A month ago I said, “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.” Well… did I?
- 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 Did not fly a multi-stage rocket for the October theme — then again, neither did anyone else! (Due to weather, attendance and number of flights were both low, and multistage rockets were particularly not an attractive proposition.) Flew the Metalizer in the contest, though it DQed. This makes 6 contests, 5 themes entered.
- NARTREK Silver Not finished this month, maybe November.
- Complete all rockets in progress or in the build pile as of 1 Jan 2015 (see first 10 entries in table below) Completed MLAS, Fat Boy, and Micro Fat Boy. Made progress on Xarconian Cruiser, the last of the lot! I should be able to finish it in November, or December at worst, barring catastrophe.
- Adhere to a budget Still staying ahead.
- Fly lots of stuff 1 flight (1 motor; 8.82 N-s) in August; 38 flights (42 motors; 1040.80 N-s) for the year. Not exactly lots (due to weather and LCO duty).
- Have fun This month’s launch was better than expected. Decent meeting, and building went well.
Victories and notable activities other than the above:
- Newsletter published
- First time as LCO
|Rocket||Status as of 1 Nov 2015||Notes|
|In progress as of 1 Jan 2015:|
|Shrockets Sea Sting||Done|
|Estes D-Region Tomahawk||Done|
|Estes Xarconian Cruiser||2nd color on|
|In build pile as of 1 Jan 2015:|
|Estes (clone) Fat Boy||Done|
|(scratch) Micro Fat Boy||Done|
|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||Assembly in progress|
|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