Philosophical Question

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  1. Mar 27, 2016 #1

    SteveA63

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    Historians write, for other historians and it is said, that women, dress for other women. Is it fair to say that rocketeers build for other rocketeers? :wink::grin:
     
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    Some may be so vain to build to impress others but it's more important to build to impress oneself.:handshake: Kurt
     
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    I do not build to impress others. If I did I doubt my budget would support the stuff I have designed.
     
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    I build for other women. :facepalm:
     
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    I build because I enjoy building, and I share the build so others can ask questions good or bad, which helps me learn too.
     
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    Ideally we build to challenge ourselves, I think.


    However...I've been known to sit at the workbench after finishing a rocket, take another sip of whatever's laying around, and giggle to myself "wait till they see this :)" And it's not always on massive projects.

    So while I don't give a crap if people like what I do or not.... I kinda secretly hope that they do. I launched Quick and Dirty on a pair of G138T's at URRF 1 and after the burn, some little 6 year old kid I didn't know goes to his dad "that was COOOL". I don't care who you are or what you just flew....that kinda makes you feel like a badass.

    The opposite side of that of course is when you screw up and your own kid is calling out "IT'S GONNA CRASH.... IT'S CRASHING!!!!" :/
     
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    I build to appease the motor gods. For if you anger the motor gods, their anger will result in a destructive vengeance. The motor gods can be capricious and demand sacrifices.
     
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    I build specifically for ted.

    ssix
     
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    Usually followed by the comment "that was the best launch of the day!"
     
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    I build so I can appreciate my own workmanship, and others can too. It feels so satisfying to look down and say "that looks damn good" and to know that you learned something useful along the way.
     
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    Wearing high heel when you wrote this???
     
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    Great responses. Dizwolf's my favorite. I build for myself as well and think, holy crap, I pulled it off! Especially when it comes back to earth in one piece. And secretly, if some of the veteran designer/builders find merit in what I've done, it inspires me to push myself further. Great answers, guys. Thanks.
     
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    I definitely build for me.
    Some folks criticize my methods, but that just reminds me that I'm not building for them. :)
     
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    I build to impress my wife.
    And Cthulhu... He whispers in my ear and tells me what to do. I dare not cross him...
    And I build because of sales... Tim made me build a Patriot, a Punisher, a Demon, a... ... ...
     
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    Are you saying Tim is an agent of Cthulhu?
     
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    Shhhhhhhhhhh! Some things are best kept secret! :wink:
     
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    Ha!
    Maybe, Mark, maybe......
     
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    Is he cheating on me:wink:
     
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    When I build, I finish the rocket to the best of my ability because 95% I want to be proud of my work, & 4% so that other rocketeers will not scoff at my project & 1% will admire my work.
     
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    Diz hit close to the mark for me. I build to my own personal standards, which are tied to something I would be proud to display. I can be proud of a rocket that no one else likes, but it is validating to hear compliments. To add on to that, I build to show my kids that a job done well is a job well done. Both my boys know two rules come before all others, no matter if it is school, baseball, rockets, swim, work, or Ironman racing.

    1. Try your best
    2. Have fun
     
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    Dang it Dave, you owe me a new keyboard. DeAr SanTa, I wanna a new coffee proof keyboard for ChrisTmaS.
     
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    I spend hours and hours sanding, painting and carefully assembling rockets so I can fully enjoy moments like this:


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    No....no it did not open....

    [​IMG]
     
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    Well ya know... it is a missile.
     
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    air to air!!!!! :)
     
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    Ya know, some people carry this scale thing too far... :wink:

    Adrian
     
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    Its a missle all right looks to be a Surface to Surface variant of the AIM-54 Phoenix. :)
     
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    That's why some fly the rockets naked first and make them "earn" their uniforms. Kurt
     
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    I build for me.

    But in doing so, others may follow and perhaps eventually like me. :grin:
     
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    Do we need a rocketeer version of the Monty Python Lumberjack song?

     
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    :facepalm:
     

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