I thought it was high time that I should sit down and write an update post on the 2022 model rocket binge build. So here goes:
There is no update !
The truth is, I barely even touched a model rocket during the entire month of October, except perhaps to move a few parts and assemblies around to make room for other projects. I did manage to find the time to glue a couple of fins on the Deltie Airshow booster rocket.
And then there was the model prep for the October 31 launch at Dove Valley.
There were actually several good reasons for this inactivity during October.
First, the initial two weeks were spent in Maryland to visit family there. I had hoped to make a side trip to visit Goddard while I was in the vicinity, but that didn't come to fruition.
In mid-month, I had a request from my oldest grandson to help him build a really cool slingshot he wanted.
So, the rockets got pushed aside and the BlastFromThePast shop transformed into woodworking mode.
I did happen to binge on one thing during the month - all of the new Star Wars series that hit Disney +.
As an aside, if any of you readers are SW fans, don't miss the Andor series. It's really good, in my opinion.
Here's a tip for watching this one - most of the actors speak in thick British, Irish, or Scottish accents, plus the audio level is very low through a lot of it. If you want to even begin to follow any of the dialogue, I strongly advise kicking on the closed-caption feature on your TV.
Anyway, back to rockets.
I seriously don't anticipate November to be much better in terms of getting a lot of work done on the build pile. I've already started unpacking and testing the massive amount of Christmas lights for the annual outdoor decorating project, so the shop has again transformed into 'Electrical Central'.
So, it is quite likely that the current pile of rocket projects will become the "2022-23 Semi-Binge Build".
I'll let you know if I happen to find time to glue up a fin or two.
Perhaps even a launch lug.....