L1

The Rocketry Forum

Help Support The Rocketry Forum:

AlexM

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 18, 2009
Messages
932
Reaction score
0
I know this has been posted many times, but my dad is looking into getting his L1, and I was wondering what kind of kits and engines you guys would reccomend. I was thiniking about the Thunderbolt 38 from Giant Leap Rocketry. I am not sure what kind of engine he should use. Should he use a SU engine or invest in reloadable hardware. If reloadable, then what kind (Pro38, Aerotech...). Any help would be appreciated.
 

daveyfire

Piled Higher and Deeper
TRF Lifetime Supporter
Joined
Jan 26, 2009
Messages
3,218
Reaction score
56
Location
thank u, next
Try a search in this forum with key words of certification rocket, or perhaps Aerotech and Pro38. There are some excellent discussions hashed out here!

Hope this helps :)
 

Rocketman248

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 30, 2009
Messages
2,395
Reaction score
13
While the Thunderbolt 38 is a great kit, I wouldn't use it for a certification flight. Unless you have a very large field. That rocket flies pretty high on an H. Your better off with something simple like a PML Tethys or the equivalent. I built the tethys overnight. It's a very simple build. I flew it about 20-25 times before it ended up in a tree after a spectacular I300T flight:( (DPatell saw that one).

As far as motors go, I would go with reloadable. I've kinda been outa the loop for a while so i'm not sure what the laws are now. However, reloads are much easier to find than single use. You can't go wrong with a Tethys on a Pro38 H153. Or an I300T if you have the room:D
 
Top