Rowes Retainers LPR Rail System
For some time, I have looking at the problems associated with the use of rods for launching low to mid powered rockets. Larger rockets sag on them, get blown around in the wind, the problem of "Rod Whip".
With the increase in the use of buttons and rails I searched for a much smaller version that smaller rockets could be launched from. The buttons for "standard rails" are much to big to be of any use to the smaller rocket flyer. In the end, as I could not find what I wanted on the open market I decided to manufacture my own "Low Power Rocket Rail System"
The end result is a system that is versatile and easy to use and quick to set up. It has taken rockets from a single A motor, to a cluster of 4 D12's and a G64
Base of Launcher shown with Rail to Rod Converter.
Joining strips for extra rail Rail section
The rail is 1 meter in length and the launcher has a 1 meter diameter foot-print for greater stability.
The base is anchored to the ground with 3 steel pins
It also has a fully adjustable blast plate and stand-off.
The rail should be angled 0-15 degrees (as per UKRA rules). But can also be angled to facilitate the easy loading of the rocket and the launching of Boost Gliders
A 0.5 Meter extension can be added to increase the length of the rail to 1.5 Meters (available separately)
A Converter can also be added so you can use rods with the rail. (available separately up to 1/4")
Constructed from aircraft grade aluminium, anodised silver and black and a Reinforced, black polyamide adjustment bracket with stainless steel screws. The launcher comes ready to use (some assembly required), including all hex keys and 6 white Delrin rail buttons and screws to get you started straight away
All for £82.50
Extra 0.5 Meter of rail and all fittings £13.75
Rail to Rod converter (Holds 3mm to 6mm rods) £13.75
Extra buttons and screws @ 2.00 per pair