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HHaase

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Good news today, a Hobby Lobby opened up nearby. I was excited and had to get myself a rocket, choosing the new Estes Quinstar.

Which I promptly came home and started assembling. Even though I was kinda grumpy for reasons outside of rocketry

Then I realized I put the first two parts together wrong.... about a half hour after I glued them, and at that point I was kinda far into the build.

I got mad(der). Tried to separate the parts, but managed to break one instead.

Got REALLY mad, and crushed the whole thing into little balsa chips.

Nope, not a good idea to work on rockets when you're not in the right mood. Heading back to buy another one tomorrow as I still think it's a really neat little kit.

-Hans
 

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Bad mood, or just not in the mood both! You, rather I, won't build, paint or even as a last resort even attempt to hit that shop unless my mojo is cranking. Even if it's a time sensitive project. I've tried it dozens of times before, only to make stupid mistakes. I just can't force myself to build rockets if I'm not in the mood. Simple.
 

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At least the Estes stuff is inexpensive when you make a big mistake.
 

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Where'd you get the upscale? In all honesty the only two critiques I have is a more sturdy material and I'd love to have one made for stronger 24mm or 29mm.

Edit: Found your thread. Nice work on the upscale. Maybe someday I'll do one as well but not just yet.

-Hans
 
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Where'd you get the upscale? In all honesty the only two critiques I have is a more sturdy material and I'd love to have one made for stronger 24mm or 29mm.

Edit: Found your thread. Nice work on the upscale. Maybe someday I'll do one as well but not just yet.

-Hans
Funny, I was personally thinking of 38mm or 54mm.
 

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My upscale is sized for 38mm, but is only tall enough for a CTI 1 grain.

I just ran a check - a 54mm size would fit on the 12x24" laser cutter at the school. A 75mm scale won't.

But a 1G Pro54 motor is an I. It would be quite a beast. Might want an alternate recovery mode :)
 
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It's not a mistake if you call it kit bashing.
Yeah, man, why not save the pieces, even if it's a no-go mistake...and kit bash something else that will work later on?

Er, what kit were we initially talking about, anyway?
 

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Crunch it up good and fly it in the payload bay of a Ventris!! Don't let it beat you make it fly one way or another.
 

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I used some of the balsa scraps as spacers and such in the altimeter mounting on my 4-29SS.

Monday I'll go get another kit and do it properly.
 

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