Rocketry goals review for Jan/Feb 2016


  • Dual deployment: Nothing so far.
  • Enter at least three club contests, putting some effort into improving my knowledge and skills in those three rocketry areas: I’ve assembled a rocket (B2S3) for B streamer spot landing; I’ve built a flex wing glider (but not yet the booster) and bought the parts for a Nymph slide pod rocket glider; and I’ve bought a Lindberg Mars Probe model kit for PMC.
  • NARTREK Gold: I have designed and obtained the parts for this rocket (Au-198).
  • Complete all rockets in progress or in the build pile as of 1 Jan 2016 (see first 6 entries in table below): I’ve almost completely assembled the R13.
  • Adhere to a budget: Well… I’m over budget now for events, motors, and kits/parts: I didn’t budget the $5 for NARCON at all, I didn’t budget to buy motors until later, and, well, NARCON vendors, eRockets, what can you do? But I’m sure I’ll get back within budget for motors. For kits and parts, I hope to. Certainly I haven’t used up this year’s money yet… Also, I’m under budget on supplies. Altogether I’m over, but not worryingly.
  • Publish five issues of the club newsletter: Took notes and pictures at meetings and NARCON. First issue should not be a problem.
  • Attend NARCON, NYPower, CNYRTC, NotURRF, and all SRC launches: Attended NARCON.
  • Fly lots of stuff: Um, no. But have lots to fly.
  • Have fun: Well, yes.

2016 build/repair progress:

Rocket Status as of 1 Mar 2016 Notes
In progress as of 1 Jan:
Estes Blenders Assembly (almost) done One for me, one for my son.
Estes Scion Assembly (almost) done
Excelsior Pink Mini Max 1st primer on
In build pile as of 1 Jan:
Excelsior Nike-G Build pile Have decals and Baby Bertha kit, need fin stock. Used BB kit for B2S3 so I need another.
LOC Precision Norad Build pile
(scratch) R13 Assembly (almost) done Launch lugs need mounting, and “nose cone” needs some work.
Acquired or planning to acquire in 2016 (for goals):
Lindberg Mars Probe Build pile For Sep contest.
PMC #2 Wish list For Sep contest. To be chosen.
(scratch) Au-198 Build pile NARTREK Gold rocket. Design more or less done and parts acquired.
(scratch) B2S3 Assembly done For unvarying May–Oct contest.
(scratch) B streamer spot landing rocket #2 Wish list For unvarying May–Oct contest. Design to be determined,
(scratch) Nymph Build pile For Jul contest.
(scratch) unnamed flexwing boost glider Assembly in progress For Jul contest. One glider built (should make 1 or 2 more), booster assembly in progress.
Acquired or considering acquiring in 2016 (other):
ASP V-2 (18 mm) Build pile
(scratch) C6-3 burner Wish list Working on design.
(scratch) Flake Wish list Working on design.
(scratch) Flat Boy Assembly done
New Way Square in the Air Build pile
New Way Too Square Build pile
Semroc Blue Bird Zero Build pile
Semroc Point Build pile
Planning to repair in 2016 (for goals):
LOC Precision Fantom EXL Repair pile For dual deploy goal. Needs e-bay refit, some repainting.
Considering repairing in 2016 (other):
Binder Design Excel Repair pile Needs (partial) repainting, vinyl decor.
Estes Ventris Repair pile Needs fin fillet paint.
Glencoe Jupiter C Repair pile Needs satellite/4th stage replacement.
Sandman Decals (Excelsior) Honest Goon Repair pile Fix launch rod rubbing on nose cone.
(scratch) Test to Destruction Repair pile Needs fin paint and trim tape stripe.
3D Rocketry Lunar Eclipse Jr. Repair pile Fix or replace tight launch lugs.

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