NARAM-63 L1 Certification Zephyr Build

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I'll either be using the suggested Aero Pack 38L Engine Retainer or Fins and Fire 38mm Retainer. It was suggested by Apogee Components to use either of them. Just haven't decided yet.
Do you have enough motor tube sticking out past that big fillet? Usually I don't add a fillet there because I want the retainer flush with the centering ring.
 

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After a long awaited update, I finally ended up finishing the Zephyr rocket. I sanded, painted, sanded some more, and added the finishing touches with stickers! What a great looking rocket! I’m so pleased with how it turned out! Now it’s time to go to NARAM-63 to fly this bad boy for my Level 1 Certification!
 

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What a day! I attended NARAM-63 on Thursday, July 21st, 2022. Ended up launching the Zephyr on a Aerotech H283ST Super Thunder. Proud to say the launch was a success and now I’m Level 1 Certified! Thank you to everyone following and helping along the way! Now, on to Level 2 Certification!
 

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Congratulations! I'm finishing up my own Zephyr for an L1 cert attempt in the coming months. Just have to finish paint and graphics, and then do final button-up tasks. I can't wait to launch it, and it's been helpful so have so many videos of Zephyrs flying with various motors to help with motor selection.
 

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Congratulations! I'm finishing up my own Zephyr for an L1 cert attempt in the coming months. Just have to finish paint and graphics, and then do final button-up tasks. I can't wait to launch it, and it's been helpful so have so many videos of Zephyrs flying with various motors to help with motor selection.
Thank you! One thing that I and many others noticed is that it’s such a sturdy build. Obviously going slow and steady is preferred for your first attempt, but I wouldn’t be surprised seeing it handle some bigger motors. Best of luck on your launch day!
 

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Good flight and Congrats on L1.

We have the Princeton U rocket club fly L1 certs at our field and they use the H283 in Zephyrs. This works very well.
 
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Congratulations! I got my L1 on the Zephyr as well. Your next step is to get the Dual Deploy segment where the fun REALLY starts!
 
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