Our 7.5″ V2 is under redesign. We’ll bring it back shortly with a new fresh modular motor mount adapter system. Also the RNWS removable nose weight system will be included. If you have any questions please let us know @ firstname.lastname@example.org
All V2’s have been updated with a new tail cone ring. This ring slides into the cut should side of the tail cone and with a pull back toward the shoulder, snaps in like a champ! Reverting from the step ring placed on the shoulder, this adds strength and rigidity.
The Removable Nose Weight System (RNWS) is a Loc/Precision designed modular system for adding and removing nose weight. Using a bulk head and tube system, you can create the perfect amount of balance for your preferred motor. It can then be removed and replaced with a different weight for your second favorite motor!!! Flown, tested, and field proven. Look for this to be incorporated into other LOC kits that could use some ballast forward!!! We’re certainly excited about it, and we hope you’ll enjoy it too!
RNWS Weight Cartridges are also added to the store! Affordably make different weights for your motors of choice.
Happy New Year! 2018 proves to be a high flying year for LOC! As we keep adding and improving out product line…. Here’s your fix for January! CHEERS!
The 5.5″ Phoenix makes it’s debut, is boxed and ready!
The 2.26″ IQSY, BBX, and Sandhawk are back in the 2.26 line-up and available. Some minor modifications include a new Kevlar shock cord and larger payload bays. There will be 2 versions available with the 38mm Performance series slated for late winter.
The PK-66 Ultimate is also back in action and ready. Sporting 7x 29mm mounts and an upgraded nylon shock cord.
Hello! We wanted to keep everyone in the know of what we have done the past few months. We’ll announce quarterly updates showcasing our product improvements, new products and a peek of what we’re working on.
- Baffle System for diameters 2.56″ to 7.5″
The new LOC baffle system is a modification of the old “snuffer tube”. It’s design is simple and straight forward and protects your recovery system from motor ejection sparks and flame. By forcing the air up, back down, and out the top it cools and prevents sparks from getting through. Mounted inside a coupler, you can choose to install it just about any place in the booster section. An eye bolt is included as a shock cord mount as well. Motor retention is strongly suggested as there will be an increase in pressure on the aft side.
- Nylon Webbing Shock Cord
Based on feedback in the field, we have decided to implement a new style of shock cord. While the underwear strap has done well for us over the years :-)…The shock cord is 3/8″ flat nylon webbing that sports 950lbs tensile strength. We have two sizes currently 12′ @ 1.2oz and 15′ @ 1.6oz. The ends will have a sewn loop. We have started implementing this into ISP Performance kits where weight is not a concern but tubular nylon would be overkill. Kits that will have the nylon webbing standard will also get a 3rd centering ring or other means of retention. Keep an eye on the quarterly updates for a complete list!
- PK-60 Caliber-ISP kit now includes a baffle/shock cord update.
The baffle includes a 3″ coupler with 2 – 29mm ejection gas cooling tubes. The shock cord is 3/8″ flat nylon webbing that sports 950lbs tensile strength.
- LOC Removable Nose Weight System (RNWS) View instructions here.
We are happy to introduce the LOC RNWS. Currently available in the 7.5″ Phoenix. This will become standard in the 5.5″ and 7.5″ V2 kits 1/1/2018 as well as future kits. In the past inherently unstable kits such as the V2, Phoenix and HAWK, one would epoxy a certain amount of weight in the nose. Thus limiting them to certain motors for stability. With the LOC RNWS you can change weight on the fly for stability purposes utilizing a single cone. These will also be available shortly for retail purchases.
- 2.56″ Patriot
Includes factory pre-slotted airframe and through-the-wall fin construction. The 2.6″ scale PATRIOT is an excellent introduction into mid-power rocketry. Easy to assemble and durable. It includes a 29mm motor mount, 1/8″ laser cut fins, and 1/4″ centering rings for durability. 1/4″ lugs, 18″ rip-stop nylon parachute, 10″ payload section, shock cord and all necessary hardware to keep it together!
Tri-Star back in stock!
One of the Retro LOC kits we were happy to bring back! Sports 3x 38mm Motors for clustered flights. An trio of MMA-3s can be used if you desire 29mm motors instead. Comes with a 36″ Heavy duty Nylon Parachute, 15′ of nylon webbing to hold it all together and sports a 4-3″ reducer for a payload area. Original instructions are included for reference. A 4″ Baffle system is utilized for Shock Cord mounting.
Multiple requests, you have asked and we listened! Moving forward LOC will not be producing LOC-N-Fin sets for kits. They’ll be replaced with fin tabs to the motor tube for strength.
- 4″ Electronics Bay Sled update
We have increased the surface area of the 4″ Ebay plate. This allowing for more room for your goodies. These are available for individual purchase now as well.
That’s all for now. We’re currently working on revitalizing the Mini Missile line and soon to re-release the 2″ BBX, Sandhawk, IQSY Tomahawk and new HAWK.
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We are gone flying, hanging and showing off some of LOC 3.0’s new products and ideas at Airfest in Kansas. We’ll ship in stock items through Monday the 28th. Please let us know if we can help you with anything! See you in Kansas!!!
