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Old 05-05-2006, 11:52 PM
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This area of the forum seemed like the best place to start this thread, so if it's not, maybe it will find the appropriate place on its own...

The title of this thread is a "theft" of the Capital One commercials (What's In Your Wallet?). I know most of us here are builders, and our sickness is the proverbial "Just one more, I'll stop after this one, I promise!". And, it's always "just one more" after that, ad nauseum...

We're addicted...

What I want everyone to 'fess up to is just how bad your addiction is. Just how sick a puppy are you?

As part of this deep-soul-cleaning, I intend to start this session with the attached zipped HTML file listing the bulk of my rocketry sins in detail. It shows how many I have in the collection, and in what condition they're in. Many have been left this way for a long time, patiently waiting their turn in the queue to be finished.

Be sympathetic...

(Update) The attached file had some corruption, but it should be repaired now. If you cannot read the page after opening the zip, let me know...
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Old 05-06-2006, 12:05 AM
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Originally Posted by CPMcGraw
We're addicted...

What I want everyone to 'fess up to is just how bad your addiction is. Just how sick a puppy are you?

[SNIP] Be sympathetic...
ME: "Hi, my name's Jay..."

GROUP: "Hi, Jay."

ME AGAIN: "...And I'd just like to admit that I have about 10 boxes of parts from Semroc in my model rocketry stash. Oh, sure I've got some Estes stuff, but it's mostly for kitbashing.

And for Out Of Production stuff, I've got a 'Blast from the Past Rocketry' M-10, a NASA Space Shuttle, and an Omega that I haven't touched in years.

But then I've got that way cool Shrox Icarus that has about a million basswood fins that need to be sanded so I can put the whole thing together."

(LOOKS AROUND THE ROOM) "That's it for me. Who's next?"
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Old 05-06-2006, 08:25 AM
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All right, my turn....

Pre-BAR stuff is here;

http://forums.rocketshoppe.com/showthread.php?t=181

Post-BAR stuff is here;

http://forums.rocketshoppe.com/showthread.php?t=813

Recently acquired but still unbuilt are;

Estes Starship Nova, X-Wing, Outlander, Night Wing, Menace. Load Star
Semroc SST Shuttle
Sunward Maverick

Later,
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Old 05-06-2006, 12:09 PM
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OK, my turn

unbuilt kits: Semroc Mars Lander, Estes Gemini Titan, Estes Titan IIIC, Estes Outlander, Estes Saturn V

partially built: Estes V-2 (the one about 15" tall), Estes Mercury Redstone capsul (don't know where the rest of it is), rebuilding Estes mini X-ray (engine blew out the side the other day while my son and I were flying in the back yard, just needs some paint)

probably some other stuff down there as well.

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Old 05-06-2006, 12:56 PM
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My collection is all over my basement. I have piles and piles of kits. I keep telling my wife that when I tip over, she is going to have a HELL of a sale.
Let's see...... off the top of my head.
PDR Gemini Titan(almost done)
Estes X wing
swing wing crusader
omloid
2 old Estes scramblers(built clustered)
Astron Omega with Cineroc. (camera inop, dummy nosecone)
Camroc, (don't know if it works)
old Estes Interceptor(needs a little TLC)
2 or 3 mini berthas
Old plastic X-15 and Vampire) mini motors
2 Saros, (built, need repainting and new shock cords)
More to come
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Old 05-06-2006, 02:51 PM
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Well lets see,

Built:

Mach 10 clone
2 birdie clones
BFTP Centuri space shuttle
Estes DOM space shuttle
Orbital transport
Fatboy
Mercury/redstone
Spaceship one
Flying jenny
3/4 Flying Jenny
Quest shuttle Intrepid
Quest X-15
Quest X-30
Semroc cc spaceplane
Fliskits Triskelion
Kitbash SST buissnes jet


In Progress:
Semroc SST shuttle 90%
Outlander 60%
Marslander clone 75%
Gemini/X-20 kitbash
Mini Marslander
3 originals


Not started:
Fliskits Stingray
Fliskits Tumbleweed
Semroc Marslander
Semroc X-21
Thrustline Sprite
Thrustline Gyroc
Estes Argossy
Gemini DC
Big daddy
Masters series Spaceshuttle
Startrek Enterprise
StarTrek Klingon
2 outlanders
Deep space Transport
Renegade


Thats all I remember now, I'm sure I missed some.

