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Old 09-25-2016, 08:05 PM
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Default V2 Launch Rail Guides

As I noted earlier the interior space of this V2 is really tight. To minimize the chance of snagging any of the recovery gear on a rail button bolt I decided to go with Acme Conformal Rail Guides from Giant Leap Rocketry.

I of course read all of the warnings about ensuring that the guides are fixed well to the exterior and aligned perfectly.

Conformal Rail Guides:
  • Found the perfect midpoint and alignment for the guides.
  • Etched the back of the guides and sanded the rocket body wall to rough it up.
  • Taped off the boundaries for the guides to minimize glue spill and ease the alignment.
  • Used JB Weld Steel 1:1
  • Used two straight edges (ruler and yard stick) to brace the guides to ensure a straight line.

Matt
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