Tips for LOC Lil Nuked Needed

Tips for LOC Lil Nuked Needed

Post by Sean Guilda » Wed, 21 Jul 1999 04:00:00



Hi all! I'm going to begin construction of an LOC Lil Nuke.
Can anyone provide building tips?

TIA! Sean

 
 
 

Tips for LOC Lil Nuked Needed

Post by Sean Guilda » Wed, 21 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Hi all! I'm going to begin construction of an LOC Lil Nuke.
Can anyone provide building tips?

TIA! Sean

 
 
 

Tips for LOC Lil Nuked Needed

Post by Bob Chmar » Wed, 21 Jul 1999 04:00:00


The Lil' Nuke is a great rocket!  My suggestions would be:
1) Use small tubular kevlar for the shock cord and mount it to the top CR
2) Install Kaplow Klips
3) Make some small holes through the BT where you'll be mounting the fins.
After mounting the fins with whatever adhesive you choose, the result will
be "glue rivets".  I prefer epoxy but others have built theirs' with yellow
glue.

--
Bob Chmara
NAR, HUVARS, TRA, Team1, L2, http://www.chmara.com/bt/rocketry
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You are also several feet around you, claim it. -anonymous

|Hi all! I'm going to begin construction of an LOC Lil Nuke.
|Can anyone provide building tips?
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|TIA! Sean
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Tips for LOC Lil Nuked Needed

Post by Sean Guilda » Thu, 22 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Hi all! I'm going to begin construction of an LOC Lil Nuke.
Can anyone provide building tips?

TIA! Sean

 
 
 

Tips for LOC Lil Nuked Needed

Post by Sean Guilda » Thu, 22 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Hi all! I'm going to begin construction of an LOC Lil Nuke.
Can anyone provide building tips?

TIA! Sean

 
 
 

Tips for LOC Lil Nuked Needed

Post by Sean Guilda » Thu, 22 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Hi all! I'm going to begin construction of an LOC Lil Nuke.
Can anyone provide building tips?

TIA! Sean

 
 
 

Tips for LOC Lil Nuked Needed

Post by Sean Guilda » Thu, 22 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Hi all! I'm going to begin construction of an LOC Lil Nuke.
Can anyone provide building tips?

TIA! Sean

 
 
 

Tips for LOC Lil Nuked Needed

Post by Sean Guilda » Thu, 22 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Hi all! I'm going to begin construction of an LOC Lil Nuke.
Can anyone provide building tips?

TIA! Sean

 
 
 

Tips for LOC Lil Nuked Needed

Post by Woody Mille » Thu, 22 Jul 1999 04:00:00


The pic on the package shows that the fins are up from the base, but the
diagrahm in the instructions show them flush..  Built mine flush, and it
flys great! There was nothing in the instructions to say how much up
from the base to put them, anyway...
Used Expoy (with rivits) and blind t-nuts to secure the woosh device...
Quote:

> Hi all! I'm going to begin construction of an LOC Lil Nuke.
> Can anyone provide building tips?

> TIA! Sean

 
 
 

Tips for LOC Lil Nuked Needed

Post by Sean Guilda » Fri, 23 Jul 1999 04:00:00



Haven't got a clue why!
 
 
 

Tips for LOC Lil Nuked Needed

Post by RocketW » Sun, 25 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
>Hi all! I'm going to begin construction of an LOC Lil Nuke.
>Can anyone provide building tips?

On my second Lil Nuke (first one drifted away at Cobleskill NY w/29mm casing)
the original intent was to fly it on a G200 I had at the time, and then an H
motor. Therefore I replaced the stock plywood fins with some .040 G10 ones that
go thru the wall. All the fins are filleted. Note that if you lay down a fillet
of epoxy (please don't use your bare fingers to do so) you can eliminate most
of the bubbles that are sure to spoil the nice finish by using a heat gun on a
low setting to smooth the fillets out. In the process the epoxy will flow,
bubbles will rize to surface (and pop) and you will end up with nice smooth
fillets. Keep in mind that heating the epoxy up will accelerate the cure time.

 As usual, I replaced  the LOC shock cord & attachments... in this case I used
a 1/16" steel leader thru the top centering ring with about 10' of 1/8" MIL
spec braided nylon shroud line. I think I just used the stock chute - which for
this small kit is OK, but for any of the bigger kits I would prefer to use my
own chutes.

 I used some #8 t-nuts in the aft centering ring for motor retention. To get
the t-nuts to fit between the motor tube and airframe I had to grind 2 sides of
the t-nut flanges.

 Other than some added nose weight to balance for a bigger motor, that's about
it.

Douglas Caskey
President
Buffalo Rocket Society Inc.
TWNY #85/NAR Western NY #590

The views expressed are my own, and do not neccessarily represent those of the
Buffalo Rocket Society