I got my Level 1 with this rocket flew amazingly!
Just understand the long orange/red'ish decals do not come with the kit. The "Athena" decal does. You can tape and paint, or buy the stickers from a site like StickersShock23 . com for around $20. Other than that... great kit! Note.. directions are not like a popular kindergarten-steps of an Apogee kit.... you gotta kind of know the build process for these high-power rockets before you start.
I built this rocket over the winter for my L1 certification this summer(2021). Pre built the fin can to get nice strong fillets, it really made this a sturdy kit. Certification flight was on a aerotech H169-9 DMS, it was around 1200g on the pad and reached an altitude of 2500'
This has to be one of the nicest models I have ever built. Great materials and instructions. A well built model for L1. Great looking model.
I purchased my Athena 3 way back in 2012 for my L1 cert. This is a durable rocket! 20 flights in and still going strong. It has survived zippers, a drainage ditch, and 2 no parachute deploys. Great flier and the split fins have a nice whistle especially with high thrust motors.