Wow I have a problem!

Mark

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Old 05-06-2006, 08:34 PM
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Wow... this is sobering...

Kits to build: I stopped counting after a while... over 120

Kits in collection, never to build: 52. Include all boxed ESTES Citation kits except the Quasar. and a whole pile of Alphas from 1971-present.

Built rockets: approx 125

Over a dozen semi-built, 1/2 painted projects...

Motors in collection. Last count was 524 , I have added at least another 50 since then... Inlcudes ESTES, Centuri, AVI, MRI, MPC, Aerotech, Ricketflite, Enerjet, Mini Max, NCR, Vulcan, Apogee, FSI, Canaroc, and yes, even USR.

Motors to launch: I have a xerox box full of 18mm ESTES motors in the package, approx 30 18mm and 24mm AP motors, approx 75 13m motors, 24 24mm motors.

Parts: ESTES: Xerox box full of plasric cones, 1/2 Xerox box full of balsa and BMS Balsa cones, 40 36" tubes, many others of smaller length, 100+ centering rings, 43 sheets of balsa, two old ESTES parts assortment boxes full of parachutes, a plastic jug full of various windings of kevlar.... And OTHER JUNK.....

I am such a pack rat.
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Old 05-06-2006, 09:10 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by excelsior_rocketry
Wow... this is sobering...

Kits to build: I stopped counting after a while... over 120


Now I feel really bad for not admitting my unopened kit stash...

Estes Gauchito
Estes SpaceShipOne
Estes Thunderstar
Estes Vanguard Eagle
Estes ScissorWing Transport
Estes Mercury-Redstone
Estes Eliminator
Estes Renegade (2-Stage)
Estes Baby Bertha (4 kits)
Estes Screamin Mimi (3 kits)
Estes Patriot
Quest Payloader One
Quest Full Moon
Quest Navaho AGM
Quest Nike-Smoke (regular-build)
Quest X-30
Quest Intruder
Quest Icarus

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Built rockets: approx 125...

Motors in collection. Last count was 524 , I have added at least another 50 since then... Inlcudes ESTES, Centuri, AVI, MRI, MPC, Aerotech, Ricketflite, Enerjet, Mini Max, NCR, Vulcan, Apogee, FSI, Canaroc, and yes, even USR.

Motors to launch: I have a xerox box full of 18mm ESTES motors in the package, approx 30 18mm and 24mm AP motors, approx 75 13m motors, 24 24mm motors.


I lost track of the names of my rockets well before I reached the current count of 163. In fact, I forgot to add my Outlander to the list. Now standing at 164...

Even as I worked on the list, I was about to pull the trigger on an order for parts to build eight more. Something prevented me; I think I wanted to add some more parts...

I haven't counted my packs of motors. They're all Estes motors, and I try to pick up a pack or two of A8-3s every time I go into a Wal-Mart. It's a box maybe 20" x 6" x 14", and it's full to the point that I can't add another pack. The packs are stacked such that they fit together and take up as little space as possible...

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Parts: ESTES: Xerox box full of plasric cones, 1/2 Xerox box full of balsa and BMS Balsa cones, 40 36" tubes, many others of smaller length, 100+ centering rings, 43 sheets of balsa, two old ESTES parts assortment boxes full of parachutes, a plastic jug full of various windings of kevlar.... And OTHER JUNK.....

I am such a pack rat.


