I’m currently in the middle of building my very first model rocket. A real rocket that will fly! It’s going to be awesome to see it (hopefully) fly!
I have ordered some cheap PVC parts and crafted some of my own parts already. It’s a new hobby of mine and I’m really excited to get further into the nerdery 😀
I have so far crafted the fins, nose cone, parachute protection (from blast that will shoot it out), and some matchstick remote igniters.
I have ordered and just recieved: A PVC pipe that will become the body of the rocket, a PVC mount/cap to fit inside of the body for the motors and the shell of said motors.
I thought up until yesterday that it would be a “sugar-powered” rocket – powered by a mix of powdered sugar (C12H22O11 ) and Potassium Nitrate (KNO3). But sadly that’s illegal here in Denmark, and so is ordering a small solid rocket engine from the web. It’s legal in the USA and some other countries in Europa. I will now take a look at legal alternatives to power my rocket. THIS THING WILL FLY, DAMMIT!
There’s a lot of things I’m looking forward to this year, including but not limited to: Getting accepted into university, space stuff (SpaceX, Blue Origin, etc.), getting my drivers license & getting into model rocketry.
2018 was a really fun year for me. I traveled with friends, youtube’d a lot, got a new desk and watched 45% of all Classic Doctor Who. I turned 20, which in and of itself isn’t really something spectacular, but hey, I’m not a teenager anymore I guess! I got a job in the games industry! I was hired in October and started as a Level Designer in a medium sized games company in Copenhagen. It’s been so exciting getting a job in the industry I want to work in.
Obviously, everything wasn’t perfect. For example, I didn’t pass my drivers test in the first try. But we all have our ups and downs and that’s life. We should all just try to have a positive mental attitude! 😀
I hope everyone has a absolutely fantastic and brilliant 2019!