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New launch equipment: Rods/Rails 2 years 3 weeks ago #2583

We have no 1515 rails at all, which is the next size up rail in use, unless its the 2020.

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New launch equipment: Rods/Rails 2 years 3 weeks ago #2584

Talked to 8020. We can order online and pick up at their Columbia City location.
1010-S rails are $22.31 S is the smooth surface version of the standard rail, which is the same price)
1515-S rails are $51.41
(97 in long, 0.23/0.53 per inch)
T nuts for 1010 and 1515 are $0.79 each. Both are available with 1/4-20 threading. 1515 T nuts are also available in 5/16-18 threading. Or both in different metric flavors.

Given that we have on 1515 rail with one slot and maybe 4 or 5 1010 rails, we need to get some more.

We really only have 3 weeks to get these together, so hopefully someone will way in with an opinion.


Mark, how many nuts do we need to mount the rails and will your setup support the 1515 rails?

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New launch equipment: Rods/Rails 2 years 3 weeks ago #2585

Just a ? on the 1515s....with the current waiver and power line constraints, would we really want rockets that big on the field?
Concerning the 1010's, I, for one, have been just putting 1010 rail buttons on my mid-power rockets instead of 1/4" launch lugs. So having a few more 1010's should be OK.

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New launch equipment: Blast Deflectors 2 years 3 weeks ago #2586

The SS option seems expensive to me at this time. If we go with the tiles for NARAM, we'll probably need quite a few extras in case they get broken in use. Just my thoughts as a noob to the section.

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New launch equipment: Rods/Rails 2 years 3 weeks ago #2587

With regards to the 1515 rails, we had someone that needed one at the last launch, if the wind had cooperated. I would expect that a few people will have rockets that need them, even with the need to keep under the waiver altitude and away from the wires. I built my LOC Doorknob with buttons for both 1010 and 1515.

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New launch equipment: Rods/Rails 2 years 3 weeks ago #2588

Thanks. Yes, I have done the same by putting both on not knowing what will be available at other launches. I've also put on backer T-nuts so that the buttons are interchangeable/replaceable.

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