time!
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  5. Apr 9, 2019 #125

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    That would be one of the largest collections I've heard of. Fleet pictures please!!!! :)

    Also, honest question: what do you plan to do with 850 unbuilt kits?
     
  6. Apr 9, 2019 #126

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    Glad to see that you've still got a Futaba Gold series tranny....mine I bought second hand in 1988 now converted to 2.4 ghz and still going strong that was when they made gear to last eh ?
     
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    Good question, given my age! In fact a couple of them are from you! I'll put up some pics.
    Trying to clean out some clutter now that the weather is better. All bagged kits are in 65-110qt storage containers. Quite a few boxed kits as well. It's climate controlled in there.
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    Fantastic fleet! You have a lot of uncommon stuff in there, and the builds look beautiful. You should be posting more pictures around here. :)

    I'm having fun trying to identify a lot of them. Love that Johnny Star Commander...
     
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    And all this time I thought I was the only one who horded kits and had several in various states of build. Who knew?
     
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    These are just a few of my built rockets in my fleet.
    IMG_8974.JPG
     

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    I have around 200 built. Probably close to 50 unbuilt, unopened
     
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    The Fleet
    Current Fleet 2.jpg Current Fleet 1.jpg

    The Build Pile
    Build Pile 2.jpg Build Pile 1.jpg
     
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    Always looking for a challenging build. Any suggestions? Any for sale?
     
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    Great Discussion!!!
     
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    Nice job on the Nike :cool:
     
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    Thanks Andy. That's great coming from you. :D I had some great inspiration. ;)

    I dont think I've had a rocket that gave me as much trouble.

    First, I had the body tube on the floor, standing on end...and the garage leaked...and the BT just happened to be standing in the only low spot.

    It dried out fine (not deep water, but enough...)

    Then, second, I sprayed the tube with the "Universal Bonding Primer" and it blistered, so I tried filling the tube spirals with some cheap sh!t Dollar Tree filler. Well, that stuff sands like partially dried boogers. It didn't really "sand", it just rolled into hundreds of balls and clogged the sand paper. I pitched that tube and ordered a new one from Estes.

    From here out, things went okay...for a while.

    The nosecone sanded and painted beautifully. Then I dropped it. At least I dropped it on carpet (thin, no padding carpet, but not the concrete floor.)

    The new BT took real filler great, primed great, painted great...then I realized I was using flat white instead of gloss. It took the clear just fine. My checkerboard was about 1/16" short, so I moved that gap into the fin line.

    No major problems with the fins, just one overly curious gnat.

    Installing the MMT went fine.

    The fins went on like butter...a week later when I looked at them, they are not perpendicular, like a +, they are more of a sideways X, not perpendicular, but actually a symmetrical capital X, laying on its side like Skywalker's X-wing. You'd never know it unless you looked at it on end.

    Once it was finished and pics taken, I put it on the "gun rack" with the Prowler and High Flyer XL, and yep, the magnetic hooks on the wall were not up to the task and they all three came down. There are now four hooks holding the rack to the wall.

    I think that covers it. I'm kinda scared to fly it now with all its been through.

    Jon
     
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    500+ built over 750 in the stash and 65 on the bench in line
     
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    New to the forum and have about 2 dozen but that's never gonna be enough. Doing scratch builds of old Estes stuff now and just finished a Manta Bomber. Was in a rocket club in middle school, was really fun, plus living on the space coast how could ya not be a rocket enthusiast?
     
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    All the more reason to cut it loose- its earned it- lol.
    I still gotta get a first flight on my replacement Smoke, the one you patterned off of had a Cato., I fixed it , but the new one needs some love. Thinking 29mm CTI H90 now that I have my L-1.
     
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    Have about 80 total between me and my son. 2 currently on the build table My Saturn V and his Avelear, several in various stages of needing finishing, a repair pile of about 5, a few retires, 30ish flyable and about 40 in the storage boxes.
     
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    I used my wife’s Cricuit to make this.
     

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