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Old 12-22-2019, 10:25 PM
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Default Wanted: LOC King Viper III

Looking for a LOC King Viper III kit.
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Old 12-22-2019, 11:21 PM
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Looking for a LOC King Viper III kit.



Looks like LOC themselves still carries the kit. Link: https://locprecision.com/product/king-viper-iii/

Or, is there a particular variety/version of the kit you are looking for...?


Wow, I remember back in the latter 80s when that was a REALLY big kit/rocket.


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Old 12-23-2019, 12:01 PM
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I'm looking for the 3x54mm version however I have a tip on a kit.
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Old 12-23-2019, 01:11 PM
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I'm looking for the 3x54mm version however I have a tip on a kit.

The link Earl posted is for the 3x54mm version. Currently out of stock
Chris' Rocket Supplies also lists this kit. Two weeks lead time:
https://www.csrocketry.com/kits/loc...-viper-iii.html
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Old 12-23-2019, 02:14 PM
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The link Earl posted is for the 3x54mm version. Currently out of stock
Chris' Rocket Supplies also lists this kit. Two weeks lead time:
https://www.csrocketry.com/kits/loc...-viper-iii.html



Yeah, the King Viper III is, by definition I think, 3 x 54mm. Now, the Mother Load, which I was surprised to see is also still available, is 3 x 75mm. But, that is a different kit from the King Viper III.

Mother Load link: https://locprecision.com/product/retro-mother-lode/

They even have some vintage photos of Ron 'Doc of Loc' Shultz standing with some of the larger Loc kits.


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Old 04-21-2020, 06:10 PM
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Did you ever find a KV III?
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Gosh, my current 3x29mm build of a Viper-like rocket looks like it would be a Baby Viper compared to the 54 or 75mm versions.
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Old 04-21-2020, 07:19 PM
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Did you ever find a KV III?

I found two vendors who have kits however that project is hold
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Old 04-21-2020, 07:20 PM
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Gosh, my current 3x29mm build of a Viper-like rocket looks like it would be a Baby Viper compared to the 54 or 75mm versions.


Back in the late 80s and very early 90s the King Viper III and the Mother Load were really big rockets, even at an LDRS. This was before really, really big project rockets like Down Right Ignorant, Project 463, full size Patriots, full size WACs, etc. came along.

They are still decent sized rockets and I was very surprised to see, when this thread was first started, that they were still available as kits.

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here's mine, still have it, not flown since 2009-10

Think this flight was 3 Ellis I motors, would have to check flight logs.
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