LOC/Precision - Minie-Magg {Kit} (PK-5) [1985-]

Contributed by Theresa Pantoja

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Overall Rating: starstarstarstarstar_border
Published: 2020-08-19
Manufacturer: LOC/Precision

Brief

This kit is great for people who want a fun high powered rocket. The size is not cumbersome and the build is not complicated.  

Components

  • Model: 07653
  • Skill Level 3: Average Skills Needed
  • Length: 37.000" (93.98 cm)
  • Weight: 53.000 oz (1502.52 g)
  • Diameter (Max): 5.540" (14.07 cm)
  • Fin Count: 3
  • Motor Size: 38mm
  • Recovery System: 36" Diameter Nylon Parachute
  • Launch Pad Type: High Power
  • CP Location: 24.65" (62.61 cm) from the tip of the nose cone
  • Manufactured by: LOC Precision Rocketry

Construction

Pros: High quality parts, thick wooden fins, easy to assemble, fun to build pre-cut fin slots on tube and motor mount

Cons: Clarification on lug placement

Overall, the build wasn't complicated. I did have to do some sanding on the fins to get them to fit into the pre-cut tube slots but it wasn't much and I always expect to sand on any kit. For me this was a great lesson on using different epoxies.

Make sure you properly weight the nose, it's short and stubby so it puts CG and CP close together.

Finishing

The instructions cover on how to best prep the rocket before painting it but I went rouge.

I am not an artist so I used a basic design. This one was painted like a Hornady Bullet (the shape looks like one). 

Flight

It flew beautiful. I used an Cesaroni 38mm I170 14A. It flew straight, the chute deployed perfectly, and I was able to get my L1 certification with it. Unfortunately, I messed up the altimeter so I don't know the altitude. I'll get it next time.

 

Recovery

The rocket comes with a 36" Diameter Nylon Parachute and that is the one I used. 

Flight Rating: 4

Summary

I would buy this kit again and I can't wait for the next chance to fly it again.

Overall Rating: 4
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  • LOC/Precision - Minie-Magg {Kit} (PK-5) [1985-] By David Hunt (January 18, 2017)

    This was my first High Power Rocket. I certified L1 and L2 with this same rocket. It is very easy to build. LOC"s "LOC-N-Fin" method of using fin tabs inside to air frame worked very well. With the tabs installed the fins naturally fell into the proper perpendicular orientation. With the big 5.5" air frame applying epoxy to all the interior parts was very easy. Components The ...

  • LOC/Precision - Minie-Magg {Kit} (PK-5) [1985-] By Bryan M. Chuck

    LOC's Minie-Magg is a single-staged HP rocket popular with many fliers. Its stubby profile combined with a basic build make it a fun flier for larger motors, as well as smaller H motors for a lesser field. The parts were contained in a durable plastic bag. The inventory of parts are as follows: 1 nosecone, plastic 1 kraft paper airframe 5.54" diameter (fin slots pre-cut) 1 kraft ...

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