My daughter turned 10 today and she got a rocket.

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  1. Jun 17, 2019 #31

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    Excellent! Good times. My daughter used to fly rockets with me in the park. Then she became a teenager. Not into that any more :(. Great kid though, so I'll cut her some slack :). Taught her how to service her car last weekend.
     
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    So there's still hope! ;)
     
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    Well, Saturday was launch day. This story has a sad ending, and a happy ending.

    The sad ending is that when we got to the club and she went to prep her rocket, we discovered that the pre-fabbed MMT was installed upside down. So the rocket is unlaunchable. She was quite disappointed. :(

    But, the happy ending is that she wants to try again with a new kit, and build some others as well. So I am going to get her a new Dark Zero and the classic Alpha and go from there!
     
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    Good for for persistance. And, we're supposed to learn from mostakes and I'm sure she will.
     
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    Bring the rockets to church and build them there? Maybe some newspaper to cover a table...you may generate enough interest to start a club? Just maybe don't build during the services...
     
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    No ejection testing during the Moment of Silence!
     
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    Yeah that might be better done at home on Saturday!
     
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    Long, straight canards that make the rocket into a cross?
     
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    Stability issues?
     
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    Well, yeah, it'd need big fins and/or nose weight.
     
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    So, yesterday we got a package from AC Supply containing a new Dark Zero, an Alpha III, and, um, some other kit I forget the name of with a clear payload tube. I will supervise more closely this time.
     
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    The kids are at it. On July 4th, my daughter built a second Dark Zero and got it right this time. My son, 8, tried his hand at the Alpha III, with help from Dad.

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