>Hi All: Need to pick of few of the experienced and talented brains in this
>group <G>. Just received my LOC Legacy today. Very impressed, well packaged,
>all parts well made. Except - it comes with a***type eyebolt for the
>bulkhead section where the upper and lower sections join. Even with globs of
>epoxy this looks like it would eventually weaken. I have a few small eyebolts
>with nuts that
>I think would provide a sturdier solution. Does anyone have experience with
>screw type or should I change it out?
+++ My experience (built two Legacy kits) has been that the eye***supplied
with the kit along with some epoxy should hold indefinitely. I can't imagine
any stress that this rocket would go through for this method not to hold.
Something else will fail on the rocket (e.g., body tube, cord, etc.) before the
> Also, this being my first mid-power with a payload section the way it is
>(almost breaks in half at deployment) I was thinking of utilizing two small
>chutes instead of just the supplied one. One tethered at the payload section
>eyebolt and the other 1/3 way up the shock cord from the main body. Comments?
+++ You can do this; however, it may be a tight fit. Of course, I beefed up my
shock cord as well which pretty well used up any free space. The lengthy
payload bay doesn't give the rocket much useable space to pack a chute and
cord. I use one 18" for the entire rocket and it works fine.
>This rocket will stand 50.1inches (according to package) but says it will fly
>on a D12-3...dunno about that
+++ You're right and wise. Although the package says it will fly on a D12, I
would not even try it. My rocket built fairly light with little paint and
weighs over one pound. An "E" motor (E18-4) will work nicely for small fields.
This rocket really rips on a F20-7 econojet!
Check out my pics of this rocket at modrocket.itgo.com
Have fun! I think you'll really enjoy this rocket.
South Louisiana Rocketry (SOLAR) #8
...an E would probably make for nice small field
>"Born To Fish - Forced To Work!!!"