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bobbyg23

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I was given a LOC Phoenix recently and thought I would do a build thread on it. It comes with the RNWS for nose weight. I determined I would need 13oz to balance nicely. I built the fin can outside of the airframe and slid it in when complete. This makes for a very strong rocket. I ended up using a large bolt for the weight in the nose.


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The removeable nose weight system is pretty neat.
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I went with a little darker grey for paint.

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Looks really, really good. I also have this kit. Just by chance it was the first one released. :)
If you don't mind my saying, the laser cutting on kits, of all brands , is great. But you will get a much better bond if you sand the charring off before gluing. I fly mine on a AT J250W. What are going to use? Good luck. Again looks great.
 

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Looks really, really good. I also have this kit. Just by chance it was the first one released. :)
If you don't mind my saying, the laser cutting on kits, of all brands , is great. But you will get a much better bond if you sand the charring off before gluing. I fly mine on a AT J250W. What are going to use? Good luck. Again looks great.
Thanks. I am not sure what I will launch it on first. Probably an H for a shakedown flight.
 

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Very nice! Did my L1 with this kit last summer on a H242T. Has also flown on an I285R.
 

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Very nice! Did my L1 with this kit last summer on a H242T. Has also flown on an I285R.
The I300 is one of my favorites for the Phoenix. But the one everyone likes at a launch is the H550. The rocket doesn't go high, but it goes super fast and it has that shrill whistle the whole way up.
 

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The I300 is one of my favorites for the Phoenix. But the one everyone likes at a launch is the H550. The rocket doesn't go high, but it goes super fast and it has that shrill whistle the whole way up.
I have an h550. Might have to use it in this rocket.
 

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Oh, +1 for upsizing the chute from the supplied one. Comes in a bit brisk. I ended up making a 55” 50% hemisphere chute that brings it down nicely.
 

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I have an h550. Might have to use it in this rocket.
My Phoenix weighs in at about 5.4 lbs - no motor. I keep track of the basic launch info on my rockets. The last flight on the H550 shows my delay time as 8 seconds. But I made a note that I should go 9 seconds next time. The delay time was too perfect & too close to apogee. I know I used Thrust Curve to set the delay last time.
 

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My Phoenix weighs in at about 5.4 lbs - no motor. I keep track of the basic launch info on my rockets. The last flight on the H550 shows my delay time as 8 seconds. But I made a note that I should go 9 seconds next time. The delay time was too perfect & too close to apogee. I know I used Thrust Curve to set the delay last time.
Great info. Thanks.
 

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Nice build, great finish. Please splain to me how you got the fincan installed without extending the slots the length of the fins, or did I miss something?
 

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Nice build, great finish. Please splain to me how you got the fincan installed without extending the slots the length of the fins, or did I miss something?
With a new blade, you cut slits betwixt said slots. You can see them in between the fins in his photos before paint. Works great, but an extra pair of hands is......handy.
 

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Yep, I missed that. I was wondering how to do this. I have a 4inch and 6inch SWAT upscale that I was hesitant on cutting slots the entire lenght of the tube. Although both of those are G10 airframes.Both need rebuilt, so I will try something different this time. Great job on the AGM=54!!
 
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Yep, I missed tha. I was wondering how to do this. I have a 4inch and 6inch SWAT upscale that I was hesitant on cutting slots the entire lenght of the tube. Although both of those are G10 airframes.Both need rebuilt, so I will try something different this time. Great job on the AGM=54!!
Oooh, love the SWAT.....build thread anywhere on those??
 

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yea, but I couldnt tell you where...enjoy. Not trying to hijack your thread.
 

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