LOC Forte' - H power

LOC Forte' - H power

Post by SkyGuy » Fri, 25 Jun 1999 04:00:00



I was curious if anyone has flown the LOC precision Forte' on anything higher
than a G engine?  I was thinking about how it might fly high power, but I don't
wnat to destroy it!

Any feedback will be appreciated.
Adam]

 
 
 

LOC Forte' - H power

Post by Jerry O'Sulliva » Fri, 25 Jun 1999 04:00:00


It's a tough little kit - you may want to add nose weight for H & I motors,
though..

Jerry


Quote:
> I was curious if anyone has flown the LOC precision Forte' on anything
higher
> than a G engine?  I was thinking about how it might fly high power, but I
don't
> wnat to destroy it!

> Any feedback will be appreciated.
> Adam]



 
 
 

LOC Forte' - H power

Post by Ron Zeppi » Fri, 25 Jun 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> I was curious if anyone has flown the LOC precision Forte' on anything higher
> than a G engine?  I was thinking about how it might fly high power, but I don't
> wnat to destroy it!

> Any feedback will be appreciated.
> Adam]


Hold onto your hat...I flew a bone stock Forte' on a Kosdon I-800. 29mm
motor x 24 inches long. Burns for 6/10ths of a second and produces 200
pounds of thrust! This is one really *** motor!! The Forte' held
together just fine!!

--
Ron Zeppin      
TRA# 6024 L2
AHPRA
XRAA

 
 
 

LOC Forte' - H power

Post by Jerry O'Sulliva » Fri, 25 Jun 1999 04:00:00


What altitude did you get, Ron?

Jerry

Quote:
> Hold onto your hat...I flew a bone stock Forte' on a Kosdon I-800. 29mm
> motor x 24 inches long. Burns for 6/10ths of a second and produces 200
> pounds of thrust! This is one really *** motor!! The Forte' held
> together just fine!!

> --
> Ron Zeppin
> TRA# 6024 L2
> AHPRA
> XRAA

 
 
 

LOC Forte' - H power

Post by Jackbear » Fri, 25 Jun 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
>I was curious if anyone has flown the LOC precision Forte' on anything higher
>than a G engine?

My Forte is slightly reinforced with a baffle on the front end of the MMT, and
internal epoxy fillets on the root edges of the fins inside the body tube. I
also added some shock cord. It has been up several times on an H180-10,
beautiful high flights.  Go for it.
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)

 
 
 

LOC Forte' - H power

Post by Dave Urbane » Sat, 26 Jun 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> >I was curious if anyone has flown the LOC precision Forte' on anything higher
> >than a G engine?

Just last weekend I saw one fly on an H128.  It really moves out.  We have
a big field to fly from, though and people do crazy things like this all
the time.
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LOC Forte' - H power

Post by jgo.. » Sun, 27 Jun 1999 04:00:00


I've got a Forte thats slightly modified for two stage recovery with
altimeter.  Burned at least a dozen H180's and Kosdon H's in it.  I
haven't flown it in a while, but seems like I was getting close to
3000 feet with the Kosdons. (29/250 case)


Quote:
>I was curious if anyone has flown the LOC precision Forte' on anything higher
>than a G engine?  I was thinking about how it might fly high power, but I don't
>wnat to destroy it!

>Any feedback will be appreciated.
>Adam]


 
 
 

LOC Forte' - H power

Post by Daniel Holme » Tue, 29 Jun 1999 04:00:00


Quote:


>> >I was curious if anyone has flown the LOC precision Forte' on anything higher
>> >than a G engine?
> Just last weekend I saw one fly on an H128.  It really moves out.  We have
> a big field to fly from, though and people do crazy things like this all
> the time.

Actually it was an H180, (the rocket was my dad's), but he had also stretched
it slightly.  He did qualify level 1 on it with an H128, when it was stock.
The Forte makes a decent level 1 rocket, it has plenty of fin area, and is
very stable on the low-to-mid H's without modifications.  I wouldn't fire it on
an H220 or something like that without reinforcing the fins, however.
(Although I generally overbuild my rockets anyway)....

Dan
--
Daniel D Holmes, N7NKR               "Mr. Worf, fire at will!"  <ZAP!>

Standard disclaimers apply wherever you can find a sticky spot.
Programming is like sex:  One mistake, and you support it for life.

 
 
 

LOC Forte' - H power

Post by Ron Zeppi » Tue, 29 Jun 1999 04:00:00


Quote:



> >> >I was curious if anyone has flown the LOC precision Forte' on anything higher
> >> >than a G engine?

> > Just last weekend I saw one fly on an H128.  It really moves out.  We have
> > a big field to fly from, though and people do crazy things like this all
> > the time.

> Actually it was an H180, (the rocket was my dad's), but he had also stretched
> it slightly.  He did qualify level 1 on it with an H128, when it was stock.
> The Forte makes a decent level 1 rocket, it has plenty of fin area, and is
> very stable on the low-to-mid H's without modifications.  I wouldn't fire it on
> an H220 or something like that without reinforcing the fins, however.
> (Although I generally overbuild my rockets anyway)....

> Dan
> --
> Daniel D Holmes, N7NKR               "Mr. Worf, fire at will!"  <ZAP!>

> Standard disclaimers apply wherever you can find a sticky spot.
> Programming is like sex:  One mistake, and you support it for life.

Hi Dan...you must have missed my post last week. I flew my STOCK Loc
Forte' on a Kosdon I-800. 6/10 of a second burn. Don't blink or you'll
miss it!! Survived no problem!! I'm got a friend who flys is Loc
Graduator on I-800's all the time. All he did was epoxy shishkabob (sp?)
sticks to the root edge of the fins inside the BT. Now THAT is an
AMAZING flight!!
--
Ron Zeppin      
TRA# 6024 L2
AHPRA
XRAA