SierraPad . Launch pad designed by Sierrafox

05 Aug SierraPad . Launch pad designed by Sierrafox

Universal launch pad, designed for large models but suitable for small as well.

The SierraPad launch pad is the ultimate solution for the individual flier or for groups or clubs. It allows the launch of rockets of all sizes and is ideal for Level 1 and Level 2 rockets, it is easily adjusted for wind, can be tilted to load the rocket and can mount any kind of rail or launch rod.

Why we designed this launching pad?

Until now there was no launch pad readily available on the market that was suitable to launch rockets with motor larger than F or G, and that could accept either launch rails or launch rods of any diameter.

In many cases the only solution was to custom build it, with all the difficulties involved with materials retrieval and selection, machining and cost. The only way was often to settle for pad not 100% functional, heavy, difficult to transport and to adjust.

During more than twenty years of attending the launch fields in various parts of Europe, we looked closely to the various launch pads used. We noticed that they were always unique specimens, home made by those who had the opportunity, expensive, too heavy, unwieldy, too complicated or too little versatile. And most did not have an efficient system to adjust them against the wind and to load the rocket. Also very rare, if non-existent at all, were pads which can mount either rails and rods of all sizes.

With the SierraPad launch pad we wanted to put an end to all this: SierraPad can use rails up to 30 x 30 mm (not included) and launch rods from 3 mm up (not included) with an effective and qiuck locking system; It has a footprint of 150 x 150 cm with four legs for an exceptional stability; the rail/rod support can be pivoted to counter the wind but quickly unlocks to be tilted to slide the rocket on the rail without losing the pivot setting.