3D Printing Linear Rail & 1/4" lug Idea

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  1. Apr 14, 2019 #1

    HappyOne

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    I have a few existing rockets that I would like to start using on a rail. They all have existing 1/4" lugs on them now and they are all 3 fin models where mounting a set of lugs on another side would mess up the aesthetics of the model (PML Black Brant Vb for example).

    What about a 3D printed piece like the PML Linear Rail Lugs but the base is built to glue on top of the existing 1/4" launch lug?

    Easy to retrofit. Scuff up the outside of the lug a bit, epoxy this assembly on top and let set. Would allow you to still use a 1/4" rod if you wanted or a rail.

    Thoughts?
     
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    What about a wooden dowel in the launch lug, and then screw a standard button onto that?

    remove dowel & button when you need a lug, add it back when you need a button?
     
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    HappyOne

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    That was my original idea, except I was going to epoxy the dowel in place.

    I am working with a local supplier on a 3D printed version of what I suggested. Hopefully I will have a working sample in a couple of weeks.
     

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