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[W]ish me luck!
I wish you no luck. With skill no good luck is needed. The only luck that matters is bad luck, which can bite anyone. (Less likely with more skill, but no one is immune.) So I wish you noluck at all.
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A very wise choice, grasshopper. ;)

Anyway, today I finished some editing work for CapeByron's Apania assembly instructions. And couldn't send it to him because the employer owned laptop I was using doesn't like the flakey internet connection that my phone provides, which is the only connection I have at home. The tablet I'm using now uses the phone connection alright... ish... most of the time. But the employer installed data protection software won't let me move the file off any other way than email.

I'll send the file tomorrow when I get to work.
 

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The wind died so I was able to get color on 3 rockets. I also started another one. It is a 2 stage with 3 29mm mmt in the booster and 1 29 mm mmt in the sustainer. Pictures when there finished.
 

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I also started an Apogee Peregrine build...

 

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Put up another rack in the garage for the larger builds to come...
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From the top: 4" Madcow Tomach, 3" Wildman Punisher, 2.6" CW Iguana, 5.5" modified LOC Big Nuke, 4" Madcow Nike Smoke, Wildman Punisher Sport.
 

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Welcome to the forum.
Unfortunately the rocket never came back down. I am wondering if perhaps it accidently went to high and broke into outer space orbit.
Well, nothing Estes makes could ever come close to touching space, and making orbit is about 30 times harder than that. My guess is you've discovered antigravity. You should probably alert the Air Force or Space Force to start a search and recovery operation so it can be studied; whatever happened to that little rocket is going to change the world.

Alright, maybe it's not a good idea to welcome a new member with sarcasm. We kid a lot around here.
 

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The ground around the farmhouse regularly gives forth pieces of Lego, no doubt a legacy of the former inhabitants.

Added a minifig head to my 'fun' project, tentatively named Go-Anna! Swing test soon, if it ever stops raining...

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That thing looks cool! :D 😎 👍 👍 👍

With the "driver" it looks like it should have some huge exhaust coming out the side like this:
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Send some that snow my way. It’s supposed to be 76 degrees next week. Im not looking forward to it.
We’re starting to melt around here. Problem is all the snow melting along the sides of the road is starting to create large puddles in the low spots on the road edge. Hit one of those at night and bad things are going to happen...
 

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I built and launched the Estes "Taser" Model rocket. It was my first time and I loved it. Unfortunately the rocket never came back down. I am wondering if perhaps it accidently went to high and broke into outer space orbit. Any insights are appreciated. I posted my build and launch tutorial on youtube and it already has 3k views.
Probably. In fact ... wait a minute ... yup. I see it passing by out the window. Let me just grab ... There. Got it. I'll give it back after I land back. I'll try not to get it wet on splash down.
 

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That thing looks cool! :D 😎 👍 👍 👍

With the "driver" it looks like it should have some huge exhaust coming out the side like this:
Thanks! Nurnies and greebles will have to wait until I see how she flies. Already thinking about how to build a Lego head upscale...
 

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  • I didn't get a chance to post last night, but I finished off my MINI FAT BOI. (Just waiting now for engines to arrive, or to get lucky with someone local having them in stock). I got also started with my Big Daddy project and assembled the motor mount.
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Reworking the instructions for the Apanina rear-eject kit after @jqavins kindly gave them a look over and a bash into shape. I think an elephant has a shorter gestation period than this kit... :rolleyes:
 

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Don't be sorry, you did a great job! I'm really trying to get this perfect; my first rear-eject kit will be a lot of other people's first as well.

A few more changes adds nothing to the monumental time-line for this beastie. The first BT-56 conventional recovery prototype flew in December 2006. The first BT-55 rear-eject proto flew in September 2019...

Life gets in the way of plans. 💰⏱🚜👨‍👧‍👦
 

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New build.
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Parts.
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And done.
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No wood to fill! Just needs primer, paint and decals.
The fins rang a bell, so I compared it side by side with the Hi-Flier.
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Both are 18mm MD, same fin shape, but the Xtreme has fiber instead of balsa fins.
Xtreme has a little longer airframe and a longer nose cone.
Ooh, pointy.
Can you give me the part number and dimensions for the nose cone please? Would like to modify a Hi-Flyer.
 
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