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    Well, I just finished puting This Little Baby together... My first solo foray into model rocketry. I needed a diversion for the evening. Looking forward to firing this off on the weekend with my boy

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    Very nice, but be prepared to loose it. I've lost so many rockets over the years that I just stopped buying the small ones. My current collection is based on the Broadsword, Patriot Missle (4 engines!), and another one that I forget at the moment. In the past, I've had Big Birtha, Alpha 1 through 3 or whatever, Sky Hawk, and probably 15 other ones that I can't name. It's a great hobby, but just gets very annoying after you spend 20 hours assembling a rocket and it lands in the river after the first flight...
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    model rocket= fun

    I had a couple of rockets that were about 4" tall. Put the largest specified engine in it, shot it, and i haven't seen the thing since

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    Originally posted by bgoodman:
    <STRONG>model rocket= fun

    I had a couple of rockets that were about 4" tall. Put the largest specified engine in it, shot it, and i haven't seen the thing since</STRONG>
    ROTFLMAO !!!!!

    Aaron - 4 ENGINES??? Holy cow! Any links to pics of those puppies?
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    Yep, takes 4 E engines. I don't have any pictures, but you may be able to find it on the Estes site. If you can't, I'll scan a catalogue pic for you. Mine's in storage right now, so I can't easily take digital images.
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    Thanks, Aaron - Found some pics last nite. Cool. I also came across some pretty hardcore model rocketry sites... these guys are flying beasts that are 7.5" in diameter and 6 to 12 feet long! Must cost a small fortune to get one of those airborne!
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    Then there's this guy who found the convergence of cars and rocketry...

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    Originally posted by mtmsol:
    <STRONG>Then there's this guy who found the convergence of cars and rocketry...</STRONG>
    that guy must know some Police or is one to have that on his car and not get busted

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    Heh, this makes me wish I had never sold my paintball gun! :-) I wonder if I could rig something up with my air horns air compressor ;-)

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    Well, we had a 15-minute reprieve from the rain today, so up it went! The boys (me, my 2&1/2 year old son and my dad) (we left my 9-month-old boy at home ) found a field nearby and flew 2 successful flights!
    The first flight, with the smaller engine, landed about 30 feet from the launch pad, and the large-engine flight landed about 75 feet away!
    Got it all on video... it was a great outing!

    Ps - "Grandpa" & I are hooked

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