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n27sb

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Our local club does not have a launch tower for launching small rockets without rail lugs so I decided to build one. I started with some materials I already had around the shop. I wanted a tower that could be transported and be able to launch 29mm and 24mm rockets. I also wanted it to support the rocket during launch up to 6'. Looks like it will do 38mm as long as the total fin diameter is less than 6". I Need to order more rail to finish this project so the photos just show how the tower is fabricated.
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More to follow when I get my materials in.
 

mbeels

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Very nice, how did you do the aluminum rings? Are they cut from a cylinder?
 

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Very nice, how did you do the aluminum rings? Are they cut from a cylinder?
Friend of mine builds airplane kits. They have a large Qty of cutoffs in both 5" and 6" dia. Usually around 5' or 6' long. I should list some on the Yard sale. Normally this material is around $50/ft. It is 6061-t6 aircraft grade.
 

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