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Stickershock Is Returning!

January 6, 2019 The Rocket N00b 0

Mark of has decided, after many supportive messages, to return to business! This is excellent news.On Stickershock’s Facebook page, he posted:I want to thank each and every one of you for the VERY KIND AND SUPPORTING WORDSI would lov…

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Stickershock Is Gone

December 26, 2018 The Rocket N00b 0

Mark has closed shop permanently. It seems time has come for him to quit the business.Mark did great work, producing high quality vinyl decals for all shapes, sizes, and styles of rockets big and small, and this is quite a loss for r…

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Great Planes Hand Sanders Back On the Market!

December 23, 2018 The Rocket N00b 0

Just a quick post to let you know that one of my favorite tools – the Great Planes Easy-Touch Hand Sander – now appears to be back on the market!This simple but really well-designed sanding block is a must have for hobbyists, including model rocketeers…

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Zero Ns in 2018

August 30, 2018 The Rocket N00b 0

Hello, stranger. How’ve you been?For the past few year over on The Rocketry Forum, there has been a thread each year where people can log the Newton-seconds they’ve burned flying rockets that year, called the Newton Tally Thread (here’s this year’s). I…

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Sheer Joy

June 18, 2018 The Rocket N00b 0

Watch this:Joe Barnard is right to have such a reaction to such a successful flight. Amazing, incredible, awesome work.Follow me on Twitter.Like my Facebook page for blog updates and extra stuff.Have a question you’d like to see addressed on this blog?…

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Magical Weight-Reducing Balsa Filler (???)

June 14, 2018 The Rocket N00b 0

I recently wrote about a test of various balsa grain fillers and sealers and the weight they add.The clear winner of that test was the Brodak butyrate dope sanding sealer, which added 0.3 grams of mass to a piece of 3 inch by 3 inch balsa, sealed on bo…

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Sanding Block Pro Tip

June 1, 2018 The Rocket N00b 0

A while back, I showed a way to remove self-adhesive sandpaper from an aluminum sanding block, like the Great Planes Easy-Touch Hand Sander*, seen above.Self-adhesive sandpaper, such as the stuff I buy from Klingspoor, has such a powerful adhesive on i…