My L-3 project just arrived. I ordered the LOC BB-81 phoenix kit on Monday. LOC had to put a kit together since they did not have one ready to ship. They shipped it on Wednesday. It was scheduled to be delivered on Friday. But, due to weather in Dallas FedEx was not delivering. They just delivered it (on Superbowl Sunday). I will be reviewing the kit as I build it and document everything as I go. I plan to glass the tubes and fin. I might even make a mold to make a fiberglass nosecone
The kit is a bare-bones without recovery or instructions. The rocket will stand just over 6 ½ ft (80 Inches) when finished. It is a 5.38 diameter with a 75mm motor mount.
LOC Precision BB-81 Phoenix “Experimental Bare Bones” Kit
5:1 Oglive Plastic Nosecone
40 Inch X 5.38 Inch Lower Body Tube
20 Inch X 5.38 Inch Upper Body Tube
2 center rings
1 center ring with recovery mount hole
4 Upper Fins
4 Lower fins
75mm x 34 inch Motor tube
EB-5.38 Electronics Bay
Letter from LOC
Items not included:
Motor Retaining system.
glues, paint, …
In the meantime, I grabbed the old Estes instructions to get an idea on the decals, decal placement, and fin shapes.