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Loc Lil Nuke.

 
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LOC Big Nuke: I had mine made with a central 54mm MM and (3) 29mm MM's for Air Starts.

K570WT, K750W, L1100RR. Each flight also had (3) H97J's Air Started.

RedGlare5-068004.jpg Big Nuke 4 K750- 3 H97J's (2).jpg Gary Tortora's Big Nuke L1100RR Air Starting (3) H97J.jpg
 
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Awesome pictures, Gary. I am looking to debut my Big Nuke on a J350 at Amesbury in April. Mine will only have the 54mm mount. Did you get the 43" booster tube and the 27" payload tube?
 

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Did you get the 43" booster tube and the 27" payload tube?
No I kept it the original sizes of the 34" booster and 24" payload, I don't like stretching kits as they never look like the original design. Stock it already fits the 54/2550 case anyway.
 

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This is my Big Nuke 3E on a K695R

I work at LOC/Precision and currently have 3 5.38 Big Nukes, 1 7.52 version and a down scale 3.9 as well.
 

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I went off the deep end with mine & upgraded everything but the nosecone. carbon over Phenolic airframe, phenolic motor mount, G10 fins.




It has flown 3 times. The biggest was on an L 930 EX to over 8k.



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Here are a few pics of my Big Nuke.See attached files.


A Big Nuke gallery was already extant so I moved this post into it. JAL

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Here are the pictures of my Big Nuke. I had Barry stretch it a little. The booster section is 43 inches long and the payload tube is 24 inches long. He also included a longer motor tube as well. Its first flight will be on April 30th at Amesbury, MA on a J350. The total empty weight is 10 pounds 5 ounces.

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Her are a couple of pictures of my Big Nuke 3E. They were taken by Neil McGilvray. The last picture was taken by my fiance.

Level 3 Liftoff.jpg


Level 3 Closeup.jpg


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On pad at NARAM 43.



NARAM 43 liftoff. Haven't flown it in the digital camera age.:blush::grin:
 

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This one is my Lil Nuke-based Lil Ninja. Just a change of fins, paint and decal. Flew for the first time this past Saturday on an F20-7. Igniter problems caused a long delay on the pad, and camera problems caused me to only wind up with a shot of it farting on the pad, so no lift-off shot.







This is my brother in law, Tony Fragge's, Der Bigger Red Max, also based on the LOC Lil Nuke. This also flew this past Saturday on an old NCR motor that Tony had forgotten he'd bought a few years back.:cool: Impressive flight. No igniter problems here.
 

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2012-08-10_19-34-19_122.jpg

My son with our LOC Lil Nuke and the Lil Lil Nuke which we kit bashed from a Beta Series Patriot kit.
 

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Welcome to the LOC Lil' Nuke (PK-4) Gallery on TRF.

This gallery showcases the LOC Lil' Nuke (PK-4) and those rockets derived from it. Particularly appropriate in this thread are the following:


LOC: Big Nuke: PK-82
LOC: Big Nuke 3E: PK-82-3E
LOC: Big Nuke Mini: #0174
LOC: Lil' Nuke: PK-4
LOC: Nuke Pro Max: PK-5



as well as any upscales, downscales, clones, kitbashes or other derivative works. Even Goonies qualify!



 
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LOC Big Nuke (PK-82) Basic Information.

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MODEL NAME: Big Nuke Also known as:

NUMBER: PK-82

Introduced:
Final Year:
Designer:

Type: Sport
Motor Mount: 1x54mm
Recovery: Parachute
Stages: 1
Length: 72"
Diameter: 5.54"
Span:
Weight: 102 oz

Mfg. Description: One of the ADVANCED SERIES of kits, which include factory pre-slotted airframe and through-the-wall fin construction, the Big Nuke is our large scale version of the perennial favorite Lil Nuke. This kit comes standard with a 54mm motor mount tube but can fly well on large H, I and J motors as well using optional MMA-3 and MMA-4 adapters. We upgraded the shock cord to 25' of 9/16" tubular nylon and added a CEC-2 chain connector to the SCMBA-25 shock cord mount for heavy duty flying. Parachute Recovery.

All LOC/PRECISION "PK-XX" kits include heavy duty airframe and motor mount tubes, high-grade precision-cut plywood fins, centering rings, rip-stop nylon parachute or streamer, nylon elastic shock cord and mount, launch lug, polypropolene nose cones and instructions. (LOC 2012 Web Ad)


Advertising Liveries

2010 Catalog
2012 Web Ad


Face Card(s)



Instruction Header(s)





First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

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If you have any additional information on this rocket and/or catalog photos please let us know.
 
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LOC Big Nuke 3E (PK-82-3E) Basic Information.

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MODEL NAME: Big Nuke 3E Also known as:

NUMBER: PK-82-3E

Introduced:
Final Year:
Designer:

Type: Sport
Motor Mount: 1x75mm
Recovery: Parachute
Stages: 1
Length: 80"
Diameter: 5.54"
Span:
Weight: 8 lbs

Mfg. Description: One of the ISP PERFORMANCE SERIES of kits, which feature factory pre-slotted airframe and through-the-wall fin construction and high power motor capabilities, the Big Nuke-3E is the perfect upgrade to our hot selling Big Nuke kit. This version trades the 54mm motor mount for raw 75mm motor power. We included our popular EB-5.38 electronics bay, and additional Tubular Nylon shock cord and an 18" drogue parachute. We also upgraded the elastic shock cord to 25' of 9/16" tubular nylon and added a CEC-3 chain connectors to the SCMBA-375 shock cord mount for heavy duty flying. This rocket is for the serious high power flyer! Parachute Recovery.

