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I've gotten many comments about my rockets, so I decided to explain what I do. I usually start with assembling the engine housing, which pretty much just holds the engine in place. I next cut, sand, and refine the wooden fins. This is one of the hardest and most difficult parts because the fins, which are very fragile, keep the rocket stable. I've broken these many times. After that, I put together the engine housing with the fins, the body, and the nose cone. I then add the parachute at this point. This is also very important. I've blown up several beautiful rockets due to the failure of this step. One of my works-in-progress is over six feet tall and contains the biggest engine that you're allowed to use without a permit, so I had better rig the parachute correctly. Finally, I airbrush the rocket, launch it, and hope for the best. This is what I have been doing since 2008.
Article posted November 29, 2011 at 08:19 PM •
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I write almost everyday, and would never give it up. My latest story so far that I'm working on is going to be called Wanderer, but it is not even close to being finished and once it is, i still will have to edit it. I have won a novel contest, which I am so excited about because then all i have to do is edit the novel, find an editor and get it published. I hope to grow up to be an author. I like homework and school, but I do not like the stress of it all, which i find kinda strange. I do not work well in groups, all my teachers and close friends know this fact quite well. My nickname in a Manga club that I joined, located at the East Pikes Peak library, is Silence which fits me pretty well.