Here’s how my 2014 rocketry goals are going:
- Fly some larger rockets
Good this month. Successful Ventris flight. Aerotech Mustang completed but not yet flown.
- Fly more 24mm BP
Not this month.
- Fly some composite motors
Good this month. Ventris went up on another Ceseroni.
- 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.
- NARTREK Bronze
Done this month. Successfully did the streamer and parachute duration flights, mailed in the paperwork, received certificate.
- 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.
- Buy too many kits
Not this month. Nothin’!
- Fly lots of stuff
Good this month. 12 flights at the club launch.
- 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|
|— 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|
|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|