LOC Precision Forte

LOC Precision Forte

Post by Karina Wrig » Mon, 26 Apr 1999 04:00:00



I have a LOC Precision Forte waiting to be put together.  I have,
however, managed to lose the info sheets that came with the rocket.
It isn't, by far, the first rocket I have assembled, nor is it a
difficult one.  I am, however, one of those people comforted by having
written instructions to ignore.

More importantly, however, I can't remember which engines it uses.

Any help would be appreciated.

ttfn/Karina

http:www.cafekarina.org
Member of GASP, keeper of the Dread Machine

 
 
 

LOC Precision Forte

Post by Jackbear » Mon, 26 Apr 1999 04:00:00


I have a Forte, somewhat reinforced. It flies on an F40-4 or G64-7 reload, or a
G80-7 single use, stock. I made some modifications:
Added 2 additional centering rings to the front of the MMT, about 2 inches
apart. Cut slots in the MMT between these, and cut slots in the top one, 90
degrees away from the first set of slots. This makes an ejection baffle and
reduces parachute damage. Third centering ring goes at the front end of the fin
tabs. All this let me install the MMT before gluing on the rear (fourth)
centering ring. Second, I applied epoxy fillets to the inside of the airframe
where the fin tabs come through. This makes for a much stronger fin mount.
Third, I tripled, more or less, the shock cord length. Has flown several times
on H180-10's. Good luck.
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 Precision Forte

Post by Rocket90 » Fri, 30 Apr 1999 04:00:00


Flew my Forte' on a g40-7 last week. flew real good, nice and straight (with a
10mile wind) The only modifications I made to mine was a longer shock cord (30
feet is nice) and a steel cable to achor the shock cord to the front centering
ring like Rocket R&D kits (I never liked the LOC shock cord anchors (execpt on
minimun diameter rockets) )

.>I have a LOC Precision Forte waiting to be put together.  I have,

Quote:
>however, managed to lose the info sheets that came with the rocket.
>It isn't, by far, the first rocket I have assembled, nor is it a
>difficult one.  I am, however, one of those people comforted by having
>written instructions to ignore.

>More importantly, however, I can't remember which engines it uses.

>Any help would be appreciated

 
 
 

LOC Precision Forte

Post by Alex Merica » Fri, 30 Apr 1999 04:00:00


If you haven't built it yet, add a 3rd centering ring so that two rings
sandwich the fins with the 3rd above that.  Also add a positive retention
device for the engine.

I've flown my Forte on G64 (7 or 10 second delay) and H128W (10 second
delay).  A H180W would also do nicely.  

With a rather heavy altimeter bay, I get around 750ft on a G64 and
1100ft on a H128W.  Obviously you'll get higher without the added
weight.

Quote:

> > More importantly, however, I can't remember which engines it uses.

> > Any help would be appreciated.

--
Alex Mericas
NAR 62956 Level 1 Insured
President, Austin Area Rocketry Group