I have several boxes with various parts strewn in them. One has parachutes, streamers, and other recovery items, while another has excess Semroc parts and tubes. There are two Estes #1406 Starter Set boxes with other parts from various Estes kits...

I also have one of those molded plastic tool boxes with 2 removeable clear snap-in trays on the top (purchased two of these at Sears when they were on sale) for carrying launch supplies.

And I religiously save the expended casings from every flight. I tell myself I'm going to use these to build holding spikes one day...
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Old 05-06-2006, 10:28 PM
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Default umm, you're kidding, right...

ok, does the forum have enough bandwidth for this? . lol ...

starting with the unbuilt kits ( sealed, I have no more current ' never to be built' kits in
my collection, all are sold ):
- Semroc SST Shuttle, Arcon, Space Plane, couple Swifts waiting for clone ideas, lol ;
Estes Longshot for Challenger II clone(s), Custom Venture, Quest Nike K, Estes Alpha, Freaky Flyer, Maxi Honest John rerelease, US Rockets Micro-Interoc, Hawk Mountain Raptor, Sunward Gravity Rider..
I think that might be all of the kits.

unfinished ( do you want started, parts collected, or 'someday, i think I have parts' , lol
). Following are either partly built, fins or parts cut (does not count 'someday' stuff that
I likely have all the parts for,uncut:

- CMR Manta clone (original parts)
- Crown Spartan clone (original parts)
- FSI OSO clone (original parts)
- 7.67" Nike K upscale
- Sting Ray (mini tri pak upscale 2.6",to match other 2)
- 6.0" Polaris upscale
- Ace Cantata (crashed,all new parts except fins)
- Vulcanite clone (under construction)
- Warloc (crashed,needs repair)
- 4" Black Brant III (glass cone,tube)
- Earthrise (globe rocket,unfinished,29mm)
- Orion Excaliber (original tubes and decals)
- CMR ELO (have tubes,capsule,fins)
- Mars Snooper 2 (have all parts for clone,orig fins,pods,adapter,decals)
- Airborne Surveillance Missile (have pts,orig fins)
- Alien Explorer (half built)
- CD Longstar (have original fins,no cone)
- FSI Penetrator clone
- mini Saturn V (have pcs,plans,partly built)
- Estes Skytracer (under constr.)
- Estes Starspeeder
- Apogee II clone (started,unfinished,G10 fins)
- Gyroc clone (started)
- K27 Honest John
- K22 Bt55 V2
- AAA American Dream clone
- Estes Gemini Titan
- 12" dia built-up rocket - have cores,balsa struts
- Mars Lander clone (just ordered the Semroc wraps,so I can make it nicer :-)
- Shrox Orion
- Shrox Stonebreaker
- Thrustline Star Hauler
- Launch Pad Alarm (started)
- Estes DART clone
- Scrambler 2 clone


Following is a list I made last year, just updated tonight from memory, might have missed something recent, but here is for analysis of my illness.(includes under repair birds,as we seem to be hard on rockets,as you will see):


AAA Model Aviation Fuels

- Half Breed (ltd edition,under repair)
- Lasersonics 1.2
- Pennsylvania Crude
- Transonic 775 (balsa nosecone)
- Transonic 775 clone (xx phenolic clone,G10 fins)

Ace Rockets

- Mini Allegro clone (Aerotech cone,unpainted,no lugs)

Aerotech

- HV ARCAS (used and abused,needs shock cord)

Art Applewhite

- 13mm Pyramid (download kit)

Centuri

- Laser X
- Magnum Hornet (unfinished)
- Red Eye (actually my brothers)
- Snipe Hunter
- Star Trooper clone (original decals,so-so condition)
- T Bird clone (unpainted)
- Viking (Cub Scout pak version)
- Vector V (needs cone,has unpainted replacement now)
- Zebra II clone (payload unpainted)

Cluster R

- Sandhawk (2.6" version,38mm)

