Stock LOC Big Nuke 3E on AT M1350?

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I bought the RWNS and put it together with your mod, I used an 8" eyebolt and filled the canister with 24 two-ounce fishing sinkers. I'm very satisfied, there is 1.5kg in the canister, and I can change the weight by removing some or all of the fishing sinkers.

Note that, if the RWNS is built in accordance with the instructions, it is really not a "removable weight" system at all, because the eyebolt is attached to the canister, and the canister is sealed. So if you want to fly the rocket without the weight canister, you'd have to figure out another way to attach the shock cord.

Also note that, in the 5.5" version, although the instructions say there is one spacer coupler tube, there actually are two.

Weather permitting, my rocket will be going up Saturday on an M1350.

Great job on the flight! Nice looking rocket too!!

BTW, all you have to do is put the eye bolt on the top plate....then the system is fully removable! I use the canisters to house my tracker. The eye bolt for the shock cord is placed on the top plate! I just used two large fender washers to cover up the big hole on the plate...easy peezy! I can post a photo if you want.

Andrew
 

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Great job on the flight! Nice looking rocket too!!

BTW, all you have to do is put the eye bolt on the top plate....then the system is fully removable! I use the canisters to house my tracker. The eye bolt for the shock cord is placed on the top plate! I just used two large fender washers to cover up the big hole on the plate...easy peezy! I can post a photo if you want.

Andrew
Yes, thanks, I also put my tracker in the spacer canister and it worked fine. Although I've always been reluctant to put expensive trackers in the NC because they will be destroyed if the rocket lawn darts. And yes, the eye bolt can be placed on the top plate or somewhere else, but if the stock instructions are followed and the eye bolt is glued to a sealed, non-adjustable canister, you can't remove the canister unless you mount another eye bolt on the top plate or elsewhere.
 

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LOC says on website or in instructions : "extra canister kits are available, if you want to have multiple nose weight options"... I didn't look it up, but memory is that this was noted somewhere in their information for the RNWS...
 

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Congratulations on the flight. LOC is known for being able to fly on big motors without having to use fiberglass.
I'd like to send it up again on a somewhat bigger motor, any suggestions? I don't have any 75mm casings, unfortunately.
 

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I'd like to send it up again on a somewhat bigger motor, any suggestions? I don't have any 75mm casings, unfortunately.

Buy em… Mr Davidson’s thread in the For Sale section has some nice deals on 75mm hardware. A 75/5120 case has a whole lot of fun reloads.
 

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This is how I built my 4" Level2.
The nosecone gets the "coupler end" cut square. Next I epoxied a bulkhead with threaded inserts and a thru-hole for an inner tube to fit thru to the inside shoulder of the nosecone (top picture). Then I epoxied a small bulkhead with a U-bolt onto the forward end of an inner tube and on the aft end I epoxied another bulkhead that has the same bolt pattern as the nosecone bulkhead. The inner assembly is easily removed, ballast weights added or removed to adjust stability for flying with different motors.
 

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There probably are a lot of people who tried that before. Go ahead and post a video of it once you decide to launch it.
Take a look at some old rocketman and other early high power videos and you'll see plenty of paper and wood rockets on Ms.

Ask @jimzcatz about his wood/paper L3 on a Kosdon fast M motor!

Braden
 
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