# Custom Launch pads/rails

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#### moocrew

##### Well-Known Member
I've done a search on this and found "some" stuff, but I still don't really under stand.

I have a realitevly heavy rocket....alright so it weighs 1 lb and is 4 ft tall.
Obvioulsy I can't launch this on a standard Estes small or large size rod, and possibly wouldn't be able to launch this on any rod w/o it being rather large.

#### Elapid

##### Well-Known Member
an old corner shelf with a 1/4" hole drilled in the middle, then 3x 3/32" holes at varying angles, then one 3/8" hole on each outboard edge for two tent stakes to firmly anchor the pad to the ground. it takes a 6' steel rod or 3/32" rod for smaller models.

it needs a smaller hole for the micro maxx rockets.

i'm working on getting one of the at mantis pads though, so i'm not totally committed to the cheapo one, though it works fine.