My daughter turned 10 today and she got a rocket.

Discussion in 'Low Power Rocketry (LPR)' started by Bat-mite, Apr 16, 2019.

Help Support The Rocketry Forum by donating:

  1. Apr 16, 2019 #1

    Bat-mite

    Bat-mite

    Bat-mite

    Rocketeer in MD

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2013
    Messages:
    10,038
    Likes Received:
    1,023
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Maryland
    Estes Dark Zero, skill level 0. Will be her first (supervised) build. Up till now it has been all RTF.

    She wants to join the TMP in two years, but we have a lot of work to do before then. ;)
     
  2. Apr 16, 2019 #2

    kuririn

    kuririn

    kuririn

    BARGeezer TRF Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2016
    Messages:
    2,298
    Likes Received:
    529
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Hawaii
    Like father, like daughter.
     
  3. Apr 16, 2019 #3

    milehigh

    milehigh

    milehigh

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2016
    Messages:
    274
    Likes Received:
    19
    Great to see another young person getting into this great hobby.
    Teach her well.....
     
  4. Apr 16, 2019 #4

    Angie

    Angie

    Angie

    Administrator Staff Member Administrator Global Mod

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2016
    Messages:
    1,241
    Likes Received:
    159
    Neat that your daughter wants to join you in Rocketry. Happy Birthday to her.
     
  5. Apr 16, 2019 #5

    Jim Hinton

    Jim Hinton

    Jim Hinton

    Forum Supporter TRF Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2019
    Messages:
    217
    Likes Received:
    114
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Brighton CO
    Well, a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to her! I was just trying to remember if I turned 10 before or after the Little Big Horn. Time does fly.

    Jim
     
  6. Apr 16, 2019 #6

    BABAR

    BABAR

    BABAR

    Builds Rockets for NASA TRF Lifetime Supporter TRF Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2011
    Messages:
    4,194
    Likes Received:
    415
    Happy birthday, and Happy Trails!
     
  7. Apr 18, 2019 #7

    Zeus-cat

    Zeus-cat

    Zeus-cat

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2009
    Messages:
    4,114
    Likes Received:
    331
    We need photos of her holding that finished rocket or it never happened and she doesn't exist. ;)
     
    neil_w likes this.
  8. Apr 18, 2019 #8

    Bat-mite

    Bat-mite

    Bat-mite

    Rocketeer in MD

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2013
    Messages:
    10,038
    Likes Received:
    1,023
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Maryland
    Deal.
     
  9. Apr 25, 2019 #9

    Scotty Dog

    Scotty Dog

    Scotty Dog

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2010
    Messages:
    7,300
    Likes Received:
    88
    Awesome times. I look forward to having a day like yous with my granddaughter.
     
  10. Apr 25, 2019 #10

    Bat-mite

    Bat-mite

    Bat-mite

    Rocketeer in MD

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2013
    Messages:
    10,038
    Likes Received:
    1,023
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Maryland
    Now if we could just find time to do the build. <sigh> Her birthday party is Saturday, her brother's is next Saturday, then we have something on the 11th, my wife's birthday on the 18th, then a vacation. Sundays are mostly full with church stuff. I can't get my Saturn V built or start on my Performer 200, either. :eek:
     
  11. Apr 25, 2019 #11

    manixFan

    manixFan

    manixFan

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2009
    Messages:
    1,180
    Likes Received:
    236
    My son got into rockets when he was very young as well. He never built many of them but he flew a lot, even getting a mention for the most flights at an LDRS. (I think it was Kansas or Amarillo.) He ended up going into Aerospace Engineering and now works for SpaceX as a test engineer for the Merlin 1D engines.

    You never know how what we do with them as kids will influence them as adults. Good luck getting it built and flown.


    Tony
     
  12. Apr 25, 2019 #12

    Bat-mite

    Bat-mite

    Bat-mite

    Rocketeer in MD

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2013
    Messages:
    10,038
    Likes Received:
    1,023
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Maryland
    My son may be heading that way as well. Loves rockets and astronomy, but he's only 7, and who knows where life will lead him? My daughter is 10, but she loves horses so much that her goal is to own an animal farm of some kind. We keep telling her that the best way to do that is to get a good tech job and save her money till she can buy a farm. We'll see.
     
    Steve Shannon and prfesser like this.
  13. Apr 25, 2019 #13

    Onebadhawk

    Onebadhawk

    Onebadhawk

    Sponsor TRF Sponsor

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2013
    Messages:
    5,640
    Likes Received:
    166
    That's just wonderful John..
    Good for you,, and her, lol..

