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Anyone seen/built/flown an LOC Door Knob, yet? I saw it on their web site while planning how to spend some of my tax refund this year.

Take a look.

Cliff
 

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Nice looking kit, but bad name.

Someone is bound to try to fly one of these:
 

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I am a fan of the short fat rockets, you can put a big motor in and watch the flight and it won't disappear out of sight. The Door Knob and the Warlock from LOC were both on my short list but I ended up choosing the Thumper from Polecat Aerospace because it comes with the airframe already fiber glassed, but it did not include parachute or decals. I don't think you will be disappointed with the Door Knob.

http://stores.whatsuphobby.com/-strse-20/Polecat-Aerospace-7.5"-Thumper/Detail.bok
 
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I think it would be a good rocket to own but I'd look for the correct paint job for it. (I like scale rockets to look scale, but that's just me:) )
 

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I have a friend (Gabe) who did his L2 with one.

It's better then the Warlock in that it has four fins.
This makes it more stable so you can put larger motors in it.

Done on a Jig like Gabe did, it turns in no spin flights.
 

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For no apparent reason....I think that rocket would look sweet flying on a green motor.
 

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I think it would be a good rocket to own but I'd look for the correct paint job for it. (I like scale rockets to look scale, but that's just me:) )
If I get his one I'll paint it to scale(like). the Doorknob wasn my edition of Rockets of the world. Couldn't find any pic of it on the net either. Can anyone post one? or, direct me to it?

I also like the stubbies with a big GREEN motor and low flight. Way too cool. The Warlock is on my list, too. Just can't figure out which one to get first!!

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I think it would be a good rocket to own but I'd look for the correct paint job for it. (I like scale rockets to look scale, but that's just me:) )
Done properly to scale, it should also be built as a two stage rocket :D

That would be amazing....
 

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Done properly to scale, it should also be built as a two stage rocket :D

That would be amazing....
Yep, that would be cool. Howver, the is a Doorknob 1 which is a single stage version.

AND I did find a Picture.

Cliff
 
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Almost 2 years ago, Barry at Loc indicated that he was thinking of making this in a 2-stage version also. If anyone wants it--I suggest we let Barry know.
 

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I can't remember when it was printed but there was a good article in Sport Rocketry a while back.......
 

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If I get his one I'll paint it to scale(like). the Doorknob wasn my edition of Rockets of the world. Couldn't find any pic of it on the net either.
It's in the 2002 Supplement. http://www.arapress.com/rotw_sup2002.html
OR NARTS- http://www.nar.org/NARTS/index.html

And here's a few of pics from Peter's scale directory on Jim Ball's site
(via the wayback machine) **
http://web.archive.org/web/20070327174614/yellowjacketsystems.com/alway/photos/Doorlaunch.jpg

http://web.archive.org/web/20070327173944/yellowjacketsystems.com/alway/photos/doorpad.jpg

http://web.archive.org/web/20031211...tsystems.com/alway/photos/Doorknobstaging.jpg


EDIT: Just hacked the ROL mirror. Seems only the link from the Jim Ball main page is wrong. Go here
for the doorknob photos and others-

http://www.rocketryonline.com/jimball/alway/dataphoto.htm



** Kevin, weren't you going to fix Peter's missing stuff on the ROL
archive of Jim's stuff???
 
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It's in the 2002 Supplement. http://www.arapress.com/rotw_sup2002.html
OR NARTS- http://www.nar.org/NARTS/index.html

And here's a few of pics from Peter's scale directory on Jim Ball's site
(via the wayback machine) **
http://web.archive.org/web/20070327174614/yellowjacketsystems.com/alway/photos/Doorlaunch.jpg

http://web.archive.org/web/20070327173944/yellowjacketsystems.com/alway/photos/doorpad.jpg

http://web.archive.org/web/20031211...tsystems.com/alway/photos/Doorknobstaging.jpg







** Kevin, weren't you going to fix Peter's missing stuff on the ROL
archive of Jim's stuff???
Very cool! I'll get the supplement.

Thanks Brian.

Cliff
 

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I can't remember when it was printed but there was a good article in Sport Rocketry a while back.......
IIRC, Peter had posted on the scaleroc list, there was an error
of some kind in the SR version of the data.
 

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Anyone seen/built/flown an LOC Door Knob, yet? I saw it on their web site while planning how to spend some of my tax refund this year.

Take a look.

Cliff
One of the guys in our club built one, here is a liftoff shot on a J350 at our
October,2008 launch. Sorry it's a little blurry, it was moving fast.

jeff

IMG_3073_web.JPG
 
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Marc McReynolds has entered a Doorknob scale model in competition at both NARAM-49 and -50.

Marc McReynolds readies his C Scale Altitude Doorknob model for launch.jpg


Launch of Marc McReynolds Doorknob scale model.jpg
 

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I also like the stubbies with a big GREEN motor and low flight. Way too cool.
Cliff
Cliff, Not too Fat But its still pretty Stubby, My 4" Polecat Bullpup on a J500G, As you can see I'm not into scale painting:D
BullpupJ500G.jpg
 
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Done properly to scale, it should also be built as a two stage rocket.
IIRC, Doorknob was launched as a single stage rocket as well as a two stage. Yeah, a two-stage version of this would be cool, but I don't think it is required to be scale
 

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Not quite a two stage but with a 7.5" airframe there is lots of room to add outboard motors to have fun with clusters and or airstarting. I am sure LOC has the centering rings avalable. Just remember to plug the unused motor tubes or else you could get a little extra boost out of the motor tubes inistead of ejecting the nosecone

Andy Hansom
 

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I have a friend (Gabe) who did his L2 with one.

It's better then the Warlock in that it has four fins.
This makes it more stable so you can put larger motors in it.

Done on a Jig like Gabe did, it turns in no spin flights.
Here's the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeOXEueqUPg

Good 'ol Gumbert's, I lost my 4" Thor there... :(

I emailed Loc to get some info on this rocket cause I wanted to make a 2 stage version as soon as I saw it on their website. I have yet to get a response. :(
 
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