(i tried several searches and scrolled back a few pages in this section, but I couldn't find the information I was looking for. My apologies in advance if I missed a key thread and this is yet another repost.)
I've decided I want to go for my CAR L1 and L2 cert so that I can fly H and I motors, respectively. There seem to be so many choices and options that the more I read about them the more I'm driven to the edge of sanity! I would love some advice from people who have "been there, done that" to give me their thoughts based on what I've found.
I'm trying to find a nice balance between style, flying options, and cost. I would love a kit that would be light enough that I could put it on a rail (now that i've sourced a 3m stick) with a G motor and not need to worry about waivers, but at the same time can hold up to H and I motors when I get the chance to go to high power launches.
In the style department, my taste in scale kits seem to gravitate toward designs such as a Patriot M104, Amraam, or Tomahawk. Non-scale kits that have interest in the style department include things such as LOC's Hi-Tech H45, EZI-65 (I love that fin design and the way they look), and LOC IV. I've been trying to consider kits that have a 38mm mount as I can always adapt down for those G flights.
Am I asking too much from just one kit in this regard (being able to fly mid or high power) in the style/price range I'm considering?
As an aside, I really like the PML Amraam kits, but their charts showing they need to be strengthened for certain flights (in I impulse class) combined with their FAQ saying they need to swich from QT to phenolic to do it may put the cost of their kits out of my reach. Does anyone have any comments on needing to strengthen the Amraam 3 to fly I motors?
I also want to say as an aside that I'm grateful to everyone who helped with my launch rail question in another thread, and I hope you'll put up with me asking such a basic HPR question that's probably been beaten into the ground. I appreciate your patience!