LOC Precison Aura

LOC Precison Aura

Post by MrRocket » Sat, 29 Aug 1998 04:00:00



Is the Loc Precision aura a good rocket? I am thinking about getting it and
making it my next project. I think this would be cool because I dont want to
spand over $30. Its $26 with shipping.

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Post by SoAR » Sat, 29 Aug 1998 04:00:00


Great rocket.......but even though we had this discustion in the aol chat room
it needs like 30min epoxy fillets cus they can pop off easy on landing with 5
fin epoxy if not enought........

Reagan yates

 
 
 

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Post by Attican1 » Sun, 30 Aug 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>Great rocket.......but even though we had this discustion in the aol chat
>room
>it needs like 30min epoxy fillets cus they can pop off easy on landing with 5
>fin epoxy if not enought........

>Reagan yates

Once again, even though we had this discussion in the chat room, wood glue WILL
hold the fins fine if done properly.

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Post by Tom Binfor » Sun, 30 Aug 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> Great rocket.......but even though we had this discustion in the aol chat room
> it needs like 30min epoxy fillets cus they can pop off easy on landing with 5
> fin epoxy if not enought........

> Reagan yates

Cut slightly into the body tube where the fins will go. (2 slits 1/8"
apart, peel out the part between, part through the wall mount.) The
epoxy will soak in and the body tube will fail before the fin comes off.
Then put a H220 in it. (It will survive.) Also flies well on E30's on
up.
Tom
 
 
 

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Post by LJKvide » Sun, 30 Aug 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>Great rocket.......but even though we had this discustion in the aol chat
>room
>it needs like 30min epoxy fillets cus they can pop off easy on landing with 5
>fin epoxy if not enought........

replace th streamer with a 12" nylon chute

Christopher Kvidera
http://www.angelfire.com/mn/modelrocketry/index.html

 
 
 

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Post by Jay War » Mon, 31 Aug 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> Is the Loc Precision aura a good rocket? I am thinking about getting it and
> making it my next project. I think this would be cool because I dont want to
> spand over $30. Its $26 with shipping.

> =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
> J.A. Miller (jamz)
> IAR 183
> http://www.jamz.net/rockets "Over 15 jammed packed pages of rocketry!"
> http://www.jamz.net/be        "The Only Rocketry Banner Exchange!"
> =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

I've flown my LOTS of times.  I almost always hinged one or two fins.
I used CA, 5min. epoxy, 30 min. epoxy.  Finally I got out the Dremel
tool with a circular saw blade, cut slots thru the wall to the MMT.
Very shallow cuts.

Fins stay put now! I flew it yesterday on an F52-9.  I missed the flight
but a friend pointed out the streamer.  When I walked up to the rocket,
I found the nose cone and streamer, no body.  100' farther away there's
the BT, fins attached, no damage.  Not bad for free fall from 2500'.
--
Jay W Ward, KE4ZOG, TRA# 5725 L2, IAR# 68
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Post by Garrett Waltri » Tue, 01 Sep 1998 04:00:00


I use to have one about 11 years ago.
Did the same thing,Slotted the body and epoxied thru to the mmt.
The rocket held together for 3 flights on G300's!!!!!!(Added nose weight to
stabilize.)
I finally lost the rocket on Vulcan F80 Smoky Sam, It just kept on sailing
on some high level winds.
I will be buying another soon and will build the same way.
It is an excellent small rocket and should provide lots of fun.
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Quote:

>> Is the Loc Precision aura a good rocket? I am thinking about getting it
and
>> making it my next project. I think this would be cool because I dont want
to
>> spand over $30. Its $26 with shipping.
>> =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

>I've flown my LOTS of times.  I almost always hinged one or two fins.
>I used CA, 5min. epoxy, 30 min. epoxy.  Finally I got out the Dremel
>tool with a circular saw blade, cut slots thru the wall to the MMT.
>Very shallow cuts.

 
 
 

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Post by SoAR » Wed, 02 Sep 1998 04:00:00


the streamer need sto be changed out to a 9" top flight parachute.
 
 
 

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Post by Bob Kapl » Wed, 02 Sep 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> Fins stay put now! I flew it yesterday on an F52-9.  I missed the flight
> but a friend pointed out the streamer.  When I walked up to the rocket,
> I found the nose cone and streamer, no body.  100' farther away there's
> the BT, fins attached, no damage.  Not bad for free fall from 2500'.

Yet another victim of one manufacturer who insists on selling uncertified
motors to the unsuspecting public. When will we learn? When will THEY learn?

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Post by Jay War » Wed, 02 Sep 1998 04:00:00


Quote:


> > Fins stay put now! I flew it yesterday on an F52-9.  I missed the flight
> > but a friend pointed out the streamer.  When I walked up to the rocket,
> > I found the nose cone and streamer, no body.  100' farther away there's
> > the BT, fins attached, no damage.  Not bad for free fall from 2500'.

> Yet another victim of one manufacturer who insists on selling uncertified
> motors to the unsuspecting public. When will we learn? When will THEY learn?

>         Bob Kaplow      NAR # 18L       TRA # "Ctrl-Alt-Del"

> Kaplow Klips:   http://members.aol.com/myhprcato/KaplowKlips.html
> NIRA:           http://www.nira.chicago.il.us

Come on Bob, give it a rest.  There's no victim here.  Just a flyer that
was too lazy to replace worn elastic shock cord.

It (the separation) had nothing to do with whether the motor was
certified or not.

Get your self a new soap box and quit using mine!
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Post by Bob Kapl » Wed, 02 Sep 1998 04:00:00


Quote:



>> > Fins stay put now! I flew it yesterday on an F52-9.  I missed the flight
>> > but a friend pointed out the streamer.  When I walked up to the rocket,
>> > I found the nose cone and streamer, no body.  100' farther away there's
>> > the BT, fins attached, no damage.  Not bad for free fall from 2500'.

>> Yet another victim of one manufacturer who insists on selling uncertified
>> motors to the unsuspecting public. When will we learn? When will THEY learn?

> Come on Bob, give it a rest.  There's no victim here.  Just a flyer that
> was too lazy to replace worn elastic shock cord.
> It (the separation) had nothing to do with whether the motor was
> certified or not.

Or did it. Most of the uncertified motors are uncertified 'cuz the delays
are way off. So maybe tht F52-9 ejected at -5 (or -13) and that's why the
cord broke. I've had similar failures with AT reloads due to wacked delays.

Aside from the failure, you unknowingly violated state law, voided your
insurance coverage and financially rewarded a company for its own illegal
business practices.

        Bob Kaplow      NAR # 18L       TRA # "Ctrl-Alt-Del"

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Post by Tom Binfor » Thu, 03 Sep 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> I use to have one about 11 years ago.
> Did the same thing,Slotted the body and epoxied thru to the mmt.
> The rocket held together for 3 flights on G300's!!!!!!(Added nose weight to
> stabilize.)

Survives G500's also, no nose weight needed.
Tom