- Nov 18, 2003
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....How do you know how high up the launch rod to set the stop for the lug on the rocket? I've done a Estes Gnome and using 1/4A3-3T engine. Is there a chart by engine size or what? TIA
Yup, that's it.Originally posted by jflis
I just want to be sure I understand your question...
Are you asking how high up the rod you want your rocket suspended (as opposed to just sitting on the blast deflector)?
Originally posted by Vance in AK
I let everything from Mosquitos & Gnomes to Big Berthas set right on the Estes blast deflector & have never had a problem.
**hey**! "hint to Semroc" indeed! (just joshin')Originally posted by dtomko
The spent motor casing has worked well for me. Some rockets don't need anything, but you can scorch the bottoms of fins with the Estes deflectors.
By the way, I really preferred the Centuri angled deflectors over Estes round ones. Does anyone make deflectors like those (hint to Semroc!)? Of course I could just use a split open coffee can.