EVERYONE PLEASE READ THIS

Ok, this may seem like I'm being a jerk, and I'm really not intending to, but
can you guys please shut up about the whole politics, save our rights, evil
government thing (at least in this newsgroup) and start talking about ROCKETS
again!?!? I mean it's getting to the point where I don't even feel like
checking RMR because I know all I'll see is "Devil's Advocate Mode On" and then
everyone getting up on their soapbox preaching to the choire. I mean I know
it's an EXTREMELY important issue, but isn't the purpose of this newsgroup to
discuss rocketry related activities and techniques? I'm only 18 and would like
to learn as much as I can about rocketry, but this is becoming extremely
difficult in this particular newsgroup. And please, just because I'm a
teenager don't just assume that I don't know what I'm talking about or that YOU
DO. Sorry to have to be a jerk about it, but those are my feelings plain and
simple.
Randy D.
Co-Prez, SoJARS
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NeoF14
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BRAVO!
The paranoid anti-government types should go off to a politics newsgroup and leave us alone.
-Fred Shecter NAR 20117
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Fred Shecter
Nice.
No big projects for me, but I've been building a small project. Airfix Saturn V PMC. Almost finished, going to finish it off at IRW 2003.
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Darren J Longhorn
While I don't have any new projects I'm working on, I am very excited about an upcoming trip. There are two launches in Sept. at the BlackRock Nevada desert that I get to go to. Both will have very big rockets, lottsa fire and smoke. Kimberly Harms has added a booster stage to CSP 8, should be awsome.
If anybody has some vacation time to burn, or has been laid off recently, come on out to Nevada in September. Temps in the 80's, and a 1,200 square mile, pool table flat dry lake bed for finding rockets.
steve
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17 foot tall, 10 inch diameter, glassed, Hypertek M powered (plus 4-54mm holes) Tomahawk with removable fins?
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Joel. phx (small part of the central Arizona rocket projects group)
To be flown at:
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Joel Corwith
I've been trying to work on my modeling skills a bit more. I'm trying out new techniques for adding detail and getting better looking paint jobs. I'm currently planning to build a 4 ft tall russian R-7 Vostok. It's gonna be one helluva challenge to my modeling skills, but that's really why I want to build it.
Randy D. Co-Prez, SoJARS
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NeoF14
Randy, Try this site for rocketry talk. Great bunch of folks on this forum.
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Stones
Well, it's been a little while since I finished it, but check out my Loc Warlok, aptly named the "Bull Shark" at
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Joe A. South Louisiana Rocketry (SOLAR) #8
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MODROCKET
Current Projects:
1. NAR level I certification hopefully in September or October.
2. Just finished a Scratch-built HPR Maxi-Alpha III clone to replace the last one that I lost. The paintjob turned out awesome for once!!
3. Slight upscale (BT-60) Estes Blue Bird Zero clone complete with 3x18MM cluster. I expect awesome flights from this rocket. Just need to finish sand and move on to primer and paint.
4. Estes Mercury Redstone. Still trying to figure out how to fix the escape tower, which I screwed up badly!
5. Estes Executioner. Still deciding what evil mods I'm going to do to it!!
Stalled projects:
1. Estes Saturn V. Screwed up some stuff, still formulating a plan to fix it.
2. BT-80 Estes Der Red Max w/ 3x24MM cluster. Finished custom nose cone, cut bodytube to length and slotted it - never got any further.
J.A. Michel
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J.A. Michel
107% Scale Black Brant II 30 feet tall, 18.5" diameter 663 pounds on the pad Three 6" (152mm) 54,000NS "P" Motor cluster Dual Deploy with a 27 foot drogue, and a 47 foot main
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Wedge Oldham
Thanks. After reading through the past week's trash on this newsgroup, after returning from vacation, I almost hit the "unsubscribe" button, but seeing your post gave me hope.
o.k., FWIW I am working on a small Vostok, based on monsieur Alway's plans from the Art of Scale Model Rocketry. I am going to attempt a little more detail though (i.e. showing the engine bells, verniers, some of the external fairings etc).
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BB
So you're not messing about then? ;)
Chris
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Chris Eilbeck
Oh, please do.
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Jerry Irvine
He is using "marginal" motors.
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Jerry Irvine
So, Wedge... When and where ya gonna fly this little project?
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James L. Marino
My "BIG" project ...
After finishing-up LDRS XXII as webmaster, co-registrar, and now KloudBusters Secretary, I underwent quintuple cardiac by-pass surgery on August 7, 2003 and am starting the road back to health. For those of you who met me at LDRS, you know roughly my age, so this was a bit of a surprise.
After I get my wind back, I have a few kits around to work on (my "lesser" projects). When Yank closed down, I got 1 each a 2", 3", and 4" Iris that I'd like to get built. I have a special place in my "heart" for the Iris as I had a Centuri Iris as a kid that I flew until the body tube was so mushy I couldn't keep the nose cone on.
Randy, rockets are fun, cool, and "all that", but the realities of life sometimes take center stage. Sometimes it might not seem as if anyone is building and flying rockets any more and just worrying about the legal stuff, but the reason we're taken in by the legal stuff is that we have our eye on the prize, to build and fly without undue interference from outside the hobby. A little extra effort now could remove these discussions from r.m.r. forever. Sounds good, eh?
Doing nicely now, --Lance.
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Lance B. Lickteig
Just wait until they get our age. Since they learned from the best they will have nothing to bitch about.
NOT!
This TOPIC has been posted too many times in the PAST Dip sticks!
Might as well shut down RMR! Correct?
BUT
I think all you would miss it too much, including this author.
KMJK
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Karl M.J. Kowert
Just wait until they get our age. Since they learned from the best, they will have nothing to bitch about.
NOT!
This TOPIC has been posted too many times in the PAST! Might as well shut down RMR! Correct?
GEEZ!!!
BUT
I think all you would miss it too much, including this author.
KMJK=Learned rocketry from an early age and from LOTS of sources, (including RMR, about 5%).
Reminds me of an Alice Cooper song. Care to guess? Has "18" in it! :-)
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Karl M.J. Kowert
Randy,
Best wishes for your speedy and complete recovery.
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Mark B. Bundick mbundick - at - earthlink - dot - net NAR President www - dot - nar - dot - org
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Mark B. Bundick
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for moderated groups that stick to rockets. Here, just skip the political threads.
Tom
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Tom Binford

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