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Rocket Launches in Cotton Country

On this last weekend of September, my partner and I drove to a Southern Area Rocketry meet near Byromville, GA (40 miles SW of Warner Robins). 218 more words

Rocketry goals review for September 2014

Here’s how my 2014 rocketry goals are going. Less well on the launch front this month than usual owing to high wind at the club launch. 631 more words

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Building the Hot Rod Habanero (part 3)

Well, this took a lot longer to finish up than expected. I suppose my insisting on a three color paint scheme accounts for part of that. 57 more words

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A few new rockets coming soon from Estes. The Zolt & Volt air rockets don’t interest me much, nor the E2X Sky Cruiser. I kind of like the other two, though: Scorpion and Lynx. 77 more words

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Repairing the Custom Razor

I began repair on the Custom Razor by feeding the Kevlar shock cord leader back through the motor mount. It was the elastic that broke, but the remaining bit was too thoroughly cooked to untie, and if I cut off the Kevlar the remainder would have been too short. 154 more words

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Building the Estes Photon Disruptor (part 7)


Elastic attached to nose cone. Needed a bent paper clip to fish it through. I saved it for the Sea Sting.

Due to the non gloss Gloss White I put a couple coats of Pledge on. 47 more words

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Building the Shrockets Sea Sting (part 5)

I perused the forums looking for ideas on how to prepare a glassine-less tube for painting. I considered sanding sealer but couldn’t talk myself into buying a quart of the stuff when I’d need at best a few tablespoons, for this project at least and I don’t know of anything else I’d use it for. 184 more words

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