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Discussion in 'High Power Rocketry (HPR)' started by J Blatz, Jan 13, 2020.
Latest NAR mag teases LaserLOC 2.1 and 5.5" Wolverine.
So much want!!!!
YES! LaserLoc's and Wolverines coming soon!
Original LaserLOC 2.1 and 2.1EA
Ill bite, what does the laser stand for?
Light Amplification through Stimulated Emission of Radiation - LASER?
What is the length of the Wolverines? I think the plumber Greg Olson flies an old one once in a while at Bong.
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!
...and the fin can of the new Wolverine.
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.
I need to update the LaserLoc thread...
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
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.
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!
Greg I thought it was you. The Wolverine lives on. I will need to get one. Good rocket for the Bong.
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...
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.
The fins look to have changed shape. New fin looks nice. When Wii they be ready for the market?
The Wolverine kit is available on the LocPrecision website. I have one on order today. Greg
Because Ron Shultz was awesome at coming up with great names.
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"...
the Wolverine looks cool. large and simple no nonsense sort of sport flyer - i dig it
Is the Wolverine ready for Dual Deploy?
If yours is smaller, it might not be a Wolverine at all. Might be a Badger.
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
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.
Yes the Great Wolverine race this summer sounds like fun. JLCR will be fine.
Is it listed under 5.5" kits on your website? I don't see it...
I just happened to run across this link. Is this the one you are looking for?
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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