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Greg Montalo

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I talked a friend into getting into rocketry. He has gravitated toward the Air Force and NASA space exploration scale models. Now he is thinking about L1 certification. Is there a simple NASA space exploration scale model that can be used for L1 certification?
 

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There are a number of factors. Do you want to make L1 and still be able to fly on mid-power (29mm mount) or go full on Hi-power (38mm mount or larger). Do you want duel deploy or apogee/motor deploy. If Duel you'll need a design that can accommodate an AV Bay. Kit or Scratch build. For NASA scale; If you want "Simple" you're looking primarily at sounding rockets or early sat launchers.
If kit- LOC Sandhawk, LOC IRIS, Mad Cow Aerobee 150A, Mad Cow NIKE Smoke...
If scratch- Pretty much anything you want. Iris, Sandhawk, Black Brant II, Juno 1, Nike Smoke.....
NARTS is a good source for scale data/drawings useful for working up a good scratch build.
To the same end, Peter Alway's "Rockets of The World" is (arguably) the go to source for scale Data/Drawings if you can find a copy (They pop up on Amazon & E-Bay but are NOT CHEAP).
 

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An Apogee Saturn V will take a small H motor. :D
 

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