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5 months 2 weeks ago #9775 by deangelo54
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I ordered a Loc Precision Lil Dither on Linda's credit card. I ordered a few extra items in order to customize it a bit. I also ordered the decal set. Last year I got the Saturn V but never started it. I'm waiting for John Petrakis to help me with it.

I'm wondering what you all might be getting or wishing for.
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5 months 2 weeks ago #9777 by curtisheisey
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All I want for Christmas and 2020 is ...

L3

Launch 7.5in Upscale Deuce's Wild at Lake Winnipesaukee, Red Glare and URRF.

Launch 4 in Upscale Deuce's Wild at Amesbury and RIMRA

Attend Red Glare 20 (MDRA in MD in April) where a consortium is building and launching an Upscale Deuce's Wild on two "O" motors. You read it right.

Continue work on the camera trigger. Get it more robust and add a video tracking gimbal.

A moratorium on new big build it projects.

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5 months 2 weeks ago #9779 by BDB
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All I want for Christmas is....

Time to actually build rockets, and a chance to fly something out of sight at Lake Winnipesaukee.

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5 months 2 weeks ago #9781 by deangelo54
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Sounds like Curtis plans on doing some traveling. Maybe I'll join him on one of the trips.

I got an email today informing me that my Lil Dither kit will arrive on Thursday. That should keep me busy during the company shutdown between Christmas and New Years. It's a nice kit with a crappy name. Sounds like a character from the Beverly Hillbillies.

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5 months 1 day ago #9791 by deangelo54
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I haven't done much on the Lil Dither build. The hold up is determining the best way to adapt 29mm engines in the 38mm engine tube. I did purchase the Loc 29 to 38 adapter.

I can use the adapter kit to fit a 29mm engine in to the 38mm engine tube.
The problem is lack of positive engine retention. For that I will install two 6-32 threaded inserts and use two mirror clips.

I have used this method for my friend's Loc Onyx (24 to 29mm), the Starburst I purchased from the fund raiser auction and another kit I resurrected.

The body tubes that come with the kit are sturdy along with 1/8" plywood fins and 1/4" centering rings. The kit includes a quality shock cord, eye bolt and quick release clip. Given that the kit only weighs about 21 ounces, a 38mm motor mount seems too big.

Any ideas or comments?

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5 months 13 hours ago #9792 by curtisheisey
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You could just put 29 mm centering rings?

McMaster carr has some nice threaded bushings that you can sandwich between two centering rings. This can be used to attach a bolt on motor retainer. The page below is for 4-40, but they have other standard bolt sizes as well.


www.mcmaster.com/93090a651

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