All LOC/PRECISION "PK-XX" kits include heavy duty airframe and motor mount tubes, high-grade precision-cut plywood fins, centering rings, rip-stop nylon parachute or streamer, nylon elastic shock cord and mount, launch lug, polypropolene nose cones and instructions. (LOC 2012 Web Ad)


Advertising Liveries

2010 Catalog
2012 Web Ad


Face Card(s)



Instruction Header(s)





First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

See Also: LINKS
EMRR
RocketReviews
Mfg. Page


If you have any additional information on this rocket and/or catalog photos please let us know.
 
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LOC Big Nuke Mini (#0174) Basic Information.

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MODEL NAME: Big Nuke Mini Also known as:

NUMBER: #0174

Introduced:
Final Year:
Designer:

Type: Sport, Downscale
Motor Mount: 1x18mm
Recovery: Parachute
Stages: 1
Length: 13.1"
Diameter: 1"
Span:
Weight: 1.3 oz

Mfg. Description: Miniature version of the famous BIG NUKE rocket kit. For use with A,B,C motors (not included). 5.5:1 Sport Scale, New Heavy Duty LOC Airframe in 1" Diameter, Laser Cut Balsa Fins, Excellent Decals, Mylar Parachute Recovery (LOC 2012 Web Ad)


Advertising Liveries

2010 Catalog
2012 Web Ad


Face Card(s)



Instruction Header(s)





First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

See Also: LINKS
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If you have any additional information on this rocket and/or catalog photos please let us know.
 
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LOC Lil' Nuke (PK-4) Basic Information.

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MODEL NAME: Lil' Nuke Also known as:

NUMBER: PK-4

Introduced:
Final Year:
Designer:

Type: Sport
Motor Mount: 1x29mm
Recovery: Parachute
Stages: 1
Length: 29.5"
Diameter: 2.26"
Span:
Weight: 13 oz

Mfg. Description: One of the original NOVICE KIT SERIES which include pre-marked airframe and 29mm motor mounts, the LIL' NUKE is and all around classic performer with sharp styling. It can be flown on an Estes D12-3 motor with an optional MMA-1 Adapter but goes out of sight on Aerotech 29mm Composite Motors! Parachute Recovery.

All LOC/PRECSION "PK-XX" kits include heavy duty airframe and motor mount tubes, high-grade precision-cut plywood fins, centering rings, rip-stop nylon parachute or streamer, nylon elastic shock cord and mount, launch lug, polypropolene nose cones and instructions. (LOC 2012 Web Ad)


Advertising Liveries

2010 Catalog
2012 Web Ad


Face Card(s)



Instruction Header(s)





First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

See Also: LINKS
EMRR
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Mfg. Page


If you have any additional information on this rocket and/or catalog photos please let us know.
 
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LOC Nuke Pro Max (PK-5) Basic Information.

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MODEL NAME: Nuke Pro Max Also known as:

NUMBER: PK-5

Introduced:
Final Year:
Designer:

Type: Sport, Payload
Motor Mount: 1x38mm
Recovery: Parachute
Stages: 1
Length: 39.5"
Diameter: 2.26"
Span:
Weight: 16 oz

Mfg. Description: One of the ADVANCED SERIES of kits, which include factory pre-slotted airframe and through-the-wall fin construction, the NUKE PRO MAX is a real screamer! This kit was designed to handle the Ceseroni Pro 38 line of motors - all of them! Yep, G-J power if you can handle the waiver. You can even park fly it a well on F and G motors with the optional MMA-2 motor adapter. Parachute Recovery.

All LOC/PRECISION "PK-XX" kits include heavy duty airframe and motor mount tubes, high-grade precision-cut plywood fins, centering rings, rip-stop nylon parachute or streamer, nylon elastic shock cord and mount, launch lug, polypropolene nose cones and instructions. (LOC 2012 Web Ad)


Advertising Liveries

2010 Catalog
2012 Web Ad


Face Card(s)



Instruction Header(s)





First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

See Also: LINKS
EMRR
RocketReviews
Mfg. Page


If you have any additional information on this rocket and/or catalog photos please let us know.
 
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LOC Big Nuke: I had mine made with a central 54mm MM and (3) 29mm MM's for Air Starts.

K570WT, K750W, L1100RR. Each flight also had (3) H97J's Air Started.
Gary,

What are you using to light these H97's? I have a 5.5" Nike Smoke in the works with a 54 and 4 29's and have been trying to think of the best way to do it. At the moment I am thinking augmented Quest Q2's.
 

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big nuke photo 3.jpgHello here are some of my Loc Big Nuke pictures, I put a fiberglass tail cone on mine and added some weight to the nose cone. big nuke photo 2.jpg
 

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Here is my Nuke. It's a bit plan now but I will eventually finish the paint job.

 

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The nose cone is still in primer and didn't make it into the first pic with the vinyl applied, but here is my LOC Big Nuke 3E.

I'll post some more photos soon, and hopefully some liftoff shots of its maiden flight.
 

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First flight of my LOC Big Nuke 3E on a K550W to 3400'. I can't wait to stuff a K700W in there!

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