My wife and I are both L2, have been for a couple years now.Curious as to how many level 2 guys/gals are planning on getting their level 3, have you set a date or is it just something you might attempt down the road?
...anyway, that's how I felt about the whole thing half an hour ago..:wink:Very much in 'some day, one day' mode for the foreseeable. I enjoy daydreaming about possible L3 projects, and reading other fliers' documentation, but I still want to fly a lot, lot more H - L, and I imagine/hope that will keep me occupied for many years yet. The rocketeers I admire seem to have found a particular personal 'voice' or form of rocketry in terms of materials, build techniques etc. I'd like to get an idea of my own personal style before L3, so that when I embark on the project it feels an organic development. If I did my L3 now, I personally feel I could only do it as a magnified L2.
Not even the rate of change of the rate of change stays constant, because time is a jerk.My L3 attempt is in about 3 weeks at Airfest. Took over 2 years to finish the build.
Also, 5 years ago I wasn't planning on moving past 24 mm Estes bp motors. I remember going home after my first club launch (LP/MP only) and saying something to the effect of "those guys are crazy, do you know how much a G motor costs!?" The only thing constant is change I guess.
If there is a choice, go for the 98mm. You can always adapt down. Makes it flyable on smaller fields and cheaper reloads, or maxing it out if you choose. You just need to make it strong enough to survive the highest thrust motor you intend to fit into it.Still deciding whether to go with the 75mm or 98mm mount.
That's really what I'm leaning towards. I tend to "go big or go home", and think having the 98mm will be a nice option. I'll likely only fly it once or twice a year, so the price difference between motors isn't huge for just a flight or two.If there is a choice, go for the 98mm. You can always adapt down. Makes it flyable on smaller fields and cheaper reloads, or maxing it out if you choose. You just need to make it strong enough to survive the highest thrust motor you intend to fit into it.
I know I would be wishing I had put a 98mm in if I had gone for 75mm. So would a lot of people I think.