Loc LaserLoc 163, Mach 1 on Level 1 motors (with modifications)

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o1d_dude

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That's a BIG streamer!



Or is it 5'? Is this a different streamer? I've heard that BAMA Chutes has nice stuff, that should be great for visibility. I have ZERO room for anything else besides shock cord, my deployment charges, and maybe a bit of dog barf. But I'm leaving room for a 4 grain case, so that is what makes it tight.



Yeah, I think that they're slightly different sizes. I think that my bulkhead with threaded nut will work, the only downside is that it is in a fixed position, so I can't move it around, or use motor ejection as a fall back. But that's alright, I'm building this rocket for one specific flight.
The streamer is made of 5’ strips sewed end to end for a total length of 25’.

I plan to roll it up and it should just fit into the BT60 tube.

As to the placement of your bulkhead, you’ve probably already figured this out, thread the screw into the closure and insert the motor into the body tube. Then measure the distance from the front of the tube to the bulkhead. That will give the exact location for mounting the bulkhead so you maximize you shockcord space.

Look at us...breaking Mach and one mile high with a paper rocket. We ain’t all there, are we? LOL!

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I used a 5" x 50" streamer from Dino Chutes with my Alien Interceptor (which weights nearly a pound more) as a drogue one flight, but it brought it down too slowly, so I switched to drogueless for the next flight.

Yes, the bulkhead is positioned for the 4 grain motor, which leaves just a few inches for shock cord.

Look at us...breaking Mach and one mile high with a paper rocket. We ain’t all there, are we? LOL!
That means we're having that much more fun!
 

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The vinyl from Mark at stickershock23.com arrived today, I get more excited about these stickers than most other rocket purchases. It's just such a nice finishing touch.

Although cosmetically I have veered far away from the LaserLoc, it is still pretty close to a LaserLoc in dimensions, weight, and purpose. But I'll call this one "Fandango", as in, "Will you do the ... ???"

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Oh man, I just noticed that I applied the lettering so that it reads "down", instead of "up". The other side is how I wanted it, reading up. I'll just only show that side. Heh.

ARGH. That's going to bug me.
 

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I orient lugs/buttons as "down" when lying horizontal and apply the lettering so its readable form wither side with lugs down. Imagine your lugs were on the left in your photo, and the lettering would be same direction.
 

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Never really gave the orientation of the lettering much conscious thought but a quick review of my lettered birds reveals that I have a strong bias toward making the lettering read from aft to nose cone.

No big. You can only see one side at a time anyway.
 

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I orient lugs/buttons as "down" when lying horizontal and apply the lettering so its readable form wither side with lugs down. Imagine your lugs were on the left in your photo, and the lettering would be same direction.
Ok. So you have one side with words up, and one side with words down. And the rod/rail underlines your lettering.

Never really gave the orientation of the lettering much conscious thought but a quick review of my lettered birds reveals that I have a strong bias toward making the lettering read from aft to nose cone.
I have the same bias.

No big. You can only see one side at a time anyway.
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Finishing up some details, the clear coat is on (Krylon), and the Eggfinder mini GPS tracker is built and installed in a sled in the nose cone. I used 4-40 screws countersunk in the shoulder to hold it in place.

All that is left is ground testing.

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