Storage for rocket stuff

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Max_Power004

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What does everyone use to store/transport rockets, equipment, supplies, etc? I am new to the hobby and using a plastic bag and my hands just aint cutting it.

powderburner

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I use a good ol' fishing-tackle box, with some fold-out trays and a nice deep compartment in the bottom for my low-power stuff.
The trays can be used to keep your motors organized once you open the packs and are left with odds-n-ends. Tools and supplies(pliers, screwdrivers, sandpaper, glue, epoxy, superglue, spare batteries, etc.) fit in the bottom. Rockets get stood up in a big cardboard box with a carry handle cut in the side.
I'm sure there are better ways to do it.

Rocketman35

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Wally Mart has a nice assortment of see-tru "STERLLITE" containers, with handles.

sandman

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This is dejavue all over again.

I think I posted this a few years ago....maybe...

My box.

sandman

Ryan S.

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wow sandman....looks like you kinda overdid it there

I just go with a big sterilite box, heavy AT rockets on the bottom and light LPR on the top. All my big rockets I carry in my hands

sandman

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wow sandman....looks like you kinda overdid it there
Well, it's always full when I go flying!

sandman

Johnnie

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Don't think me to be a smart butt, but I bought a 98' Dodge Dakota to carry all of my stuff to a launch. I bring everything, cause you never know what you or someone you know will need something to fly with...I now have my eyes set on a Chevy Suburban so I can carry even more rockets and my family as well.

Justin

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I use the big sterilite boxes too. I travel accross the country all year and they hold up. I wrap the individual rockets in old publix or walmart bags, and all is good. They seem to not mind severe car heat either (same goes for the shopping bags too). Just remove your orange estes streamers from the little kits, case they will melt all over and fuse to stuff.

kenobi65

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Originally posted by sandman
My box.
That's no box...that's a space station!

Fore Check

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I carry all my launch stuff in an old cardboard box that is cubical in dimension, approximately 18" on each axis. It needs replacement, as it has "been through the war." My rockets get placed in the 3rd row seat of the TrailBlazer, covered with egg crate foam, then covered with an old quilt, then buckled in with the safety belts.

My kids, on the other hand, get lashed down to the luggage rack on the roof with bungee cords.

Zak Orion

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I use 3 sterilite containers, 1 for my rockets, another for my wifes rockets and the other for engines and misc. The 2 rocket boxes are set up with 40 2.25"x9" tubes glues together to hold rockets upright. The other box has 3 estes portapads and controllers, range box, dog barf container and ammo box(motor storage). Any rocket that is over 36" tall gets carried out seperately.

Steward

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Note to self....get box or something for rocket storage and transportation...

gerbs4me

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A tackle box is a good idea, for smaller stuff, or Rubbermaid container for larger stuff

astrowolf67

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I have a large plastic tool box that I use for motors and associated supplies. A medium plastic box for chutes, tools, adhesives, and such. A long flat clear wrapping paper box about 10 inches high that contains most of my ground support. The rest I just pile in the van. The rockets go in last so I can place them where they will be safe. I have a couple of spring loaded curtain rods that I fit across the rear arm rests in the van, then place my table on them, to make a two tier loading area. This is usually where the rockets end up riding.

A

Austin

I use this box for all my Estes Motors, from 13mm thru E9's and it works well. Lowes, about $12. I also bought a huge fishing tackle box for my MicroMaxx. When transporting MODEL rockets to the field, I use the Rubbermaid bins you get for about$4-5. HPR is a different story. I use a shallower box similar to the one shwon below for my altimeters and accessories.

<a href="https://www.rocketryforum.com/reviews/motorbox.jpg">Motor Box</a>

Carl

BlueNinja

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I might try that one Carl... my tacklebox is crammed with motors already.

For transporting rockets to the field, I just throw em in the back seat with a little care. The motors usually go in the ammo box in the back seat or the tacklebox in front of me. Then when I get to the field I store them in the car until I want to launch. Then after they're launched they go back in the car, making it smell of BP.

Those sterlite boxes are a good idea, how big are they?

Rob Fisher

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heres how I transport my launcher and supplies to launch site. I just set my rockets in the third row seat of the venture or front seat of my pick-up.

here ya go

astrowolf67

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Carl, I liked your motor box so much, I went today and got one. It's perfect for Estes/Quest motors!! I went to Lowes first, and they didn't have it. So, I trekked over to Home Depot, and found it for just under 10 bucks. Thanks for the idea!!

Micromeister

Micro Craftman/ClusterNut
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For Scale models and other models I want to protect as well as display I've been making custom cases for 1/8" and/or 3/16" Foamcore with a slide on .030" to .063" clear lexan lid/top/face depending on how they are placed. they are light weight but strong, can be customized to any size I want and stack for transport/storage.

I'm also one of those you use the Roll around Tool boxes as Range boxes. as well a lots of different size "Rubbermaid" snap lid bins, and boxes for models.

Range bulk motor transport is in a converted 8"x 8"x 18" steel rain tight transformer box, with liftout tray. every thing from 10.5mm to 24mm D12's. a standard 50cal. ammo box is converted into a "Ready Motors" box with support junk in a lift-out tray.

rabidsheeep

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a big cardboard box and packing peanuts...

normally if im just goin down to the park a few blocks away i throw my range box and my small ones in the trunk and tie any bigger ones to the roof of the car... makes quite a commotion when you pull up...

saxophone

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For motor storage and transport, I use ammo cans for .50 cal ammo.
I bought them at an army surplus store. They are inexpensive,
really tough, and seemed an appropriate thing to store black powder in.
The drawback is they are rather deep and have no dividers. I cut out
cardboard and taped them inside the ammo cans to make dividers.

wwattles

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Carl,

I like that motor box, but I can't make out the brand on it. What is that thing? I checked at my local Lowe's, and, like usual, they didn't have anything that remotely looked like that.

WW