LOC IV wipeout

LOC IV wipeout

Post by sonnta » Sat, 01 Aug 1998 04:00:00



Had a great flight on my LOC IV this evening,  Parachute never
deployed,  guess you can say that I had a lawndart.  Nose cone intact,
but everything else is beyond repair.  Oh Well!!
 
 
 

LOC IV wipeout

Post by Michael » Sat, 01 Aug 1998 04:00:00


Wow.  I got certified on one.  Perfect launch.  The second time I
launched it though the parachute got tangled up with the shock cord and
it droped out of the sky like a stone.  I swear the thing bounced in the
ground.  I could not see the damage but knew there must have been some
(it landed on the fins).  As it turned out there was no damage at all.
Before launching it a friend told me that the LOC IV sometimes break
their fins on landing.  Since it was a certification flight he thought I
should fiberglass them to make sure that this would not happen.  The
fiberglass prob saved it.  I liked it so much that I fiberglassed the
fins of the PM Bullpupy I'm working on now....I can honestly say I dont
think it is working out well because the boatail is made out of this
plastic.  It is bluntly obvious that the epoxy/fiberglass does not stick
on the stuff the best.  In sanding I am having nothing but trouble.
Hmmm....wish I didn't start with the stuff actually.... learning,
learning, learning, learning. Always. (smile)

                        Michael

Quote:

> Had a great flight on my LOC IV this evening,  Parachute never
> deployed,  guess you can say that I had a lawndart.  Nose cone intact,
> but everything else is beyond repair.  Oh Well!!

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