Patriot down

Somehow I didn’t notice on Sunday, or until today, this:IMG_3225Definitely damage — or should I say destruction — inflicted not during flight but after. Crap.

Not my best-made rocket, but my third oldest surviving, the inspiration for two of my first scratch / kitbash builds, and a veteran of more flights than most of my fleet, all of them good ones. Gone now.

In theory, I suppose, I could cut off the damaged tube — which is about half of it — and splice on a replacement, try to hide the joint, paint it. I think I still have an extra set of decals I could use. But like I said, not my best-made rocket, and with half of it replaced it wouldn’t be the bird I have a soft spot for any more. So what for?

Lesson learned.



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