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tHoagland

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A couple of weeks ago I successfully flew my NAR L3 flight during the November launch at Battlepark (Tripoli Central Virginia; Culpepper,VA). I thought I'd share a couple of photos and details of the flight.

First, the rocket was a Performance Hobbies Performer 150. Its a 6" airframe that stands about 12ft tall and mine weighed just at 50lbs on the pad. (https://performancehobbies.com/secure/store.aspx?groupid=3920179470987)

I played with a couple of new (to me) techniques when building this rocket. I decided to use epoxy dams to instead of individual internal fillets and it was my first time using a thrust plate.
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After seeing Nathan's recovery Harness from his L3 rocket, I stole the idea and ordered the same type of harness from One Bad Hawk (https://www.rocketryforum.com/threads/l3-certification-build-8-upscale-frenzy.139390/post-1683170).
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The AV bay had 2 Missile Works RRC3 altimeters on a custom designed 3D printed sled.
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I used the Missile Works T3 GPS tracker with their 3D printed mount. Which was mounted in the nose cone.
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My L3 flight used an Aerotech M1350 DMS motor, hit a max altitude of 5,400 ft and a top speed of 550 MPH. The rocket was recovered about 1,500 ft from the flight line.

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ben

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Congratulations Tim. It was a great flight.

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Great flight Tim. Nice build you have there.
 

Adam3836

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Job well done!!
Congratulations on the L3!!
 

fyrechaser

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Congrats on your L3! Thanks for posting details of your build and flight!
 

Nathan

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Congratulations, sorry I missed it! I was there on Sunday.
 

Theory

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it was a beautiful flight! very well done.

was a pleasure talking with you as well. really couldn't ask for a better weekend. one of those you read about!

a screen grab from the video I took

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Tobor

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Congratulations!
 
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