Wednesday 23 June 2010

Preparing for launch

My big thing this week is getting ready for GARLO on Saturday. I am finally going to actually finish some rockets, including one that’s been primed with a base coat for a couple of years now.

I am also forcing Corwin to finish the rocket I bought for him at the previous GARLO which has been half done for about a year. This has sparked some interest in Charles. The two of them were bugging me for more kits to build, of which I had a few that were the appropriate skill level. I had one that was a snap together which Charles finished with Corwin’s help, although Charles’ has been using it as a toy in his games with Alice so I don’t expect it to remain flyable. Charles has started on another kit which requires some gluing (he took quite a bit of prodding to remember his after school rocket building which, sadly, he’s never actually flown the result.

I am hoping that I will be able to attend in the morning without my normal complete panic — sort of a mild panic is my goal. To make that more challenging, the rocket club got a request a month or two back from a local company to do a demonstration launch this Friday, the day before GARLO. I thought that wasn’t too bad but the guy who took charge of the scheduling ended up scheduling a 5½ hour effort which is long to start with but right before GARLO? I don’t know what I am going to do about that.

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