Rocketry goals review for Mar/Apr 2016

I’ve been on something of a rocketry break, doing other things these past several weeks. First club launch is coming up soon and NYPower after that, so it’s time to get back into action. Right?

  • Dual deployment: Nothing so far. It’s looking unlikely for this year, too much else going on.
  • Enter at least three club contests, putting some effort into improving my knowledge and skills in those three rocketry areas: No progress on this whatsoever these two months!
  • NARTREK Gold: I have assembled the Au-198 and it awaits painting.
  • Complete all rockets in progress or in the build pile as of 1 Jan 2016 (see first 6 entries in table below): First primer on the Blenders.
  • Adhere to a budget: I don’t think I spent anything on rocketry in April. I haven’t actually reviewed the budget situation but I’m sure I’m ahead, for now.
  • Publish five issues of the club newsletter: First issue published.
  • Attend NARCON, NYPower, CNYRTC, URRF, and all SRC launches: Not these months.
  • Fly lots of stuff: Not these months.
  • Have fun: I have been, but doing other stuff.

2016 build/repair progress:

Rocket Status as of 1 May 2016 Notes
In progress as of 1 Jan:
Estes Blenders 1st primer on 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 Assembly done NARTREK Gold rocket.
(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 1st primer on
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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