There's a few good threads on here with pointers for Level 1 certifications. A fairly recent one is here, but there are others and its well worth your time to do a search and read around. Join your local NAR club and/or Tripoli prefecture and find a mentor. They'll be able to help you through the process. General guidance you'll find is to keep it simple and avoid anything that adds failure scenarios or other complications. As far as purchasing your cert motor, after you've modeled your rocket in a simulation tool such as OpenRocket, RockSim, etc. and entered the exact parameters for your built rocket, you will be able to determine an appropriate motor. You're allowed to purchase one motor per cert attempt, provided you supply the requisite documentation and government issued ID.Built these. Got a Cluster Duck and a Zephyr coming today. Going to try and get HP 1 certified. Any pointers? How do I go about buying the engine and such?
Apply enough force and anything will fly.Hobby Lobby opened today and I had to get my fix of New Estes kits.. Sadly the one I wanted to get was not there and the one that caught my eye was the Goblin as I want to build the big one in the future... So Life is all good right now...
On a side note I weighed the Zephyr and it came in at 3 lbs 10.5 oz... Hoping it will be ok at this weight...
Hey, good to see you here.
WOW! That really looks like a weapon.
Thanks all...I have an affinity for the AIM-120. Been a life long Air Force fighter maintainer and have seen them fly on my jets for 20 years, so wanted to do it right.WOW! That really looks like a weapon.
I’m using the Lab Rat switches now too, good luck on your L1.
Yesterday we set up camp with the Superstition Spacemodeling Society and flew a bunch of class 1 rockets. Today will be HIGH POWER ROCKETS! We will post up a launch report next week, internet is weak out here.
Break a fin!Ready for Level one next weekend on H123
2000- current right now. Started out as a crew chief on f-16s. Now have worked f-16, a-10, f-35s and now f15es. Been stationed at Luke, osanx3, kunsan, dm, Aviano, hill and moho. Recently finished a 6 year run as pro super, lead super and now the sq superintendent. About to PCS to Wright patt for my last assignment at at sweet AFMC Functional job.Go Air Force. Me - Sargent E-4. McClellan AFB, Sacramento CA, no longer exist. Actually they burned down, literally burned down, splinter city when I as there in 1985. Elmendorf AFB, Anchorage AK, 1986 ~ 1990.