The stands are a simple design just water pipe and clamps. The Rods are Soldered into a threaded steel bar so that a spanner can
be used on them. Some wooden plugs are used as deflectors. The wood
also stops the clips shorting out on the metal stand.
The grass is unaffected below the stands.
We have 4 banks of launch pads.
Available rod sizes:-
Close up of one of the racks:-
Club launch controller.
12 channel digital control and on the right
one of the 4 outlets that we
has 4 outlets.
Designed and constructed by Paul, they are
9yrs old and work well.
In July 2008 the processors was checked and
over 2000 launches recorded.
We are in
the process of upgrading our launch control units before age takes its toll.
Used to connect multiple slave units..
New heavy duty cable has 0.1 ohm loop resistance and is about 30m long.
This cable had a huge influence on igniters, resulting in motors starting much quicker
and fewer "no ignition" problems.
Public address system & launch controller.
Heavy duty plugs (we will see how long they last) :-
There were may different ways of connecting the cables.
This one was
there are no exposed electrical
components to short
out or damage and they
supported the heavy cable.
PA System takes both cordless & standard microphones.
It connects to launch control box for its power.
HPR launch tower.
Tower is 7 meter (24') and
is stored on HPR site.
The bracket on top holds a security camera with a cable
running down one of the guide ropes.
Small HPR launch rail mounted on a Triton stand
guide ropes attached to the top.
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