LOC Forte

LOC Forte

Post by Stephe » Sun, 23 Jun 2002 12:29:48



On my LOC Forte I am using the anti-zipper method because I wanted to try
something new. Not wanting the ejection to fail, and the rocket be destroyed
I want to have plenty of room for the gas to get through. I am only
compressing a small area, but would rather be safe than sorry. Can I go
ahead and just cut out the sides of the bulkhead on the sides of my U-bolt?
I will leave plenty of room to keep the strength. I know that I will have to
have a bit of wadding between the bulkhead and the dhute and shockcord, but
that is fine.
    For my shock cord replacement on this I am using 1/4 inch tubular nylon,
10 or 12 feet. Is this too much? Is it not enough? Is the diameter too
small? Is it too large?

Stephen

 
 
 

LOC Forte

Post by Robert DeHat » Wed, 26 Jun 2002 04:31:22


Umm,
I didn't follow your post very well.
I have a forte that I built with the anti-zipper design, eg it seperates
above the fins.
I just added a coupler at the bottom of the BT where I cut it in half.
I think I used the stock parts that came with it and maybe another centering
ring.
I did not make a baffle in mine.
As I recall I made another centering ring and put it at the top of the MMT
but inside the coupler.
I mounted a Ubolt in this centering ring.
Be sure that you secure the NC well so it wont come off.
Also if there is any extra space in the BT you will want to install a
stuffer tube to keep the recoveryharness and chute from being shoved way up
in the BT and not coming out.
Be sure to back the harness in before the chute so the chute will be the
first thing out.
For the stuffer tube I just used a paper towel tube.
In my Rocket boy(it has a similar arrangement) I glued the spare end of a
nose cone( I tend to cut this off and install a bulkplate with eye bolt) to
a spare MMT as a spacer to keep the chute from getting shoved too far in.

Hope this helps

RDH8

Quote:
> On my LOC Forte I am using the anti-zipper method because I wanted to try
> something new. Not wanting the ejection to fail, and the rocket be
destroyed
> I want to have plenty of room for the gas to get through. I am only
> compressing a small area, but would rather be safe than sorry. Can I go
> ahead and just cut out the sides of the bulkhead on the sides of my
U-bolt?
> I will leave plenty of room to keep the strength. I know that I will have
to
> have a bit of wadding between the bulkhead and the dhute and shockcord,
but
> that is fine.
>     For my shock cord replacement on this I am using 1/4 inch tubular
nylon,
> 10 or 12 feet. Is this too much? Is it not enough? Is the diameter too
> small? Is it too large?

> Stephen