LOC Magnum

LOC Magnum

Post by LisaAS » Mon, 26 Jul 1999 04:00:00



Does anyone know if the Magnum or Brusier has a pre-slotted body tube for the
fins?  If not, how difficult is it to mark and slot them

 
 
 

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Post by Gene Costanz » Tue, 27 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Lisa (It is 'Lisa', isn't it?), the Magnum and the Bruiser are
pre-slotted AF's, but, IIRC, the fins are only tabbed and do not go all
the way to the motor mount.

 
 
 

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Post by JDCluste » Tue, 27 Jul 1999 04:00:00


The Magnum fin tabs Do extend to the motor tube at least on mine it did ( I
bought mine back in '97).
The older kits didn't have slotts .

JD

Quote:

>Lisa (It is 'Lisa', isn't it?), the Magnum and the Bruiser are
>pre-slotted AF's, but, IIRC, the fins are only tabbed and do not go all
>the way to the motor mount.

 
 
 

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Post by Tom Binfor » Tue, 27 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> The Magnum fin tabs Do extend to the motor tube at least on mine it did ( I
> bought mine back in '97).
> The older kits didn't have slotts .

> JD


> >Lisa (It is 'Lisa', isn't it?), the Magnum and the Bruiser are
> >pre-slotted AF's, but, IIRC, the fins are only tabbed and do not go all
> >the way to the motor mount.

On my Magnum (1997), the fins went all the way to the mmt. The
instructions said to assemble the fin can/motor mount, slot the body
tube all the way to the end, then slip it over the fins. No starter
slots were provided.

It flew well on motors ranging from an I250 to a Kosden L850.
Tom

 
 
 

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Post by Jackbear » Wed, 28 Jul 1999 04:00:00


My Magnum (assembled 1998) had fins attached to the motor mount. My Bruiser EXP
(assembled 1999) had fins attached to the intermediate "Tube within a Tube"
between the MMT and the airframe. No preslotted tubes on either.
Be sure you cut the slots long enough tor the airframe to extend a half inch or
so past the rear edge of the fins, so you can secure the airframe tightly to
the rear centering ring during final gluing.
Jack W. Kale, Jr. NAR #70384 Insured, Tripoli #5798 Level 2 March 16, 1998

Timmy, you can't take it with you, so if you have a sandwich and your blue
jeans, chill. Your old man, Paul. (1st century, paraphrased)

 
 
 

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Post by Bob Chmar » Wed, 28 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Lisa:

I have a Bruiser EXP*** from the ba***t ceiling that I stare at every
day as I formulate my plans for its construction.  The fins extend through
the airframe to a second tube that fits around the motor mounts and between
two centering rings.  The face of two of the centering rings are grooved to
facilitate proper alignment of this tube.  Although it's not
to-the-motor-mount, it seems like a good design.  As for the airframe, it is
not pre-slotted.  I'm not sure how I'll cut the slots, probably with a
Dremmel.

--
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| Does anyone know if the Magnum or Brusier has a pre-slotted body tube for
the
| fins?  If not, how difficult is it to mark and slot them

 
 
 

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Post by TSmith13 » Wed, 28 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
>Lisa (It is 'Lisa', isn't it?), the Magnum and the Bruiser are
>pre-slotted AF's, but, IIRC, the fins are only tabbed and do not go all
>the way to the motor mount.

 Ron has upgraded those kits recently. The new Bruiser is offered in standard,
EXP (extended), and EXP-3" (3" motor mount) versions.

 They feature an interesting style of TTW fin mounting. Simply put, the fin
roots extend into a secondary (inner) tube and lock into the centering rings. A
curious idea. Fins are G-10.

 The Magnum is now available with a 3" motor mount, and features G-10 fins as
well.

 www.locprecision.com may be  helpful with further details.

Tim Smith
TRA #4907 L2

 
 
 

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Post by Chad Ri » Wed, 28 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Neither kit has a preslotted airframe.  I would recommend using a dremel or
such.  I have a Magnum in stock and I know the Bruiser is the same way.

Chad
Ring Rocketry
812-536-5000

 
 
 

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Post by Peter Olivo » Wed, 28 Jul 1999 04:00:00


A Dremel isn't really necessary.  The old tried and true method of
repeated passes with an Exacto works very well.


Quote:

>Neither kit has a preslotted airframe.  I would recommend using a dremel or
>such.  I have a Magnum in stock and I know the Bruiser is the same way.