- Jun 26, 2016
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I'd like to add an adjustable Tower launcher to my gear, but the one Apogee sells seems a little steep. Does anybody have plans for a DIY on the cheap?
Not being able to see what the plan is prior to spending money is a little weird, I think. I could assume that it is the same as tower in the R&D report, but we all know what can happen when you assume.The plans are listed on the NARTS page:
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[full disclosure] I haven't seen the plans or built a tower. Hope this helps.
Being a cheap S.O. ... I mean frugal gentleman myself I would agree. But consider that you're looking for a specialized, limited use bit of kit in a niche hobby. Other than Apogee I think Giant Leap makes the only other commercially available tower: https://giantleaprocketry.com/products/components_launch_systems.aspx#Adjustable_Launch_TowersNot being able to see what the plan is prior to spending money is a little weird, I think. I could assume that it is the same as tower in the R&D report, but we all know what can happen when you assume.
Shoot me an email and I'll be happy to send you a Dropbox invitation for lots of tower info.Well, there's another supplier I hadn't heard of before. Thanks.
From what I've been seeing of the different designs I've been able to locate, I think I may just try to cobble together something on my own. I'm pretty sure I can come up with something for less than what they're being sold for commercially... Perhaps not, it's just something I kind of wanted to play with. I don't see me competing anytime soon, or at all more than likely (I haven't competed since the mid/late 80's when I was a teen), so it's not a big priority item to have. Then again, I recently took my girlfriends 5 year-old grandson with us to launch rockets and he's already asking when we're going again. It might be time to help him build a rocket of his own :wink:.
Neil,The OP has not been seen around here in over a year, FWIW.