LOC Precision 5.5" Patriot Missile video build

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  1. Feb 19, 2020 #1

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    My original Estes Patriot is one of my most-flown rockets when I was younger, and I still enjoy flying it and my 3" upscale version. I've been wanting to get the LOC 5.5" version for a while now, and finally pulled the trigger when Wildman put them on sale last Black Saturday.

    I could have taken pictures of the build and posted them, but it's a much bigger PITA to make build videos. So that's what I went with. Let's get started.

     
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    Construction begins with the normal stuff.

     
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    Very Nice Ryan...……. It will be a Honorable addition to your Patriot collection, no doubt !!
    I am getting started on My LVL 2 Build. Using Binder Design kit parts to scratch build a 4" dia; 90+ inch tall Model with a 54mm Motor Mount.
    Also using Cardboard tubing and some plywood Rings, and Phenolic Fins

    I appreciate your build videos !
     
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    æugh, there was pain when i realized you still had another tube to fill...
     
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    Excellent build video.

    Always interesting to see how other build their rockets. That's probably the best way to learn new techniques.

    Much appreciated
     
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    The only comfort I take is knowing it's not a Polecat tube. :D
     
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    Watching this thread because following you on YouTube and watching the videos as soon as they're released isn't quite enough. Keep up the good work!
     
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    Booster section construction. This rocket is a great way to get into 5.5" diameter size without getting crazy big or heavy. With the kids home all the time now, I don't get as much garage time as I'd like. But work continues best I can!

     
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    Nice video. That thin sanding bar is certainly convenient For that do you need special paper (looks like it is adhesive backed) from Great Planes?
     
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    Yes, I get the adhesive-backed sandpaper from Tower Hobbies. Very convenient, but kind of a pain when it comes time to swap out paper.
     
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    There are a number of adhesive backed sandpapers available on Amazon that will work with a bit of trimming, I long ago quit buying the Great Planes aandpaper as it was overpriced (when it was available) the sanding bars however are a loss to the hobbyist, I have the 5.5" and 11" and love them, seriously wished I had the 22" as well.
     
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    Very, very clean build and well done videos. I am a fan of LOC 5.5 airframes as well as Rocketpoxy. Look forward to your next video.
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    Ryan:
    Thanks for the build videos and cant wait to see the next one... Awesome Job!!!

    Victor
     
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