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Old 01-29-2021, 02:34 PM
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I bought the Go Box from pratt-hobbies.com and use a small 12 volt SLA battery. Works well.
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Old 01-31-2021, 01:32 PM
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Best launcher battery I've found-- car jumper battery pack. It's easy enough to make a cig lighter plug since most are equipped with them to run auxiliary stuff anyway) that adapts your launch controller to draw power from it, or set it up with a pair of battery charger clamps to clip the charger pack's clamps onto. Guaranteed plenty of power and SO easy to recharge in the vehicle on the way home from the launch. Plus it's something that's a good idea to have anyway; been more than once I launched rockets all afternoon and still had to use it to give someone a boost on the launch field because their SUV battery ran down with the doors and rear hatch open all day.

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Old 01-31-2021, 02:31 PM
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Best launcher battery I've found-- car jumper battery pack. It's easy enough to make a cig lighter plug since most are equipped with them to run auxiliary stuff anyway) that adapts your launch controller to draw power from it, or set it up with a pair of battery charger clamps to clip the charger pack's clamps onto. Guaranteed plenty of power and SO easy to recharge in the vehicle on the way home from the launch. Plus it's something that's a good idea to have anyway; been more than once I launched rockets all afternoon and still had to use it to give someone a boost on the launch field because their SUV battery ran down with the doors and rear hatch open all day.

Later! OL J R

I like the idea, but I can't imagine that pulling my car down on the field would continue to not draw attention. I'd need some serious cordage.
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Old 02-03-2021, 03:58 PM
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All I need now is a launch window. Single digit temps on the way, so the weekend doesn’t look good.
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Old 02-04-2021, 07:17 AM
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All I need now is a launch window. Single digit temps on the way, so the weekend doesn’t look good.

Single digits are fine. It's the 30 mph winds that get you.
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Old 02-04-2021, 09:17 AM
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Single digit temps are too cold for ANYTHING.
Yuck !

I have found the Continental Extreme Contact DW tires on my Corvette don't grip worth a hoot below 30 degrees.
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Old 02-04-2021, 10:53 AM
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Honestly, I'm finding that as I get older, I have very little interest in doing a lot of things I used to enjoy in temps below freezing. 40's are my new sweet spot. And given that I got muck boots for Christmas, I think I'd be fine with 40's and little to no wind.
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Old 02-04-2021, 12:10 PM
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The older I get, the crankier I get with cold temperatures.
I have absolutely NO use for snow. Slop just makes a mess and prevents me from driving the car I want to.
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