What did you do rocket wise today?

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  1. Feb 2, 2020 #24,271

    Nytrunner

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    Got the wire tunnels on before heading out to see the music of John Williams by Huntsville Symphony Orchestra

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    Here’s the last 2 weeks of rocketry I’ve been collecting rockets from my childhood! E23CF96E-631C-40E6-A224-E6D349C6982E.jpeg C61E93FE-8561-4950-9EE9-281CB63243C5.jpeg B75C4853-7B37-4B63-A061-6075F7D6753B.jpeg 070E3AF3-2422-40E5-93F1-3D16C14387AB.jpeg 631F0FFC-EA01-4E5F-AFC5-B97B45C2735A.jpeg 2C0A806A-655E-4C6F-9F36-969FC28B4422.jpeg 05DD01D4-C360-40AC-9052-C8B1A93E70D2.jpeg 17A373F9-5FA6-4114-A354-4AE190B3EBD5.jpeg
     
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    2B025271-9405-429A-BE36-ABB44407FF32.jpeg Put a coat of clear on the Cosmic Explorer.
     
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    Got the Estes 2020 Catalog (yesterday) and read it today.
     
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    Flew my first dual deploy flight yesterday. Perfect flight and recovery, then landed in a power line. Power company made the final recovery!;)

    One step closer to Level 2!
     
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    Added clear coat to my Aerobee 150A from Madcow. Decals are from Stickershock and really help take it to the next level.

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    Spiffy!
     
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    Bought a quart of Aeropoxy laminating resin and the 1 hour hardener. Tested using it to seal balsa using waxed paper to smooth out the resin.

    It's nice having Aircraft Spruce within 40 minutes of the house!
     
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    Mugs, did they charge you for the recovery?
     
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    No they didn't. The guy said he reported it as removing debris or something like that. He wouldn't even accept a tip!
     
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    Scrubbed out the residue from a Dark Matter motor used at yesterday's launch. That's some nasty stuff.

    I might just stick to using DMS Dark Matter loads in the future as my Dr. Rockets hardware is rather special to me.
     
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    Finished the Semroc Jupiter.
    I just hope it won't get Lost in Space....................

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    Made some progress on "The Hammerhead Shark" more details in the link below.

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    We launched a few mid power rockets today. The first one is Green Flame (AT Barracuda) and it went up on a AT G76G-10 to just over 2,200' .

    Then the MC Torrent on a Loki G66R-6 but the ejection charge went off just as the motor burned out, the main chute bent the swivel and detached from the harness, the rocket landed un hurt 300' from the pad and the chute landed 1000' away. I will take the motor apart and see if I can tell why.
     

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    Congrats on passing L2 exam!!!!
     
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    Had a fillet party. Wife finished the external fillets on her L1 build. Mac Performance MPR with a 29mmt

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    Worked on my madcow cowabunga's exterior fillets.
     
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    Nice looking fleet!
     
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    Got my motor order in:) OD20.jpg
     
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    Man! If I only could get the CTI casining I ordered in December. Nice haul!
     
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    Built an Estes Flip Flyer. Nice easy one day project for winter.

    Can't paint outside when it's 37 degrees!
     
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    I came home to find that my son had drawn up "plans" for a rocket that he really wanted to build, including ideas for launch lugs. Well, so we had to build it. (It's "T-Rex")

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    His favorite theme:

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    That is awesome. :)
     
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    I had a whole spare of rocketry mishaps today!

    Started the day by launching a modified Estes Viking on B6-6. Normally I fly these rockets with the Firefly altimeter but decided not to today, which was fortunate, because I failed to tape the nosecone onto the payload section. Rocket went up, and came back down perfectly without a nosecone! Never did find it...

    Second launch was a Patriot on a C6-5. I had four failed ignitions before changing the batteries in the launch controller which turned out to be the cause.

    The Patriot caught a lot of wind on the C motor and landed in the middle of a busy parking lot, but thankfully survived.

    After that flight, I decided to try the Patriot on a smaller B motor to keep it in the park. I launched it on a B6-6. It only got about 200 feet in the air and then took a core sample of the frozen ground. The ejection charge blew about second after impact, and blew the MMT right out the back! From the launchpad, I thought it only ejected the motor, but no, everything came out.

    A less than stellar day in the history of JCRL.

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    Looks repairable? Maybe?
     
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    @mbeels I think that with some new centering rings and a little wood glue, it'll be flyable again. Maybe.
     
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    So far today I have built the head unit for my new launch pad, mixed up some Crimson Powder, and started on my L1 rocket.

    Being unemployed has a very few benefits.... but time to build is one of them.
     
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    Yep, been there done that. Time for building and no money for parts.
     
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    If you're HPR certified, you may want to add some of these to the list...
    http://binderdesign.com/store/page2.html

    This far, I've built the Tyrannosaur (L1), Terrordactyl (L2), and I'm planning an upscaled Velociraptor for my L3.
     
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    Oh yes, I've seen those, and if my son saw them, he'd want to build them as well. The Velociraptor is a particularly fetching design, that will be an awesome rocket for L3!
     

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