> I have an Onyx constructed and ready to paint. I'd like to certify level
> in the next month or so to show an ailing Father what an H motor can do.
> question is would an Onyx make an acceptable machine for this task.
> Construction has been yellow glue with epoxy for motor mounts. I have a
> decent homebrewed motor retention system.
> Any opinions would be welcomed.
> Malcolm Smith
> NAR# 72999 SR Insured
I would not recommend using your Onyx for your level one cert flight. But
if you do be very sure of your CP CG relationship. I have not flown an
Onyx, but I have 15 or 20 LOC kits. I would recommend a LOC IV on an H128
S, or similar. I would also recommend buying an extra centering ring, as
this will let you put inside fillets on it. Some folks even notch one of
the rings to accept the fins. I don't know how important this is as my
Level 2 rocket was a LOC Iroc and it used small dowels glued to the inside
tabs and this took the rather considerable oomph of a J350. The Iroc by the
way makes a very good L1 and L2 rocket. I motor L1 J350 L2. Good luck and
remember that none of the guys here know everything :-)
Dwight NAR 69453 L2