Rail length?

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Jan 18, 2009
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I got a 6ft of 1010 rail and 8ft of 1515 rail is these the corect size for launching anything to maintain good stable flight?
That should be more than enough, I always launch my MPR stuff and even my Mean Machine off a 6ft (I believe) rail, a LOT better than using a rod. The 1515 is about as big as you would ever need, 1010 is good for probably up to J or K.
The rule of thumb for rails is the same as for any rod. You should have about 44fps off the rod/rail in winds up to 5mph. Like the often quoted 5:1 weight ratio, it is only a starting point. Your mileage will vary.

The original standard BlackSky rail is 48" long. I've flown lpr to hpr off this rail.