Rocketry goals review for September 2016

Not a rocket-intensive month.

  • Dual deployment: (Again:) Nothing. Will not be doing this in 2016.
  • Enter at least three club contests, putting some effort into improving my knowledge and skills in those three rocketry areas: Decided to punt completely on the PMC rockets. Didn’t fly in the B streamer spot landing, either. Didn’t fly at all…
  • NARTREK Gold: Gold is on hold until 2017, pretty much.
  • Complete all rockets in progress or in the build pile as of 1 Jan 2016 (see first 6 entries in table below): Some work on LOC Norad, though it’s still not complete. Started on the Nike-G, last of the lot.
  • Adhere to a budget: Again again again: Altogether well under budget. If I spent anything at all on rocketry this month, I’ve forgotten about it. Over in some categories but under in others.
  • Publish five issues of the club newsletter: Fourth issue published.
  • Attend NARCON, NYPower, CNYRTC, URRF, and all SRC launches: Did the club launch.
  • Fly lots of stuff: No. Well, I pushed the buttons for a lot of rockets, but none were mine.
  • Have fun: Yes.

2016 build/repair progress:

Rocket Status as of 1 Oct 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 Assembly in progress Have decals and Baby Bertha kit, need fin stock.
LOC Precision Norad Assembly in progress
(scratch) R13 Done
Acquired or planning to acquire in 2016 (for goals):
Lindberg Mars Probe Build pile Originally for Sep contest.
Monogram F-100 Build pile Originally for Sep contest.
(scratch) Au-198 Done (repair pile) NARTREK Gold rocket.
(scratch) B2S3a Done For unvarying May–Oct contest.
(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 Done
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):
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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