>I have a few questions about my new LOC IV kit.
>1. LOC only lists it as being capable of using up to a G motor. Everybody
>here on R.M.R. suggests it's use as a level 1 H bird. Can it take it as designed,
>or should I beef it up?
I certified today with an Aerotech H180M in a slightly beefed up LOC
IV. I used part of a small guy wire clamp to make a shock cord mount
on the upper centering ring. I attached a steel fishing leader wire
to the mount and crimped a loop near the top (but recessed) of the
bidy tube. I used 30 minute epoxy to get good fin fillets on the
inside and outside of the body tube. I added positive motor retention
hardware to the lower centering ring. I definately did not want to
have to go search for a reload case or fail the certification attempt.
The last part I glued in was the lower centering ring. I removed some
of the inside fin fillet to allow the lower centering ring to contact
the fin plywood for a strong joint.
It was an awesome flight, and I hope to read about your flight.
>2. How come they don't have the fins go all the way to the motor tube?
Good question. This would make for a stronger fin assembly.
>3. What would be the ideal level 1 Cert. motors, expendable and reload?
I used an Aerotech H180M, and I read another poster here that
recommended the same reload. Any of the 29mm Aerotech H reloads
should be fine.
>Cant wait to start squirting some epoxy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
> Dwight -- NAR 69453
NAR # 65545