Season’s winding down… Any rockets I don’t finish in October probably won’t be finished until May next year or later. I’d hoped to get more of the rockets left from last year done by now; I’m pessimistic about finishing them all this month. Getting close though.
- Level 1 certification Did that in June.
- Fly an I motor Did that in August.
- Put an entry (however pathetic) into at least four club launch contests and four club launch themes Flew the D-Region Tomahawk in the September theme/contest as well as the Downscale Patriot and the Jupiter-C for the theme.
- NARTREK Silver The D Region Tomahawk is also for the scale requirement.
- Complete all rockets in progress or in the build pile as of 1 Jan 2015 (see first 10 entries in table below) Completed Saber, Big Daddy. Worked on MLAS, Xarconian Cruiser, Fat Boy, and Micro Fat Boy.
- Adhere to a budget In spite of unanticipated secondhand rocket and kit buying I’m still a little ahead of budget. Over on rockets, under on motors and supplies.
- Fly lots of stuff 5 flights (5 motors; 39.391 N-s) in August; 37 flights (41 motors; 1031.98 N-s) for the year.
- Have fun I’ve had better launches than this month’s but it was pretty good. Decent meeting, and building went okay.
Victories and notable activities other than the above:
- Newsletter published? No, but getting there.
- Repairing Ventris and Fantom Mini.
- Completed The Dude and Buck Shot.
|Rocket||Status as of 1 October 2015||Notes|
|In progress as of 1 Jan 2015:|
|Shrockets Sea Sting||Done|
|Quest MLAS||1st color paint on|
|Estes D-Region Tomahawk||Done|
|Estes Xarconian Cruiser||1st color paint on|
|In build pile as of 1 Jan 2015:|
|Estes (clone) Fat Boy||2nd primer on|
|(scratch) Micro Fat Boy||2nd color paint on (needs touch up)|
|Estes Big Daddy||Done|
|Estes (clone) Ranger||Done|
|Excelsior Honest Goon||Done|
|Acquired or plan to acquire in 2015 (for goals):|
|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.|
|Estes Scion||Build pile|
|Estes The Dude||Done|
|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||Done|
|LOC Precision Norad||Build pile||Needs (at least) 1 centering ring|
|(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