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Old 12-01-2007, 09:49 PM
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Talking Success!!!

Twenty eight launches! Not one misfire! Every parachute deployed! Each rocket launched at least twice!!!

Here's a sample photo from the big Girl Scout day today:



It's just a photo of what they looked like before we launched them. As you can see, everybody totally ignored the painting scheme in the instructions! I'll upload some more soon. I believe my wife did get a few action shots of them blasting off the pad.

Thanks for all the advice guys.
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Old 12-02-2007, 01:02 AM
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Awesome! Some pretty imaginative paint schemes there! I like!
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Old 12-02-2007, 12:30 PM
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Very nice. Maybe I need to adopt some of there finishing techniques.
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Old 12-02-2007, 12:45 PM
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Yeah, those were 100% kid paint jobs. They learned how to put in the wadding and repack the parachutes with no assistance. I was really impressed with them. The looks on their faces when they launched was priceless. Most of the girls were afraid they were going to explode or something.
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Old 12-02-2007, 01:17 PM
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Yeah, those were 100% kid paint jobs. They learned how to put in the wadding and repack the parachutes with no assistance. I was really impressed with them. The looks on their faces when they launched was priceless. Most of the girls were afraid they were going to explode or something.


LOL. I *ALMOST * wish my Harpoon would have blown up. That way I could have got it all back. I seriously doubt that the Rocketeaticus photosynthi that took it will give it back in a salvageable condition.
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Old 12-02-2007, 03:55 PM
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If you mean the one in the forum logo, that's the old Centuri Orion, #KC-8. You can download the plans from JimZ.



Thanks for that information! Centuri Orion...hmmm. The aforementioned Harpoon is a classic as well. Sorry about the rocket-eating tree.

I guess it's true what I tell the kids..."Don't fall in love with your rocket" (kinda hard to follow my own advice, though)
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