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Old 08-07-2013, 05:07 PM
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The Alpha was the first rocket I lost. I got it with a starter set as a 15th birthday present. Built it Friday night, painted it on Saturday with gloss white spray paint and red and black brush paint, and flew it on Sunday, still tacky, at the parking lot above the soccer field at NKU. It went straight up on a C6-5, popped the chute, and rode the breeze to the woods as Mom, Dave, Jen and I watched. A few years later NKU turned that strip of woods into a parking lot, and I'd think of the Alpha when I parked there.
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Build floor: Semroc Egg Crate, Semroc S.P.E.V

Rediscovered: Roto-Rocket Star Scan, Semroc Laser X, Semroc SLS Laser X

In paint: Centuri Stellar Hercules, Estes Monarch, Estes Nike Apache, Semroc Recruiter

Body shop: Estes Jayhawk

Ready to fly: Centuri Zebra II, Estes Centuri, FSI Dart, Semroc Penetrator, Semroc Point, Semroc Squire
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