Secret Santa Christmas In July 2023

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Papa Elf
Jan 21, 2009
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Penns Creek, PA
Secret Santa Christmas In July 2023


- First Rule of Secret Santa CIJ is talk about Secret Santa CIJ! Speaking of Rules, Read the Rules!
- Signup deadline will be June 11th at 11:59pm. You will be contacted via e-mail with your recipient’s name, TRF handle, address, and wish list.
- Feel free to post your wish list within this thread too. It is fun to see what other people are wishing for.
- You are encouraged to change your signature to advertise this event.
- Buy a gift for your recipient. How much you spend is up to you. Don’t feel obligated to spend more than you can comfortably afford. Vendors wishing to participate can post their sales here.
- Contact Papa Elf and let him know the gift is ordered.
- Receive your gift and report you got something in the mail.
- July 4th - open your gift! Woe to the one that opens their gift early!
- Post whatcha got and guess who sent it. Don’t forget to say thanks.

How To Sign Up!:
If you want to participate, send an e-mail titled "Secret Santa CIJ 2023" to "[email protected]".
In the e-mail, include the following information:

TRF Handle:
Real Name:
Phone #:

Please start a new line for each field, this makes it easier to enter the data into Papa Elf's spread sheet of good boys and girls. Your Phone number will remain private, Papa Elf just needs it in case he needs to contact you.

N3tjm <Enter>
Douglas Gardei <Enter>
137 Penn View Drive <Enter>
Middleburg, PA 17842 <Enter>

555-555-5555 <Enter>
Wishlist: LOC Warlock (54mm). LOC 5.5 Goblin. PML ¼ Scale Patriot (Quantum Tube). Wildman 4” Goblin. Loki 38/120 Motor with G80 and G66 load. Aerotech 38/120-720 Combo. RMS 75/5120 Motor or M1350 DMS. Wildman or Chris Rocket Supply gift card. Lipo batteries appropriate for Eggtimer Altimeters (Quantum, etc), cables, and an appropriate charger. JL Chute Release. Aeropack 54L and 54P Retainer, Aeropack 54/38mm adapter. Anything else you think Papa Elf or Mrs Elf, 3 cats, or 1 dog would like :D

Have Fun!

Papa Elf
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Count me in! :dancingelephant:

-Wish List- LPR / MPR / HPR

LPR Kits
Estes: Super Mars Snooper, Super Orbital Transport, B.O.S.S.

FlisKits: US TOG, Tres 24, Borealis, Adfecta

NewWay Rockets: NewWay Oldway Nike Ajax, Exocet, Silent Knight, Steamliner, Skyrise Square, Starship Deceptor, Nike-X4

Semroc: USS Andromeda, Laser X, Mars Snooper, Omega, Orbital Transport, Orion, Starship Vega, Taurus

Binder Design: Jackhammer

LOC: T-LOC 2.63, 2.2" Zeus w/ 38mm MMT, 4" V2, 4" Phoenix

Mac Performance: 54mm Zodiac SD w/ 38mm MMT, 3" or 4" Sky Scraper, 4" Pluto SLAM

Mach1: Antigravity 65

Madcow: 4" Phoenix, 4" Fiberglass Rogue, 4" Fiberglass V2, 4" Fiberglass X-Celerator, 4" Fiberglass Lil Rascal SE

North Coast Rocketry: F-117 Nighthawk, SR-99 Hyper Swift

Pem-Tech: King Kraken

PML: Striker, Pterodactyl Jr, Bumble Bee

Wildman: Lance Beta, Punisher Sport

Loki: 38/480 w/bulkhead & #19 nozzle

Eggtimer Quasar
Featherweight GPS
Marsa 33LHD

Gift Card
CS Rocketry, eRockets, Fruity Chutes, Madcow, Rocketman, Sirius Rockets, Top Flight Recovery, Wildman, etc...
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I'm in.

Wishlist: Surprise me.
  • I'm more and more focusing on MPR.
  • My build pile is not large, and mostly LPR.
  • My motor stock is large by some standards, and nearly all LPR.
  • I always like special tools and building aids.
Hi All,

I'm in!

Thanks - Steve

My Wishlist:
Semroc Trident # SEM-KV-71(a throwback to my youth)
Estes Super Orbital Transport # Estes 7314 (another throwback!)
Estes Super Mars Snooper
Estes BOSS
Estes Pro Series II Launch Pad # Estes 3552
Estes Pro Series II Launch Controller # 2240
Loc Precision Micro Magg # PK-53
any MicroMaxx MXX Kit
any LPR Kit
any Pro Series II Kit
any MPR Kit
any Scale Kit
I'll be in again this time. I'll have to think of a wish list. LPR/MPR is the easiest for me to fly the most often. I'm getting into making sugar motors. Some things that are always useful are Eggtimer Apogee and Quark units, PLA or PETG filament, LPR kits, QuickDip, building materials, vendor gift cards. Im easy to please.
Email off to Papa.
Wishlist is one expensive item and some reasonably priced kits:

aerotech 29/40-120 complete hardware kit
any kit from pemberton
super mars snooper
super orbital transport
hobby lobby cherokee E
semroc hawk glider
odd'l rockets breakaway
loc blaster
I think I'm participating.....
At least my email to Papa Elf
says it was sent.


I'm excited about LDRS this year.....
Near my hometown. I already registered so I've committed to attending.

