Syracuse Rocket Club launch: Discontented

There are great launches and less than great launches, and yesterday’s was not in the great category. Not terrible, but not great. Let’s start with this, which you can take as a tip for the next launch you go to: It helps if you bring your rocket motors. Failing that, it helps if you, like…

Estes Star Orbiter

No build thread here, just the finished product. I won this kit in a club raffle. Probably not one I ever would have bought, but I had no objection to building it once I had it. Other than rail buttons it’s pretty much stock.

Syracuse Rocket Club launch: Grey picnic

I was pretty sure today’s launch was going to be canceled, or postponed to Sunday, or something, but it wasn’t. Despite a good deal of rain yesterday and sprinkles today up to about noon, the launch went on. This is August and the August launch is our family picnic launch, with raffles and a door…

New year’s rockets

Some interesting new entries on the Estes Coming Soon page. Four new builder’s kits. 007244 Indicator — Skill level 1, apparently BT-50 lower airframe and BT-20 upper, 21.2″ long, 13 mm power. I’m not a fan of the decals but not a bad looking little rocket otherwise. 007245 Comanche-3 — Return of an oldie. Looks like the…