Rocketry goals review for July 2016

Quite a lot of building and painting, and some flying too.

  • Dual deployment: (Again:) 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: Flew the B3S2a again for the B Streamer Spot Landing. Might have won, I’m not sure. Built and attempted to fly two gliders for the A Glider Duration contest. One failed miserably, one overachieved and was lost.
  • NARTREK Gold: Flew the Au-198 but it was damaged on landing. I haven’t repaired it yet. Starting to think this might not get done until 2017.
  • Complete all rockets in progress or in the build pile as of 1 Jan 2016 (see first 6 entries in table below): Put decoration on the R13 (and did finger holes). Started assembly on the LOC Norad.
  • Adhere to a budget: Again: Altogether well under budget. Over in some categories but under in others.
  • Publish five issues of the club newsletter: Third issue… well, late. But will do soon.
  • Attend NARCON, NYPower, CNYRTC, URRF, and all SRC launches: Did the club launch.
  • Fly lots of stuff: Yes.
  • Have fun: Yes. Really, despite the horrific damage total.

2016 build/repair progress:

Rocket Status as of 1 Aug 2016 Notes
In progress as of 1 Jan:
Estes Blenders Done One for me, one for my son.
Estes Scion Done
Excelsior Pink Mini Max Done (given away)
In build pile as of 1 Jan:
Excelsior Nike-G Build pile Have decals and Baby Bertha kit, need fin stock.
LOC Precision Norad Assembly in progress
(scratch) R13 Decoration on
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. Starting to look unlikely though.
(scratch) Au-198 Done (repair pile) NARTREK Gold rocket.
(scratch) B2S3 Done For unvarying May–Oct contest.
(scratch) B streamer spot landing rocket #2 Wish list For unvarying May–Oct contest. Design to be determined. Starting to look unlikely though.
(scratch) Nymph Done (repair pile) For Jul contest.
(scratch) unnamed flexwing boost glider Done (glider lost) For Jul contest.
Acquired or considering acquiring in 2016 (other):
ASP V-2 (18 mm) Build pile
Semroc Blue Bird Zero Build pile
(scratch) C6-3 burner Wish list Working on design.
(scratch) Flake Wish list Working on design.
(scratch) Flat Boy Color paint on
Semroc Point Build pile
New Way Square in the Air Build pile
New Way Too Square 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 Launch lugs replaced, need painting.
Estes Xarconian Cruiser Repair pile Replace lost dowel.
Shrockets Sea Sting Repair pile Reattach fin piece.

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