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Flyfalcons

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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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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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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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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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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!

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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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?
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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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.
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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Enjoying your videos! What is the full scale you are building? I have a Waiex-B on my project want list :)
 

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I have found making a stiffy from shipping tubes close (but larger than the bays diameter) much easier and just as good as FG on the interior of the AV bay coupler.
I was interested to see how lightweight the Av bay construction in the video was. When I first saw the stock Loc 5.5"coupler I just assumed it was insufficient for Av bay use. For the one I built a couple of years back, I used a Loc coupler, bonded to a postal tube stiffener with wood glue, then a layer of FG inside that. Porous surfaces were sealed with CA. It's tough, but a bit heavy - 1.2kg / 2 Ib 10 ounces fully kitted with electronics, hardware and lids. I realise in retrospect I perhaps over did things a bit....
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Finishing up the build series with final details and a launch. Did I end up liking the Patriot? Watch to find out! Just kidding, of course I like it! I'm really happy with how it turned out.

Job well done sir !!!
Great video might I add !!!
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