Discussion in 'Ground Support' started by qquake2k, Jan 27, 2013.
Whoa, fantastic site! Thanks for that link.
That is a great site! I think I will rebuild my launch pad with this stuff. The 3way connector is not easy to find at the big box store
Turns out Home Depot carries that company, but you need to order it on their website. Free pick up at store, save shipping.
Great find, I was not aware of that, and if I need more in the future, I know where to source it.
BTW another appealing thing about the Formufit products, and helps to fill the price vs. value gap, they are manufactured in the US! That is a win on many fronts. https://formufit.com/pages/made-in-the-usa
So, I made a tripod from the Formufit stuff, changing from a quadpod. The legs are rather long (4') and splayed into a large radius, but I want to store my launch rods in them.
You couldn't do that with regular tubing from Home Depot. Do they sell a connector that would allow you to add removable bracing?
Bracing where? Between each leg in a horizontal triangle shape? Not sure of such a connector.
I am not too worried about this pad for LPR and MPR.
The long legs can cause a recoil problem when using larger motors. With my smaller PVC pads it amplified any induced launch rod whip. In the end I resorted to chains between the legs. Larger versions had a center column with an adjustable foot. Few examples some water rocket. Bit off topic so I will throw in my PVC rocket/scope holder. I used the fuzzy side of some stick on Velcro for the large diameter stuff. Smaller things I slip some pipe foam over it.
One other thing I thought may come up is the pipe may soften in the summer heat and depending on the load, things may deform.
Here is a load chart from their site. https://formufit.com/pages/formufit-pipe-deflection-guide
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