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Re: Loki reloads

David Simmons
 

Thanks for the tip, was watching the video from Loki in YouTube earlier, and watching him insert the snap rings, and it reminded me of the days of snap rings in some of my RC cars years ago... was actually looking at the 38mm loads myself earlier... seems like the hardware is pretty easy to come by as well. Which is something I was looking for, as there’s been times finding closures and such for my aerotech cases has taken a while.


On Feb 21, 2020, at 9:35 PM, J E Thompson <Thompsonje@...> wrote:

I use the 38mm Loki 120 reloads and they work great. Make sure to get the recommended snap ring pliers they suggest for your cases. These cases and reload designs are similar to how Frank Kosdon made his. 

Re: Loki reloads

Jim Seibyl
 

Grain bonding is typically done with larger motors, even AeroTech. The process is not difficult and as Chris Person explained to me, it’s done so there is not a lot of movement or gaps in the grains which could cause an uneven burn resulting in a bad day. I use the elmers max glue for that. The glue expands as it cures and fills in the gaps between the grains and allows the grain spacers which are essentially just o-rings to give a definite and uniform gap between the grains. On larger motors you need the gap to make sure the faces of the grains burn at the same time as the inner core. If you don’t, the casing pressure will be too much also causing a bad day. You could bond the grains on any reload really, but it only makes sense to do it on larger diameter grains or long case motors of many grains that require spacers. The procedure is simple, the night before a launch, I’ll apply glue to the cardboard outer liner of the grain, put it into the liner, add a spacer, and repeat. It helps to have a lot of paper towels around as it could get messy. At that point I’ll put the nozzle in one end of the liner, clean up any excess glue and put the liner with grains bonded vertical nozzle down and let it cure for a minimum of 4 hours. Then I’ll finish the motor by putting it in the casing and putting on the outer o-rings and enclosures. I also use super lube and apply it to the outside of the liner before it goes into the casing. Sometimes the enclosure is screw on and sometimes it’s the Loki snap rings. If you can build an AT motor, you can build a Loki. Hope that helps!

Gheem

“We need more boom.”

On Feb 21, 2020, at 8:22 PM, David Simmons <dave@...> wrote:

Was looking around on Chris Shorts site on some free time at work as I sometimes do seeing what motors he had in stock, usually I’m an aerotech guy and stick around there, but someone in my club mentioned that Loki reloads are US mailable, so I got to looking at those, it’s a different system then aerotech but looked at the instructions and it’s not too bad, a little different when you get to the larger motors and have to bond the grains...

My local club is smaller and only has vendors at some of the launches so this might not be a bad option.

Have you guys flown the Loki motors and if so what’s your experience been like with them?


--
Gheem
”keep your eyes in the skies!”

Re: Loki reloads

Frank DeAngelo
 

I don't recall anyone in my club using Loki motors.




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Subject: [therocketryshow] Loki reloads
 
Was looking around on Chris Shorts site on some free time at work as I sometimes do seeing what motors he had in stock, usually I’m an aerotech guy and stick around there, but someone in my club mentioned that Loki reloads are US mailable, so I got to looking at those, it’s a different system then aerotech but looked at the instructions and it’s not too bad, a little different when you get to the larger motors and have to bond the grains...

My local club is smaller and only has vendors at some of the launches so this might not be a bad option.

Have you guys flown the Loki motors and if so what’s your experience been like with them?



Re: Loki reloads

J E Thompson
 

I use the 38mm Loki 120 reloads and they work great. Make sure to get the recommended snap ring pliers they suggest for your cases. These cases and reload designs are similar to how Frank Kosdon made his. 

Loki reloads

David Simmons
 

Was looking around on Chris Shorts site on some free time at work as I sometimes do seeing what motors he had in stock, usually I’m an aerotech guy and stick around there, but someone in my club mentioned that Loki reloads are US mailable, so I got to looking at those, it’s a different system then aerotech but looked at the instructions and it’s not too bad, a little different when you get to the larger motors and have to bond the grains...

My local club is smaller and only has vendors at some of the launches so this might not be a bad option.

Have you guys flown the Loki motors and if so what’s your experience been like with them?

