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gfunk

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Hi all,

Just wanted to give a shout out to say thanks to everybody at TRF for sharing a wealth of rocketry information. This is my first post as I've always had all my rocketry questions answered via searches of this forum.

Specifically, Green Jello and dward's Super DX3 build threads were helpful as I built my L1 project. Jim Hendricksen's build threads, tips (chute packing!), and ematches were much appreciated. One Bad Hawk Teddy's advice and recovery harness were both top notch.

For my L1 I built a 4" cardboard Super DX3 over the last couple months and finally flew it yesterday at SCORE's Chili Blaster 8 launch near Pueblo, CO. Was neat to have Tim Van Milligan sign my flight card at the safety table! A CTI I345 sent it to 1,733' for a perfect flight and recovery. Kept it simple for the cert flight and had the RRC3 fire a 1.2g charge of 4Fg at apogee to deploy a 60" spherachute with motor eject as a backup.

Here's the ground and 808 on board footage from the flight. I was really happy with the minimal spin! Fun to watch the chute unpack too.
https://youtu.be/Ggnm6cXzij8


After the cert flight I flew a beefed up Star Orbiter with drogue-less dual deploy on a G80 and then passed my L2 written test. Hoping to fly the same DX3 on a J357 later this year.


Best,
George

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qquake2k

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Congratulations! Great flight and an energetic crowd!
 

blackjack2564

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Congrats...outstanding!

Love the themed paint, and the little one's matching shirt.
 

gfunk

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Woot! Got these pictures from my 2 launches today from Photos by Nadine (http://www.photosbynadine.com/). Was neat to see Mach diamonds on the I345 motor. Grey rocket is a Star Orbiter dual deploy on a CTI G80 skidmark.

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Daddyisabar

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Congrats on flying large. Always a good time down in Pueblo a.k.a. Estesland, a.k.a. The Pittsburgh of the West. Less than a year to NARAM.
 
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