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 rocketsÂ of all sizes and is ideal for Level 1 and Level 2 rockets, it isÂ easily adjusted for wind, can be tilted to load the rocketÂ and can mount any kind of rail or launch rod.
WhyÂ we designed this launching pad?
Until now there was no launch pad readily available on the market that was suitable to launch rocketsÂ with motor larger than F or G, and that could acceptÂ 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 withÂ 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 toÂ 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 adjustÂ them against the wind and to load the rocket. AlsoÂ 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 railsÂ up to 30 x 30 mm (not included) and launch rodsÂ from 3 mm up (not included) with an effective and qiuck locking system; It has a footprintÂ of 150 x 150 cm with four legs for an exceptional stability; the rail/rod supportÂ can be pivoted to counter the wind but quickly unlocks to be tilted to slideÂ the rocketÂ on the railÂ without losing the pivotÂ setting.