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Rocket Fly-away Rail Guide V1 (DEPRECATED)

by plainolddave May 23, 2019
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Hello plainolddave, I was wondering if you would be able to adjust the plans to fit my rocket body and rods? My rocket body tube diameter is 2.65 inches. The rod diameter is 0.25 inches. Both diameters are OD measurements. Thank you so much!

Just wanted to let you know a new version is posted to fix a design issue - please see version 2.4 here https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3706482

Rocket Fly-away Rail Guide V2

Sure thing - take a look at the updated version 2 here -> https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3706482

The new version 2 is hopefully a bit tougher, as I found the hinges on this first one would just shatter after a couple of launches (rocket launched just fine but the rail guide came back in pieces). Flight test will happen at our next club launch on June 14th

Added a 70mm diameter version that's just a little larger than 2.65" - use some tape to pad the rail guide until its just the right diameter for the body tube or if that doesn't work we can adjust the model pretty easily. Let me know how you go / photos appreciated!

Rocket Fly-away Rail Guide V2

Would you be willing to share the CAD files too? I have a variety of sizes I'd like to make, but none of them match yours of course. Thanks!

Hi - sorry took a while to get back to this!

Happy to share - a stronger version with solidworks part file is here -> https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3706482

You'll need to adjust sizes in the configurations / this part worked out to be a little over-complicated so good luck!

Rocket Fly-away Rail Guide V2

Just wanted to let you know a new version is posted to fix a design issue - please see version 2.4 here https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3706482

Rocket Fly-away Rail Guide V2