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The Thrifty Rocketeer

This month, I succeeded in re-starting this blog through my #NaRoBloMo effort. I didn’t seem to make an impact on social media. I think I’m the only person who used that joking hashtag.But one reader did join me. Kirk G, a longtime listener and support… […]

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Episode 83 quick message

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#83 Workshop talk / Listener Q&A

Episode #6.83 show notes: Gheem talks about a nice gift his TARC team received at a Tripoli Mid-Ohio launch, CG answers a listener question about ejection baffles, and Daniel the rocket n00b talks about his […]

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Estes Nike-X – Part 1

Once I got the Semroc Bandit all glued together, the next kit I semi-randomly pulled from the build pile was the Estes Nike-X, another nice BT-55 kit.I like BT-55 rockets. It might be my favorite low power tube size. I’m not sure why. A BT-55 tube (1.3… […]

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Brodak Is Back

A few months ago, I learned from Bill Cooke’s Rocketeer’s Corner blog that my favorite sanding sealer, by Brodak, was out of stock.I learned about Brodak from Bill’s blog, and I love using it to seal the wood grain on balsa fins.Everyone has a favorite… […]

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The Semroc Bandit – Part 2

The ducted ejection motor mount system for the Semroc Bandit can be seen above. This is apparently a re-creation of the original Estes baffle system in the 1971 Bandit. The parts fit together well, and it’s pretty neat – although it does add significan… […]

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The Semroc Bandit – Part 1

I’ve realized I made a mistake with #NaRoBloMo. That is, I promised to follow up the first N00b T00b post with another N00b T00b post, addressing specific topics. Then, I kept feeling obligated to write that before writing anything else, making this bl… […]

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Technical Difficulties

I was trying to illustrate the next post on the N00b T00b last night, with a screenshot from OpenRocket, on the MacBook Air I use for The Rocketry Show podcast.But the 3D image of designs in OpenRocket on this MacBook all display as really tiny.This is… […]