Loc/Precision Onyx

Loc/Precision Onyx

Post by Jim Rutkows » Sat, 11 Mar 2000 04:00:00



Hi All,

I'll be starting my first "other than Estes" kit in the next few days,
a L.P. Onyx.

Any suggestions/modifications that will make my first MPR attempt more
successful?

TIA

Jim Rutkowski

 
 
 

Loc/Precision Onyx

Post by Bruce Kirchn » Sat, 11 Mar 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

>L.P. Onyx......Any suggestions/modifications that will make my first MPR

attempt more
successful?<

Build it stock but use 'glue rivits' to attach the fins. Use 5 minute epoxy
throughout. Put a F50 in it and let 'r rip! Make sure you have a large field.
Neat little rocket. Have fun!
--

Bruce Kirchner
TRA L2 #5888       NAR #69850
Michigan Team 1   HUVARS
Visit My Rocketry Home Page - http://members.aol.com/balthezar/index.html
Proud Gun Owner!

 
 
 

Loc/Precision Onyx

Post by Kurt Kesl » Sat, 11 Mar 2000 04:00:00



says...
Quote:
> Hi All,

> I'll be starting my first "other than Estes" kit in the next few days,
> a L.P. Onyx.

> Any suggestions/modifications that will make my first MPR attempt more
> successful?

> TIA

> Jim Rutkowski

Mount the top centering ring (or add a third) where it will be behind the
top of the fins.  Mine had a hard landing once on asphalt and the top of
a fin punched through the body tube.

--
Kurt Kesler
NAR #75633 Level 2 TRA #7603 SOAR #121 GAMMA

 
 
 

Loc/Precision Onyx

Post by Sean Guilda » Sat, 11 Mar 2000 04:00:00


Jim Rutkowski wrote
: Hi All,
: I'll be starting my first "other than Estes" kit in the next few days,
: a L.P. Onyx.
: Any suggestions/modifications that will make my first MPR attempt more
: successful?
:
: TIA
: Jim Rutkowski

Don't forget Kaplow Klips for positive motor retention.
http://members.aol.com/myhprcato/KaplowKlips.html
Great little flyer!

Gotta Fly!
Sean Guilday

 
 
 

Loc/Precision Onyx

Post by Chip Jenkin » Sat, 11 Mar 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

> Hi All,

> I'll be starting my first "other than Estes" kit in the next few days,
> a L.P. Onyx.

> Any suggestions/modifications that will make my first MPR attempt more
> successful?

> TIA

> Jim Rutkowski

Use a swivel on the parachute to shock cord connection.  Make sure the
glue rivets are large enough (diameter)
One of the flights on my Onyx, the parachute leaders got all twisted with
themselves and the rocket came down hard.
It hit a tree branch and broke the tree branch off and sheared the fin off
at the same time.  An easy repair but, I could
have avoided it all if I put a swivel on the chute.

Chip Jenkins

 
 
 

Loc/Precision Onyx

Post by John Tyne » Sat, 11 Mar 2000 04:00:00


Use a larger chute than the one provided unless you are
landing in tall grass.  Those fins are easy to pop off since
there is no thru the wall construction.
Quote:

> Hi All,

> I'll be starting my first "other than Estes" kit in the next few days,
> a L.P. Onyx.

> Any suggestions/modifications that will make my first MPR attempt more
> successful?

> TIA

> Jim Rutkowski