Loki Research 2017

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  1. May 2, 2017 #31

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  2. May 4, 2017 #32

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    The L1040 in that bird would be the even darker side.....

    Just sayin.

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  3. May 4, 2017 #33

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    That is the plan, assuming it comes home in one piece from the L1400.
     
  4. May 5, 2017 #34

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    Knowing how you build, it'll be in one piece. I just wish I could be there to see this.
     
  5. May 5, 2017 #35

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    The L-1400 should get you somewhere around 18K in that mongoose, but the L-1040 should get you closer to 24K :pop: What are your sims predicting?
     
  6. May 5, 2017 #36

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    L1400 sims to 21.7k and Mach 2.17 from a pretty well validated sim.
     
  7. May 5, 2017 #37

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    That really seams like a reach - my sims come nowhere close! Would you mind posting your sim? Love to see the differnce!
     
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    The 1400 will do about 18k, the L 1040 will do more than 24K.
     
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    I'll dig it up. I'll say mine is built to be as slick as possible. Nothing sticks out in the air. I only use set screws, I cut the head off the shearpin, and it is a truly polished surface finish as well. That said it could well under perform. The K550 I flew last year outperformed this sim by about 1% alt, but I used the tail cone closure so some altitude surely came from that. In the end a good flight with lots of fire and noise is what I am after, so I'm sure I'll get that from Loki.
     
  10. May 6, 2017 #40

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    As built ork file attached.

    As an example, the K550 sims to 13795' and Mach 1.46, and I got 13923' and Mach 1.37 (baro, so take it as you wish) using a tailcone closure. If I hit 20k' or not, it will still be a good ride.

    View attachment mongoose54_asbuilt.ork

    I wet sanded and polished this thing till I thought my arm would fall off.

    Anyhow, back to the Loki is awesome thread. Woo Loki!
     
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    Thanks - great work! Did not mean to hijack Loki thread. And yes, Scott makes awesome propellant as that is about all I use anymore!
     
  12. May 6, 2017 #42

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    Sweet!
     
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    looks like a box of fun!
     
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    Does anyone have any suggestions for an ignitor that can work with the #10 nozzle for the 38-120 case. I love flying the G69. It's the coolest motor you can buy for under $20. But the nozzle is so small that I have only been able to use Estes Sonic ignitors. Are there any alternatives?
     
  15. May 16, 2017 #45

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    The ones from AT for 29/40-120 oughta work a treat. Firstfire JR IIRC.
     
  16. May 17, 2017 #46

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    Send me an email, I have some that fit.
     
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    If Chris can't help you, the Quickburst Twiggy works well.
     
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    Build your motor with the igniter already in. If you have issues with rso, install the nozzle when you set the rocket on the pad.
     
  20. May 18, 2017 #50

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    That's only allowed it the instructions state to build the motor with igniters in it .
     
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    Sorry Jim..
    Not a good idea to teach someone building "G"'s just getting into reloadables and HP...

    Teddy
     
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    I know our club has a requirement of F and above the igniter has to be installed at the pad, HOWEVER we also have a caveat that motors such as C-slot types can be built with the igniter in (if its a difficult type like the AT 24mm E's) with prior approval of the RSO.
     
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    This is pretty much what I was referring to.
     
  24. Jun 3, 2017 #54

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    Thank god we pulled out of the Paris accord, do you have any idea how many trees you'd have to plant to make up for that?
     
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    Quit tryin' to push Earth out of it's orbit daggumit.
     
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    Man Scott, that's some motor test!
     
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    Any report back from ULA interns / Future Heavy?
     
  30. Jun 24, 2017 #60

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    Check out the AT Facebook. Looks like they flew it a little while ago. Staging went well. Not sure if a motor CATOd or what, as there is a burning smoke plume from the ground near the launch site.
     

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