PVC Pipe Stands

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  1. Nov 13, 2019 #31

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    Whoa, fantastic site! Thanks for that link.
     
  2. Nov 23, 2019 #32

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    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
     
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    Turns out Home Depot carries that company, but you need to order it on their website. Free pick up at store, save shipping.
     
  4. Nov 23, 2019 #34

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    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
     
  5. Dec 1, 2019 #35

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    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.

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    You couldn't do that with regular tubing from Home Depot. Do they sell a connector that would allow you to add removable bracing?
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     

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