Rocketry goals review for Aug 2015

August is peak rocketry.

  1. Level 1 certification Did that in June.
  2. Fly an I motor Done! Flew my Excel on a Ceseroni 364I212.
  3. Put an entry (however pathetic) into at least four club launch contests and four club launch themes Flew the Rose-a-Roc for August contest and The Rocket Doctors Recommend Most, Bohica’s Dead Ringer, Ninjago Scimitar, and Rxiiiab for the theme. Completed the D-Region Tomahawk for the September theme/contest.
  4. NARTREK Silver The D Region Tomahawk is also for the scale requirement.
  5. Complete all rockets in progress or in the build pile as of 1 Jan 2015 (see first 10 entries in table below) Completed DRT and Honest Goon. Worked on MLAS, Saber, Xarconian Cruiser, Big Daddy, Fat Boy, and Micro Fat Boy.
  6. Adhere to a budget $16 ahead. Actually I’m way over budget on LPR kits and parts, way under on motors.
  7. Fly lots of stuff 10 flights (10 motors; 432.4 N-s) in August; 32 flights (36 motors; 992.6 N-s) for the year.
  8. Have fun Yep. Well, aside from some un-cooperative paint and a mysteriously broken shock cord.

Victories and notable activities other than the above:

  • First (completed) night launch scratch build: Big Blinka
  • Completed Rxiiiab
  • Won August launch contest

2015 builds:

Rocket Status as of 1 September 2015  Notes
In progress as of 1 Jan 2015:
Starlight Saber 2nd primer on
Shrockets Sea Sting Done
Quest MLAS Color paint in progress
Estes D-Region Tomahawk Done  For NARTREK Silver and September launch contest/theme
Estes Xarconian Cruiser Color paint in progress
In build pile as of 1 Jan 2015:
Estes (clone) Fat Boy Assembled
(scratch) Micro Fat Boy 1st color paint on
Estes Big Daddy 2nd primer on
Estes (clone) Ranger Done
Excelsior Honest Goon Done
Acquired or plan to acquire in 2015 (for goals):
FlisKits Rose-a-Roc Done
Squirrel Works Callisto (modified) Done
Binder Design Excel Done
Acquired or thinking of acquiring in 2015 (other):
Art Applewhite Scimitar Done
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!)
Estes Scion Build pile
Excelsior Nike-G Some parts in hand Have decals and fin stock, need Baby Bertha kit
Excelsior Pink Mini Max 1st primer on
FlisKits Buck Shot 1st color paint on
(scratch) Big Blinka Done
(scratch) C6-3 burner Some parts in hand Working on design, will presumably need to get parts
(scratch) Flake Working on design
(scratch) RX Build pile For August 2015 2016! launch theme
(scratch) Rxiiiab Done
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