How do you transport rockets to launches?

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  1. Sep 14, 2019 #31

    neil_w

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    I used to drive my Prius to launches sometimes. Worked great.
     
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    With the money you save on gas you can buy more rockets!:D
     
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    Well, he could do that with the original booster... :p
    Too soon?
     
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    I'm still primarily at the low power end of the scale, but typically have a number of smaller rockets to transport to a given launch, especially when I have my grandsons' rockets coming along. I use a U-Haul Dish Barrel Box, the companion U-Haul Cell kit and small sections of slotted foam pipe insulation pieces to secure the rockets. This makes for lots of compartments for individual rockets and keeps them nice and secure.

    Can't handle lengths over 28", but otherwise works well!

    IMG_2034.JPG IMG_2033.JPG Model Rocket Packing.JPG
     
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    For as long as I can remember, I just throw a thick blanket down in the back of the SUV and lay the rockets on top of that with room between them so they don't bang into each other. If it's a long trip i'll lay a sheet or something over them to keep them from moving around.

    Never had an issue with damage but, like others, I have Epoxy with me just in case I need to fix something.
     
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    Had a special flight case made to take my rockets as checked baggage on a plane. The exterior dimensions (L + W + H) have to be under 62" (158 cm) to qualify as a "suitcase". Flew with this to Thunda in Australia last April.
     
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  9. Oct 9, 2019 #39

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    Oh that one is a very neat Idea!
     
  10. Oct 9, 2019 #40

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    Converted my 7.5' x 18' racing trailer into a mobile rocket laboratory, close to it any way.
    Made a rocket rack, made a counter to hold tubs, with old folding table tops.
    Now I get to work inside without a bunch of tents. Below is final assembly of my 9" Patriot before the transport takes me out to the away cell.
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    Better shot of "The Rocket Rack", tent/chair rack and motor rack.
     

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