So, the L3 shot was all set for the Sept launch. Perfect weather, great people coming to watch, Rocket was good to go and motor is in hand. Wasn’t able to make it, But no worries, April will be here soon enough and I’ll try again. I’d rather do this right even if I have to wait a little bit.
In the mean time, I picked up a Carbon Fiber Optima kit from MAC. It’s silly, it’s not needed. But it’s something that’s been in my head for a little while now, so it’s going to be a really fun, silly kit.
I’ve built a couple rockets before. Deadlines suck. Making plans sucks. I’ve been slowly piling up bits for this L3 attempt for years. Decided to jump and make a go for it, and it’s been frustrating as hell ever since I made that choice.
Stepping back a bit right now. continuing the build and trying not to let it stress me.
I have a stupid amount of overlap in my fleet. The multiple Optimas are probably the most glaring offense. Then theres the 3″/54mm collection of the Wildman, Darkstar, Villain, PK3 booster still hanging around, and may as well toss the 2.6″/54mm Screech in this group. And the 2.6″/38mm screech and 54mm Tomach aren’t too far removed from this group. I was building the 2.6″/38mm blue tube Smugglers when I saw the sale for the screech…. functionally the same rocket. I didn’t set out to do this… it just kinda happened…. and I wish I had planned better. Trying to pick out what to fly heavily is difficult….we’ll see how that goes.
So I finally made a couple 38mm 2 grain motors and tested them. so far so good.
That about sums that up >< Going to need to figure out that recovery system. Works just fine in the other two Optimas….apparently this one not so much.
Up parts were good-
But I blew out the sides on the Vulc-
Good Flight otherwise-