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  First BAR projects finally 'Finished'
Posted by: itspossumtime - 06-06-2015, 10:00 PM - Forum: Your Projects - Replies (7)

Okay, I'll get things started.

I got back into Rocketry after about a 30 year hiatus last fall, built several over the winter and finally got around to the painting a decals on several.

The Citation Patriot was my first.  Looking back now, I maybe should have started a little more slowly than to try and clone one, but it was my sentimental favorite from my youth and I wanted to have it again!  Although it was an easy to build rocket, it's really all about the decals.  Many thanks to Gordon at Excelsior Rocketry for the decals!

Pro Tip:  If you have a new pit bull puppy that lives in the same area you build and store your rockets, make sure you put them somewhere about 3 times higher than the length of your pup.  I had to start over with the Patriot, a Ricochet, and the Drifter in the picture (cut new fins, fill teeth marks, etc.).  I also had a Semroc April Dancer that I was only able to save the nose cone from (fortunate, since that is the defining characteristic of that rocket).  The Flutter-by was a total loss, but, thanks to the many Estes sales, it's back in the build pile.

Speaking of the Estes sales, that's where the Hornet and Phoenix Bird came from, as well as the Ricochet and Chuter-two not pictured (they're in the final stages of finishing/decals).

The Drifter is another sentimental favorite that I wanted to clone.  I just always found it to be very elegant.  Another round of thanks to Excelsior for its decals.  I really like a lot of the old 'Astron' designs, so I'll eventually have a Cobra and Ranger (I see Semroc has that kit available again).

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  SEVRA Launch 6 Jun 15
Posted by: phlash - 06-06-2015, 07:34 AM - Forum: Local - Replies (2)

Looks like it's going to be a low-flying day at Fentress.  Cloud cover is at about 2000' right now and will rise throughout the day.

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  LDRS 34 is around the corner!
Posted by: darkstar rising - 06-05-2015, 04:41 PM - Forum: National - Replies (26)

Hi fellow fliers...

I hope you have your rockets lined up and ready to fly at LDRS 34, which is now less than 3 weeks away!
Based on the number of folks registered we are going to have hundreds of flights each day during this 5 day event. Cool

Between all of the flights, catching up with folks from the West coast and other areas we don't get to see often, the great food being offered at the field, the banquet, and some very special guests, this will prove to be one super event!
See you on the field in Potter NY for LDRS 34!  Smile


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