# What did you do rocket wise today?

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#### jqavins

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I installed the processor chip backwards.

Now you have to add a slightly, um, ambitious ejection charge to push out a bunch of candy along with the 'chute.

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#### mket

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Spent the day ( Saturday) with 3 TARC Teams getting their qualifying flights. What a great experience. The kids were motivated and even with the gusty winds did a great job.

Mike

#### Jay Dub 4009

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Sunday I started painting star scream and joker in my new paint booth I built. It’s been about a year since I used my HLVP gun and of course seems like it’s a perishable skill. Yesturday had to spend a bit of time sanding both of them back down to fix a few runs. Turns out after I put the gun away to pack up to move last year I had turned the paint needle out for some reason so it was shooting thick and of course I didn’t think to check spray settings very good. Have to do things the hard way sometimes I guess. Face palm. Despite this, today was much better after adjusting the gun. Painted both rockets with 4 light coats of createx silver sealer. Star scream got 4 coats of createx wicked colors blue copper flair after that . It’s a color shift paint and it fluxutes between a radar blue to green to copper….pretty cool. Joker nose cone got white sealer. Tonight joker will get iridescent purple and the nose cone will get poison green candy. Star scream nose cone will get orange sealer and orange paint along with a custom paint mask for lettering and flames.

#### Ulexis

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Finally finished my Rebel John. That's a lot of surface area to sand and paint. Going to be awhile before I start the Smokin Rebel. I feel it needs some Stickershock to finish it off.

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#### mbeels

##### Yes balsa
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Finally finished my Rebel John. That's a lot of surface area to sand and paint.
Whoa, where does the laundry come out?

#### jd2cylman

##### Still not Carl... ;-)
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Whoa, where does the laundry come out?
Laundry?
Where’s a flat surface for decals???

#### Ulexis

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Laundry is basically normal for any rocket. Nose cone pulls it out of the smaller central tube. As for decals, working with Mark at Stickershock.

#### berlinetta

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I haven't done anything today rocket wise. Sunday, I launched a few rockets for my 5 year old grandson. A fin broke upon landing on the first flight. Sunday night, I applied 30 minute epoxy to the broken pieces and some on the outside where it was broken. All cured now, ready for another flight.

#### beeblebrox

##### 8 C6-0, 12 D11-9, 20 D20-0, 20 E5-0, 3 Cinerocs
Finally went to another MRDA launch this weekend. Great weather except for about a hour of very sparse rain.

Flew my Stretched LOC 5.56" V2 with a BlackJack EX-Load for the AeroTech 38-1080 case. J215 Roughly.

Shots from a Casio EX-FH100. using "Pre-Cognition" mode at 40fps with 25 frames saved from before taking the shot...
It's time Travel...lol

#### Funkworks

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Today:

- Applied final clear coat on BB2 I made last year
- Applied first coat of primer on 38mm Terrier booster
- Applied final red coat on Smurf rocket
- Ordered motor retainer and shock cord for Smurf rocket

#### Mike Haberer

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After discovering the backwards installed processor on my Eggtimer Quark yesterday, I set it aside and built the other two Quarks I have today. Both work. I think my soldering skills are much improved. Nice and shiny, no blobs. More than anything it helped getting the right sized tip. It helps to read the instructions more carefully, too.

I've decided it's not worth buying a $50 hot air station to salvage a$20 Quark. I'll try to get the processor off the hard way and if I bork it so be it. Just another order for Chris, in that case.

Ready to tackle my third try at the Eggfinder Mini. If I can finally get that done I'll be ready to go for some personal altitude records and my L2 in the fall....

#### neil_w

##### Ennui poster child
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I've decided it's not worth buying a $50 hot air station to salvage a$20 Quark. I'll try to get the processor off the hard way and if I bork it so be it.
SOICs such as that are readily removable with solder wick and or a solder sucker, depending on how much access you have (some of the chips on the Quark are butted up against other things, which makes it much harder). A hot air machine is nice but by no means necessary. Go for it.

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Beveled and assembled some Redstone fins.

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#### John Kemker

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Laid down another set of fillets on my LOC Goblin.

#### Cape Byron

##### The BAR formerly known as Skippy-2
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Scored some Estes Blenders nice and cheap. To re-sell or fly? Hmmm...

I do have a load of 13 mm motors and my partner likes saucers, so it's really a no-brainer.

Re-sell them to her! That way we can split the profit and... errr...

#### rbelknap

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The Modge Podge was cured enough this morning to run an x-acto along the payload and nose cone separation points. They came apart nicely.

After work, I sprayed a couple of coats of Modge Podge Iridescent Acrylic Sealer to the mini-piñata rocket. This is not a product I’ve used before. It’s added a subtle shimmering effect in the sun. I’m going to let it sit for a couple of days before deciding if I want to add MOAR SPARKLEZ! (Additional coats)

#### mbeels

##### Yes balsa
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The Modge Podge was cured enough this morning to run an x-acto along the payload and nose cone separation points. They came apart nicely.

After work, I sprayed a couple of coats of Modge Podge Iridescent Acrylic Sealer to the mini-piñata rocket. This is not a product I’ve used before. It’s added a subtle shimmering effect in the sun. I’m going to let it sit for a couple of days before deciding if I want to add MOAR SPARKLEZ! (Additional coats)

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I really like that! Very nice!

#### arconhi

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the last two flights from last Saturday. Apogee Aspire and Estes Patriot.

#### Jay Dub 4009

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Tonight’s work continued with joker getting iridescent plum purple and poison green candy on the nose cone and coupler. Coupler kinda looks like crap so I’ll work on it when I do the green acid drip paint mask on the body tube…getting close. Starscream nose cone got orange.

#### Sooner Boomer

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Tonight’s work continued with joker getting iridescent plum purple and poison green candy on the nose cone and coupler. Coupler kinda looks like crap so I’ll work on it when I do the green acid drip paint mask on the body tube…getting close. Starscream nose cone got orange.

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That's a *GREAT* purple! (a *grape* purple?)

#### GrouchoDuke

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Tested & fixed one of my electronics designs. Prototype batch #2 gets ordered soon.

#### snrkl

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Logged back into TRF for the first time in a year!

#### jqavins

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Scored some Estes Blenders nice and cheap. To re-sell or fly? Hmmm...

I do have a load of 13 mm motors and my partner likes saucers, so it's really a no-brainer.

Re-sell them to her! That way we can split the profit and... errr...
Keep about three for drag races and sell the rest?

#### Rory Gin

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Prime, sand, prime, sand, paint, paint, paint, prime, sand, prime, sand, paint, paint.... multiple rockets working on I am. I have a winter's worth of builds that need to be dressed. So its off to the paint store again, this time to get reds and greys...

#### Tim51

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Took delivery of 6 superbly cut 'n' bevelled canvas composite fins courtesy of Mike at MAC Performance rocketry.
This is a 5.54" booster for a planned forthcoming K motor drag race at my club.

#### GrouchoDuke

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Logged back into TRF for the first time in a year!
Welcome back, snrkl!

#### RobertH3

##### No need to buy stands after a launch day!
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Got the long shot covered in white (see post in staging) and MY ANTAR kits arrived today. Haven't looked forward to an LP kit for a while. One to be a display on a flying stand. It is 'advanced' skill level due to the paint job.

Cheers / Robert

#### arconhi

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Some photos from Saturdays launch.

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