Another Zephyr L1

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epflyer

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I successfully completed my L1 certification flight last Saturday. The flight was made at the SMRA site in Alamogordo, NM. The Zephyr flew flawlessly on a Aerotech H283 dms motor. The rocket left the pad so quickly, we only got 1 photo leaving the pad. The wind was higher than I hoped for so I used a Jolly Logic Chute Release. The rocket landed about 50 yards outside the perimeter fence. For anyone thinking about a rocket for L1, I would definitely recommend the Zephyr. The only addition I made was an Aeropack motor retainer.

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Adam3836

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Congratulations! Nice job !

I agree the zephyr is a great choice.
 

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Is the base of the pad a tire and are those bullet holes in the 61 sign? And congrats.
 

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Is the base of the pad a tire and are those bullet holes in the 61 sign? And congrats.
The base is concrete filled, very stable. It seems that you can't leave anything in the desert without somebody shooting it.
 
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