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L1 Cert flight.
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I was able to pull it off yesterday at the OROC launch in Sheridan, Oregon! L1 NAR certification.

Many thanks to Alan Hammond (for the ride), Wilson Alness (for certifying me), Rob Appleton (for the duct tape, motors and the support), Ed Harrison (for all the help, and the pink chute), Mark Hayes (Stickershock), Andrew Diehl (nosecone), and the rest of the folks that helped me with the OFFL build.
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Motors flown:

Aerotech G67R-M Redline for the first flight. Straight smoke, close landing

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Aerotech H178DM-14A Metalstorm DM for my first attempt at L1 (fail)(started 3 small grass fires, OFFL's nosecone was damaged upon landing)

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Aerotech I357T-14A Blue Thunder for my successful L1 certification. (OFFL's nosecone is now sporting a wonderful new look (Union Jack) courtesy of Rob Appleton) Certified by Wilson Alness.

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Aerotech F50-6T for my PSII 2.5" based upscale of the Cherokee D. Straight smoke, parachute deployed late (hung up in the body tube, but eventually deployed), but still safe.

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Now... where do I study up for my L2?
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NAR #100544

"The Guide says there is an art to flying", said Ford, "or rather a knack." 
"The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."

Launching is Optional... Landing? That Depends on Trees.

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#2
Congrats on your L1 cert! Smile
Greg Young - L3
TRA 00234
NAR 42065
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#3
Congratulations!

Later!

--Coop
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#4
Congratulations! Hope to be joining the L1 ranks in the spring/early summer!
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#5
Congrats Jim, I do love that OFFL rocket! (pun intended)
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#6
Thanks All...

I've uploaded vids of each launch on YouTube...

First Launch:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUy7qOt6mWw

First Attempt at L1 (Fail):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdhIjQXxOf4

L1 Cert Flight:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZLDgqXvVMM
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NAR #100544

"The Guide says there is an art to flying", said Ford, "or rather a knack." 
"The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."

Launching is Optional... Landing? That Depends on Trees.

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#7
Congratulations!
Junior L2!
Biggest motor of 2015- I284
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#8
Thanks! Now I get to see what I can and can't get away with in LPR/MPR/HPR in the PRC. I'm getting closer to leaving... likely before the end of the month.
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NAR #100544

"The Guide says there is an art to flying", said Ford, "or rather a knack." 
"The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."

Launching is Optional... Landing? That Depends on Trees.

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#9
Way to go
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#10
Congrats on the L1.

That's a sweet looking Cherokee you have there!

It looks hungry for some AP. You should feed it. Big Grin
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