LOC - Viper Gallery

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  1. Feb 28, 2011 #1

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    Here is the completed Viper IV painted and clearcoated, minus the VIPER IV lettering to be done in block "army" style stenciling.I decided to go with military S.A.M. style theme. Cant wait to launch this amazing beast!!! Anyway, thanks for looking. Let me know what U think......
     

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  2. Mar 11, 2011 #2

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    Mine has a Cobra Car theme
    cob roc 001.jpg cob roc 002.jpg [/ATTACH]
     

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  3. Jan 19, 2012 #3

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    Here is mine. I love this rocket!

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Jan 30, 2012 #4

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    great looking rocket.looks like you spent some time on this one.is that a 24mm cluster?.
     
  5. Jan 30, 2012 #5

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    Here's my Viper IV. Pretty basic, prepped and set up for dual deploy. I put a keychain cam on it for one flight (2 F30's and 2 E9's).


    Viper 4a.jpg
     
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    Wow! That was cool RocketJunkie. You got a build thread for that bird?
     
  7. Feb 2, 2012 #7

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    Is that the Aerotech F30 sparky? If so, where did you get it?
     
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    No build thread, built fairly close to stock with a payload bay and altimeter bay in the coupler. Camera was a keychain cam electrical taped on.

    Motors were 2 CTI Pro-24 3G F30 White longburns and 2 Estes E9's air started with Thermalite. Deployment was controlled by a Raven.
     
  9. Feb 3, 2012 #9

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    My son and my viper at CATO's viper drag race.....everyone else was on D12s....ooops I was on E75's :eek:

    If you want to fly four of them, use the whole delay....you won't like anything else.

    viper drag race.jpg
     
  10. Feb 4, 2012 #10

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    That was you who cheated!?!?!?
     
  11. Feb 7, 2009 #11

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    Welcome to the LOC Viper Gallery on TRF.

    This gallery showcases the LOC Vipers and those rockets derived from it. Particularly appropriate in this thread are the following:


    LOC: King Viper III: PK-92
    LOC: Viper III: PK-20
    LOC: Viper IV: PK-24



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



     
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  12. Feb 7, 2009 #12

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    LOC Viper IV (PK-24) Basic Information.

    [​IMG] LOC/Precision (LOC)

    MODEL NAME: Viper IV Also known as: Viper 4

    NUMBER: PK-24

    Introduced:
    Final Year:
    Designer:

    Type: Sport, Cluster
    Motor Mount: 4x24mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length: 47.5"
    Diameter: 2.63"
    Span:
    Weight: 18 oz

    Mfg. Description: No significant text in 2010 Catalog


    Advertising Liveries

    [​IMG] 2010 Catalog


    Face Card(s)

    [​IMG]

    Instruction Header(s)

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    First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

    See Also:
    TRF Build Threads

    TRF Applicable Threads

    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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  13. Feb 7, 2009 #13

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    LOC Viper III (PK-20) Basic Information.

    [​IMG] LOC/Precision (LOC)

    MODEL NAME: Viper III Also known as: Viper 3

    NUMBER: PK-20

    Introduced:
    Final Year:
    Designer:

    Type: Sport, Cluster
    Motor Mount: 3x24mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length: 47.5"
    Diameter: 2.63"
    Span:
    Weight: 16 oz

    Mfg. Description: No significant text in 2010 Catalog

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    The VIPER III is a unique 3 x 24mm motor cluster whose fins attach into the valleys of the motor mount tube cluster which extends beyond the main airframe. It can attain altitudes over 1800' using 3 E motors. This kit can also fly on 3 D12-3 motors. 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 2013 Web Ad)


    Advertising Liveries

    [​IMG] 2010 Catalog

    [​IMG] 2013 Web Ad


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    [​IMG]

    Instruction Header(s)

    [​IMG]



    First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

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    jpummil

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    LINKS
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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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  14. Feb 7, 2009 #14

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    LOC King Viper III (PK-92) Basic Information.

    [​IMG] LOC/Precision (LOC)

    MODEL NAME: King Viper III Also known as:

    NUMBER: PK-92

    Introduced:
    Final Year:
    Designer:

    Type: Sport, Cluster
    Motor Mount: 3x54mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length: 108"
    Diameter: 5.54"
    Span:
    Weight: 152 oz

    Mfg. Description: No significant text in 2010 Catalog

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    The KING VIPER III is a unique 3 x 54mm motor cluster whose fins attach into the valleys of the motor mount tube cluster which extends beyond the main airframe. It can attain altitudes over 6800' using I motors and can fly nicely on 3 H180s as well using MMA-3 adapters. Don't let the picture fool you - this is one TALL rocket! For serious cluster flyers only! 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 2013 Web Ad)


    Advertising Liveries

    [​IMG] 2010 Catalog

    [​IMG] 2013 Web Ad


    Face Card(s)



    Instruction Header(s)





    First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

    See Also:
    TRF Build Threads

    TRF Applicable Threads

    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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  15. Nov 1, 2013 #15

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    Just ordered a Viper III.
     
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    Here's mine all done.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Mar 17, 2016 #17

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    This looks awesome. Has it flown?

    Hope nobody minds me bumping up this thread. I'm starting a KV3 clone build using blue tube and will post pics here. Hope to fly it on 3xK550's at LDRS35.

     
  18. Mar 18, 2016 #18

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    Thanks.

    Nope, I never flew it, as it just does not do anything to get me excited, let alone enough to want to waste 3 24mm motors on it.
    I took the nose cone from it and chopped it down to make the cone I'm making right now for my SA-5 Gammon scratch build. The chute' that came with it was laughably small, not to mention having it's shroud lines sewn on wrong, so I fixed it and it now goes to my fiberglassed scratch built 24mm BT-60 AIM-120 AMRAAM.
    I plan to give the body of the rocket away some day, as it only takes up space, and right now is one of the few rockets still in storage at my Mom's house.
    It's a shame the fins are so wide, or I could just put it up for free in the yard sale section. Probably be a lot to pack it properly for shipping, so I'll have to give it away in person, and I don't know anybody, as I don't like to associate with people except for on the internet, so who knows what will become of it.:confused:

    Come to think of it, it might be fun to launch it into my woods with the other "Rockets I don't like", if I can find a throwaway nose cone for it.
    That would be worth the 3 24mm Motors!!!
     
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    Working on my King Viper III now. Hard to put in perspective how big this rocket is--nearly 10 feet long!

    IMG_2229.jpg
     
  20. Mar 18, 2016 #20

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    I'll take it!
     
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    PM on it's way.
     
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    Would a LOC Tri-star qualify as a viper-sorta?!? :confused:

    [video=vimeo;157934332]https://vimeo.com/157934332[/video]

    Not sure if the link will show
     
  23. Mar 18, 2016 #23

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    tapered viper. interesting
     
  24. Mar 18, 2016 #24

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    Guess I need link posting education...

    3 AT H45-W plugged, (38mm) 6 sec burn in slow motion...
     
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  25. Jan 11, 2017 #25

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    Finished my LOC Viper III.
    [​IMG]

    First flight will be on three D12-5's.
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    It came in 3.6 oz. overweight with a cold air baffle, kevlar shock cord and a 24" Top Flight chute. I used a bit of JB weld to hold a short piece of 6-32 all thread in the gap between motor mount tubes, with a washer and wing nut for motor retention. No internal thrust rings, so I added 1/4" masking tape to the D12's.

     
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    Beauty, Wayne!
     
  27. Jan 13, 2017 #27

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    beautiful job!! that looks awesome!

     

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