I've been collecting and preparing parts off and on for about a year now, and it's time to get building! Last year I was challenged to fly for L2 at NARAM 60 in Pueblo which is 3 months away. Started with finding the LOC Cruiser before it was discontinued. It looked like a cool straightforward build. Then I found a big 5.5" elliptical nosecone in Madcow's Rocketry Warehouse acquisition stash. Since I have a knack for coming up with great terrible ideas, I thought I'd turn it into a long Tomahawk looking thing and do L2 in style. I swapped the long nosecone for a short one from LOC, and bagan designing a boattail. After reading Eric Cayemburg's threads, I'll be doubling the walls using couplers. That'll be easier than fiberglassing, keep the weight down, and allow for stronger motors in the future. View attachment Long Tom.ork Since I enjoy making things more complicated than they need to be, I decided I'm going to try and get all certifications on Red Lightning motors (started with a Cesaroni H120 a year and a half ago), and this build is targeting the CTI J355. Fortunately, this is a big cardboard airframe, and it should turn out fairly lightweight. And if I fail to meet the weight mark for the J355,.....there's always the K515! Read on over the next few months to watch the adventure, and at the very least learn from my mistakes!