SRC launch: Spared by the Angel of Death (part 2)

I wanted to fly the Ventris but when I went to pack it I remembered it had been damaged the last time and I haven’t repaired it yet. So I brought the Scion instead, and flew it on a CTI 108G68 with an 8 second delay. Yet another good launch and deployment right after apogee.…

Hunt the squirrel

I’ll say this about today’s weather: It wasn’t as windy as the September 2014 launch. Wind there was, though, hovering around the 15 MPH mark most of the day. Some rain came in, too: a few minutes of fairly hard rain, and then lingering sprinkles. Nothing bad enough to close the range down, though people…

Building the Starlight Saber (part 2)

Done with the Saber. I ended up giving it a fairly simple paint job: solid Rusto metallic gold, Testors trim tape stripes. Insides of the tube fins are black at the top and red at the bottom. I was going to use the included decals, but the first one dissolved in the water! I could…

Building a Starlight Saber (part 1)

Really? I seem not to have documented any of this build so far, except to mention once it was in progress. Huh. OK. Back in December I glued up the Starlight Saber. I bought the kit last fall to go with our club’s winter project (which is continuing as a spring project), an upscale Saber.…

Caution! Saber Interceptor in Ascender!

In progress on the basement desk/workbench at the moment, a Bob Harrington downscale Satellite Interceptor, a Fliskits Caution (with custom decoration), and a Starlight Saber. Off the bench but in progress nearby is my son’s Estes Ascender. And a cigar box guitar.So far I’ve been able to keep them straight.    

One more for the build pile

At tonight’s Syracuse Rocket Club meeting I was given a Custom Rocket Company Razor as my prize for the October launch contest. Not unexpected nor unwelcome, though… you know… it means the build pile’s gotten larger, and the wish list hasn’t gotten smaller. I’m a little embarrassed about the size of my build pile, not…