Upscale Onyx

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  1. Oct 29, 2019 #61

    Nathan

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    I originally designed this rocket to be used with a Jolly Logic Chute Release. But after crashing twice and being repaired twice, I no longer use JLCR's. Instead, I bought a new nose cone and upgraded this rocket to head-end dual deploy. The switch band now makes it 2 inches taller so it is no longer quite exactly to scale to the original LOC Onyx. It has been repainted with Duplicolor Burnt Orange Metallic lacquer, 4 coats of clear lacquer, wet sanded, and polished. Not as fancy as the original 3 color paint job, but still looks pretty good.

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  2. Oct 29, 2019 #62

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    That is some beautiful paint work!
     
  3. Oct 29, 2019 #63

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    Would be interesting to know how you set up your rocket and JLCR that resulted in two failures. Might be helpful to those who use them. I have never had a failure of the JLCR to release the chute, though I did put one in a flooded drainage ditch at URRF6 in June
     
  4. Oct 30, 2019 #64

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    I discussed my JLCR problems in this thread: https://www.rocketryforum.com/threads/why-i-dont-use-jolly-logic-chute-release-anymore.155166/

    In both failures the hard landings only resulted in damaged fin joints. This rocket has had several of the cracked fin fillets ground off with a Dremel tool and new fillets applied. I also sanded off most of the old paint job with a palm sander before repainting.
     
  5. Oct 30, 2019 #65

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    Have you tried packing your Iris into the nose? I’m guessing you have plenty of room. On my little 3” Punisher it was always a little challenge getting the 36” elliptical and took some practice.
     
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    Hi Brad, in the past I have usually flown this rocket with a 48" elliptical Fruitychute (not an Iris). I just ordered a 60" compact Iris to replace my 72" standard Iris that got damaged at Battlepark last weekend while pulling my Frenzy XL out of a tree. The 60" compact Iris is primarily for the Frenzy XL but it should also fit in the nose of the Upscale Onyx.
     
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    I use those same switches for my AV bays. So far, so good. See you at Higgs in 2.5 weeks.
     
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    Love the color.
     
  9. Oct 31, 2019 #69

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    Obviously not a “rattle can” job, would you care to discuss what equipment you’re using to paint with?
     
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    I'm sure lots of guys besides me want to know, where did you get your switches?
     
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