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Make: High-Power Rockets by Mike Westerfield

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Chapter 4. The Level 1 Certification Flight: Preparations

Now that you’ve built Callisto (or another rocket that can fly on an H or I motor), it’s time for the Level 1 flight. This chapter along with the next will guide you through the process of flying Callisto for a Level 1 certification. We’ll review the various rules concerning getting your certification, building a motor, getting the rocket ready to fly, and the Level 1 certification flight. With minor, obvious changes, the information in this chapter will work for any Level 1 rocket.

You can also fly Callisto on an F or G motor. The process is essentially the same, but a Class 2 FAA clearance is not required for F or G motors. You do still need an FAA clearance if you are using an ammonium ...

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