It's not quite finished yet, but I am in the process of rebuilding Tim's old unistut pad. It's basically three axles off of a nine axle mobile home trailer with one axle cut off (two axles total). When lowered horizontal, the whole tower used to be about seven feet off of the ground. I have seen people try to load rockets (300#) on here above their heads! I think that this will be much easier to load rockets onto. The welds are not great, I'm not a professional welder nor do I weld very often. But I do belive that they will hold. The main reason that I am rebuilding this pad now is to launch Vern Hoag's Saturn 1B (800#/ 4X N5800's) off of at AIRfest. He took a look at it this past weekend and he really liked it. I still have to route the winch through a couple of pulleys in order to lift it up. I also have to make a locking system for when it's in the upright position.
Total Ns in 2013: 21,192 (O)
Total flights in 2013: 2
TRA #14100 Level 3
Chicago Rocket Mafia
Manny "The Meatball" Ballestero
They call me that because Tim's wife makes some Damn good meatballs.....
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