Rocketry goals review for July 2014

Here’s how my 2014 rocketry goals are going:

  1. Fly some larger rockets
    Good this month. Successful Ventris flight. Aerotech Mustang completed but not yet flown.
  2. Fly more 24mm BP
    Not this month. 
  3. Fly some composite motors
    Good this month. Ventris went up on another Ceseroni.
  4. Put an entry (however pathetic) into each club launch contest and theme
    Good this month. Theme this month was gliders and contest was 1/2A glider duration; I flew 3 gliders 6 times including 3 contest flights.
  5. NARTREK Bronze
    Done this month. Successfully did the streamer and parachute duration flights, mailed in the paperwork, received certificate.
  6. Build almost everything in my (current) build pile (see table below)
    Progress this month. I’ve finished the Mustang and Swift BG. On the other hand I decided to abandon the V-2 build.
  7. Buy too many kits
    Not this month. Nothin’!
  8. Fly lots of stuff
    Good this month. 12 flights at the club launch.
  9. Have fun
    Good this month. Aside from that freaking non-gliding Swift.

Victories in addition to the above:

2014 builds so far:

Rocket Status as of 31 July 2014 Notes
— In progress as of 1 Jan 2014:
Estes Tornado Needs painting Has flown, needs final paint / decal
3D Rocketry Lunar Eclipse Junior Done and flown Needs repair or retirement
(scratch) Bohica’s Dead Ringer Done and flown
FlisKits Caution Done and flown (and destroyed!)
Bob Harrington Mini Satellite Interceptor Done and flown
Starlight Saber Needs painting  1st primer on
Semroc V-2 Abandoned
— In build pile as of 1 Jan 2014:
Quest MLAS Build pile
Estes D-Region Tomahawk Build pile
Estes Mega Mosquito Done and flown
Estes Photon Disruptor Build pile
Shrockets SeaSting Build pile Plan to paint parts before gluing.
Semroc Swift Boost Glider Done and flown For Gliders contest (July).
Estes Mosquito Done and flown
Hot Rod Habenero Build pile
Aerotech Mustang Done
Estes Xarconian Cruiser Build pile
— Acquired or plan to acquire in 2014:
Estes Yankee Needs painting Has flown.
(scratch) Bad Cholesterol Done and flown; needs payload stage and paint on 2nd egg capsule for August For Dual D Eggloft Duration contest (June, rescheduled from May) and TARC Rules contest (August).
(scratch) The Rocket Doctors Recommend Most In progress For Oddrocs theme and night launch (August).
Glencoe Jupiter-C Build pile For Plastic Model Conversion contest (September). Build non-conversion model as warmup.
Estes Mosquito #2 Build pile Send to parts bin? Modify? Kitbash?
Estes Mega Mosquito #2 Build pile Fat Boy kitbash?
Estes Ventris Done and flown Needs repainting

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