SRC launch: Spared by the Angel of Death (part 1)

The Syracuse Rocket Club’s annual Family Picnic Launch was no picnic for several major rocket flights, unfortunately. There was a lot of hard work that didn’t pay off, about which I feel bad. Undeservedly, my not so hard work generally produced good results. I’ve flown fewer rockets this year than in the past, but today…

Sincerest

Dick Stafford is making a Micro Fat Boy. His has cardstock fins which look a good deal less clunky than the balsa I used. He’d probably win a drag race. Then again, the rocket’s so small, I figure the added area from the chubby fins just might be the only thing keeping it from disappearing.

Building the (scratch) Micro Fat Boy (part 3)

Next, the decals. Sandman Decals listed decals for the full size Fat Boy, but they were out of stock, and unsurprisingly there wasn’t a 1/5x downscale. But I wrote to Gordon and he printed up a sheet for me with the full size decals and two copies of the downscale decals. I only requested one copy, but he was…

Building the (scratch) Micro Fat Boy (part 1)

Let’s press on to the next one! In late 2013/early 2014 I bought two Mega Mosquito kits during Estes sales. I built one Mega Mosquito — and one Mosquito, because they give you the parts for both in one kit. The other Mega Mo I intend to kitbash into a Fat Boy clone. And the…

A barrel of Estes

So here’s what arrived from Estes, a few days before Christmas, and what I’m going to do with them… or thinking about doing with them: Quantity Rocket Skill Motor dia (mm) 5 D-Region Tomahawk 2 24 1 Eliminator E2X 24 1 Long Tom 2 13 x 2 1 Mega Mosquito 2 24 1 Mosquito (packaged…