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My L1 rocket (3.1" dia Cherokee G upscale) was rigged for dual deploy. However I used motor deployment plus a chute release... I set it up so that it carried everything that dd would require i.e. altimeter, battery, drouge, main etc. It came in at around 53 oz. (~3.3 lbs) ... Somewhat more when loaded with an H165 reload/motor. It reached (according to the altimeter) 1047 feet. It happens that the day was so calm it probably didn't need the chute release.
The one thing that has me really thinking now is the idea of a 5 lb. rocket. Keeping the flight under 1000' is an excellent objective, but the Zephyr at 44ish oz on an H (9-10 oz) is going to go 1700-2000'. That would not be good. So I really need to reconsider which kit to build.
Thanks again. Likely will have more questions.
Interestingly, I considered the mystic buzz myself, but cheapskate that I am, I went with the upscale Cherokee I got as a limited production kit as it came with all the parts I needed except for the electronic stuff. The mystic buzz is a nifty looking rocket, and about the only drawback might be the split fins in terms of construction... But a minor issue at best. The IRIS is a subject I really like because I like sounding rockets.
Now I'm looking at 2 LOC kits as options: The Yank Iris and the Mystic Buzz. Both are 4" rockets in the 4-5 lb. range and over 6' in length. I've run some sims and they look good, as in, there are H motor options that should safely get them in the 800-1000 foot range.
**Both of these have 54mm motor tubes, but LOC has adapters for bother 29mm and 38mm.
I'm sure there are reasons that these kits are bad options so let me hear them!
Also, how long are the clubs launch rails? For simulation purposes I've assumed 6' but I think they're longer.