    Teddy
     
  14. May 1, 2019 #14

    Andy Greene

    Andy Greene

    Andy Greene

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2013
    Messages:
    1,008
    Likes Received:
    36
    My daughter is the sole reason I became a BAR - We went from rtf Estes at the park to me attempting my L-2 soon with a 4inch 54mm glass build.
    Enjoy the ride my friend and , hats off for spending quality time with your little girl, trust me when I say- it goes by very very quickly- Enjoy the ride :cool:
     
  15. May 1, 2019 #15

    Andy Greene

    Andy Greene

    Andy Greene

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2013
    Messages:
    1,008
    Likes Received:
    36
    You should be a VERY proud father Tony - Very cool :cool:
     
  16. May 1, 2019 #16

    prfesser

    prfesser

    prfesser

    Lifetime Supporter TRF Lifetime Supporter

    Joined:
    May 7, 2017
    Messages:
    635
    Likes Received:
    354
    Location:
    Murray, KY
    Ya done good, John! If only more parents encouraged their children...I knew a guy who was into rocketry---mostly model and mid-power. His son, around 10, was extremely interested and attended launches with dad...but for some inexplicable reason, dad barely let his son participate. Even forbade him to spend his allowance on rockets! I don't know what happened to the son...but I wouldn't be surprised to see him in business or law or other job that has nothing to do with science. Very sad to see.

    Best -- Terry
     
  17. May 15, 2019 #17

    jqavins

    jqavins

    jqavins

    Joseph Avins TRF Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2011
    Messages:
    2,139
    Likes Received:
    410
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Bath, NY
    Aah, never mind that. Rocketry is a religion, and the workshop is its church. The rock it is build on is saltpeter. ;)
     
    Zertyme likes this.
  18. Jun 17, 2019 #18

    Bat-mite

    Bat-mite

    Bat-mite

    Rocketeer in MD

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2013
    Messages:
    10,038
    Likes Received:
    1,023
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Maryland
    Okay, this weekend we finally found time to get her going. She pretty much built it herself, with me only helping out with basic newb stuff. She is extremely proud.

    Yes, that's a splint on her right hand where she broke her pinky. :(

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Jun 17, 2019 #19

    jqavins

    jqavins

    jqavins

    Joseph Avins TRF Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2011
    Messages:
    2,139
    Likes Received:
    410
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Bath, NY
    And she got it build despite being down a finger and up an annoying pinky-positioned obstacle. This girl's got a future.
     
  20. Jun 17, 2019 #20

    Worsaer

    Worsaer

    Worsaer

    Amateur Propulsionist TRF Lifetime Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2012
    Messages:
    1,711
    Likes Received:
    38
    Location:
    Central Virginia
    When my 10 year old received his Tripoli membership card and binder in the mail, he was over the top thrilled at the surprise. He wears the lanyard proudly at all launches.
     
  21. Jun 17, 2019 #21

    Zeus-cat

    Zeus-cat

    Zeus-cat

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2009
    Messages:
    4,114
    Likes Received:
    331
    Hey, we can always use more lawyers! :eek:
     
  22. Jun 17, 2019 #22

    Jim Hinton

    Jim Hinton

    Jim Hinton

    Forum Supporter TRF Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2019
    Messages:
    217
    Likes Received:
    114
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Brighton CO
     
  23. Jun 17, 2019 #23

    Event Horizon

    Event Horizon

    Event Horizon

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2019
    Messages:
    123
    Likes Received:
    24
    Gender:
    Male
    You gotta be proud
     
  24. Jun 17, 2019 #24

    Onebadhawk

    Onebadhawk

    Onebadhawk

    Sponsor TRF Sponsor

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2013
    Messages:
    5,640
    Likes Received:
    166
    Wow,, John,, that's so cool man..
    Good for you times a million..lol..
    What happened to her finger, I feel terrible for her,, man that musta hurt..
    Do you see how proud she is of the rocket in the last pic..
    Super wonderful John..
    Good for you..

    Teddy
     
  25. Jun 17, 2019 #25

    cvanc

    cvanc

    cvanc

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2012
    Messages:
    1,274
    Likes Received:
    15
    Glorious! That's good parenting right there!
     
  26. Jun 17, 2019 #26

    manixFan

    manixFan

    manixFan

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2009
    Messages:
    1,180
    Likes Received:
    236
    That is so great to see! Congrats on that and good flying.


    Tony
     
  27. Jun 17, 2019 #27

    BABAR

    BABAR

    BABAR

    Builds Rockets for NASA TRF Lifetime Supporter TRF Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2011
    Messages:
    4,194
    Likes Received:
    415
    Just awesome.

    You are truly blessed.

    Straight Trails!
     
  28. Jun 17, 2019 #28

    Bat-mite

    Bat-mite

    Bat-mite

    Rocketeer in MD

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2013
    Messages:
    10,038
    Likes Received:
    1,023
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Maryland
    Heh. We were at a graduation party and some people were tossing a football around in the yard. She made a bad catch and jammed it. I didn't think it was broken until it turned purple the next day. X-ray confirmed. Yeesh.

    Lord willing, she'll be out there Saturday at the sod farm to launch it. I'll try to get pics or a video.
     
  29. Jun 17, 2019 #29

    solid_fuel

    solid_fuel

    solid_fuel

    Lifetime Supporter TRF Lifetime Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2017
    Messages:
    1,577
    Likes Received:
    171
    Location:
    SEPA
    Very cool. Nice looking rocket. Now the big question. First flight this Saturday?
     
  30. Jun 17, 2019 #30

    Tom

    Tom

    Tom

    Forum Supporter TRF Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2019
    Messages:
    194
    Likes Received:
    39
    That's great stuff! Looks nicely done and she is beaming justly proud!
     

Share This Page