Epoxy: Mix A and B, Lather, Cut, Wait Ten Weeks, Repeat...
For those of you wondering what happened to Mark Thell's hair,
well, it is a story I am sure all of you have heard before, but we
never thought it would happen to him.
Last week, Mark was putting the finishing touches on his Estes
Impulse when he decided his rocket shop could use a little tidying
up. So, he put the final coat of finishing epoxy on the fins
of his rocket and hung it from his rafters so it would be out of the
way. Mark had just started sweeping the floor when he bumped
his head into the fins of his rocket, and it stuck. He turned
away, (mostly turned actually) and felt the other fin grab the
opposite side of his head. Mark pulled the rocket from his
head and quickly called his barber.
In an emergency procedure that lasted several minutes, Mark's
head was shaved to a half an inch of his skull. All is well
and Mark looks just like he did when he joined the Army. By
the way, Mark rallied from his injuries to finish the rocket for the
July 25 launch and it flew perfectly on two D12s. I don't
think anyone will question his devotion to the club or the hobby.
Thanks for being such a good sport Mark!