The one thing I can actually start today is assembling my guillotine fin jig. I'm excited about this thing, as it should assure that I get my fins on perfectly straight every time.
But, man, I'm so close to finishing these rockets, and since it's been three weeks since I started them, I'd like to put them to bed.
Here's a list of rocketry projects I'm either working on, or planning:
- Assemble the guillotine fin jig
- Construct a camera tripod mounting system to use as a launch pad
- Build my own launch controller
- Finish painting and stickering my two rockets
- Build a cradle to hold rockets in construction
- Build individual crates to store and carry individual rockets (I've already roughly designed these)
- Build my Estes Big Bertha, 3D Rocketry Nautilus II, Quest Magnum Sport Loader (my first cluster rocket, with two motors firing at once) rockets
- Find out what the hell happened to my Red River Rocketry Blue Shift rocket (the USPS tracking claims it was delivered to my door, yet I do not have it in my hot little hands)
- Find the perfect tool box to use as a range kit (all the stuff you want to take to the launch site - motors, wadding, pliers, bits of sand paper, etc.)