LOC Legacy build questions

LOC Legacy build questions

Post by TomNavyR » Sun, 07 Dec 2003 20:24:38



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 the
***type or should I change it out?
 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?
This rocket will stand 50.1inches (according to package) but says it will fly
on a D12-3...dunno about that...an E would probably make for nice small field
flights though.
Thanks

Tom B.
"Born To Fish - Forced To Work!!!"

 
 
 

LOC Legacy build questions

Post by stone » Mon, 08 Dec 2003 00:06:47



Quote:
> 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 the
>***type or should I change it out?
>  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?
> This rocket will stand 50.1inches (according to package) but says it will
fly
> on a D12-3...dunno about that...an E would probably make for nice small
field
> flights though.
> Thanks

> Tom B.
> "Born To Fish - Forced To Work!!!"

Does the kit come with a 24mm MMT adapter to fit the D12-3?

Stones

 
 
 

LOC Legacy build questions

Post by Jerry Irvin » Mon, 08 Dec 2003 00:34:19



Quote:

> Does the kit come with a 24mm MMT adapter to fit the D12-3?

USR kits do.

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LOC Legacy build questions

Post by <locprecis.. » Mon, 08 Dec 2003 04:29:22



Quote:


> > Does the kit come with a 24mm MMT adapter to fit the D12-3?

> USR kits do.

> --
> Jerry Irvine, Box 1242, Claremont, California 91711 USA

> Please bring common sense back to rocketry administration.
> Produce then publish.  http://www.usrockets.com
> My articles valuable? Donate at iKobo.com c/o my email.

 
 
 

LOC Legacy build questions

Post by Jerry Irvin » Mon, 08 Dec 2003 04:39:00



Quote:





> > > Does the kit come with a 24mm MMT adapter to fit the D12-3?

> > USR kits do.

Hi Barry :)

Do LOC kits come with them?

Buy LOC kits.

Jerry

--
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LOC Legacy build questions

Post by TomNavyR » Mon, 08 Dec 2003 04:38:18


Quote:
>Does the kit come with a 24mm MMT adapter to fit the D12-3?

>Stones

Nope - but I have two that I scratchbuilt for my Onyx and Lil Nuke.
Tom B.
"Born To Fish - Forced To Work!!!"
 
 
 

LOC Legacy build questions

Post by MODROCK » Mon, 08 Dec 2003 06:29:13


Quote:
>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
>the
>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
bulkhead.

Quote:
> 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.

Quote:
>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.
Joe A.
South Louisiana Rocketry (SOLAR) #8

...an E would probably make for nice small field

Quote:
>flights though.
>Thanks

>Tom B.
>"Born To Fish - Forced To Work!!!"

 
 
 

LOC Legacy build questions

Post by system use » Wed, 10 Dec 2003 09:20:52


Hi Tom,   I think we've met.   I used to fly at Monroe.  I'd gladly give you some pointers
if we can hook up some day.

steve


Quote:
> 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 the
>***type or should I change it out?
>  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?
> This rocket will stand 50.1inches (according to package) but says it will fly
> on a D12-3...dunno about that...an E would probably make for nice small field
> flights though.
> Thanks

> Tom B.
> "Born To Fish - Forced To Work!!!"

 
 
 

LOC Legacy build questions

Post by TomNavyR » Wed, 10 Dec 2003 17:04:49


Steve: We met in Monroe when my son Colin flew his scratchbuilt "ITZABOY" and I
flew my PML Calisto. In fact, you were the one that inspected my rocket before
flight.
Have the Legacy just about done - but am worried about that really small chute
provided with it. Think I might go ahead and use the chute from my Calisto -
its a little bigger.

Tom B.
"Born To Fish - Forced To Work!!!"