# Next obscenely expensive HPR kit?

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#### Neil

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I WANNA SPEND A LOAD OF MONEY!!!!

OK. Now that I have that over with...

I have been looking at LOC kits... The Bruiser spoke to me, but its so darn big.... and it costs $230. The thing is taller than my S&F, and its pretty stubby... And the 5.5" tube on my Nike Smoke looks huge... So I am not sure if I really need something 7.5" just yet.... But another 5.5" rocket would be nice... Not the Magnum, I Just dont like the way that looks... Maybe the Hyperloc 1600... But thats$250 from the LOC website... No way... Ive already got a large V2, so I guess I dont want another one of those... But... The Big Nuke looks nice.... Real nice, matter of fact... The price tag aint bad either... $170...$200 maybe once you factor in shipping... I made $200 pretty quick when I was saving up for the Nike Smoke... I can do it again... Maybe. Gulp. Whats the difference between the Big Nuke and the Big Nuke 3E? Just a different size motor mount? I guess I dont need a 75MM motor mount, so I guess the standard version would be perfect.... It says it can fly on I thru K motors... I have my doubts about that thing flying on Is, after im through with it at least... I can never bring myself to under build. Its a sad weakness... You see it on all my rockets. Yes,$200 isnt too bad... Especially if it includes a chute.

Has anyone here build the Big Nuke? Is it a good kit? Could I do it?

Im going to wait untill my 5" Nike Smoke is all finished before I order it, if I order it, of course.

Thoughts? opinions? Pics of your Big Nuke?

Thanx!

#### rocwizard

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I second Dan Magnums kick!

#### Neil

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lol. Yes, there is never an end to THAT list...

For now its scratch-built from a build-site tube, but later when I have money... I think ill get a Big Nuke...

#### daveyfire

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Originally posted by Neil
For now its scratch-built from a build-site tube, but later when I have money... I think ill get a Big Nuke...

Man, you'll get addicted to burning up motors in your Nike Smoke and it'll be gone in a couple seconds. I guarantee it

#### Neil

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Yep... Ill go through money pretty quick buying motors...

But... I dont think I will have time or money to buy a J motor before Labor Day, and after that launch, there are no more launches untill next season for me... Unless there are winter launches this year... So I dont think the Smoke, the S&F, or the new 5" scratch-build will se action this year... I might be able to trade for one J350 at the Labor Day launch, and if I do, it will proabably go in the S&F. If I dont, well, ill just save up my money all winter and buy a boatload of motors in the spring...

If I can make... $400 over the winter... I can buy a few J motors with that... Maybe... 3 J350s, 3 J420s, (thats a good$230 right there...) 6 H148s ($100, that comes up to$330. I like H148s... ), and another J350. That brings it up to 4 J350s, 3 J420s, 6 H148s, $20 hazmat,$10 extra shipping whatever. THats $390. lol. I can spend money, cant I? But, if I were to ONLY buy J350s... Say I can make$400-$500 over the winter... I doubt I can do that, but say I can... Say a J350 costs$40, to make the math easy... for $400-$500, I could get TEN J350s... Or 5 J350s and 5 J420s...

The possibilities are endless.

But then theres the fact that there are absolutely no lawns to mow over the winter. So I have to shovel snow to make money. Maybe $20-50 a month. For three months. Thats$150 if I make $50 a month on average. Add allowance...$6 a week... 24 a month.. Call it 25 to make the math easy... another $75 over the winter...$225... Not too bad... I could get about five J350s for that... Not too bad.

OK. Enough drooling.

I can buy a few J350s if I save all winter. Spending absolutely nothing for 3 months would kill me, but, if I actually did save all winter, I could get a few J350s...

#### Ryan S.

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can you do math without writing it down on the Forum?

#### Neil

##### Well-Known Member
Yes, on my fingers, on paper....

Yes, of course I can.

was I incorrect in my numbers just now?

#### Stymye

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..............zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

#### Neil

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OK... I can take a hint... (I think...)

I....

A. I either made a typo, which made my math skills look terrible

B. Went on for a very long time about nothing in particular

C. Or you are commenting that its past my bedtime. Yes, I know its 1:30 in the morning, but im not tired....

So... A, B, or C?

B

#### DPatell

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...the longest post in this thread had nothing to do with the topic...

so in order to change that:

https://www.rocketreviews.com/reviews/kits/loc_magnum.html

Please read the Magnum reviews. My personal review is included. I own 3 Magnums: 1 stock, 1 with a 2.6" motor mount, and one with a 3" motor mount. I flew the stock version on a J460T, J350W, K670GG, and finally a J415W. The 2.6" motor mount version has flown twice on RATT K240's. Lastly, my most current Magnum and new favorite rocket, has flown on a K695R, K1275R and K600W.

All of this has led to my recommendation. Why? Because Magnums rock. A very stable rocket no matter what size motor you have in it's butt. It looks cool too, the fins are very basic and have influenced many other designs. The one need in the kit is to fiberglass the inside of the coupler, it's on the weak side.

Yes, the kit comes with 2 29mm. Did I ever use mine? No. I would recommend keeping them, though. You never know. But please, put H's in there if you are going to. E16's are not good airstarts or groundstarts.

With this being said, I want everyone who owns a Magnum or has owned one, to chime in. I want to see if anyone anywhere has had any problems with this kit. It is a truely amazing kit, and flies just as good.

So, the Magnum is perfect for you. Flies on the J350's mentioned in your previous wet dream post. Or it will take a big nasty 1750 or maybe even a 2550 if you build it right.

If you do this, I suggest buying a REAL parachute, like a Skyangle. I personally bought a 52" Skyangle for mine, but a 60" Skyangle would be better. Buy from Ken Allen and he may even take the original chute in a trade.

I hope that makes your decision easier.