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  1. Stargeezer

    Need Advice on "H" Motor for Level 1 Cert

    Hi! Going for my Level 1 on March 9th and I'm in the middle of building a 4" LOC Goblin. I don't want to get too crazy with 54mm or 38mm motors just yet, so looking for suggestions on a good "H" motor. I thought about getting an H115-DM sparky motor, but OpenRocket is telling me it'll only get...
  2. briewillcox

    I500 L1 (name TBD)

    I kind of live by the idea of sending it way too hard and hoping it works out, so I figured I'd go for my L1 as my first rocket and first flight, with an I500. The rocket is all 54mm cardboard LOC tube and a plastic nosecone. It'll be carrying an Eggtimer Quantum and an Eggtimer TX. I'm gonna...
  3. SkyWhal3

    LOC P. AGM-256 pitbull

    This kit worked great! Upgraded the chute from the kit's 28" to a 42" on a jolly logic @500' plus a rocket man 15' streamer. Two nomex blankets. 35' 1/4" kevlar shock cord. .4g ejection charge. Added 150 grams to nose for a stability of 2.25 4400' apogee, 405mph. Aerotech I254J-10 blackjack
  4. Voyhager3

    Rocket 2 XXL, HPR lvl 1 cert rocket

    For my L1 I decided I wanted to build an even further scaled up Rocket 2, this time to a 4inch airframe. Rocket 2, standard size Rocket 2 XL, 200% scaled Rocket 2 Family so far R-2 XXL will only be about 1.2 meters tall, but it’ll probably be fine.
  5. overklock

    Aerotech G-force Build Thread - WIP

    Hey folks, Merry Christmas! Documenting the build of my level 1 rocket here. I decided to go with the Aerotech G-Force. Reason being - I'm familiar and used to 29mm reloads, and I know that with such a large heavy rocket, an H motor will fly nice, low and slow. Additionally, it's a "somewhat"...
  6. R3verb

    Project Blackout L1 Cert Build

    Hey All! So after a long time in the hobby as a kid and getting back into it numerous times over the last 10 years as an adult, I finally decided to make the leap into HPR and get my L1 cert. After going back and forth on what rocket to use for my L1 cert (see this thread) I decided to go with...
  7. RocketMan1234

    Can you build J and higher motors at home without having a Level 1 Certification?

    I just wanted to know if you can build J and higher solid motors at home without Level 1 Certification. Also if there are any federal or state regulations in the California, US that prohibit it.
  8. R3verb

    Help me choose my L1 cert rocket! (Super DX3 vs Goblin vs Zephyr)

    Hey All, I'm finally taking the leap and going for my L1 cert. My model rocket history has been on and off but I'm finally ready to go for it. I've been doing model rockets ever since I was a little kid and my dad and I would build Estes kits. Last year I bought a few new Estes kits and...
  9. 1

    Level 1Recommendations

    Hi all! I have always loved rocketry and have been part of my high schools rocketry class going on my second year. I have built multiple f motor rockets for TARC competitions last year as well as small kits using d motors. My shop teacher is wanting people in the class who have some experience...
  10. ThikeHigh

    Level 1 Certification Day

    My Level 1 Certification flight was today and it was fantastic, one of the best days in my adult life. I was really excited about the flight. I painted the fins in different colors, for the three people I lost in the last five years. My mother got a green fin with Irish orange writing. She...
  11. A

    Best choice of motor for L1 on a LOC IV?

    Hello everyone, Just ordered a LOC IV and will be attempting a Level 1 flight next month in Lucerne Lake! I want to fly it on an H motor and want to go with the safest and single-use option for this flight. I was thinking Aerotech H100W-14A but not sure if it would handle it well. Especially...
  12. M

    Level 1 Rocket Plan Advice

    Hello Everyone, I am new to this hobby and this forum. I am looking to build a rocket for my level 1 certification. A little background on me I have an engineering background and I am good with my hands. I have been reading through this forum and google on the characteristics of a good level 1...
  13. hotwings

    MAC Performance 4" Blackfly Build - TRA Level 1 Attempt

    Hello!! New member to the forum. Getting back into rocketry after a long hiatus with a Level 1 Cert Attempt. My goal date is a certification attempt on December 19th (contingent on weather, building, etc.) , with a 1G 54mm CTI I218. I chose to build a MAC Performance 4" Blackfly, with the...
  14. Ben Schultz

    Tips on finding materials to build Level 1 / 2 cert rocket.

    Hey all, this is my first post since I couldn't find anything recent / in my price range while looking around. I am in going into college next year (for Aerospace Engineering :) ) so I need to keep the cost down. I want to build the rocket from scratch so I can use it for resumes, so I just...
  15. mbeels

    Build Thread: Pemberton Technologies King Kraken for Level 1 Cert

    After considering many options for my Level 1 rocket (Zephyr? Super DX3?) I chose the King Kraken. Besides being a really great looking rocket, I liked the tube fins and it could fly on Gs at non-HP fields. But mostly it is a great looking rocket. My plan is to do my Level 1 flight at Red...
  16. Oscar S.

    Level 1 Rocket Build

    Hi! I have been doing low-power rocketry for years, but I recently got interested in doing high-power rocketry, so after reading a book and talking to very helpful people on the forum I think I have a pretty good and detailed idea of what I need to do to build my level 1 rocket. It will be my...
  17. N

    Level 1 certification

    Hi, i'm wondering if you need to use a kit for your level 1 certification or if you could build yours from scratch, also for someone who is under 18 can they sign up with an adult in charge and if so, who would be doing the exams and the building?
  18. WV8KE

    The Journey to Level 1: Madcow Patriot 2.6in

    My first attempt at Level 1 HPR certification didn't go quite as planned. I started with a Madcow Patriot 2.6 in Fiberglass kit, simulated using Open Rocket, and documented the build. Patriot rev1 Upload 1 by WV8KE posted Sep 17, 2018 at 9:17 PMPatriot rev1 Upload 2 by WV8KE posted Sep 17, 2018...