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Genesis of LMR & HPR.
| Standard light strength El Lubbo |
EL LUBBO STRONG|
Spanglish for "the pound" strong
EL LUBBO STRONG is a
very unique rocket specifically designed to be within the 1500g FAA
weight limit thus requiring no FAA wavier or notification with all its
design power motors.
||E25: 1027', 5s|
F25: 1734', 6s
G35: 2244', 6s
H60: 3742', 7s
|EL LUBBO STRONG Uses
thicker standard strength tubing and strong and light Lite-Ply fins. Includes
a FREE report on shroud construction, parachute recovery and giant payload
compartment. The 29mm (1.125") motor mount or included 24mm (0.93")
conversion allows flights with 24mm E25-4, E50-4 and F25-4. 29mm
E10-4, E20-4, E40-4, F20-4, F40-4, F80-4, G30-4, G60-4, H60-4. For best results,
use a 1/4" diameter launch rod. Its very
strong and lightweight construction makes it fly surprisingly high
to other rocket kit brands. Test it for yourself!
|All U.S. Rockets Advanced Model Model Rocket series
feature pre-cut wood fins, heavy duty airframe tubes, strong elastic shock
cord, illustrated assembly and flight instructions, decal and all the high
quality parts needed to successfully assemble and fly a high performance
rocket. Launcher, motors, glue, sandpaper, sealer and paint not
Finished Product Photo
El Lubbo product package 2010
El Lubbo product package
El Lubbos in bulk.
El Lubbo Performance run with F20 motor
Customer supplied build photos.
The supplied parachute and decals are now different and in color.
El Lubbo boattail cuts
El Lubbo fins mounted on motor mount
El Lubbo fins mounted on motor mount and shroud fit over them
El Lubbo 4 panel nose cone with customer added card stock nose tip reinforcement.
A customer built El Lubbo which is the result of the
above construction photos. And under a pound too.
El Lubbo lifting off on a G67!
El Lubbo flying on a windy day on a G67!
Our original El Lubbo rear view.
Our original El Lubbo regular view.
It's still alive!
Fins and rings installed, panels cut.
Fins and rings installed, panels cut.
Rear panels glued down.
The shroud from the rear, nose cone, box.
First off, the El Lubbo is a true builder's kit and is certainly unlike anything I have built
before. That is because there is no plastic or balsa nose cone! You have to (ready for this?)
make it from a piece of tubing.
You heard me correctly. The nose cone is fabricated from a piece of 4" tubing. USR has some
excellent documentation included with the kit on creating transitions, boat tails, and even
nose cones from tubing. It is not a fast process to do this. Those looking for a quick build,
please pass on by . . . These are not the droids you are looking for. Something like that
anyway. While labor intensive, you are going to have a rocket unlike any other at the
Bottom line is imagine a 4" diameter and almost 4 foot tall rocket with a 29mm motor mount. Sounds
like your typical L1 cert bird, right? OK, now imagine the suprise when you find out that it
weighs *UNDER* ONE POUND. How is this done? Well, with the nose cone made from a piece of
tubing, the boat tail uses the same technique to be created--and that design feature allows for
the 1/4" thick Lite-Ply fins to have plenty of support. The conical nose cone and boat tail
should make up nicely for any performance loss from the large diameter tubing too.
With the complicated build techniques, I would NOT recommend this kit to beginners. I have
logged quite a few hours into getting this one built, but it has been worth it!
Very, very cool kit. It's one of those that
(unfortunately) you don't realize how cool it is until you see it in person. I know it's going
to get a great reaction at the launch next week ;) I've got a couple G64s with El Lubbo in
mind. I'll send flight pics then too. I filled the gaps in the shroud
with (small amounts of) polyurethane glue. It did exactly as I hoped it would: provide rigidity
to the shroud, give a nice base for filler (either Bondo or Fill 'n' Finish) to smooth it all
out, & be a lightweight solution.
It's going to be a fun, long build :) It's awesome!
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