August 22, 2004

Told you I was working on stuff

I needed to build a rocket for a certain size of motor that I fly because everything in the fleet was either too light or too heavy. Besides, I needed to say thanks to some very special ladies.

Hot Jets are go!

Those are the first 'flames' I've ever done and they turned out pretty good. The fade isn't nearly as abrupt as the photo seems to show, but it's still not as smooth as I'd hoped for.

Closeup of the logo

The logo and checkerboard pattern were done on an HP color laser printer. I used Power Point to create them.

Speaking of which:
closeup of the checkerboard

Every Hot Jets cheerleader is included.

Maiden flight is this coming Saturday, on an Aerotech F24 White Lightning motor. Expected altitude is between 1500 - 2000 feet. With a larger motor, she'd easily break a mile. I'm looking forward to having much fun with this one.

Of course, I'd be remiss if I didn't list each of the Hot Jets cheerleaders:
Denita, of Who Tends The Fires!
Jennifer, of Jennifer's History and Stuff!
Cindy, of Squipper!
Lemur Girl, of... uh, Lemur Girl!
Heather, of Angelweave!
Kat, of Mostly Fluff!
Nic, of Shoes, Ships, and Sealing Wax!
Susie, of Practical Penumbra!
Mookie, of MookieRiffic!
Helen, of Everyday Stranger!
Gir, of Your Moosey Fate!
Tink, of Flitting Here and There!
Sarah, of Trying To Grok!
Blogoline, of Blogoline's Journal!
LeeAnn, of The Cheese Stands Alone!
Dawn of Caterwauling!
Big Hair, of Left & Right!
Wegglywoo, of On the Beach at the End of the World!
Stevie, of Caught In The XFire!
Emma, of Miss Apropos!
Lynn S., of Reflections in d minor!

Posted by Ted at August 22, 2004 11:19 AM
Category: Rocketry

Yay! I'm famous!

Posted by: Susie at August 22, 2004 03:12 PM

heh. I guess my dad's nickname for me finally makes sense. My name is on a rocket. How cool is that!? Thanks for putting all your Hot Jets cheerleaders on there!

Posted by: Cindy at August 23, 2004 10:06 PM

Just wanted to drop a quick web addy update (see the URL field). I'm in hiding otherwise. :)

Posted by: dawn at August 24, 2004 08:23 AM

The whole thing looks great - the flames, the checkerboard, the whole nine yards. This is my very first rocket ship ride... And now Elton John's Rocket Man is running through my head. Good thing I like that song.

Posted by: Kat at August 24, 2004 03:26 PM
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