Chapter 2. The Level 1 Rocket

Figure 2-1. Callisto is a great Level 1 rocket that can also fly on mid-power motors.

Our first rocket is named Callisto, after one of the Galilean moons of Jupiter. Callisto (shown in Figure 2-1) is an easy, inexpensive rocket to build and fly. It’s both a mid-power rocket and a high-power rocket, since it flies well on F through H motors. This is the only rocket in this book that you can fly on the recommended motors without a Class 2 FAA clearance, so it may end up being one of your most frequently flown rockets!

This is the first chapter in the book where we actually build a rocket, so we’re going to go into ...

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