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Quarentine Update: Card Stock

The Thrity Rocketeer blog continues....
It's been a while since I've added a posting.  No doubt you've heard about a little thing called Covid-19, so I won't go into that here.
However, while quarantined, many of us have been building rockets or organizing or painting... getting ready.
And it occurs to me to share a tip that you may find quite helpful in the field.
If you're like me, you've got more than a dozen rockets now, and the memory fades on which rocket takes which motor.  Was that a D12-3, D12-5, or D12-7 in that High-Flier rocket you completed last month?
There are several ways to deal with this: Some rocketeers write the most common value of motor to be used on the inside lip of the nosecone.  But this also gets in the way of printing contact info on the nosecone for later return...(A variation of this is to print it in sharpie marker on one of the fins, but it's always visible.)  Some keep a small notebook with all the pertinent data on the rocket inc…