Re: Looks like Gary up to something cool

CG
 

Interesting!

On Tue, Jan 28, 2020 at 1:46 PM David Simmons <dave@...> wrote:

Looks like Gary up to something cool

David Simmons
 

Re: New favorite mid power motor

CG
 

I like the F67 motor as well! 

Our club now has a great field (Mid Power max), and I'm looking forward to populating the sky with mid power rockets soon myself!!   Just getting my launch pad all cleaned up and ready too!   Developing a wireless system for it so I won't have to have wires all over the field too! 

:-)

-CG


On Sun, Jan 26, 2020 at 11:33 PM David Simmons <dave@...> wrote:
I’ve also had good luck with the G77R in the pro series kits, but I like bringing my rockets home, after a few close calls recently backed it down to the F67 unless really calm...

I did see the aerotech has a redline load for the venerable hobbyline cass but have yet to give that a try
> On Jan 26, 2020, at 10:21 AM, Jesse Ulibarri <comodelbuilder@...> wrote:
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> I do also LOVE the F67 series. I agree they are perfect for the Pro Series Line. I also use them when testing some LOC mid powered flyers!
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> Glad you’re getting some rocket time! Goodness knows we all need it!
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> Jesse U
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>> On Jan 25, 2020, at 8:51 PM, David Simmons <dave@...> wrote:
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>> So, got back out flying mid power again, now that my local club active again, and I don’t have to drive all the way down to south Florida...
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>> Anyway, flew a few of these just for kicks back at Bama blastoff to test my chute release on some cheaper motors but flew them again today in some of my pro series fleet, the F67W from Aerotech is a great motor for the price, and a great fit for the pro series line, the F67-9 is butter with just the right delay for them.  Also not having to try to build motors with my 4 year old with me is a plus...
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>> Between wrapping up buying this house and a busy work schedule hoping to finally get my high power builds together before it gets miserably hot in the summer.  Really itching to see what this Mach 1 bt 60 black hole will do on an I205 at Bama blastoff
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Re: New favorite mid power motor

David Simmons
 

I’ve also had good luck with the G77R in the pro series kits, but I like bringing my rockets home, after a few close calls recently backed it down to the F67 unless really calm...

I did see the aerotech has a redline load for the venerable hobbyline cass but have yet to give that a try

On Jan 26, 2020, at 10:21 AM, Jesse Ulibarri <comodelbuilder@...> wrote:

I do also LOVE the F67 series. I agree they are perfect for the Pro Series Line. I also use them when testing some LOC mid powered flyers!

Glad you’re getting some rocket time! Goodness knows we all need it!

Jesse U



On Jan 25, 2020, at 8:51 PM, David Simmons <dave@...> wrote:

So, got back out flying mid power again, now that my local club active again, and I don’t have to drive all the way down to south Florida...

Anyway, flew a few of these just for kicks back at Bama blastoff to test my chute release on some cheaper motors but flew them again today in some of my pro series fleet, the F67W from Aerotech is a great motor for the price, and a great fit for the pro series line, the F67-9 is butter with just the right delay for them. Also not having to try to build motors with my 4 year old with me is a plus...

Between wrapping up buying this house and a busy work schedule hoping to finally get my high power builds together before it gets miserably hot in the summer. Really itching to see what this Mach 1 bt 60 black hole will do on an I205 at Bama blastoff




Re: New favorite mid power motor

Jesse Ulibarri
 

I do also LOVE the F67 series. I agree they are perfect for the Pro Series Line. I also use them when testing some LOC mid powered flyers!

Glad you’re getting some rocket time! Goodness knows we all need it!

Jesse U

On Jan 25, 2020, at 8:51 PM, David Simmons <dave@...> wrote:

So, got back out flying mid power again, now that my local club active again, and I don’t have to drive all the way down to south Florida...

Anyway, flew a few of these just for kicks back at Bama blastoff to test my chute release on some cheaper motors but flew them again today in some of my pro series fleet, the F67W from Aerotech is a great motor for the price, and a great fit for the pro series line, the F67-9 is butter with just the right delay for them. Also not having to try to build motors with my 4 year old with me is a plus...

