- The SpaceShip1, a 1:30 scale model of the Scale Composites / Virgin Galactic suborbital spacecraft. The real thing looks like this (free use image from Wikipedia):
It's an 18-mm motor rocket that apparently often glides after the motor cuts out. It is currently built, but not painted. I hope to fly it at CATO 142 in october.
- A 2-stage micromaxx rocket. Nothing fancy, just an old pen and some balsa.
- The Flaming Hat of Death, as described here. Basically, Take a wide-brimmed hat and stick a big, loud, smoky motor in it. Make the motor removable so it's wearable.
- A model of Serenity, a wierd-looking sci-fi ship. It'll be tough to build. The two side pods will house booster engines, with the main engine inside the body. It'll have to have clear plastic fins to be stable.
- The Orion shuttle from 2001. I may convert a plastic model to fly.
- An 18mm machbuster, kitbashed from a Wizard kit. I might need stronger balsa, though.
- A 24mm Machbuster, for using bigger motors. Unlike the 18mm Machbuster, there are commercial kits that can do this.
- A tube-fin, egg-lofting, paper-towel-roll-made, clustered motor freak. I have most of the needed parts.
I have 3 MMX rockets, 3 mini motor rockets, 12 18mm rockets, 1 tracking capsule, and 1 18mm booster. I have 6 scratch-built birds plus the booster, 1 built from 1966 plans, 1 heavily modified from a kit, and 10 kit rockets plus the capsule. I have 2 scale models, 1 staged rocket, and 4 finless rockets.
By the way, I joined the NAR (National Association of Rocketry) yesterday. This makes it easier for me to buy high-powered motors and allows me to attend NAR meets, plus gets me a subscription to Sport Rocketry magazine.