LOC 7.675" IRIS Build. 12 Feet of Cardboard, Wood and Plastic goodness.

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Just in time for me to skip town for the weekend, but I'll be tearing into this next week!


Any guesses?
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Hrmm that looks like it says J-M on some instructions behind the loc vinyl. So Maybe it their Loc VII?
 

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The new Patriot?
+1. I see a PA and what looks like the forward section of a Patriot under the LOC vinyl. My guess is the Yank Patriot 7.5".
 
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Indeed it is the "coming soon" 7.5" LOC IRIS.

Those who know me certainly know my love for the IRIS. (In fact, I already have a 7.5" one!) They also know of my love for old school techniques and big cardboard rockets, though, my other one is fiberglass. I'm super excited to build this kit! I'll get a parts layout shot for you guys tomorrow, and hopefully start putting it together!
 

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I am eyeing the same kit. I'll be watching this thread.
 

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What's more sexy that a cardboard rocket? A rocket with a whole lot of cardboard! Good luck with the build, that thing is going to be impressive.
 

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Well hurry up would Ya. We need progress pics!
 

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Ooooooo......... card board rocket! Ooooh.. Have fun with this one.

Jim,
You like cardboard ? I wonder if its sorta "old school" That's what I like about it.
Estes models on a more powerful scale. :)
 

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Well hurry up would Ya. We need progress pics!
I'd have progress pics if I had made progress. Just sanding the loc-n-fin grooves isn't all that exciting of photo material


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The LOC-n-fin system required a good bit of sanding to get stuff to fit, so I've taken the liberty of marking each fin and the corresponding slots I've sanded to fit.


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Made a good bit of progress this evening, the MMAS assembly is complete!


If you look at the last picture, though... you'll see a small issue.

Whoops.


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Posted a video of the construction and explaining the little incident involving the middle centering ring.



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Great video! I’m not sure how I missed your channel before but I’m subscribed now!

How much do you expect it to weigh when your it’s finished? What kind a motor and altitude are you building it for?
 

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Well, I have been working very long days so I haven't had a whole lot of time, and I started working on the punisher...BUT! Fins are all attached, tube slides over nicely. Ready to do some internal fillets.

Also, regarding the "trash" pile in the corner. Our recycling system here just puts all the recycled goods into a seperate big hole in the ground, so we like to take ours to a responsible recycling plant. We are a little behind. haha


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Very cool. I like the IRIS and this looks like another nice LOC kit.
 

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Slow progress is progress.

Did some mini internal fillets with 5 minute epoxy to plug any potential small holes that I can't see. West systems epoxy WILL find it.

So I laid these on two opposing sides, effectively plugging any holes! Nice!

Next up is chopped carbon internal fillets



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