So, I have a few…
First I got a LOC blue tube parts pack, and it came with a 54 mount🙂. Never did built it, yet.
theres the first built, My Darkstar-
Next was the Wildman. still unflown. I may add a payload. currently HEDD
Then I picked up a PK3. still unfinished, swapping out the fins-
I have a MAC Villain as well, this one has flown 3 times
Working on a Madcow Screech
And have a Tomach nearly complete
Each has their strengths and weakness. I really enjoy this size, both building and flying. As flooded as I am, I’d still love to build an Adventurer or a Dominator. Of course I still want to build an Optima to fly on 54/1050’s. I’ve got the NC already….
Turns out, I don’t like sharing.
I have little interest in flying the 38mm on anything but 1200 loads, and the next may just be the K627R. The 54mm, I’m looking at making some 54/1600 loads.
Guess I should make 54 a new page…
29mm 3 grain from patell
Also grabbed some Loki 38/120 loads- H70LC and G94IB. Gonna be a fun summer.
So in more positive news, this came in🙂 (guess what isn’t using rivets?)
I had no intent to go to URRF3. New baby, buying a house, just way way too much going on. A small window opened for me on Friday. Plan is to grab some AP, some new Loki motors, and look at some 29mm EX stuff. Mostly a shopping trip. And maybe, just maybe toss one in the air.
Now, I have nothing serious even close to ready. But I could toss the vulcanite up on a small motor and have a pretty legit flight. OK, needs the av-bay loaded up and ground tested.
I’m going to epoxy up the holes. sand them out. reuse the tube and friction fit the nosecone. If that fails… I have another 54mm tube to make a new payload bay.
Shopping list to finish these up-
29mm- a few 3 and 4 grain motors.
38mm- 3 nozzle washers, 6 snap rings, 19,22,28, 32 nozzles to cover the 480,740 and 1200 for EX and commercial loads.
54mm- 3 nozzle washers, a 28 nozzle for the 1200 case, possibly some 1&2 grain cases.
76mm- perhaps a 3600 sized case.
I did a little playing with some KML files. Interesting results. The first number is what appears to be the altitude in meters (MSL) from the GPS. I converted it to feet, and subtracted 884- the ground level at Potter, to get the AGL altitude. The number after the AGL altitude is what my altimeter reported for AGL altitude.
01162 2928’ AGL (2963 RRC2)
02434 7101’ AGL (6850′ soaked RRC2)
02336 6780’ AGL (6947 MARSA)
02980 8892’ AGL (8578 MARSA)
02977 8883’ AGL (8583 RRC3)
Screech K1127 A
03010 8991’ AGL (8723 RRC3)
Screech K1127 B
02970 8860’ AGL (8639 MARSA)
Villain J820LW A
02182 6274’ AGL (6198′ RRC3)
Villain J500 PJ
02046 5828’ AGL (6099′ MARSA)
Villain J820LW B
01995 5661’ AGL (6033′ MARSA)