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I have finally started building all those rockets I've purchased over the years. Now I'm up to my eyes in rockets.

So when your rockets are not bouncing around on the back seat on the way to the range, how do you store your rockets?

Thanks to all.

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I am having a similar conundrum, I have built around 20 rockets in the past year since becoming a BOR.
I destroyed my old rockets by storing them in a nice hot Texas garage. So i have to find a space in the house this time out of the way to keep the wife happy. Rocketry not fitting in with her idea of home decor.
 

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Split them in half and store upright. Have to split them in half because the room has 9ft ceilings and some of the rockets are 12ft tall.

oh.....this is the LPR section...

A board with dowels in it, dowels at a very slight angle of about 5 degrees. MMT slips onto the dowel. Again, I go upright and store the board with rockets on the shelf.
 

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Spare bedroom full of rockets, 10 x 15' storage unit with more rockets and tubes, etc., 2 storage sheds for commercial motors and motor making chemicals. ATF magazine in shed farthest from the house for BP and Thermalite. LPR rockets are in the bedroom with some high power. Then there's always the rolling range box :)
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The flight of the big Deuce is on the Tripoli cards issued in 2019.
 
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Echoing Aaron above, while this is a low power board...never hurts to plan ahead. I built this a few months ago:

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My solution is an overhead rack on the garage ceiling. 2x material for the cleats on the ceiling, 1x3 pine for the legs, and EMT conduit for the rails. It hangs down less than 12" on a 9' ceiling, and a full-size truck (Suburban) easily fits underneath. The section on the left is is holding 6 high power rockets and a couple of long 75mm motor tubes. I put a sheet of 1/2" plywood in the middle section to make a shelf that is holding smaller rockets and other miscellaneous items, and far right section is serving as a lumber rack right now.

I'm pretty happy with how well it works...really helped to get stuff off of the floor, off the walls, out of corners and shelves, etc.
 
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Way too hot in Texas to store rockets in the garage. I found that out the hard way.
But it has been fun rebuilding the fleet.
 

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Store my rockets in the garage but at a much lower altitude than suspended from the ceiling. And my garage is on the north side of the house.

Here in the Central Valley, we have temps routinely in the 100's during the summer months (April-September) but garage temps only rarely run into the 90's at table top level and 80's at floor level. I know...I checked.

Store the rockets on wooden spike strips I made (I am a "wood butcher" as opposed to a "cabinet maker") and dress the rockets in "rifle socks" which can be found in the sporting goods department at your local Walmart. Also useful for transporting rockets to the launch.

Attached image is 10 years old. Rockets are MUCH larger now.
 
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We have a carport instead of an enclosed garage so overhead storage is not an option (insects, wind/UV, theft).
I thought about putting up a shed in the backyard but Hawaiian summers are brutal.
So I'm putting up extra shelving in the spare guest room's clothes closet.
Hope everything fits in there. I'm calling it my Rocket Room.
Bonus: When relatives call and ask if they can stay over while visiting I can honestly say "Oh, we don't have a spare room available. Would you like a hotel recommendation?":D
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(Not a fan of pink, this was my late mom's bedroom. Will repaint one of these days.)
Laters.
 

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I use peg board with 1/2" dowels attached with screws. The dowels have appropriate sized motors glued to the end's. The pegboard allows me flexibility to move things around as I add to the fleet.
 

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I have a rocket closet where they all stand on dowels. They're leaning against the wall until I find cheap bases thick enough for the dowels.
 

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I use a combination of wood planks with dowels and the Estes plastic rocket holders. Then some shelves for them to stand on

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(apologies if you heard this one before, last time, I promise.)

When I was a kid, I would store my rocket collection in the trees scattered around the various soccer fields where I had launched them.
 

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Have spare bedroom converted to rocket room and a loft over the barn as well
 

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I use wine boxes with the dividers and store my rockets upside down in them. You can cut squares of anything soft, like small bubble wrap or felt to protect the tips of the nosecones. By careful selection and treating it like Tetris or a jigsaw puzzle, you can get a lot of rockets in a small space, often two or three in a slot for one bottle. Then I side the entire box onto higher shelves so they are out of the way. Bigger rockets just get split between two compartments.


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