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Yep. Cesaroni only made about 12 for the consumer market. There are still one or two for sale from vendors, for around $3,500 each. Some friends and I tried to figure out what happened with all of them.
Justin is about to lose his marbles talking about O25k's in his L1K thread...

But Charlie O flew one at LDRS30 (2011) in Argonia in a Wac Corporal, Skippy flew one at Balls 22 in 2013, I flew one at MWP12 in 2014.... all three are on Youtube. Of course there are others, but the derail here is real!
 

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Can't remember if you mentioned your fiberglass coupler source earlier...Wildman?
Fiberglass fin one, Madcow/Composite Warehouse coupler and cone.

Carbon fin one Wildman coupler and cone.

For the record, Wildman option is better as the coupler diameter is a closer match to the DMS motor. :)
 

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Yep. Cesaroni only made about 12 for the consumer market. There are still one or two for sale from vendors, for around $3,500 each. Some friends and I tried to figure out what happened with all of them.
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As is everything you've done...its super clean and way way off the cool factor charts. I cant wait to see the whole thing..wow just wow !!!
 

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Is that the base, or are you REally counting on your fins flying through those slits on launch?
Thank you for asking that question.......I was curious, also....... I should clarify, I have ZERO tower experience, and if they were supposed to fly through those slits, I was gonna be AMAZED.
 
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This is the tower I built for a 4-1/2" minimum diameter rocket in 1990 and 1992. Base was 4' x 4' piece of 3/4 plywood with a piece of 1/32 steel blast deflector. Rails were 2" conduit (cheap at Lowe's). I machined plugs to fit tubes and they were bolted to the base and top piece. Motor was an O3000-40 (yes, motor ejection :)) . We didn't know about the issues with BP ejection charges at the time. We also didn't know delay grains burned even slower at altitude. (Delay was more like -55.)
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This is the tower I built for a 4-1/2" minimum diameter rocket in 1990 and 1992. Base was 4' x 4' piece of 3/4 plywood with a piece of 1/32 steel blast deflector. Rails were 2" conduit (cheap at Lowe's). I machined plugs to fit tubes and they were bolted to the base and top piece. Motor was an O3000-40 (yes, motor ejection :)) . We didn't know about the issues with BP ejection charges at the time. We also didn't know delay grains burned even slower at altitude. (Delay was more like -55.)
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Is that the 'Cloudbuster' rocket referred to in Canepa's 'Large and Dangerous Rocket Ships' ?
 

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This is the tower I built for a 4-1/2" minimum diameter rocket in 1990 and 1992. Base was 4' x 4' piece of 3/4 plywood with a piece of 1/32 steel blast deflector. Rails were 2" conduit (cheap at Lowe's). I machined plugs to fit tubes and they were bolted to the base and top piece. Motor was an O3000-40 (yes, motor ejection :)) . We didn't know about the issues with BP ejection charges at the time. We also didn't know delay grains burned even slower at altitude. (Delay was more like -55.)
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Thanks Tom, we covered it already. Hard to believe that was months ago when it feels like days! :)
 

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Really been enjoying this thread! I designed and built this tower a few years back, and I've flown many 38/1200 motors out of it with great success. The rails are 1010 extrusion, and the end plates are 1/2" waterjet cut Aluminum, secured by 1/4-20 countersunk bolts. It is fully adjustable from 38-75mm.
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