Rocketry goals review for January/February 2014

Here’s how my 2014 rocketry goals are going:

  1. Fly some larger rockets
    Not these months. Of course I haven’t flown anything, but I also haven’t done any work on larger rockets these months, either.
  2. Fly more 24mm BP
    Not these months. Same comment.
  3. Fly some composite motors
    Not these months. Again, I haven’t flown anything.
  4. Put an entry (however pathetic) into each club launch contest and theme
    Progress these months. Slight progress: I’ve put some thought into the D dual egg lofter, and bought a plastic egg.
  5. NARTREK Bronze
    Progress these months. I built the Estes Yankee for the streamer duration.
  6. Build almost everything in my (current) build pile (see table below)
    Progress these months. I’ve been building the Semroc V-2.
  7. Buy too many kits
    Progress these months. I bought the Estes Yankee.
  8. Fly lots of stuff
    Not these months. Again, I haven’t flown anything.
  9. Have fun
    Progress these months. I have been: Building, designing, and going to club meetings.

Victories in addition to the above:

  1. Found (or rather was handed) some new good information relating to my attempts to understand shock cords.

2014 builds so far:

Rocket Status as of 28 Feb 2014 Notes
— In progress as of 1 Jan 2014:
Estes Tornado Needs painting Has flown, needs final paint / decal
3D Rocketry Lunar Eclipse Junior Needs painting
(scratch) Bohica’s Dead Ringer Needs painting
FlisKits Caution Needs clear coat
Bob Harrington Mini Satellite Interceptor Needs clear coat
Starlight Saber Needs painting
Semroc V-2 Gluing up
— In build pile as of 1 Jan 2014:
Quest MLAS Build pile
Estes D-Region Tomahawk Build pile
Estes Mega Mosquito Build pile
Estes Photon Disruptor Build pile Plan to paint parts before gluing.
Shrockets SeaSting Build pile Plan to paint parts before gluing.
Semroc Swift Boost Glider Build pile Optionally for Gliders contest (July).
Estes Mosquito Build pile Nose blow recovery mod?
Hot Rod Habenero Build pile
Aerotech Mustang Build pile
Estes Xarconian Cruiser Build pile
— Acquired or plan to acquire in 2014:
Estes Yankee Needs painting and NARTREK streamer For NARTREK Bronze streamer duration; paint after.
(scratch) Bad Cholesterol Designing, getting parts For D Dual Eggloft Duration contest (May) and maybe TARC Rules contest (August).
(scratch) The Rocket Doctors Recommend Most2 Conceptualizing For Oddrocs theme and night launch (August).
Glencoe Jupiter-C Wish list For Plastic Model Conversion contest (September).

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