A couple of weeks ago the MissileFits got together a launched rockets into stormy skies over St. Louis. Above are the plans I drew up for my weird homemade rocket, which is sort of a rocket/glider combo (based loosely on Estes' Scissor-Wing Transport). You can see actual photos of it here or here. It worked pretty well after I reinforced the fins with electrical tape. Here's an action photo of Billy K, owner of the world's scariest briefcase, helping me prepare for launch (photo by Ben Kiel):
All in all it was an awesome time. For next year, I am planning on building a rocket that I can physically travel in. It is gonna require a lot of balsa wood and Elmer's white glue. See you there!