Flew the I200w, H250G and the G77R.
Looking at the amount of hardware I have laying around, and the odds I’ll fly it much. Been trying to fly off as much motor stock as I can to free up cases I don’t see much future in for myself.
I don’t need 6 29/40-120’s At the time I was thinking I’d be flying them non-stop, but I’ve grown away from the case. It’s cool to be able to fly quick and easy…a G76G for $11 is hard to beat for value. But I’m finding the Optima is a better flier on on H250G, H268R, and I200W’s. 180-360 loads range from $18 to $30. I still use the F52’s in the dual Optima, but with a chute release, H238T’s would be logical, and that’s going to be a rare flying bird anyways. I’ll likely keep one or two, but 4-5 of those are going to go on the auction block I think…and likely both 29/120 cases. $17 for a G79W, $18.69 for an H128W. $22 for an H180W. Yea, that’s a no brainer. I’m comfortable going to a couple sets of 180-360 cases.
The 38/1320 is an awesome case, with a single load, but an awesome load – the J510W It’s a nice motor, but I’ve also got a Loki 38/1200 which despite the naming, has more powerful loads, and 5 of them. Having sold my AT closures with my 360/720 cases, I don’t think it makes sense to keep the 1320 around.
Would leave me with a 24/40, 29/180,240,360 x 2, loki 38/120, 38/1200, and 54/1200 for commercial loads. I’m pretty ok with that…. backed up by 29 3g, 38 2g x 2, 54/1050, 1600,1750,and 2550 for EX. my OCD wants a 1400 in there, but we’ll see. I have Loki 38/480 and 740 cases, but haven’t gotten around to getting nozzles yet. Still need to gather some snap rings and nozzle washers for the 54 EX cases.
But, the basic idea is to start unloading anything I’m not using much, and turn it into a Loki 76/6000, M1882LW, and possibly a new altimeter/GPS unit for my L3. Flying has become stressful, and it should be relaxing and fun. My plan going forward is less flights, but bigger. Pre-prep everything, pop off a big high flight, and then maybe toss one or two little guys up. The stress of trying to race to get a bunch of flights in is defeating the purpose of having a hobby.
I’m going to finish up and paint all the rocket kits I have on hand, but likely won’t be buying many more. And many of those will be finished with no solid plans to be flown.
My plans are to setup 2-3 rockets for flight, and most of the rest will be set aside for now. Thinking perhaps one new rocket, a MAC 54mm with a 38mm hole to fly 29/38mm EX, the 54mm Screech, and the Widman Extreme. My flight plans for 2017 are tentatively an M1882LW for my L3, an EX 2550 load in the Tomach, and then whatever I can cook up in the MAC 54 and Screech.
That’s the plan anyways.