Between wrapping up buying this house and a busy work schedule hoping to finally get my high power builds together before it gets miserably hot in the summer. Really itching to see what this Mach 1 bt 60 black hole will do on an I205 at Bama blastoff


New favorite mid power motor

David Simmons
 

So, got back out flying mid power again, now that my local club active again, and I don’t have to drive all the way down to south Florida...

Anyway, flew a few of these just for kicks back at Bama blastoff to test my chute release on some cheaper motors but flew them again today in some of my pro series fleet, the F67W from Aerotech is a great motor for the price, and a great fit for the pro series line, the F67-9 is butter with just the right delay for them. Also not having to try to build motors with my 4 year old with me is a plus...

Between wrapping up buying this house and a busy work schedule hoping to finally get my high power builds together before it gets miserably hot in the summer. Really itching to see what this Mach 1 bt 60 black hole will do on an I205 at Bama blastoff

Re: The Rocketry Show Podcast - #85 Guest Jeff Kodyz on 3D Printing for Rocketry #showpodcast

CG
 

Thanks, John!

-CG


On Wed, Jan 22, 2020 at 12:48 PM J E Thompson <Thompsonje@...> wrote:
Great show as always :-)
I am glad that CG is recovering ok.  Please dont over do it.

Re: The Rocketry Show Podcast - #85 Guest Jeff Kodyz on 3D Printing for Rocketry #showpodcast

J E Thompson
 

Great show as always :-)
I am glad that CG is recovering ok.  Please dont over do it.

The Rocketry Show Podcast - #85 Guest Jeff Kodyz on 3D Printing for Rocketry #showpodcast

therocketryshow@groups.io Integration <therocketryshow@...>
 

#85 Guest Jeff Kodyz on 3D Printing for Rocketry

By LittleBeth Media

Happy 2020!  Welcome to Episode 85 of The Rocketry Show! In this episode, we’ll be talking 3D Printing for Rocketry with our special guest, Jeff Kodyz. One of Gheem’s 3D projects.         [...]

The Rocketry Show Podcast - #84 2019 Holiday / end of the year show #showpodcast

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#84 2019 Holiday / end of the year show

By LittleBeth Media

It’s our End of the year / holiday wrap up show, and we chose this one to share and respond to some of the e-mails from you, including an interesting theory behind the collapsed “stuffer [...]

Re: New inexpensive Altimeter that others may find of interest

Daniel Petrie
 

Yes, I've submitted a restock notification request. I want some of these!

Daniel J. Petrie
The Rocket N00b
Rocketry for Beginners - By a Beginner
Twitter:@rocketn00b
The Rocketry Show Podcast: therocketryshow.com




On Tue, Dec 3, 2019 at 4:28 PM J E Thompson <Thompsonje@...> wrote:
I had been waiting for a while and did submit on their website for a notification of when they were back in stock.  I got the notice recently and ordered two myself.
They arrived today and are really cool.

Re: New inexpensive Altimeter that others may find of interest

J E Thompson
 

I had been waiting for a while and did submit on their website for a notification of when they were back in stock.  I got the notice recently and ordered two myself.
They arrived today and are really cool.

Re: New inexpensive Altimeter that others may find of interest

Jim Seibyl
 

I actually ordered 2!!  They are currently out of stock.

“We need more boom.”

On Dec 3, 2019, at 3:48 PM, CG <cg@...> wrote:


I've been hearing about this!

Very excited about it!

:-)

On Tue, Dec 3, 2019 at 3:08 PM J E Thompson <Thompsonje@...> wrote:
FlightSketch offers a great little altimeter that may be more economical ($20.00).  
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--
Gheem
”keep your eyes in the skies!”

Re: New inexpensive Altimeter that others may find of interest

CG
 

I've been hearing about this!

Very excited about it!

:-)


On Tue, Dec 3, 2019 at 3:08 PM J E Thompson <Thompsonje@...> wrote:
FlightSketch offers a great little altimeter that may be more economical ($20.00).  

New inexpensive Altimeter that others may find of interest

J E Thompson
 

FlightSketch offers a great little altimeter that may be more economical ($20.00).