Competition Model Rockets

- Paratrooper (unpainted)
- Sandpiper
- CMR parts RB77 streamer duration bird (EFFY ?)
- CMR parts - twin to above

Crown Rocket Technology

- LASOR 95 clone
- LASOR 134 clone

Custom Rockets

- Bullet (modified,partial painted)
- Engage (24mm,needs red repainted)

DARE Rockets

- 101 MMU

Enerjet

- Enerjet (unproduced 1.34",2 stage 29mm,from plans)
- ENERJET 2250 clone (FSI and CD parts,24mm mounts)

Estes

- Airborne Surveilance Missile clone
- Astro Bee clone (original fins)
- Attack Craft Orion clone (unpainted)
- Astron Bandit clone (half painted)
- Bandit (original fins,no baffle,Astrocam booster)
- Beta clone (mini-brute)
- Challenger 1
- Cherokee D clone
- Cobra clone (Astron,3x18mm)
- Condor (under restoration)
- Constellation (very rough,needs rebuilt)
- Darkstar (24mm mount)
- Delta Clipper (booster damaged,non-stock paint)
- Explorer (# 1974,partly painted)
- Falcon Commander
- Farside
- FoxFire
- Hawkeye
- Honest John (1227,under restoration)
- IQSY Tomahawk (mini scale pak)
- IRIS
- Galactic Taxi
- Goblin
- Jayhawk (pro series,unpainted)
- Laser clone
- LTV Scout
- Magician clone (original fins & decals)
- Maniac (non stock paint)
- MARK 2 (original decals)
- Mars Snooper II
- Maxi Alpha 3 (crashed early January,needs repair)
- Maxi Icarus (29mm)
- Maxi Streak
- Micron
- Mosquito (pink and white)
- Multi Roc clone (original booster)
- Omega clone
- Orion Starfighter (actually my brothers)
- Pathfinder
- Patriot (mini)
- Patriot (pro series,4 cluster 24mm,unfinished)
- Photon Disruptor II
- Polaris clone
- Pulsar
- Rattler 7
- Rogue clone
- S.C.R.A.M. (mini tri pak)
- Sark clone
- Saturn V (vintage,rough)
- Scorpius clone
- Scrambler (original 3 cluster)
- Screamer (mini-brute)
- Sea Strike D (under restoration)
- Skybolt
- Sizzler clone
- Sky Hi clone (original booster)
- Solar Sailer 2
- Solar Warrior
- Sprite
- Star Blazer (TK-31) clone
- Starlab (actually my brothers)
- Star Seeker (mini tri pak)
- Starship Excalibur (unpainted)
- Sting Ray (mini tri pak)
- Sunbird clone (unpainted)
- Teros
- Torrelian Invader (decals rough)
- Vigilante clone
- WAC Corporal clone (G10 fins)
- WASP clone (4 fins)
- Wolverine (rough)
- X Ray
- X Wing Fighter (all plastic,rtf,18mm)
- X Wing Fighter (all plastic,rtf,13mm)

Flight Systems Inc

- Dart clone (RV cone,G10 fins)
- Sprint

Fliskits

- Nebula (Narcon 2005 version,unfinished)

LOC

- Esoteric (original release,under repair)
- EZI 65
- K Load (under repair)
- King Viper III
- Laser LOC 1.5 clone (under repair,unfinished)
- Magnum
- Mini Viper

MPC

- Martian Patrol (actually my brothers)

MRC

- Standard Arm
- Starfire clone
- Trailblazer II

North Coast Rocketry

- Phantom 4000HD (54mm mount,no payload,part painted repair)

Pine Cap Associates

- Super Sleuth clone

Quest

- Big Rage
- Icarus (29mm mount)
- Nike Smoke clone
- Tomahawk
- HL 20 (cone,glider thing)

Rocket Vehicals

- Tiara (burgundy)
- Tiara (pink and orange)

Roto Rocket

- RR2 Space Station (under restoration)

