Rocketry goals review for October 2016

An even less rocket-intensive month. There was a meeting. I did significant work on one rocket. There was a club launch which I missed.

  • 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: Nothing.
  • 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): Completed the Nike-G.
  • Adhere to a budget: This month’s budget was $15 for supplies. I spent $4.18 on a can of paint. So yeah.
  • Publish five issues of the club newsletter: Nothing this month.
  • Attend NARCON, NYPower, CNYRTC, URRF, and all SRC launches: Nothing.
  • Fly lots of stuff: Nothing.
  • Have fun: Yes.

2016 build/repair progress:

Rocket Status as of 1 Nov 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 Done 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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