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The older group of girls jump right in with the Thing-a-ma-Jig kit!
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The helper (center, standing) was wonderful working with the kids
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Sharing glue, the kids work together well as a group
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Some had difficulty, but nothing they couldn't overcome!
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kits in the midst of assembly
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Satisfied that her engine mount is properly assembled, she shows it off!
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Working hard to complete the Thing-a-ma-Jig
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Without question, parachutes are always the hardest part of the assembly!
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The Whatchamacallit uses a streamer, making the assembly that much easier.
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Fin units assembled, we are nearing completion!
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Everyone is busy assembling their streamer.
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Here, the Thing-a-ma-Jiggers (as I came to call them :) ), learn how to fold their parachutes.
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Attaching the recovery harness (Shock line and shock cord) to the nose cone
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Parachutes packed away and fin units complete, the Thing-a-ma-Jiggers  near the completion of their models.
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Sharing glue, they place glue lines on the model in preparation of attaching the fin unit.
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DONE!  Ready to fly, the Thing-a-ma-Jiggers proudly display their models.
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Whatchamacallit fin units ready for final assembly.
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Working hard as we approach the end of the week, the kid perform the final steps on the assembly
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Some are done, some are finishing up.  It was great to see the kids who finished a step early, helping their class mates.
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First batch of Whatchamacallit kits done!
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Next group of Whatchamacallit's are nearing completion as well!
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Fins attached, launch lugs are the final step!
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Success!  We've finished the building session with the girls.  Tomorrow we fly!
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Boxes and boxes of rockets from the boys and girls group.  These are the Whatchamacallit kits
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And here are the Thing-a-ma-Jig kits.  All ready for motors and ready to take to the air!
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The first two girls are ready to fly!
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Perfect launch and recovery and a near perfect catch!
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Young and younger, all seemed to enjoy the day in the sun!
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Especially the spectators!
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Posing for the camera
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Tiny fingers doing work they've never done before!
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But they all learned and all did wonderfully well!
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3, 2, 1 LIFTOFF!  Finger on the launch button.
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Some of these kids weren't much bigger than the rocket itself! LOL
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What they may have lacked in size they more than made up for in enthusiasm!
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Now for the Whatchamacallit kits!
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A proud mix of Thing-a-ma-Jig and Whatchamacallit
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More Thing-a-ma-Jig's ready to go
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Hard to see the rocket against the cloudy sky!
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Easy enough on its return though!  Great catch!
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Love the poses!
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Not to mention the excitement these kids showed!
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So fast I only got the smoke trail!
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Hard to catch the streamer models as they come down much faster!
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After launching, the kids relax to watch their other classmates fly.
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It was like a party!  We ALL had fun!
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Two more proud to show off their work
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Man, it tired me out watching these youngun's run so fast for so long!
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And we have LIFTOFF!
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That dress on the right would make for a GREAT paint job on her model!
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With so many cameras, the kids didn't know WHERE to look...
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This is where the term "cute as a button" comes from :)
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Slowly releasing the launch button, all look up to follow the model!
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You can just see the streamer in the top of the picture.  The model is below it, but harder to see against the white sky.
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See?  Her rocket (right) IS the same color as her dress!  Cool!
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Great liftoff!
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Hamming it up for the camera.  I love it!
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Anxiously awaiting the time to push the button!
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And quick to chase it down afterwards!
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We're ready to fly!
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Little rocketeers with little rockets.  Yep, that's cool!
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BIG performance though!
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I need to get shorter launch pads if I am going to do young groups like this! LOL
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Nice shot of one on its return to earth.
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Formal and casual, side by side!
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Love them big smiles!
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Them big liftoffs are pretty cool too!
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Last launch of the morning, with her finger on the launch button!
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Sure sign of a good day of flying, 100 spent igniters!
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