Rocket Cradle Designs?

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    I see a lot of pictures on the forum of larger rockets in what I would call a "cradle" built from PVC pipes and foam to hold the rocket flat during construction. I could study the pictures and recreate it, but before I do that, does anyone have plans readily available?
     
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    Don't think I've ever seen a 'plan' for them. They just kinda slip together

    2 crosses, 4 elbows, 4 caps (optional), lengths of pipe to suit your rocket.
    Don't glue everything, so you can take them apart or change them for different rockets
     
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    Is anyone interested in a 3D Printed design?
     
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    Yes, I been thinking about doing one but it hasn't bubbled up on my list of things.
     
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    I'm curious what you could come up with and what size it could accomodate.
     
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    What size do you want? I can probably come up with a design to support up to 4 inches.
     
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    That would fit 80% of what I build.
     
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    If able something parametric that can support different sizes. Most of what I do is LPR/MPR so BT-50 up to 2.6 inches. Also if it folded flat for storage when not in use would be good.
     
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    I will look at what is out there and either modify or make something new.
     

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