This massive kit was ordered from my home address, shipped to friend at another address 60 miles away, and due to its size will be constructed at another location other than where it was shipped, also property of the friend. Hence the review title, “unseen project” because I may not see it til next time I visit the friend which is every once in awhile, or start construction right away. And with Skinwalker 026 I am also taking a very big step with this project for a future level 3 attempt and I picked this kit both for affordability and because it appears to have some popularity tied to it. My level 3 may not be attempted this year though, unless I can somehow do all the cramming plus learn some valuable tips and techniques quickly with recovery methods including backup, but I have the altimeters and charges plus I’m confident in my many years of building large rockets, most of them LOC kits, that I can build this one. A visit to Argonia is leading my 2022 bucket list, and at least I’ll be flying something way up high! Safe and successful flights to all fliers in 22, this stuff is fun!
When my package arrived and got to inspection, my first thought was oh boy I'm in way over my head,LOL, but I'm retired, loving this hobby and with the advice of my new friends and mentors at Las Vegas Triopli,loc precision, and Rocket Vlogs.I CAN DO THIS !No pressure ,great project, and See you ,loc and rocket vlogs at our Octoberfest launch!Thanks again Jay
Just un boxed and inspected the parts. Next step was to dry fit this beast to really understand the anatomy and to see how tall 9.41 inches really is. One of the couplers was so tight that after the dry fit, the booster section and first section of the airframe could not be separated. Plans were made to cut it and remove it. The good folks of LOC-Precision took care of the problem by sending a new coupler gratis. Great customer service. In addition,Jason Chamberlin, another proud owner of the Skinwalker Rocket, shared his expertise via video chat and provided excellent info on the construction of the electronics bay. So far so good. Not sure if I will be fiber glassing this rocket or not.
What a cool rocket with great stickers and the fact it has a back story to Skinwalker Ranch and the fact Loc Precision provided the rockets for the show makes this a very special kit. My whole fleet is nothing but Loc Precision and I wouldn't want it any other way!!!