In observance of our Independence Day “and other rocketry shenanigans :-)” LOC will be closing Monday July 3rd through the 7th. We’ll open back up and shipping will resume on Monday the 10th. Get your orders in prior to Friday the 30th for Monday July 3rd shipping. Have a fun and safe holiday!
Accessorize yourself! Checkout our line of apparel on the Gear page! More to come but this is a decent start. Thanks to all of our loyal customers! GET UP THERE!
Park Flier series announced for release
Plymouth, WI, May 1, 2017– Loc/Precision is excited to announce the release of our new “Park Flier” series of rocket kits. A low cost, durable, and all inclusive line of kits made for the softball or soccer field. Sturdy enough to be flown over, and over again!
“This is the perfect size for schools or anyone transitioning from low-power to mid-power” says Turicik
These 1.6” diameter kits include a multitude of innovations carried over from LOC/Precision and Yank Enterprises history. Laser cut fins, rings and tube slots. All recovery including parachute, shock cord and nomex heat protector. Launch lugs, decals and instructions for quick assembly and easy flight prep.
“I can take my kids to the ball diamond and fly all day!” Claims Fitzwell
The kits are great from D-G power. Get yours and Get Up There!
Just a reminder that we will be attending this years LDRS. As a result, we will not be shipping after Tuesday April 4th and should resume Monday April 10th. We will have limited access to e-mails but won’t be forwarding the phone!! We hope to see you at the launch!!!
A few have inquired as to why we no longer had MissileWorks available! We couldn’t answer that question. And, after a call to Jim and some throwback conversation, MissleWorks is back on our website! We’re currently carrying the RRC3 with the expectation that we will add the rest of the line-up soon!!! It’s a perfect match-up for us. A brand we’ve used in the past without any problems and some familiarity. There are a lot of newcomers in the electronics side of the hobby. And that’s a great thing and look forward to meeting and experimenting with some of the new gadgets out there. But for us, it comes down to comfort, ease of use and just not having to learn a new system. At least for now!
Looking for that special centering ring, certain slot or crazy fin? LOC has the tools and in-house talent to help you with many specialty parts cut to your spec. Give us a shout if we an help you solve your next HPR challenge!
And man do we have an excellent one here!! On-Board video of Eric Bessman’s EZ-I65 on a Aerotech K-550. Launched on 03/04 of this year in Alabama. Making us extremely jealous of the extended flying season ya’ll get in the South!
It’s a roll the dice launch here in Wisconsin! We’re looking forward to some fun, friends, and flights!!! Visit TWA for more information!!!
Please enjoy your visit, if you run across any issues please contact us so we can help your shopping experience. One new feature we are excited about it the ability for our customers to share their flights with us. You can hover over the Contact Us menu and a Share Your Flight will appear. You can also access directly here. We’ll have a lot of fun with this in the near future. Keep an eye out in the forums, Facebook and here for more to come!
Team America Groups – Don’t forget to type TEAMUSA in the coupon area to apply your discount – please include the team number or school name in the special instructions area.
LOC/PRECISION, the industry leader in model rocketry for over three decades, is relocating to a new home in Plymouth, Wisconsin. Dave
Barber and Jason Turicik, both natives of Plymouth, have purchased LOC/PRECISION from Barry Lynch, who is retiring.
“We are so proud to bring this company home,” Barber said. “Rocketry has been a passion of ours for a long time, and now we get the opportunity to bring that passion to more kids and fans in Wisconsin.”
LOC/PRECISION was previously headquartered in Ohio. The company offers kits and ready-to-fly rockets for everything from first-time flyers to the most advanced rocket builders. The company prides itself with its involvement in educational programs nationwide. LOC PRECISION has built rocket kits for the local Rockets for Schools program, as well as Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) and other rocket-based educational programs as part of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs.
“This started as a hobby for Dave and I over a decade ago,” Turicik said. “We had a start-up company we sold to Barry. A few months ago he approached Dave about buying LOC/PRECISION. It was an opportunity we couldn’t pass up. Our families are fired up to help us grow LOC 3.0 to new altitudes. The kids can’t wait!”
With Spaceport Sheboygan nearby, the duo saw a natural fit.
“For us, it’s all about that next generation of rocket builders,” Barber added. “15 years ago, you only went to space with NASA. Now, with SpaceX and others leading the privatization of space flight, there’s truly a new career path for those who want to be involved in rocket science. If we can get kids interested in the engineering and aeronautics of rockets today, they’ll be the ones sending our satellites to space in a decade.”
LOC/PRECISION was started by Ron Schultz 31 years ago. The company quickly rose to be pioneers of model rocketry, and Schultz saw an opportunity to teach the youth of America a valuable skill. Lynch bought the company in 2000, and now LOC/PRECISION is ready for its next chapter with Barber and Turicik.
“The sky’s the limit, literally,” Barber said.
LOC has moved to Plymouth, WI. New owners Dave, Jason and families are excited to bring you LOC 3.0. The third ownership of the company in over 30 years. Carrying on the legacy will certainly be fun and exciting. Be sure to watch what LOC has in store for 2017. The full press release can be viewed below.