LOC IV On G-80-7T

LOC IV On G-80-7T

Post by sonnta » Sat, 18 Jul 1998 04:00:00



How will this rocket fly on this motor. How High?  Staying away from H
power for now.  Not enough exp.  Thanks Al
 
 
 

LOC IV On G-80-7T

Post by Yves Lacom » Sat, 18 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>How will this rocket fly on this motor. How High?  Staying away from H
>power for now.  Not enough exp.  Thanks Al

My LOC-IV which is built stock with some tube replacement (past lawn
dart) gets to about 600 feet on a G80.  

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Yves

 
 
 

LOC IV On G-80-7T

Post by The Silent Observe » Sat, 18 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> How will this rocket fly on this motor. How High?  Staying away from H
> power for now.  Not enough exp.  Thanks Al

I think you'll find that delay is much too long -- my Thug (a 4" rocket
weighing around two pounds at liftoff) flies very nicely on a G80-4 or
G64-4; in fact, ejection was well past apogee on the G64-4 (or would
have been, had the puff of smoke we saw from the nozzle been accompanied
by an actual ejection of the nose and recovery system).

IIRC, the LOC IV is heavier than the thug (longer, at least, and that
likely adds some weight) -- a G80-4 is likely to be about the longest
delay you dare use with that motor/rocket combination.

Put the G80-7 into something smaller and lighter, like an AT Strong Arm
or similar 2.6" to 4" bird weighing less than two pounds.

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LOC IV On G-80-7T

Post by SoAR » Sat, 18 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Man that thing woul;d smash into the ground before delay was done.probily or it
would be so close the parachute couldent open.
 
 
 

LOC IV On G-80-7T

Post by Jim Clear » Sat, 18 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Quote:


> >How will this rocket fly on this motor. How High?  Staying away from H
> >power for now.  Not enough exp.  Thanks Al

> My LOC-IV which is built stock with some tube replacement (past lawn
> dart) gets to about 600 feet on a G80.

> --
> Yves

That 7 second delay may be a problem, it may deploy the 'chute about 3
seconds after it hits the ground. Go with the SHORTEST delay that you
can find. I fly my heavy LOC IV on H97J's all the time also with a SHORT
delay.
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LOC IV On G-80-7T

Post by SoAR5 » Sat, 18 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>How will this rocket fly on this motor. How High?  Staying away from H
>power for now.  Not enough exp.  Thanks Al

Al,
Use the G-80-4. This rocket flies rather sluggish, and LOC's altitude
predictions are a little "over rated". Mine only gets about 500 - 600 feet, and
drops like a rock. I call mine "The  Cosmic Sled" if that gives you any
indication of a normal flight.

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LOC IV On G-80-7T

Post by Roy Gre » Sat, 18 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>How will this rocket fly on this motor. How High?  Staying away from H
>power for now.  Not enough exp.  Thanks Al

I've flown my Phantom 4000 on G80-7 quite often.  I know the LOC IV is
a little heavier than the P4K, but unless it's more than 0.5 pound
heavier, you should have a decent flight.  If you step down the thrust
to a G40, or use the G64 reload,  you definitely will need the shorter
delay.
 
 
 

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Post by SoAR » Sun, 19 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Hey to all you HPR people that know what ya doin,I plan on flying a NCR Big
Brute with a G80-4T.Do i need a 7 sec delay?I flew it on a G35-4W and it did
nice.help me with this please.The launch is Sunday 19th.

reagan

 
 
 

LOC IV On G-80-7T

Post by SoAR » Sun, 19 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>Al,
>Use the G-80-4. This rocket flies rather >sluggish, and LOC's altitude
>predictions are a little "over rated". Mine >only gets about 500 - 600 feet,
and
>drops like a rock. I call mine "The  Cosmic >Sled" if that gives you any
>indication of a normal flight.

Hey does a 29mm "H" reload casin fit into NCR motor tubing like reguler mid
power 29mm RMS casin does?

Reagan Yates
SoAR#19

 
 
 

LOC IV On G-80-7T

Post by The Silent Observe » Sun, 19 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> Hey to all you HPR people that know what ya doin,I plan on flying a NCR Big
> Brute with a G80-4T.Do i need a 7 sec delay?I flew it on a G35-4W and it did
> nice.help me with this please.The launch is Sunday 19th.

> reagan

For the Big Brute, I think you'll find the -4 is closer to correct than
the -7.  Most likely, four seconds will eject just before apogee, while
seven would result in ejection well after.

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LOC IV On G-80-7T

Post by Roy Gre » Sun, 19 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>>Al,
>>Use the G-80-4. This rocket flies rather >sluggish, and LOC's altitude
>>predictions are a little "over rated". Mine >only gets about 500 - 600 feet,
>and
>>drops like a rock. I call mine "The  Cosmic >Sled" if that gives you any
>>indication of a normal flight.

>Hey does a 29mm "H" reload casin fit into NCR motor tubing like reguler mid
>power 29mm RMS casin does?

>Reagan Yates
>SoAR#19

neither of them fits into the NCR motor tubes that I've seen (from Big
Brute, Interceptor G, and X-Wing kits).
 
 
 

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Post by Craig Frase » Mon, 20 Jul 1998 04:00:00


 Yes (29mm 180/240).

Quote:

> Hey does a 29mm "H" reload casin fit into NCR motor tubing like reguler mid
> power 29mm RMS casin does?

> Reagan Yates
> SoAR#19

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