LOC IV MOTORS

LOC IV MOTORS

Post by JCooper3 » Wed, 07 May 1997 04:00:00



Does anyone have some experience with single use motors in the F-G range
for a LOC IV?  The kit material only mentions a G80-7 or an F80-5.  F80
(?) - Could this be a misprint?  This rocket also seems like a good one to
use for Level I certification-any comments on which single use H motor to
use?  

 
 
 

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Post by Foxe » Wed, 07 May 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>Does anyone have some experience with single use motors in the F-G range
>for a LOC IV?  The kit material only mentions a G80-7 or an F80-5.  F80
>(?) - Could this be a misprint?  This rocket also seems like a good one to
>use for Level I certification-any comments on which single use H motor to
>use?  


There should be quite a few AT motors that will work in this roc ket,
and USR motors as well.  

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Post by john bolen » Wed, 07 May 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> Does anyone have some experience with single use motors in the F-G range
> for a LOC IV?  The kit material only mentions a G80-7 or an F80-5.  F80
> (?) - Could this be a misprint?  This rocket also seems like a good one to
> use for Level I certification-any comments on which single use H motor to
> use?

I have used G64, H128, and H180 with great results.
--
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Post by Doug » Wed, 07 May 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> Does anyone have fin dimensions for the PML Endeavour?

My Level 2 rocket and one of my favorites!

Quote:

> Thanks,
> Randy
> NAR68770

Top fins:
Root Edge 7.5"
Span 3.5"
Sweep 7.0"
Tip Chord 2"

Lower Fins:
Root 4.875"
Span 3.5"
Sweep 1.5"
Tip Chord 3.125"

Doug

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Post by RCBrust » Wed, 07 May 1997 04:00:00


Does anyone have fin dimensions for the PML Endeavour?

Thanks,
Randy
NAR68770

 
 
 

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Post by Balthez » Wed, 07 May 1997 04:00:00



Quote:

> This rocket also seems like a good one to
>use for Level I certification-any comments on which single use H motor to
>use?  

I haven't flown mine yet, but I intend to certify using a H97J in my LOC
IV within the next few weeks or so. Should make for a nice flight.

Bruce Kirchner

 
 
 

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Post by Jeffrey Tayl » Wed, 07 May 1997 04:00:00




Quote:
> Does anyone have some experience with single use motors in the F-G range
> for a LOC IV?  The kit material only mentions a G80-7 or an F80-5.  F80
> (?) - Could this be a misprint?  This rocket also seems like a good one to
> use for Level I certification-any comments on which single use H motor to
> use?  

Vulcan makes a single use F80.  It's not a misprint.

Jeff

 
 
 

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Post by Bob Kapl » Wed, 07 May 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> Does anyone have some experience with single use motors in the F-G range
> for a LOC IV?  The kit material only mentions a G80-7 or an F80-5.  F80
> (?) - Could this be a misprint?  This rocket also seems like a good one to
> use for Level I certification-any comments on which single use H motor to
> use?  

Once upon a time, Aerotech made F80 motors. Nice for supersonic flight in
minimum diameter rockets.

Just about any SU F or G motor other than a BlackJack available today would
do fine. Any of the currently certified 29mm AT F-H reloads would also be a
good choice, again excluding at least the lower thrust Blackjacks (the G75
and H97 should be fine).

        Bob Kaplow      NAR # 18L       TRA # "Abort, Retry, Fail?"

 
 
 

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Post by Doug » Wed, 07 May 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> Does anyone have some experience with single use motors in the F-G range
> for a LOC IV?  The kit material only mentions a G80-7 or an F80-5.  F80
> (?) - Could this be a misprint?  This rocket also seems like a good one to
> use for Level I certification-any comments on which single use H motor to
> use?

If you can get it, a Vulcan H100SS (Smokey Sam) makes a fabulous cert
motor.  The delays are usually right too.

Doug

--
After a time, you may find that "having" is not so pleasing a thing,
after all, as "wanting."  It is not logical, but it is often true.
                - Spock, "Amok Time", stardate 3372.7

 
 
 

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Post by john.w. lyngd » Wed, 07 May 1997 04:00:00


Quote:


>Subject: Re: LOC IV MOTORS
>Date: 6 May 1997 20:33:52 GMT


>> Does anyone have some experience with single use motors in the F-G range
>> for a LOC IV?  The kit material only mentions a G80-7 or an F80-5.  F80
>> (?) - Could this be a misprint?  This rocket also seems like a good one to
>> use for Level I certification-any comments on which single use H motor to
>> use?  

I'd use a Vulcan H100SS available from Magnum for about $20 plus Haz fees.  
I should suggest that you  invest in a set of 29mm hardware and start saving $
right from the start. About 10 launches and you will have them paid for.
Besides, for the next few months you can by HPR reloads w/o a LEUP, where as
today you'll need to have one to order a single use H motor.

        John Lyngdal
        NAR 69264 Level L

 
 
 

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Post by D.L. Brow » Wed, 07 May 1997 04:00:00



Quote:



>> This rocket also seems like a good one to
>>use for Level I certification-any comments on which single use H motor to
>>use?  

>I haven't flown mine yet, but I intend to certify using a H97J in my LOC
>IV within the next few weeks or so. Should make for a nice flight.

>Bruce Kirchner

I did my level 1 certification flight with a LOC IV and an H 128 M.  You
might want to go to a short delay however.  I don't think that an H128
is good enough for TRA but it is fine for NAR.

                               Cheers, and good luck,
                                    D.L. Brown

 
 
 

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Post by Yves Lacom » Thu, 08 May 1997 04:00:00


A friend of mine launches his LOC-IV often on an F50-6 without any
problems.   On a windless day (or near windless), you should expect
around 600 feet on that bird with an F50.  It's pretty whimpy but
it'll still impress the locals ;-)

--
Yves

 
 
 

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Post by March A. Brin » Thu, 08 May 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>>> Does anyone have some experience with single use motors in the F-G range
>>> for a LOC IV?  The kit material only mentions a G80-7 or an F80-5.  F80
>>> (?) - Could this be a misprint?  

No, not a misprint. Vulcan used to make the F80. You'd think that LOC
would update recommended motor lists in the newest catalogue. They've said
the same things since 1989. 80 N-sec would seem to be the minimum impulse
for this kit.

Quote:
>>> This rocket also seems like a good one to
>>> use for Level I certification-any comments on which single use H motor to
>>> use?  

Try lower impulse Hs, like the H120 or H70 (Aerotech expendable). Any
motor for the 29/180 casing also works. Anything heavier, like an H180 or
H125, may require nose weight. Check local listings.

                                                        Marc

 
 
 

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Post by Jerry Irvi » Thu, 08 May 1997 04:00:00



Quote:

> I'd use a Vulcan H100SS available from Magnum for about $20 plus Haz fees.  

I nominate this for the June 1997 BFF.

--

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Opinion, the whole thing.

 
 
 

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Post by Wayne D Pric » Sat, 10 May 1997 04:00:00


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Quote:

> I have used G64, H128, and H180 with great results.
> --

Ditto on the H180 (a real attention getter). Also, the LOCIV flies well
on an H97.

I haven't tried the G64 or H128.

Regards,

Wayne