Plans for a stable launch pad?

Plans for a stable launch pad?

Post by Jeff Fo » Sat, 22 Jan 2000 04:00:00



Where can I find plans for a stable launch pad that I could use with E -
G engines?

I am interested in building a kit from Rocket Vision, but I don't want
to have to buy a $80 launch pad. If I could find plans, I would build my
own.

Any help is appreciated.

Jeff Foy

 
 
 

Plans for a stable launch pad?

Post by Kevin Re » Tue, 25 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Jeff,

If you don't think our pad will work for you, you might want to check
out the article in Rocketry Online's InfoCentral pages about building
a lightweight pad. The URL is www.info-central.org/index_support.html
and choose "Build a launch pad" from the menu.

I hope this is helpful.

Kevin Reed
Rocketvision.com



Quote:
>Where can I find plans for a stable launch pad that I could use with E -
>G engines?

>I am interested in building a kit from Rocket Vision, but I don't want
>to have to buy a $80 launch pad. If I could find plans, I would build my
>own.

>Any help is appreciated.

>Jeff Foy



 
 
 

Plans for a stable launch pad?

Post by TR » Tue, 25 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Go to www.nira.chicago.it.us
After the page opens, click on "The Leading Edge Online" which is the
Group's online newsletter. Scroll down to the Nov/Dec 98 issue. Bob Kaplov
has a great article on making a launch pad out of a camera tripod. He uses a
1/4 inch drill mount in his article. I modified mine to a 3/8 inch one to
use the larger launch rods. Hope this helps. Bob has great ideas. I've used
his motor retention clip and bafle ideas on rockets. Thanks Bob!!
Tom Cooper
Quote:

> Where can I find plans for a stable launch pad that I could use with E -
> G engines?

> I am interested in building a kit from Rocket Vision, but I don't want
> to have to buy a $80 launch pad. If I could find plans, I would build my
> own.

> Any help is appreciated.

> Jeff Foy


 
 
 

Plans for a stable launch pad?

Post by Jeffrey A Pleimli » Tue, 25 Jan 2000 04:00:00


: Go to www.nira.chicago.it.us
: After the page opens, click on "The Leading Edge Online" which is the
: Group's online newsletter. Scroll down to the Nov/Dec 98 issue. Bob Kaplov
: has a great article on making a launch pad out of a camera tripod. He uses a
: 1/4 inch drill mount in his article. I modified mine to a 3/8 inch one to
: use the larger launch rods. Hope this helps. Bob has great ideas. I've used
: his motor retention clip and bafle ideas on rockets. Thanks Bob!!

The correct url is http://nira.chicago.il.us/  Unfortunately
nira.org|com|net were all taken when we looked for a domain name.

It is a great article, but Bob didn't write it. Bruce Levison wrote
it and the companion piece 'Ablative Blast Deflectors' that was
in the Jan/Feb 99 issue (my first issue as editor, btw). I believe
both articles also appeared in Sports rocketry about the same time.

Both Bruce and Bob write very excellent articles - I just wish they'd
do so more often. Luckily, the Leading Edge has a great talent pool
to draw from for articles.

Jeff Pleimling

 
 
 

Plans for a stable launch pad?

Post by Jeff Fo » Tue, 25 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Kevin,

Thanks for the link.

I am a tinkerer by nature so I think I will build the launch pad on
info-central.

It's not that your launch pad wouldn't work just fine for me. I prefer to
spend my money on rockets and engines. I'm planning to order a couple of
Rocket Vision models and give them a try.

Thanks again.

Jeff Foy

Quote:

> Jeff,

> If you don't think our pad will work for you, you might want to check
> out the article in Rocketry Online's InfoCentral pages about building
> a lightweight pad. The URL is www.info-central.org/index_support.html
> and choose "Build a launch pad" from the menu.

> I hope this is helpful.

> Kevin Reed
> Rocketvision.com



> >Where can I find plans for a stable launch pad that I could use with E -
> >G engines?

> >I am interested in building a kit from Rocket Vision, but I don't want
> >to have to buy a $80 launch pad. If I could find plans, I would build my
> >own.

> >Any help is appreciated.

> >Jeff Foy