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L2 Certification Flight | by jurvetson
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L2 Certification Flight

She’s feeling 35g’s right now on a J350 motor. I was lucky to get a shot with the rocket in the frame at all. The computer simulation estimates that this fiberglass Firestorm54 roared to 713mph and after 17 seconds, reached a height of 6,800 feet.

 

Since the rocket had a flawless flight, and I passed the written exam, I now have a Level 2 NAR Certification and can buy motors up to L-size (each letter is a doubling of total impulse, so an L is 4x the one you see here). I can also serve as a RSO (Range Safety Officer) at public events… heh… =)

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Taken on September 24, 2006