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  1. #1
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    L2 success, video and pics

    My first Level 2 cert attempt was 2 months ago with my Madcow 4" Patriot. Main failed to open. I think I figured out why. I changed where I attached the main to the shock cord and gave it another go today. Slapped an Aerotech 38mm J270W DMS in my Wildman Interceptor AAD 98, turned the flight computers on, and here we go! Yes, I was a little happy when the main came out and opened, as I had to retire the Patriot because of the failure last time...



    With cert team:


    Loading:


    Loaded, with "Remove Before Flight" computer hold pins:
















    A shout out to Teddy at OneBadHawk recovery gear. The kevlar harnesses and motor tube anchor are made by him, and the green parachute was one he sold me.


    Happy!


    Landed:

    Last edited by Tonimus; 16th August 2015 at 03:23 AM.

  2. #2
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    Congrats!


    -Bill Riley

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    Astronautics, issue 38, October 1937.


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    And another shout out to Bill, AKA Worsaer, who sold me a 75-54mm motor adapter that I could stack with my 54-38mm adapter for this flight.

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    WWWWWWWOOOOOOOOPPPPPPPPPPPPPP..............

    Tony,,
    Now that you're level 2 and all do we have to bow our heads down before you,,,,lol...

    Tony I can not congratulate you enough...
    Man,, good for you..
    I know you were anxious before that flight ..
    Good for you Tony,,
    I am so happy for you ,,,
    Congrats man...

    Teddy




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    Congrats! Tony! That was a nice flight and recovery.
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    Thanks Guy. Your help has been invaluable.

    And thanks again for all the gear, Teddy. Told you I'd use that 'chute.

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    Congrats. So are you repairing the patriot?
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    Congrats!
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    Great job T, I remember your unfortunate report a couple months back. Great pic - beautiful skies, here is for more to come
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    Congratulations!
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    Congratulations on the level 2 flight. There's nothing better than watching that chute pop!
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    Quote Originally Posted by timbucktoo View Post
    Congrats. So are you repairing the patriot?
    No, it's been retired. I'll build another someday, but it was what I got my level 1 on, so I didn't really want to modify it.

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    Congrats, its a good feeling when all goes right.
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    Congrats on your successful certification. The pics tell it all... especially the hands in the area success pic. So what is next?
    "He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster, and if you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." - Friedrich Nietzsche

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    Congratulations on a job well done. I'm glad everything worked out for you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DRAGON64 View Post
    Congrats on your successful certification. The pics tell it all... especially the hands in the area success pic. So what is next?
    Getting "The Neutral Zone" in the air, then mach.

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    Welcome to L2 Congratulations.

    Any plans for L3 now?
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    I have plans. Those plans are at least a year out. Maybe more. I have a lot of tinkering to do between now and then. Still haven't broken mach or 1 mile yet. Hope to hit 1 mile this weekend.

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    Those plans are at least a year out. Maybe more.
    Take your time and enjoy the journey . Fly how YOU want to fly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OverTheTop View Post
    Take your time and enjoy the journey . Fly how YOU want to fly!
    + 1
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    Now what are you two pud-knockers gonna have?... Huh?
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    Nice job! and congratulations.

    What type and size is the green chute?

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    5' mil-surp flare chute.


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