SRC launch: Fire in the hole

Seems I haven’t entirely shaken my launch jinx. Saturday was the Syracuse Rocket Club’s annual Family Picnic Launch, our big launch event. My flights started off well enough with the Bohica’s Dead Ringer on a B6-4. It flew as it always does on that motor, straight up, down under a streamer. Camera problems resulted in…

Building the Art Applewhite Scimitar (part 1)

While glue was drying on the Rose-a-Roc, I decided to throw together a Scimitar. This is a cardstock saucer model available for free from Art Applewhite’s site at http://www.artapplewhite.com/free.html. It wasn’t even on my list of possible builds two days ago, but that’s cardstock for you. I spent just about 30 minutes assembling this. There are three pieces:…