Launch pad and controller recommendations...

Launch pad and controller recommendations...

Post by Kilro » Thu, 23 Mar 2000 04:00:00



I'm a novice rocket hobbyist and I'm looking for recommendations on launch
pads and controllers for A-G powered rockets. I've looked at setups from
both Aerotech and Rocket Vision. I'd appreciate any comments I can get on
these as well as any other recommendations.

Thanks in advance for all information!

fp

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Launch pad and controller recommendations...

Post by Colombe Peter » Sun, 26 Mar 2000 04:00:00


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Quote:

>I'm a novice rocket hobbyist and I'm looking for recommendations on launch
>pads and controllers for A-G powered rockets. I've looked at setups from
>both Aerotech and Rocket Vision. I'd appreciate any comments I can get on
>these as well as any other recommendations.

>Thanks in advance for all information!

>fp

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Launch pad and controller recommendations...

Post by badb.. » Sun, 26 Mar 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

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>>I'm a novice rocket hobbyist and I'm looking for recommendations on launch
>>pads and controllers for A-G powered rockets. I've looked at setups from
>>both Aerotech and Rocket Vision. I'd appreciate any comments I can get on
>>these as well as any other recommendations.

>>Thanks in advance for all information!

>>fp

>>**remove ABC in address to directly reply**

If you're going to launch up to G motors, the AT Mantis pad is
excellent. It has gotten alot of 'bad press' on RMR , I suspect mostly
from people that have tried to use it for more rocket than it was
designed for. I use mine when we just run down to the farm to launch
little rockets, anything up to about 24 ounces.The controller that
comes with it is great for copperheads, in fact using that controller
I am 100% with them- the only time copperheads have failed with me is
at organized launches. If I were you, I'd look for a used/new Mantis
pad on the auction sights, you can get some great deals.

Bill Davenport

GAMMA NAR Section #494 Section Advisor
NAR 72552 L-2
TRA 7758  L-2
AMA 28141
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Launch pad and controller recommendations...

Post by Bob Kapl » Mon, 27 Mar 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

> If you're going to launch up to G motors, the AT Mantis pad is
> excellent. It has gotten alot of 'bad press' on RMR , I suspect mostly
> from people that have tried to use it for more rocket than it was
> designed for. I use mine when we just run down to the farm to launch
> little rockets, anything up to about 24 ounces.The controller that

That's probably a fair statement. But a Mirage weighs in at 36oz including a
G64 RMS motor. Anyone know what the new G-force weighs, ready to go with a G
motor in its tail? [Note: the weight limit for model rockets under NFPA 1122
and FAR 101.22 is not 24oz, but 53oz. The NCR Phantom 4000 I'm building
claims 25oz empty weight. Add to that a few more for paint, glue, and a
motor, and even this rocket outclasses a Mantis pad.]

        Bob Kaplow      NAR # 18L       TRA # "Ctrl-Alt-Del"

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Launch pad and controller recommendations...

Post by bobsanfo.. » Mon, 27 Mar 2000 04:00:00


Bob,
I have flown my Mirage kit with a G64-4W RMS off a Mantis pad without a
problem. While I have not weighed it, I'm sure my Mirage comes in at 34-
36ozs.
I weighed my NCR Phantom 4000 and it bottoms out my 2lb scale (Time for
a bigger scale). My built and sealed AeroTech G-Force, sans recovery
system and paint, also goes beyond my 2lb scale. My NCR Big Brute has a
manufacturer's weight of 16ozs and mine weighs 22ozs.
Bob

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Launch pad and controller recommendations...

Post by Bob Kapl » Tue, 28 Mar 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

> Bob,
> I have flown my Mirage kit with a G64-4W RMS off a Mantis pad without a
> problem. While I have not weighed it, I'm sure my Mirage comes in at 34-
> 36ozs.

Try that out here in the Windy City :-)

BTW, 34-36oz also bottoms out a 2# scale!

Quote:
> I weighed my NCR Phantom 4000 and it bottoms out my 2lb scale (Time for

Is that the old pre estes NCR kit, or the new one like I just bought? Mine's
going to be modified for Kaplow Klips and a baffle, and is only about 25%
complete. I'll be sure to weigh it when done, to compare to the box.

Quote:
> a bigger scale). My built and sealed AeroTech G-Force, sans recovery
> system and paint, also goes beyond my 2lb scale. My NCR Big Brute has a
> manufacturer's weight of 16ozs and mine weighs 22ozs.

        Bob Kaplow      NAR # 18L       TRA # "Ctrl-Alt-Del"

Kaplow Klips:   http://members.aol.com/myhprcato/KaplowKlips.html (baffle too!)
NIRA:           http://www.nira.chicago.il.us  NAR:    http://www.nar.org

 
 
 

Launch pad and controller recommendations...

Post by bobsanfo.. » Tue, 28 Mar 2000 04:00:00



Quote:

> > I weighed my NCR Phantom 4000 and it bottoms out my 2lb scale (Time
for

> Is that the old pre estes NCR kit, or the new one like I just bought?
Mine's
> going to be modified for Kaplow Klips and a baffle, and is only about
25%
> complete. I'll be sure to weigh it when done, to compare to the box.

Bob,

The Phantom 4000 I am talking about is the NCRBE version.

I did put a mesh baffle in it (as I do with my NCR kits). A rocket that
size should not be using wadding.

Other Bob

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