Yeah, right. Famous last words. That's what many say and before they know it, they're shootin' for their L3!I don't plan on going above level 1.
You'll find plenty of good suggestions in this thread:What would you reccomend as my first level 1 rocket? I don't plan on going above level 1. Thanks.
Ahhh... So that's why the Mystic Buzz is in LOC's folder on Rocksim! It's a great rocket, flies arrow strait and whistles, and it will fly on a G. I got mine from Magnum just before they stopped selling stuff.These are available from LOC/Precision :dark:, you have to call though it's not in the catalog.
Why didn't you go the DD route on the second try?That is pretty much what I did for my L1 as well..Well, the successful one! My first attempt I tried doing dual deploy for the first time as well...But, yeah, what Bob said..I did mine on an Aerotech Sumo rocket on an H123...Use the KISS pricipal, it is your friend!
The real problem I had when I did my first L1 attempt along with my 1st DD flight, was that I rushed myself..I could have just as easily flown the same rocket using just motor eject and done fine..But, I think also, I was trying to 'show off' a little? I had done a TON of reading on prepping a DD flight, but actually putting it to practice I stumbled..Hard..Post flight autopsy of the rocket revealed I didn't have enough space between the altimeter's barometric sensor and the sled..But, live and learn..Why didn't you go the DD route on the second try?
Probably because I was unsure of myself and was shy in asking for help.
I agree with the KISS principle when it's applied to the techniques, methods, and engineering used to obtain your goal, not when it's applied to the goal itself.
I had several rockets I could have done a L1 cert on, but decided I wanted to learn as much as I possible could about L1 rockets and to scratch build a DD rocket for my L1 attempt on an I motor. Once I decided on that, I applied the KISS principle to the design and constructions of the rocket. That design, although as simple as I could make it, did include my goals of DD, an I motor, making my own nose cone, and sewing my own elliptical parachute. I don't think you should let the KISS principle get in the way of achieving goals, you need to use it to help you achieve your goals, there's a big difference.
L1 does not need glass. 4" LOC, Binder Design, or Pole Cat Aerospace kits with 38 mm mounts in the $80-$120 range are simple and easy to build L1 cert rockets.Thanks for all the help. I was trying to see if there was a single rocket that most people used for these things, but looks like most rockets are good
So now I have a choice... but from the start the wildman jr. rocket just looks great to me. Good price, all fiberglass construction (I never really liked working with wood), and a payload bay. This may be the one
I love my Polecat 4" Goblin. It does pretty well on a J-motor, I did my Level 2 on this rocket. It flies respectably on H and I-motors. It loves the Loki I110.The Polecat 4" Goblin has a 54mm motor tube and with an adapter can be used for level 1 and 2, just in case you should decide level 1 isn't enough.
Yes...Actually, it isn't all that difficult of a task to do..Just some patience and making sure you have the proper measurements marked on the tube of where to cutLooks sleek but are those fin tubes cut by hand? Something like that is exactly the type of thing I screw up on
As pantherjon said, it isn't all that difficult, our Destruction Manual takes you through the process step by step. Measure, draw and cut with an new hobby knife blade. The best bit is that The King Kraken is so different everyone will notice your cert flight.Looks sleek but are those fin tubes cut by hand? Something like that is exactly the type of thing I screw up on