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#41 TheSidewinder

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 01:56 PM

The deadline is approaching and I'm still short of entries!

Come on, folks, let's get this off the ground (so to speak) and get your rocket videos submitted!

2 short weeks remain until we hit the deadline, and we haven't even gotten the minimum of 5 entries.

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 02:15 PM

I will be firing several rockets this weekend at WPAG. We will see if they CATO or not as I am trying to lift 500 grams with a 1# (3/4") hybrid.

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 02:16 AM

And I.... will be working, as I do every weekend now. &*$#%^@#*

Have fun at the WPAG. Tell everyone I finally got hired fulltime at IPS. Which likely means I won't see the light of day (or any of them) until next year at the rate I'm going now, lol.
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Posted 04 May 2010 - 07:48 AM

Weather is looking wet for the shoot, I may not go now if the rain continues on Saturday. The spring shoot for NLP is the 15th, will I still be able to submit if I have to want until then?
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Posted 04 May 2010 - 09:51 AM

It's getting crappier and crappier sounding. Last week it said it'd be warm and sunny. Then I heard periods of rain, and some light rain and clouds on saturday. Now they're calling for a mixture of snow and rain.
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Posted 04 May 2010 - 10:22 AM

Snow?!?:angry:
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Posted 04 May 2010 - 11:21 AM

Oh yes, I may not even go because I really don't want to see snow again.

http://www.weather.c...narrative/54414
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Posted 04 May 2010 - 11:48 AM

I have falling leaves for Eric and rockets to test for display.... RATS!!:wacko:
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Posted 05 May 2010 - 01:50 PM

Weather is looking wet for the shoot, I may not go now if the rain continues on Saturday. The spring shoot for NLP is the 15th, will I still be able to submit if I have to want until then?


Deadline is the 20th, but if the judging committee wants to extend it a bit more than that I certainly won't object. I'm still short one entry. Need 5, have 4.

Frankly, I'm a bit surprised about that. I thought I'd get that many straight away.
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Posted 05 May 2010 - 05:56 PM

Im working hard to get an entry to turn in. I bought a metal lathe and built a spindle for my rockets so now all I have to do is make a tube support and test my rockets weight capacity. The hardest part now is finding a weekend I can go to my launch site an hour away.

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 08:40 PM

Im sidelined aswell, My double header wont be fired till probably june! Damn weather, stars, and nosey people! Luckly it is finished, now i worry about it passing fire to the second header >.> Gaah.... ohwell, things happen, still cant wait to see people's rockets. I MAY get to do a few day-rockets, if so, i'll send e'm in.

I wish everyone luck and good weather!
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Posted 16 May 2010 - 05:42 PM

Sidewinder, I just sent you a link to one of mine. You'll have 5 now. Let the judging begin....

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 09:54 PM

OK fellow pyro-rocketeers, this is the last week to get your videos turned in to The Sidewinder. The May 20th deadline will not be extended, so collect what you have and submit! There is a beautiful new Angry Spark III E-match timer controller just waiting to ship out and start counting. Initiate your electronic matches with 007 style. Solid aluminum construction and high-reliability components; yours for free, just build a rocket and get some footage!
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Posted 16 May 2010 - 10:24 PM

Will you give a discount on the system to those of us that loose? I would really like one of them!

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 10:37 AM

OK, folks.

Only THREE days remain until the contest closes. I now have the minimum number of entries. But it's the MINIMUM!

Anyone who was even toying with the idea of entering should get in gear.

After all, with this low number of entries your chances of winning are higher! ;)

I must have the email/PM with the link to the video IN MY HANDS by midnight Thursday, so let's get cracking!

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 04:26 PM

Will you give a discount on the system to those of us that loose? I would really like one of them!

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Normally, I would, but this system is currently on a 25% Spring sale. The current sale price cannot be lowered any more, or we would be making them for free. Believe it or not, this niche type of product does not have the high sales volume needed for cheap outsourcing; which to you means quality HAND BUILT IN THE USA! Every unit is fully tested before shipping out the door.

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 07:51 PM

Really, on sale, whats the web site?
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Posted 18 May 2010 - 05:02 PM

It looks like I cant enter because of bad weather :( Good luck everyone

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 07:17 PM

Same here, 3 inch's of rain tonight, i'll try for a launch tomorrow, but, not hopefull.
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Posted 18 May 2010 - 07:37 PM

Really, on sale, whats the web site?



www.nichropulse.com
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