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  1. #31
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    I just got my level 1 certification on a Loki 38/480. I plan on expanding my collection

    Really the only thing I'm trying to decide is whether to do my level 2 cert on 38 or 54...


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    Happy to say I'm fortunate to have a great local dealer and have acquired several 38 and 54 cases. I'm looking forward to some awesome flights next season!


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    Is there any chance you have a Canadian dealer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forced_Induction View Post
    Is there any chance you have a Canadian dealer?
    Where in Canada ???
    I am in Potter N.Y. every month.......
    Come fly with URRG at their Potter field...
    Great field,, great people,, great fun.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onebadhawk View Post
    Where in Canada ???
    I am in Potter N.Y. every month.......
    Come fly with URRG at their Potter field...
    Great field,, great people,, great fun.....

    Teddy
    I live in Alberta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-N-D-R-E-W View Post
    I just got my level 1 certification on a Loki 38/480. I plan on expanding my collection

    Really the only thing I'm trying to decide is whether to do my level 2 cert on 38 or 54...
    If you plan to stay with for awhile and have the flight venue, 54 is a reasonable way to go though Scott has some mild to wild 38's one could consider for L2 if wanting to perhaps be more economical of attaining the cert. Kurt

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    If by any chance Loki does make a 98mm set, can it be called the Thor Series?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forced_Induction View Post
    I live in Alberta.
    Ohhhhh,,
    Is 3000 or 3500 miles out of the question for a regular monthly club launch ???

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  9. #39
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    I'm sorry but I do not ship to Canada yet.

    If I ever did make 29mm reloads, they would likely be G & hammerhead I motors. Don't wait on me though. ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loki Research View Post
    If I ever did make 29mm reloads, they would likely be G & hammerhead I motors. Don't wait on me though. ;-)
    Have you seen the movie "Misery" ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidMcCann View Post
    Have you seen the movie "Misery" ?

    LOL! I nearly spit out my coffee reading that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidMcCann View Post
    Have you seen the movie "Misery" ?

    I have a couple questions for Annie and the rest of you.

    1) Do you have to sand and clean off burrs from the ends of your commercial reload liners, and if so, what brands and motor sizes are they?

    2) If you have to do this, is a turn-off for you, something you wish you didn't have to do in order to use the product?

    3) Do you place any more value in products for which this is not necessary or perhaps any less value in those products that it is required?

    Thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loki Research View Post
    I have a couple questions for Annie and the rest of you.

    1) Do you have to sand and clean off burrs from the ends of your commercial reload liners, and if so, what brands and motor sizes are they?

    2) If you have to do this, is a turn-off for you, something you wish you didn't have to do in order to use the product?

    3) Do you place any more value in products for which this is not necessary or perhaps any less value in those products that it is required?

    Thank you

    I have not personally had issues with burrs on commercial liners. My biggest gripe is the adhesive labels on Aerotech's liners. They need to come off, but don't come off easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loki Research View Post
    I have a couple questions for Annie and the rest of you.

    1) Do you have to sand and clean off burrs from the ends of your commercial reload liners, and if so, what brands and motor sizes are they?

    2) If you have to do this, is a turn-off for you, something you wish you didn't have to do in order to use the product?

    3) Do you place any more value in products for which this is not necessary or perhaps any less value in those products that it is required?

    Thank you
    1 - I have had to sand and deburr Aerotech liners in all sizes but mostly 75 and 98 of late. Never had to with CTI or, of course, Loki Research liners in any size.
    2 - It is a turn off for sure. Seems like a product quality issue to me. I'd rather not waste the time doing it but will if I have to.
    3 - I'm not sure if I'd pay more for a product that I didn't have to clean up before loading but if all prices were equal I'd choose the best quality product based on availability.
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    I have not had to deburr any liners to date & that includes all Loki, AT & 75mm CTI reloads.
    Only problem I have yet to encounter is with the AT 75mm reloads. Have to remove the glassine layer from the grains otherwise they won’t fit into liner (or get stuck ☹ ).
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    Yea, I'd be down for that in a big way. I am pretty much only interested in 29mm motors theses day which puts me out of Loki. Maybe one day Scott, you'll see your way to cranking out some 29mm loads.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Loki Research View Post
    I have a couple questions for Annie and the rest of you.

    1) Do you have to sand and clean off burrs from the ends of your commercial reload liners, and if so, what brands and motor sizes are they?

    2) If you have to do this, is a turn-off for you, something you wish you didn't have to do in order to use the product?