Semroc

- Thunderbird
- SLS Scorpion 'clone' (Crown BT,BMS cone,Semroc fins)

Stellar Dimensions Inc

- Spinnaker

U.S. Rockets

- AeroRoc (modified,7x18mm mounts)
- Mongrel (2.6 host mount,needs 1 fin repaired)
- Sonic 2200 clone (under modification)
- SWARM (with payload section,needs work)

Vaughn Brothers

- Spudnik (copy of kit,one broken stick)

Upscaled projects

- Pathfinder (3.2"/2.6",2.6" host mount, AAA parts)
- Rattler 7 (8.25" dia/4.0",98mm)
- Rogue (1.6" Quantum,29mm,needs scale cone)
- S.C.R.A.M. (mini tri pak, 2.6", 29mm)
- Solar Sailer 2 (2.6",29mm)

From Published Plans

- Aerobee HI (BT60,2 stage 18mm,plans,unpainted)
- Cloud 9 (BT70 boatailed,29mm)
- Elrod 1 (BT60/55,18mm)
- Flying Jato (BT60,18mm)
- JAWS (from HPR plans,shortened)
- Tri-F-O (part painted)
- V2 (BT20,13mm)

scratchbuilt,etc

- 1355 (BT55,4 cluster 13mm)
- Aerobee (3.90",2.6 host mount,unpainted)
- Aerobee (BT5,10.5mm mount,unpainted)
- BEAST (5.375",29mm + 4x24mm,needs repair work)
- Bon Bon Special (towel roll,18mm, paper nose)
- Centrix clone (semi-clone of 10.5mm Apogee kit)
- Cuproc (needs finished)
- Drone (BT60,2 stage,3 cluster)
- Eagle (2.6",3 x 24mm,loose based on Ace kit)
- Hollow Bullet (2.8",24mm,needs repair)
- IQSY Tomahawk (1:4 semi-scale, Stargate 2.25" dia tubing, 24mm)
- Fibre Rocket (towel roll,18mm,needs repair again)
- Nose (rotorocket parts,18mm)
- Peppermint Stick (1.6", 24mm & 4 x 13mm)
- Porta Pad (flight converted orange launch pad)
- Purple People Eater (.7",13mm)
- Pyramid F (29mm pyramid upscale)
- RVI (gold BT50, 18mm)
- Sandhawk (2.6" PML parts,29mm,under restoration)
- Starjammer (BT50, 18mm)
- Stars N Stripes (2.0",4 x 24mm)
- Stumpy (3.90",29mm)
- SYZ (under repair,BT70,24mm)
- Tomahawk (towel tube, 24mm,unfinished)

- unnamed yellow / black 1.8" plastic BT,29mm
- unnamed "Nick's Junk" 1.9" red/wt,AT cone,29mm
- unnamed orange and white 2.0",29mm
- "Centuri Sounder" (1.04",24mm,no real name)
- unnamed red duration bird (BT20 out to BT50,loks like an FSI Sprint)


- V tail fixed pod boost glider (18mm)
- Jetco Thermic 72 boost glider conversion (13mm,pod crimped)
- 13mm boost glider,high aspect wings
- slide wing r/g (unfinished)(18mm)
- scratchbuilt 18mm B/G with 4 pc wings (?finished)

- 13mm plastic cone altitude bird
- 13mm streamer rocket (actually my brothers)
- 2 stage "Vestal-Roc",13mm, broken fin

( I get 184 ?, not counting the partly built / have all parts cut )

As for engines / motors... we won't even start to count them, everything from old MRC F/X engines through an O2600....

~ AL

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Old 05-06-2006, 11:12 PM
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Cool Now *that's* impressive!

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ok, does the forum have enough bandwidth for this? . lol ...
*Wow.* Maybe not.


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unfinished ( do you want started, parts collected, or 'someday, i think I have parts' , lol).
I think several of us, including myself, Craig, and Bill, can relate to that last one *all* too well.


Cheers,

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