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Old 08-23-2007, 03:01 PM
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OK, with due respect to those who developed the 12-step program and absolutely no disrespect to our Higher Power, is my 30-second rewite of the program:

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We admitted we were powerless over rocketry--that our collections had become unmanageable.

Came to believe that "just one more kit" could be enough.

Made a decision to store our kits until such time as we would build them.

Made a searching of hobby shops wherever our travels took us.

Admitted to no one the exact number of our stored kits.

Were never ready to have anyone remove any of the kits from our posession.

Humbly asked Carl to clone our favorite kit.

Vaguely had an idea of all the kits in our posession.

Made direct PayPal payments to such people wherever possible.

Continued to take a rocketry inventory and when we miscounted, corrected it.

Sought through Ye Olde Rocket Forum to improve our conscious contact with others, as we understood them, logging on only for knowledge of some forgotten kit.

Having had an awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others, and to convince our family that medication was not necessary.


OK now I'm concerned. All of the above points relate directly to my involvement with Rocketry. I mean I asked Carl to clone the Sat V in another thread just today. Of course he didn't answer me but I asked...
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Old 08-23-2007, 04:49 PM
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In comparison to Scott and Bob I have modest collection. A lot of them will be built... eventually...

Whenever we discuss collections it is usually about bagged kits. But I happen to know Buzz has a hugely impressive collection of built kits. Check out his photos at:
http://www.cv41.org/personal/gallery/collection

(With enough money) anybody can amass a big collection of unopened kits, and I'm as guilty as anybody. But what I find much more impressive are those who have built and continue to fly so many classic models.

My friend Sandman is another with an incredible collection of built classics.

In our NAR group, member Shawn always shows up with some incredible blasts from the past that he loads up an flies like they were no more valuable than a WalMart Launchable. It's always huge fun to see these beauties fly.
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Old 08-23-2007, 05:30 PM
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I currently have an opened Enerjet Nike Smoke with "working" smoke that intend to build....that one IS really rare,but has little value as it is opened.


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Old 08-23-2007, 09:52 PM
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OK, with due respect to those who developed the 12-step program and absolutely no disrespect to our Higher Power, is my 30-second rewite of the program:

Hehe. Good one!
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Old 08-24-2007, 02:26 AM
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I'm looking at Buzz' collection of built kits (thanks for the link Gus,) and I come across this Estes rocket. I know I've seen it before, but what is it? Searching Estes + OTL doesn't find me anything like this kit.

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OK, more looking is good
The Orbital Transport Laboratory OTL-7A was a MRN design of the month. Plans are here:

http://www.dars.org/jimz/eirp_73.htm

Great, another plan in the build queue
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Old 08-24-2007, 08:12 AM
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I'm looking at Buzz' collection of built kits (thanks for the link Gus,) and I come across this Estes rocket. I know I've seen it before, but what is it? Searching Estes + OTL doesn't find me anything like this kit.

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OK, more looking is good
The Orbital Transport Laboratory OTL-7A was a MRN design of the month. Plans are here:

http://www.dars.org/jimz/eirp_73.htm

Great, another plan in the build queue


You will have to first stop at SEMROC and get yourself one of the new Mercury Capsules.

http://www.semroc.com/Store/scripts/prodList.asp
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Old 08-24-2007, 08:31 AM
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You will have to first stop at SEMROC and get yourself one of the new Mercury Capsules.

http://www.semroc.com/Store/scripts/prodList.asp



I'm pretty sure it uses the Gemini capsule. SEMROC probably sells that one, too. If not, BMS does.
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Old 08-24-2007, 08:39 AM
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Semroc does in fact sell the BNC-60AB Gemini capsule.
BMS supplies this one as well.
As an interesting side note, I have one of each and I have found the as delivered finish/sanding on virtually all Semroc cones is much nicer than the BMS produced cones.
I replaced the Gemini capsule in my PDR K-21 Gemini Titan that was by BMS with a Semroc one to save LOTS of sanding/extra coats of Balsa Fillercoat & sanding Sealer.
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Old 08-24-2007, 08:44 AM
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I'm pretty sure it uses the Gemini capsule. SEMROC probably sells that one, too. If not, BMS does.


Yes it is the Gemini capsule (I hadn't checked the plans when I first posted) and yes, SEMROC does carry that as the BNC-60AB just scroll down the page a little bit.

It's $4.30.
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Semroc does in fact sell the BNC-60AB Gemini capsule.
BMS supplies this one as well.
As an interesting side note, I have one of each and I have found the as delivered finish/sanding on virtually all Semroc cones is much nicer than the BMS produced cones.
I replaced the Gemini capsule in my PDR K-21 Gemini Titan that was by BMS with a Semroc one to save LOTS of sanding/extra coats of Balsa Fillercoat & sanding Sealer.


I also noted the better fit and finish, and I did exactly the same, also because the BMS cone is about 1/8" - 3/16" shorter than it should've been.
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