Launch pad design.

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  1. Dec 6, 2019 #31

    Greg Furtman

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    Another thing you can use is telescope tripods. I ended up building one of these & it works great. And it puts the bottom of the rocket at a comfortable height for attaching the ignition clips. I ain't as young as I used to be. :p

    https://astrosetz.com/the-everyone-tripod-project/
     
  2. Dec 19, 2019 #32

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    I took 2 2x6 one was a base that the other 2x6 can be mounted onto it so it can tilt. Then I just bought a cheap saw horse. at launches I would attach the base to the saw horse and then tilt the entire pad. The blast defectors where just 4-1/2 cutoff disks that you can get a pack at harbor frieght for 5 bucks.
     
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    I like the cutff wheel idea. How well do they hold up? Maybe if Ya have space, a grinding wheel in lieu? 5/8" arbor being the standard leaves allotta options...
     
  4. Dec 19, 2019 #34

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    Was this picture taken at the Santa Fe damn in Calif??
     
  5. Dec 20, 2019 #35

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    Yes.
     
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    I should launch there. Its a lot closer than Lucerne dry lake. Whats the largest motor you can fly? I was just considering HPR on 29's
     
  7. Dec 24, 2019 #37

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    Single G normally. Smaller during the renaissance fair.
    I haven't been to any official launches at Lucerne but we launch when we camp out there.
     
  8. Dec 24, 2019 #38

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    I am building another club pad or rack. I will post the design soon. I building one that will take rods and mini/micro rails.

    I am going to start with a 4 pad and expand it to 8.
     
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    The launch pad is cool but that Romulan Warbird is awesome !!
     
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    Been down with a bad back but finally threw this together with stuff I had laying around. Thanks for the ideas!
     

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    I like the the box cover blast plate.
     
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    I also drilled out a 6x6 tile for the mid power stuff. All leftover parts from random household projects
     
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    That is a good idea.
     

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