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Good news for California rocketeers

A TARC mentor from Southern California suggested a bill to modernize the state’s model rocketry regulations and bring them into compliance with national standards. Proposed by Assemblywoman Chang, the bill was supported in testimony by Ken Biba (a California TARC mentor) and Benjamin Kolland (a current TARC team captain).

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Building the FlisKits Rose-a-Roc (Part 2)

I took a few minutes out of an otherwise busy Saturday to get started on this build. Following the instructions closely for a change of pace, I started by cutting out the rotors: 187 more words

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Building the FlisKits Rose-a-Roc (Part 1)

I’ve let a fair fraction of my work space (and play time) get taken over by my chalumeau project but there still are rockets to be built! 90 more words

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Building the Excelsior Honest Goon (part 2)

I haven’t posted in a while, partly because I’ve been distracted by another (non-rocketry) project, but I do have some HG updates.

I glued and filleted the fins and installed the motor mount. 171 more words

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Building the Excelsior Honest Goon (part 1)

So, untapered fins it is; I started on the Excelsior Honest Goon.

What Excelsior sells is the decals and a page of instructions. The “traditional” way to build a goony, and what the instructions tell you, is to bash an Estes Baby Bertha kit. 217 more words

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