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Repair time

Before proceeding with the Xarconian Cruiser I decided to take care of some repairs.

The Retro Rebel is retired, but has a future as a display model. 201 more words

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Building the Estes Xarconian Cruiser (part 1)

An auspicious occasion, ladies and gentlemen. I have this evening opened up the last of the kits from 2013 still in the build pile: The Estes Xarconian Cruiser #3223. 388 more words

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Building the Estes D-Region Tomahawk (part 4)

Okay, back to the shadows again. Following some discussion on YORF I decided to try gluing the scale lug using Tenax 7R again, first wiping down with alcohol, then brushing on generous amounts of cement. 195 more words

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Secret

Today was the day of Walt’s Secret Santa event. I showed up around 8:30 am with a laptop and monitor to run a rocketry slide show on, and four of my medium power rockets… figuring that other club members would have the low power end covered pretty thoroughly. 263 more words

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Not building the Estes D-Region Tomahawk (part –1)

I haven’t posted any updates on the DRT, mainly because there hasn’t been much of anything to update about. Partly that was because I was out of town for part of the week before last, and then apparently picked up a cold on the way home which did me in for a couple days last week. 257 more words

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Procrastination rewarded

A black powder booster motor, one ending in “-0″, has no delay charge, no ejection charge, no clay cap. When the propellant burns through it sends hot combustion products forward where they can ignite the next stage’s motor. 1,013 more words

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New page: For beginners

After responding to a newcomer in the Google+ Model Rockets community I decided to expand on that a bit and make a page of good resources for rocketry beginners and new returnees to the hobby. Take a look here.

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