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New launch equipment 4 months 2 weeks ago #2669

  • Bob Dexter
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Mario, I'm working the 11 PM to 7 AM shift this week and could help you if you need some. I would be available after 1:30 - 2 in the afternoon. You could send me your contact info to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I'll get with you.

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Large Padis Complete 4 months 2 weeks ago #2671

  • Mark Newton
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After 6 hr session, I finished the large pad. Just need to add blast deflector to rail and it's ready. Put turnbuckles on the 20 pads -- they are ready for Friday. Started putting extras in a small Plano box. Will add extra 1/4" and 5/16" bolts as well--might need them for rails.

Photos of large launch pad: 1drv.ms/f/s!Ant3uY4xBRTAhcNkClZgnkrb6E0aPg
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New launch equipment 4 months 2 weeks ago #2672

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Very nice!
I know you have a TON of time in those baby's!

I have a 42 piece pack of contractor grade shims and 100 new clothes pins to bring Friday.
Oyah I have over 2000 flight cards as well...
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New launch equipment ( 4 months 2 weeks ago #2675

  • Mark Newton
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I made a simple blast deflector for the large pad, to get us through NARAM. It's a 12x18, 16ga metal deflector that slopes down about 30 degrees. Painted it with some high temp black stove paint I had in the shop. Added a small, short chain that keeps cotter pin clip from falling on the ground. Welded washers on top of all bolts on the large pad--everything assembles without wrenches. 20 smaller pads also need no wrenches for setup. It's a pet peeve of mine.
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New launch equipment 3 months 1 week ago #2694

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OK, I’m starting on the final design of the launch pad controller. Who would like to get together to discuss the physical layout of things prior to me committing the design to copper on circuit boards?
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New launch equipment 3 months 1 week ago #2695

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I would like to see it, but not sure if my schedule will work. Lots going on with Mom in rehab from surgery right now. IF you set a time to meet, please post--will come if schedule permits.
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