2001 07 29 - Mountainview- 1 of 8

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The Certifiably Gothic being prepped for flight. This rocket started out as a PML 1/4-scale Patriot kit, which was the right rocket for a level 1 certification flight (4" body, just under 1500 grams, can fly on G, H, and I motors, and was on sale at ARG), but for a few reasons (not wanting to do all that work with painting and masking, having a friend named Skud, and anyway US patriotism hits its best-before date the moment it crosses the border) the paintjob diverged. PML included a sticker of their "Q-Max" demon and a logo, and they being in black and red inspired the reverse colours behind them, and that in turn gave me the name for the rocket.