    3) Do you place any more value in products for which this is not necessary or perhaps any less value in those products that it is required?

    Thank you
    I usually scrape the inner lip of the liner with a knife/hard object in order to knock down any roughness, etc. Primarily AT 38/54mm stuff.
    It's less than ideal, and I might gripe about it from time to time, but provided the grains fit into the liner and the liner into the case, I'm good.
    There is a marginal additional value, but I don't think I would seek out or avoid a product just because I do or do not need to remove a liner burr. Where price and performance are equal, yes, I would choose a product where this would not be necessary over one where deburring was needed.

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  18. #48
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    More steps = more time, which just blows.
    On AT loads, I typically have to clean them up to get the FSD in without messing up the oring

    Its not something that stops me from getting loads, but it's another step.
    Last edited by DavidMcCann; 27th October 2017 at 12:39 PM.
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    Loki Research- Alive and kicking!

    Deburring phenolic liners has never bothered me. I just do it without really thinking about it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Shannon View Post
    Demurring phenolic liners has never bothered me. I just do it without really thinking about it.


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    Until this thread I'd never even realized I do it automatically
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardline View Post
    This

    Until this thread I'd never even realized I do it automatically
    Me too. Deburring the end is just automatic. What does suck is if you need to sand the liner to make it fit in the motor. Had to do that a couple of times. A true time waster.


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    Quote Originally Posted by markkoelsch View Post
    Me too. Deburring the end is just automatic. What does suck is if you need to sand the liner to make it fit in the motor. Had to do that a couple of times. A true time waster.


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    I've got Dr. Rocket cases and had to sand a couple of the liners for the 38/480 case. I had gotten another reload that wouldn't fit and asked my friend to try his AT 38/480 case. It dropped right into that case. I have since purchased another 38/480 case, an AT one this time. Had to take the metallic label off to get it to fit in the MMT, but I don't sand liners any longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Handeman View Post
    I've got Dr. Rocket cases and had to sand a couple of the liners for the 38/480 case. I had gotten another reload that wouldn't fit and asked my friend to try his AT 38/480 case. It dropped right into that case. I have since purchased another 38/480 case, an AT one this time. Had to take the metallic label off to get it to fit in the MMT, but I don't sand liners any longer.
    I just recently stumbled on this, too. ALL of my Dr. Rockets 38mm cases are tighter than contemporary Monster or AT cases. All of my newer AT cases are very easy on liner install/removal.
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    Thanks for the feedback on the liner ends. Everything you do making reloads takes time and I am always looking for ways to cut down on time without cutting down on quality. As many of you know, Loki liners have always come with the ends sanded. So after cutting up a bunch of 38mm liners last week, I wanted to ask the question out of curiosity to see how many noticed or cared.

    I also wanted to take a moment to let everyone know that the Loki Web store has been reopened today. Our dealers are very well stocked so if you see that I am out of something, chances are the they have them all. ;-)
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    Scott - Are your J1026's & K627's still really out of stock? I have a rocket I'm building for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrouchoDuke View Post
    Scott - Are your J1026's & K627's still really out of stock? I have a rocket I'm building for them.
    i bet Teddy and Chris each have enough in stock to put a small cat in orbit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrouchoDuke View Post
    Scott - Are your J1026's & K627's still really out of stock? I have a rocket I'm building for them.
    Yes, they really are out of stock. The best thing to do when ordering direct or through dealers on out of stock products is to send an email with a "request to receive by date" so that production can be scheduled better to meet customers needs if at all possible. Just don't email both the dealer and myself direct because that could easily cause a situation where I think that double the order is needed and it could potentially delay delivery. Pick your supplier and stay there please. It makes things easier on everyone.

    I am not 100% certain but I believe that both Chris and Teddy have those reloads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrouchoDuke View Post
    Scott - Are your J1026's & K627's still really out of stock? I have a rocket I'm building for them.
    Where are you Groucho ??


    Quote Originally Posted by DavidMcCann View Post
    i bet Teddy and Chris each have enough in stock to put a small cat in orbit.
    I have enough of them to make a medium size feline need a pressure suit and space helmet...
    I'm trying to be the main reason Scott is out O stock,, lol...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Onebadhawk View Post
    Where are you Groucho ??
    Vegas. That’s good to hear - this little rocket can only eat one at a time, so no kitty space suits yet!
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    Any chance of getting Loki motors through the CSFM for us Cali folks?


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