Let’s see how those goals are going. Goals for 2015, I mean. Not 2005, as I wrote in my (now corrected) “Fun with 2015” post. I don’t procrastinate that much. Well, not always.
- Level 1 certification
Nothing happening on this yet. The February club meeting, hence the presentation on high power certification, was first postponed and then canceled (something about a couple of back to back 1-foot snowfalls). Not sure if it’ll be done at the March meeting; I hope so.
- Fly an I motor
- Put an entry (however pathetic) into at least four club launch contests and four club launch themes
I decided what I want to do about the ½A cluster duration contest. Worked on a sim for that, bought a kit, and completed assembly. Bought my kit for the helicopter duration contest.
- NARTREK Silver
Put together the Ranger clone for the cluster requirement.
- Complete all rockets in progress or in the build pile as of 1 Jan 2015 (see first 10 entries in table below)
Finished assembly on the Xarconian Cruiser and the Ranger.
- Adhere to a budget
About $3 over budget at the moment. Tsk. But that’s just me buying kits a little earlier than I’d figured on… not buying more. I now have a spreadsheet going to help me figure out what to buy and when.
- Fly lots of stuff
Getting ready to, but did I mention back to back 1-foot snowfalls? How about the coldest month in Syracuse history? It’s building season, follks.
- Have fun
Did I mention back to back 1-foot snowfalls? How about the coldest month in Syracuse history?
Victories and notable activities other than the above:
- Didn’t freeze to death.
- Put out 1st issue of What’s Up.
- Worked on design of a C6-3 burner. (I’m rethinking my plan of building a 2×18 powered Super Big Bertha clone; instead I’ve got a preliminary design for a scratch build, as yet unnamed.)
Planned 2015 builds:
|Rocket||Status as of 1 March 2015||Notes|
|In progress as of 1 Jan 2015:|
|Starlight Saber||1st primer on|
|Shrockets Sea Sting||1st primer on|
|Quest MLAS||Partly assembled|
|Estes D-Region Tomahawk||Assembled||For NARTREK Silver|
|Estes Xarconian Cruiser||Assembled|
|In build pile as of 1 Jan 2015:|
|Estes (clone) Fat Boy||Build pile||Bash from Mega Mosquito|
|(scratch) Micro Fat Boy||Build pile||Bash from Mosquito; need fin stock, MMX mount parts|
|Estes Big Daddy||Build pile||Estes warranty replacement for cato damaged Lunar Eclipse Jr.|
|Estes (clone) Ranger||Assembled||For NARTREK Silver|
|Excelsior Honest Goon||Build pile|
|Acquired or plan to acquire in 2015 (for goals):|
|FlisKits Rose-a-Roc||Build pile||For August launch contest|
|Squirrel Works Callisto (modified)||Assembled||For June launch contest; need some additional parts|
|unspecified Level 1 rocket||To acquire||Need to choose and buy kit|
|Acquired or thinking of acquiring in 2015 (other):|
|ASP or Semroc V-2 (18 mm)||Some parts in hand||Have decals (for White Sands Round 3), need kit. Build if I decide not to use DRT for NARTREK Silver (or if I feel like it!)|
|Some parts in hand||Working on design, will presumably need to get parts|
|Excelsior Nike-G||Some parts in hand||Have decals and fin stock, need Baby Bertha kit|
|Excelsior Pink Mini Max||Some parts in hand||Have decals, need Mini Max kit|