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Rex R 07-29-2017 08:42 PM

Bong BOLO FOUND
 
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please be on the look out for this rocket misplaced at the Bong today. thanks,
Rex
*edit* update it has been found and awaiting pickup

tbzep 07-30-2017 11:53 AM

Misplaced... :chuckle:

Rex R 07-31-2017 07:09 PM

well eventually someone will find it and it will find its' way home. the nose and motor retainer should survive for a couple of years...I have my doubts about the motor case and altimeter lasting that long(in usable condition).
Rex

Rex R 08-07-2017 03:17 PM

given how the universe seems to work...the rocket should return home shortly...I just ordered a replacement altimeter.
Rex

Rex R 08-21-2017 11:25 AM

Found
 
it was found on Sunday (July 20) and is awaiting pickup
Rex

aeppel_cpm 08-22-2017 07:12 AM

Hurray!

Rex R 08-24-2017 12:57 AM

apparently I need to be a LOT more obvious about how I put my name on my rockets. so now my rockets may have a nice paint job AND a big label on them.
Rex

tbzep 08-24-2017 08:12 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rex R
apparently I need to be a LOT more obvious about how I put my name on my rockets. so now my rockets may have a nice paint job AND a big label on them.
Rex

That will make them ugly...not your name, but the label itself. Rockets will be found with the chute out. Maybe attach a 3" by 6" cloth streamer with good contrasting info on it to the shock cord or put your info on the shoulder of the nosecone. They will notice when it gets shoved back into the body for transport.

Rex R 08-24-2017 11:14 AM

er no it won't. this rocket was labeled on the base of the nose cone(where the shock cord connects) and no one noticed (or looked there). my guess, is the person who found it tucked the chutes into the chute bays and closed up the forward bay, later no one pulled the nose all the way off. so if it isn't immediately obvious the bird gets tossed into the club trailer until the next launch. that motor will be a real joy to clean.
Rex

Jerry Irvine 08-24-2017 11:47 AM

White vinegar.

tbzep 08-24-2017 04:29 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rex R
er no it won't. this rocket was labeled on the base of the nose cone(where the shock cord connects) and no one noticed (or looked there). my guess, is the person who found it tucked the chutes into the chute bays and closed up the forward bay, later no one pulled the nose all the way off. so if it isn't immediately obvious the bird gets tossed into the club trailer until the next launch. that motor will be a real joy to clean.
Rex

You only focused on half of my post. I also mentioned a nice large banner/flag on the recovery system. You can also write on the chute in nice large print. Either one will force someone to handle the recovery system and see something written on it.

If the cone is off and you have info written all the way around the shoulder, someone putting the cone on will probably notice it (but could choose to ignore it). If it's written on one side, odds are they won't.

If you want to throw labels on the rocket, go for it. It's your rocket. I do that on multi stage demo rockets for schools where I know I'll not come close to getting it back near their playground or ball field.


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