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Drt_trkr

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I have a question... I am curious where I could buy a L class motor for the rocket i am putting together? As you can tell I am breaking into the HPR level and don't have the means to make my own motors.

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You need to go through a certification process to legally purchase and use that motor. You will also need to go to a launch that has an appropriately large field and has received FAA permission to launch such a large motor.

http://nar.org/hpcert/NARhprintro.html and http://tripoli.org/ (look under "documents" and then "certification" and then "how to certify") will give you an overview of the process.

You really really need to find a local club that will mentor you!!! They'll also be able to put you in touch with motor vendors, once you're ready.
 

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You need to go through a certification process to legally purchase and use that motor. You will also need to go to a launch that has an appropriately large field and has received FAA permission to launch such a large motor.

http://nar.org/hpcert/NARhprintro.html and http://tripoli.org/ (look under "documents" and then "certification" and then "how to certify") will give you an overview of the process.

You really really need to find a local club that will mentor you!!! They'll also be able to put you in touch with motor vendors, once you're ready.
Thank you for this info. I wasn't quite sure what all I needed to do to begin my hobby. I don't know many people in my area in fact I'm not too sure there is a local club... Again thank you for your help.
 

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Welcome on board! Rocketry is a great hobby. And it is even more fun when you can fly with a good club! The NAR and Tripoli sites have club location features. Or tell us your approximate location and your "level of pain" for driving and people will chime in with suggestions.
Best wishes,
Will
 

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Thank you for this info. I wasn't quite sure what all I needed to do to begin my hobby. I don't know many people in my area in fact I'm not too sure there is a local club... Again thank you for your help.
Depending on how far "east" in TN you are there are several clubs within your reach. The Music City Missile Club (MC2) flies out of Manchester, TN as does the Hunstville Area Rocketry Association (HARA). There are a couple clubs in the Birmingham, AL area as well. I am not real familiar with the clubs east of TN but I know there are several.

Definitely look at either the NAR or Tripoli websites. Both organizations run similar high power certification programs that are the only accepted methods for purchasing/flying high power motors.
 

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