Look forward to meeting Wildman again and many other fellow hobbyists.
Also flying my LVL 2 model

Don't know if I'll be able to
try a Cert Attempt but I am
gonna try to get it ready to fly
I will have to ask Papa Elf if he got my request to join.....

How is everyone doing?
Excited for Christmas this July ?
Excited for LDRS ?
I am looking forward to both !

The wish list thing for me is hard.
I always had a problem asking for a gift. I think a surprise is nice too.
Just sent my request. I already have an idea of what I want to give, so hopefully I'll be paired up with someone who'll appreciate it.
My list emailed below and emailed in order of prefered categories :p

- MACH1 - Warhead / Enforcer / Daedalus BT60
- MAC PERFORMANCE - Black Fly 3" / Black Fly 4" / MPR 38 S/D / Zodiac 3" / 4" 3FNC / Will happily accept FWFGVK upgrade
- WILDMAN - Darkstar Lite / Punisher - Mini or SuperSport or 3" / Mini Piercer / Mini Eagle Claw / Any Darkstar / Gizmo 4" / Goblin 4"

- AT G77-7/78-7/79-7 LMS motors / Any AT G -H-I single-use / DMS motor for 29/38mm.

Jolly Logic Chute Release / Jolly Logic Altimeter 2

Mac Performance / Wildman / MACH1 / Home Depot GC
I got confirmation from the elves that I am part of this Christmas celebration !!
But First ...Happy Memorial Day Everyone !!
God Bless those that have fallen while serving our Country !!

Memorial Day Thank You GIF by Vinnie Camilleri
Here is the list of entries I got so far. There are a couple people here that said they are participating, but I have not received an e-mail from. So if you are in, make sure you send me an e-mail.

Michael Ferrer

List Updated 6-11-23
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Nice to get back to the hobby after such a long departure......
Back to working on my LVL 2 Model and Excited to go to LDRS....
My fourth of July will be spent away from home.... But that may
just make it sweeter.

anyone ever heard of a Rocketry Gift Card or Gift Certificate.
I wonder if Places like Apogee do Gift Certificates.... ?
anyone ever heard of a Rocketry Gift Card or Gift Certificate.
Yes. Lots of the vendors will do gift certificates, right thru their sites. [ Plus, a few that don't have them "listed" on their websites will also do it if asked. A few emails and they'll send a code for store credit.]
There are a couple people here that said they are participating, but I have not received an e-mail from. So if you are in, make sure you send me an e-mail.

I know you weren't talking about me :rolleyes: ..... email away.

Edit: Add wish list

Edit #2: Strike through my original wish list. I was thinking this over the last few days. I really enjoy true surprises. Updated wish list below.


Any surprise of Santa's choosing in the LPR/MPR domain.

LOC Kits - LOC Park Flyers 1.6" IRIS, Tomahawk, Sandhawk, Hyperloc 160
Estes Kits - Black Brant II, Sasha, Big Daddy, Doorknob, Super Big Bertha, Majestic, Big Red Max
Dragon Rocketry - 3" Fat Boy
Semroc Kits - MMX Fat Boy, MMX Goblin, Cherokee-D KV-84
Any kit in your stash you want someone to have fun with or surprise of your choice.
Estes motors - 1/4A3 to D or bulk packs (No A3-4Ts please, already have plenty)
Quest motor - Q-Jet A3-4, Q-Jet B4-4
Recovery Parts - 9", 12", 15" or 18" thin mil Top Flight Parachute, 1/4" elastic for shock cords
Tools - Estes tube cutting guides, Kuhn tube cutter
Funds to put towards NAR Membership, gift cards to Rocketry Works, eRockets, Hobby Lobby, other rocket suppliers/vendors, etc., gift cards to Home Depot or Walmart to be used towards sandpaper, primer, paint etc.
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Received a set of nice Eye bolts in the mail today from Amazon (Have to replace a piece of hardware in my LVL 2 Model).
I thought I bought 1/4" x 20, but turns out they are M8 and from China......
I am going to play with them and test them ..... Amazon says they have a load limit of like 1100 lbs, but after reading similar
items at Grainger (Stainless Grade 304), I am thinking that's bullshit. I am sure it's closer to 600 lbs.
Any way, I don't think I will have to add that to the Christmas list now !

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Well, you might have to add similar hardware that's made by a company who's honest about their capability and that are not made of chnesium to the list.
I'm in.
Wish list:
Squirrel works
Red Baron

Mini copter
24" gliding parachute system

Dimutive deuce


Mega rebel
Aster 15

Ejection baffles various sizes
Laser cutter

Pretty much anything different
I love everything related to rocketry, from MMX to full HPR- I'm currently L2 and will likely remain there. Here's my wish list:

Any retro-repro from MoreRockets would be great,paired with a super up scale would be awesome.

Apogee Texas Twister,SR72 Darkbird, Slo-Mo, Katana, Peregrine Jr.

Rocketarium Aster-15 2 stage, Tankbuster

Wildman Recon Recovery parachute(s) 2ft - 4 ft and Nomex all sizes, Wild Thang Sport

Estes So Long

Pemberton Space Ark, Space Ark Jr., Kraken, Krakewn Jr.

Thanks again Papa Elf!
Hello everyone ......
I'm off to get some cans of primer and paint. My model is getting close.
Hopefully by the time I get to lowes all the items will be ready.

Merry Summer Christmas season