What did you do rocket wise today?

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  1. Dec 15, 2019 #23,761

    John Taylor

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    Sorry bout your bummer day. I hate Estes starter fails. However, since I started dipping them I have had zero failures. There is always another launch to redeem yourself.
     
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    Yesterday I successfully regained my level two certification!!! Me so happy! IMG_9760.jpeg
     
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    Received a bunch of micro rocket stuff I'm taking down to Florida for my niece for Christmas.
     
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    Received my second Black Friday order from Estes yesterday, and a second Christmas ornament. So of course I had to explore another COC (Christmas ornament conversion).
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    Looks like a BT-5 tube will fit nicely inside. I think this one will be featherweight instead of tumble recovery like the first one.
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    Sawed off the string loop and reattached it to the body between two fins after sanding off the paint.
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    BTW here's the first COC ready for launch. Added on a tail nozzle.
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    TBC

    Jingle, jingle, jingle:christmastree:
     
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    More work on the clubs new pads . 20191214_170706.jpeg 20191214_170726.jpeg
     
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    Thanks Neil
     
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    I received an Estes fin alignment jig.
     
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    Congrats John, well done! You sure had a nice day for it!
     
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    Successful L1 cert flight at the SARA member launch this morning! Flew a 3” scratch built on an H135W named Star Voyager by my 8-year old son.

    It was a great flight with a nice soft landing here on the hard ground of the desert.


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    Great lookin' rocket, congrats on the cert!
     
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    Beautiful paint job, or is that some type of wrap?
     
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    I put the finishing touches on my extreme 12 to make it launch ready. Launched it and my vapor today, Single stage on the extreme with a d12-3 same with vapor, then got an e12-6 out of the box and sent the vapor up with it. Awesome flights and perfect ejections. The e12 really put the vapor up!! I can not wait to get some composites flying in these models!
     
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    Thanks!

    Its automotive vinyl wrapping. I had the black from another project and my son picked green (as he loves green).
     
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    Thank you very much!
     
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    So today I wore the astronaut socks I won at our clubs Christmas party. :)
     
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    Reorganized my collection of parts in preparation of a relatively big BMS order due Sunday morning... only to have the Fedex estimated delivery change to Tuesday. :(

    Naturally I also discovered a few things that I inadvertently ordered duplicates of...
     
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    So build duplicate rockets! (I know, duplicates are really not your style.)

    I've been remiss in congratulating successful certs. In my (feeble) defense, there sure have been a lot of them lately. Congrats to you all.
     
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    Well, my duplicates are mostly launch lugs and centering rings, so.... (yes I am considering how to use more launch lugs. :))
     
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    Thanks to all who commented
     
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    Congratulations! Beautiful rocket!
     
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    Pics please, got to see those socks!!
     
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    Still working on getting these kits out and finishing the beta build. Waiting on laser cutting and decals. Vacumforming many parts and pouring IMG-2880.JPG nose cones.
     
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    Missed a delivery on Aerocon PCB switches. USPS won’t leave at door. What a pain. Gonna have to pick up from post office later this week to finish L2 build lol.
     
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    Just opened my Black Friday MissileWorks order! RRC2, RRC3, cable and dongle for my level 2 bird.
     
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    FC360879-303D-4E14-B3E2-84792AB1C731.jpeg USPS leaves a Loki 54/2800 casing at my door but not electric switches? WTAF.
     
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    Andrew,
    Thems the shippers directive. Not usps.
     
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    Succumbed to a sale. Can't wait to see what it actually entails. One thing is for sure: There are lights in it's future. Jupiter_B__08858.1559774881.500.659.jpg
     
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    Purchased a CSXT Space Shot Go Fast rocket today. Very excited.
     
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    Got a nice surprise today, the Madcow AGM 33 Pike that was scheduled to be delivered in late January showed up on my door today!
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    I also finished up my "data sheet" for the Madcow Aerobee-Hi to start my OR file..
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    Installed and trimmed the cord hooks on the Aero-Hi CR and bulkhead, the threads were a little longer than needed.
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    I threadlocked the nuts and then "rivet tapped" the end of the threads...this pup won't come off!!!

    Also ordered 2 CRs for the AGM and 1 for the Aerobee, couldn't see building either one with only 2. And the AGM with 2 sets of fins, 4 CRs makes sense to me, butted up against the top and bottom of each fin tab!

    Not a bad rocket day at all!

    My rough OR file is strictly no glue or paint weight yet, but I did add the third CR.
    I'll work it up as the build progresses.

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    Vacumforming canopies for the Larger X-15 kits. IMG-2979.JPG IMG-2978.JPG IMG-2980.JPG
     

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