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firemanup

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Well the destruction of my original BSD THOR made it as the centerfold picture of Extreme Rocketry Magazine this month, finally saw it today at the local Hobby Town.

I haven't decided yet if this is good or bad.. LOL :kill:

Oh well it was a pretty spectacular "flight" if you can call it that...

Stones

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Jason...
There's just as much interest (if not more) in a pic of a rocket coming apart as there is in one going straight up.
Congrats on being a "centerfold".

nomopbo

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Yea, It's like watching Nascar and waiting for the wreck!

Darian Rachal

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How is ER these days? I used to subscribe, but let it lapse when I joined NAR. Now my NAR membership elapsed when they went from $47.00 to$62.00. I like Sport Rocketry. I wish they would sell subscriptions.

hokkyokusei

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Still very glossy, not as colourful, some of the content is OK, but most is filler. Costs me an arm and a leg because they fell out with the UK distributor.

For me, Sport Rocketry contains much more interesting reading.

Just to complete the set, I haven't seen an issue of HPR for years.

Darian Rachal

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I held onto my collection of HPR. I have some of the old issues when it was called the Tripolitan. At one time it was a very good magazine.

Elapid

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Originally posted by firemanup
I haven't decided yet if this is good or bad.. LOL :kill:
Congratulations on the CF!!!!!!

bummer about the rocket, but they do that sometimes...
that's why i tell my wife i have soooo many!

nice pic, anyway!
mostly when they blow up, all you have is a memory...
you got a Centerfold!

Neil

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Were still waiting for a copy of the picture to be posted....

Bummer about the rocket, whatever happened to it...

Elapid

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too bad someone didn't know how to use a jpg image with lower sampling so we can actually SEE it...

firemanup

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Where'd ya get that pic.. it's tiny....??

Here's a better one..

firemanup

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Tried to edit the pic to a better one didn't seem to take i'll try again.. here...

bsexton

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Hey, congratulations (I think)! This must be your 15 minutes of fame. And thanks for reminding me the new ER issue is out -- I usually buy mine from the local hobby shop.

It is a cool photograph...

Larry

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Originally posted by Elapid
too bad someone didn't know how to use a jpg image with lower sampling so we can actually SEE it...

Sorry Guys that would be me

Anyway, Congratulations again Jason.

Larry

Neil

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Ouch....

Is it beyond repair?

Chilly

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Originally posted by Darian Rachal
How is ER these days?
The last issue I picked up (May/June) was a pleasant surprise. Much more original content and better editing than usual. I didn't much care for the Aft Closure column though...but Brent McNeely was intrested in what I had to say in response, so it looks like I'll be in the next issue's Aft Closure.

Darian Rachal

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Chilly, Could you elaborate just a little on the editorial & your response?

Chilly

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Well, it may not be something we want to get into in this forum. There's the old saying about not discussing politics or religion.

I had a beef with the Aft Closure about the emerging space race with China. That in itself wasn't my problem, but the writer went off on a tangent about religion being responsible for the decline in American education. That, in my opinion, is hogwash not supportable by any facts. It is also needlessly divisive - does he assume that everyone in our hobby is athiest or agnostic? Or for that matter, those of us who are religious prefer to keep people stupid? That panders to a stereotype that I find offensive.

Read all about it in the August issue of ER (I hope)...

Elapid

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Originally posted by firemanup
Tried to edit the pic to a better one didn't seem to take i'll try again.. here...
hey, no offense meant, larry!
i just have an aversion to bitmaps

Elapid

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in *POOF* than to actually study science...

karatekicker271

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I just want to say that the picture looks awesome! I just picked up my copy today and immediatley turned to the centerfold.

BlueNinja

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Saw that. Can't say I'm too happy with the mag though, as I paid 7 bucks for mostly a launch report and Brent McNeely interview...

Blue

Originally posted by karatekicker271
I just want to say that the picture looks awesome! I just picked up my copy today and immediatley turned to the centerfold.
You shoulda been there to see it in person! A fresh pair of shorts were required afterward! We like to tease Jason about it once in a while, but as always, he's a good sport about it.

Seriously though, congrats on making the magazine Jason. I also see there's an incognito picture of you and I on the "launches" page of this month's ER as well. Can't see our faces though.

11bravo

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The video of it was KEWL!
**Disclaimer Follows**
As long as no one got hurt.

Greg

rdbones

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Jason -

I have that centerfold on the filing cabinet at the office - the first one I felt need to be removed and displayed !

Sorry about the rocket, but it is a good pic !