Rocketry goals review for October 2014

Here’s how my 2014 rocketry goals are going. I didn’t launch anything this month, so the launchy sorts of goals once again didn’t go so well, and I’ve been spending less time building lately too. So kind of a slow month…

  1. Fly some larger rockets
    Not this month. Started building an Estes D-Region though.
  2. Fly more 24mm BP
    Not this month. Started building an Estes D-Region though.
  3. Fly some composite motors
    Not this month. Started building an Estes D-Region though.
  4. Put an entry (however pathetic) into each club launch contest and theme
    Not this month.
  5. NARTREK Bronze
    Done in July. 
  6. Build almost everything in my (current) build pile (see table below)
    Progress this month. Worked on the Sea Sting and MLAS. Started building an Estes D-Region. What’s that? You want another updated graph? Okay, here:imageAt the end of 2013 there were 10 rockets in the build pile and 7 in progress (mostly assembled and awaiting painting weather). You can see the build pile (or rather the part of the build pile that’s left over from 2013) is down now to 1, there are 4 in progress, 1 that had been in progress at the end of 2013 has been abandoned, and the remaining 11 are done of which 9 have flown.
  7. Buy too many kits
    Not that many this month. This month I really got the last of the parts I need for a clone of the Estes Ranger. I think.
  8. Fly lots of stuff
    Not this month.
  9. Have fun
    OK this month. No launch, sparsely attended meeting, slowdown on the build table. Sigh. Started building an Estes D-Region though.

Victories in addition to the above:

  • Finished the Yankee
  • Did I mention I star… oh, yeah, I did.

2014 builds so far:

Rocket Status as of 31 October 2014 Notes
— In progress as of 1 Jan 2014:
Estes Tornado Flown and done and lost (in that order…)
3D Rocketry Lunar Eclipse Junior Done and flown
(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 In 1st primer
Semroc V-2 Abandoned
— In build pile as of 1 Jan 2014:
Quest MLAS Build in progress
Estes D-Region Tomahawk Build in progress  For NARTREK Silver?
Estes Mega Mosquito Done and flown
Estes Photon Disruptor Done
Shrockets SeaSting In 1st primer
Semroc Swift Boost Glider Done and flown For Gliders contest (July).
Estes Mosquito Done and flown
Hot Rod (Tail Burner) Habanero Done
Aerotech Mustang Done and flown
Estes Xarconian Cruiser Build pile
— Acquired or plan to acquire in 2014:
Estes Yankee Flown and done For NARTREK Bronze.
(scratch) Bad Cholesterol Done and flown including payload section and 2nd egg capsule For Dual D Eggloft Duration contest (June, rescheduled from May) and TARC Rules contest (August).
(scratch) The Rocket Doctors Recommend Most Done and flown (LED electronics incomplete) For Oddrocs theme and night launch (August).
Glencoe Jupiter-C Done and flown For Plastic Model Conversion contest (September).
(scratch) Micro Fat Boy Build pile Kitbash from Mosquito #2 kit.
Estes (clone) Fat Boy Build pile Kitbash from Mega Mosquito #2 kit. (24 mm motor mount, not 28 mm.)
Estes Ventris Done and flown
Estes Big Daddy Build pile Estes warranty replacement for cato damaged Lunar Eclipse Jr.
Estes (clone) Ranger Build pile For NARTREK Silver.

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