1/4 inch x 48 inch Steel Launch Rod

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This one piece 1/4 inch x 48 inch steel launch rod is ideal for mid power rockets powered by E motors or higher.  For these larger models, ensuring that the rocket is up to stable flight speed before the model leaves the rod guidance behind is key to safe and successful flights, so this rod is a full 4 feet long. When you consider the positioning of the launch lugs on a mid power rocket, using a shorter rod for on-pad guidance simply reduces the length of guided flight dangerously. One piece, solid steel construction helps ensure that your models slide off the launch rod without the risk of getting hung up on a joint between two shorter lengths of rod.  And by using steel rather than aluminum, stainless steel, or tubular steel, you get a sturdy, simple, and long lived launch rod.  Routine maintenance will ensure a long life for this rod, simply by sanding the motor exhaust and any accumulated rust off the rod and applying a light coat of oil for long periods of storage.

Package includes one 1/4 inch x 48 inch steel launch rod

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  • 5
    1/4"X48.00" launch rod

    Posted by George Rosati on 13th Jun 2021

    Exactly as described, acceptable shipping, reasonable price.

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