Saturday, November 20, 2010

Getting ready for Punkin Chunkin

I made a parachute from a garbage bag today. Huge friggin' chute. 36" by 66". It'll lower a 7 oz punkin at just 4 feet per second.

(And yes, it is 'punkin', not pumpkin. Only punkins get launched.)

I've also got the Nell ready for launch - added the launch lugs and shock cord. The final coat of paint can wait for after its first flight.

The Great Punkin - my half-assed punkin lofter, cobbled together last year out of two mailing tubes and some scrap wood - had aquired new decoration in preparation for its second flight tomorrow. It now has a zigzag black stripe around the yellowish body. To say I am pleased would be an understatement.

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