>Hi, I'm thinking of purchasing a LOC EZI for the purpose of certification.
>My Question is , Is this a good rocket for that purpose and what are your
>impressions of the Kit? Thanks
I certified TRA lvl 1 this past May flying a EZI on an H123-M reload.
A wonderful rocket that I'll truly miss. (It was lost to the rocket
gods thanks to the evil imps of the power lines.)
Here's the pertinent excerpt from my launch report...
LOC/Precision EZI-65: H123-M
SUCCESSFUL Level 1 certification flight!
I kept it nice, safe, and simple. WRASP had predicted all of 1300 ft.
With the wind, I figure that I might have gotten about 1000 ft (at
most.) Launch and flight were very nice. That large 35" chute
carried it a good ways downrange but landed it nice and gentle (albeit
in a bare field, just to get it dirty.) No damage other than one
small ding in the paint on one fin.
I made a few modifications to this bird. First, I added three
(reinforced) screws to secure the nose cone to the payload section.
Second, I revised the assembly process so that I could put substantial
epoxy fillets on the fin tabs inside the main airframe. Third, I put
an eyebolt through a reinforced section of the upper centering ring
and ran 1/16" steel cable up to a loop just inside the upper end of
the main airframe. (This instead of the LOC "glob o' epoxy" style
shock cord mount.) A slightly modified LOC 54 to 38 adapter was used
for the motor. The motor was secured into the rocket using an
aluminum retaining plate bolted to two 8-32 blind nuts set into the
rear centering ring. Yes, it did turn out heavy - 44 oz. including
the motor adapter and aluminum retaining hardware.
I also launched it the next month on an I161.
Hope you find the info useful,