Launch Rods

Launch Rods

Launch rods provide guidance to model rockets as they leave the launch pad, before they are moving fast enough for the fins to guide the rocket.  Launch rods work well for low power rockets, but their flexibility makes them unsuitable for heavier models in the mid-power or high-power range.

  • 1/4 inch x 48 inch Rocketry Works Steel One Piece Launch Rod

    Rocketry Works

    1/4 inch x 48 inch Steel Launch Rod

    $6.99
    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...
    RW-LG-LR-1/4x48
  • 1/8 inch x 36 inch Rocketry Works Steel One Piece Launch Rod

    Rocketry Works

    1/8 inch x 36 inch Steel Launch Rod

    $1.99
    This one piece steel launch rod is the basis for a reliable and durable launch pad, and is best suited for small model rockets powered by motors up to C power. One piece, solid steel construction helps ensure that your models slide off the launch rod...
    RW-LG-LR-1/8x36
  • 3/16 inch x 36 inch Rocketry Works Steel One Piece Launch Rod

    Rocketry Works

    3/16 inch x 36 inch Steel Launch Rod

    $2.49
    This one piece 3/16 inch x 36 inch steel launch rod is ideal for mid sized model rockets powered by D or E motors.  One piece, solid steel construction helps ensure that your models slide off the launch rod without the risk of getting hung up on a...
    RW-LG-LR-3/16x36
  • 1/4 Inch Launch Rod and Blast Deflector Mount

    Rocketry Works

    1/4 Inch Launch Rod and Blast Deflector Mount

    $0.99
    Rocketry Works launch pads are all compatible with this launch rod and blast deflector mount. While the PLA material used in its construction resists the heat of many low power rocket launches, these do wear out over time. this replacement launch rod...
    RW-LG-LR-BD-M-1/4
  • 1/8 Inch Launch Rod and Blast Deflector Mount

    Rocketry Works

    1/8 Inch Launch Rod and Blast Deflector Mount

    $0.99
    Rocketry Works launch pads are all compatible with this launch rod and blast deflector mount. While the ABS material used in its construction resists the heat of many low power rocket launches, these do wear out over time. this replacement launch rod...
    RW-LG-LR-BD-M-1/8
  • 3/16 Inch Launch Rod and Blast Deflector Mount

    Rocketry Works

    3/16 Inch Launch Rod and Blast Deflector Mount

    $0.99
    Rocketry Works launch pads are all compatible with this launch rod and blast deflector mount. While the ABS material used in its construction resists the heat of many low power rocket launches, these do wear out over time. this replacement launch rod...
    RW-LG-LR-BD-M-3/16