A few years back I was doing just that, and ran across the Space Age Industries (SAI) catalog. I love egg lofters - egg lofting events are one of my favorite competition events. They pose a decent design/build challenge, and the potential for a catastrophic mess is high :) Anyway, this page in the catalog caught my eye:
|Page from Space Age Industries catalog, published circa 1969|
|Gorgeous Hen Grenade nose cone fashioned by Gordon Agnello at Excelsior Rocketry.|
And where they would be setting still, if it were not for Gordon. I had ordered some decals for my Mean Machine clone (the topic of my "Bad Boy of Yesteryear" post), and Gordy, tired of seeing the Hen Grenade still in my "Under construction" list after a couple of years, sent along a fin set that he manufactured with his tools. The removal of the possibility of mutilation rekindled my desire to build this bird, and so construction has begun. I should have it ready to fly by Southern Thunder, and am excited about seeing this grand old design fly once more.
That, and the appeal of getting my fellow YORF'ers off my back…