LOC oldies coming back?

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    Latest NAR mag teases LaserLOC 2.1 and 5.5" Wolverine.

    So much want!!!!
     
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    Jason,

    YES! LaserLoc's and Wolverines coming soon! :):D:)

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    Original LaserLOC 2.1 and 2.1EA :)
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    Ill bite, what does the laser stand for?
     
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    Light Amplification through Stimulated Emission of Radiation - LASER?
     
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    What is the length of the Wolverines? I think the plumber Greg Olson flies an old one once in a while at Bong.
     
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    LOLz!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    The original Wolverines were 37" of airframe and the short (13") cone, so 50". The *coming soon* Wolverines have 34" of airframe and utilize the long (21") cone, so 55".

    I *think* Greg's is a Minie Magg with the long cone, but I could be wrong. Here's an old Wolverine at Hellfire 1!
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    ...and the fin can of the new Wolverine.

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    As much as I love the Minie Magg design, I think the Wolverine is similar, yet superior in many ways. I think it's going to be a popular, large yet lightweight demo rocket...which will be a "go-to" sport rocket for I-J flights at Da Bong and beyond.
     
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    Dear Jason....

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    I need to update the LaserLoc thread...
     
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    Happy New Year Guys/Gals. Eric, you are correct. I have a short Wolverine. Mini-Magg body with the long nose cone. Bought it from Pyro Bob on one of the Black Friday sales. Kit by Loc/Barry Lynch. It is 45 1/2 inches tall with a 38mm motor tube. I will need to get the new Wolverine kit, when it's available. Eric, the LaserLoc rocket looks great! See you at Bong. Greg
     
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    Every once over the summer launches I would here Frank say the launching of a Wolverine. Wasn't sure if it was a old LOC rocket.
     
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    Hi Gary. That was how the kit was sold, as a Loc Wolverine. Until now I didn't know that the original kit was taller!
     
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    Greg I thought it was you. The Wolverine lives on. I will need to get one. Good rocket for the Bong.
     
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    Assuming the original LaserLocs pre-dated common laser cutting of ply fins, were they named thus because they flew fast and straight, perhaps...? (Or am I just overthinking this?)
    Either way, intrigued by the Loc Wolverine, which I'd never heard of before...
     
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    I made my wolverine by requesting an iroc body tube instead of the shorter mini magg one. I do not know if the size was exact, but was close enough for me.
     
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    The fins look to have changed shape. New fin looks nice. When Wii they be ready for the market?
     
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    The Wolverine kit is available on the LocPrecision website. I have one on order today. Greg
     
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    Because Ron Shultz was awesome at coming up with great names.
     
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    As noted above the Wolverine went live last night. We wanted to give our vendors a head start to order up before we announced anything.
    We're hoping the Laser's will be ready by February. There's a few in the field being tested as they'll have some conceptually new construction techniques that we've never seen offered from a manufacturer. Based on feedback it may be something we offer along other lines as well. Plans are for a 1.6 and 2.1" minimum diameter. With the 2.1 being fully dual deploy ready along with some other "add-on's"...
     
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    the Wolverine looks cool. large and simple no nonsense sort of sport flyer - i dig it
     
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    Is the Wolverine ready for Dual Deploy?
     
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    If yours is smaller, it might not be a Wolverine at all. Might be a Badger.
     
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    You could be right, as stated it was sold as a Wolverine. I didn't know that the Wolverine was originally taller. I've never seen pictures or spec sheet of the Badger. Thanks for the info. Greg
     
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    Gary: simple single deploy. I'm planning to use motor ejection and a Jolly Logic chute release for CHAD dual deploy.

    I foresee Wolverine drag races this spring and summer. Legal of course.
     
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    Yes the Great Wolverine race this summer sounds like fun. JLCR will be fine.
     
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    Is it listed under 5.5" kits on your website? I don't see it...
     
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    Badger
     
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    If ya'll gonna race at Bong, we'll make sure Timmy has a prize for the winner! Maybe the 2.6" cruiser?
     

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