I've ordered and LOC Onyx and it should be here in a couple of days. I've been
thinking of certain mods for it, like motor retention, and maybe a baffle
system for ejection. The motor retention is the easy part, but was wondering if
the actual supplied motor tube would work for baffle?? I plan on moving the top
centering ring down a ways, drilling a series of three holes (1/2 inch dia) on
four sides of the tube (but keeping them fairly closely spaced so I only use up
about 3 inches of the top of the supplies motor tube) and making a 3/16 inch
hobby plywood top to epoxy over the tube (which will have 1/2 inch holes
drilled around it for the gas to escape into the chute compartment. Will the
plywood work. or should I make a plug for the top of the tube and just
manufacture another centering ring for the top? Also thinking of mounting the
shock cord to the center of the top of the baffle plate (or plug - depending on
which way I go). The only thing I have against this type of mounting is that if
the shock cord need replacing, how does one go about getting thier hands down
in there to re-attach a new section of shock cord?
Any other ideas/comments appreciated. I will be flying this bird mostly on Fand
G's but for the grandkids would like to keep the weight down enough so I can
use D's for park demo's.
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