L1 cert today!

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  1. Mar 18, 2019 #1

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    I got my L1 certification today with the Blue Ridge Rocketeers flying a Mad Cow 3” Sport-X on an AeroTech H242. It flew to 2648’ and returned successfully by Rocketman chute with an ejection event at apogee and chute release deploying circa 500’. I wish to thank all those involved (and if you are reading this and see the BRR name, you’ll know who you are).
    And K'Tesh seems to think that imaging is necessary, so it follows.



    Now here's the full story. Since I decided to post the video, I'll have to explain just what happened (because you might figure it out). I actually had two H launches. The first was aq CTI H120, but I either forgot to turn the Chute release on or couldn't see the LEDs (more likely the former). So after a great launch with the CTI H120, deployment failed. So another launch was necessary, so another launch was affected using the AT H242 (this time with a working Chute Release). So there are two launches slapped together here, the first was the CTI H120 and the second with the AT H242. Sorry to bore you with them (it was very bright and lighting was a little washed out. I'm generally a Nikon shooter, but today I was limited to my little SONY.

    Tom
     
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    Hey congrats! You're going to really have some fun.

    Chuck C.
     
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    Thanks Rail Dawg!
     
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    Nice job! More fun ahead.
     
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    Congrats!!
     
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    Congrats . Open the wallet up.
     
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    Welcome to the world of HPR. Enjoy!!!
     
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    Kind of addicting, isn't it:) congrats!!
     
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    While I'm sure you did it... frequently people say "Photos! Or it didn't happen!"

    Please share some eye candy with us!

    Congrats!
     
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    SWEET!!!! ...and great choice on the motor. the 242 has long been a favorite of mine.
     
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    Congrats! Let John Beans know you certified with JLCR. I think he is keeping track of that data.
     
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    Way to go Tom! Congratulations!!
     
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    Congrats!!!

    I used an H242 for my L1 Cert as well. Off to the right start!;)
     
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    Heck David it was addicting even before that H242 fired! Thanks.
     
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    Austin, eh, Mugs? I've had three wonderful Collings guitars from your hometown.
     
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    I'll do that John, and I still want to meet you some time over at the sod farm with MDRA. I've never been over there.
     
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    Pics or it didn’t happen slot...
     
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    Welcome to high power! Get your wallet out. You might as well leave it out.
     
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    Yeah, congratulations, lets see some pictures!
     
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    Congratulations! L1 is an awful lot of fun.
     
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    Congrats! Keep launching!
     
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    Right On!
     
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    Thanks 8th.. I have a story about Paladin, but it has nothing to do with rockets, so I won’t divulge it here. :)
     
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    If you're ever looking for me, find the guy with the biggest rockets there. That will be Tom Cohen. He can find me and introduce us.
     
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    Thanks for adding the video... Since I'm in China, launching rockets (while not illegal) is still something I haven't had the opportunity to do (can't find a place where I can in a city of ~7 million).

    Congrats Again!!!
     

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