Looking for plans for sweet high power Launch Pads

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  1. Dec 11, 2012 #1

    mcderek

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    My club: the Tri-Cities Rocketeers has received a 10,000' waiver for our sod farm launch site. The club has chosen to limit high power flights to K impulse and below for now. We need serval more HP power pads. We have the welders with the skill and materials to build them. What we need are plans for nice, solid high power launch pads. Any suggestions?
     
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    41 views and nada. How about some pictures then?
     
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    We comissioned a friend - a very talented metalworker - with our wishlist:

    • Easy to set up
    • Rail length 8'
    • Rail swings down for loading
    • Wide, adjustable footprint
    • Blast deflector to keep soot off everything
    • Motor nozzle at 42" off ground for easy access


    Here's what he made:

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    It's all aluminum except for the blast deflector (which works quite well) and the rail pivot, which are steel. It's all held together by quick-release pins and assembles in about 60 seconds.

    He built it for us "in trade", since I taught him some tech diving classes for free. If you're interested I can shoot some high-res photos with some measurements.


    All the best, James
     
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    James, Yes please! That would be awesome.
     
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    That is a very nice light power pad. I also liek the ProRail system - It will likely take more weight.
     

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