I picked this rocket for L1. It was on its maiden flight the shock cord got singed and the body tube came down with no parachute from over 1,000 feet. I saw it hit the ground and bounced twice. I was sure it at least had a broken fin. When I got to the rocket it was fine!! The paint had cracked a bit but other than that is was ready to go again. I had packed with the cord getting behind the chute protector. Repaired the cord and launched it on on another day. All went well and was flawless. Thank you Loc Rockets for such great products.
Instructions were vague, but the University of Youtube had build videos for it. I flew it on an H550 and a J270 for both level 1 and 2. This rocket can take a betting. My first level 2 flight, the motor exploded at 3 seconds in and around 4500 feet, causing the parachute to deploy early, ripping it to shreds and snapping the shock cord. I had a foam ball on the shock cord which is what saved my airframe from zippering. The rocket feel 4500 feet to the ground and the only damage was the parachute and shock cord. The MMT, airframe, fins, and booster section had zero damage as it hit the desert floor in western utah. replaced the cord, made sure to use an unfinished 9 knot (knotty 9) for parachute attachment and added my foam tape ball on the cord again. flew perfect
Got my level 1 on the Loc IV. It was fun to build and fly. It didn't come with instructions and online instructions were outdated, but customer service emailed current instructions to me immediately. Flys straight as an arrow.
Just finished my build of the Loc IV. Even though no instructions were included I found them online. I deviated from the instructions slightly, so mid motor tube ring could be epoxied from both sides, and leaving aft motor tube ring off until all fins were epoxied from the inside. I was a little disappointed in the nose cone as it had a considerable amount of seam flash. It only caused extra sanding. She’s ready for paint now!!! I am looking forward to March when the club has first launch of the year. I will be using her to achieve my Level 1 certification. All in all a great build. Looking forward to the EZI-65 for Level 2. Great products!!! I will continue this review after she has flown.
Great rocket! Flew mine on a J370 to 4200’. Perfect flight! Can’t wait to fly it again!