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AIRFOIL - SHAPED RAIL BUTTONS FOR 1010 AND 1515 RAILS!

Airfoiled Rail Buttons

Not just another round button..... these are precision CNC machined from black Delrin to a true NACA airfoil shape.

This allows for easier mounting on the rail and improved aerodynamics.
A low profile of 0.320" (1.0" Series) and 0.460" (1.5" Series).

...and best of all they look really COOL!


Fits 1" by 1" rail $7.35 (pair)
Fits 1.5" by 1.5" rail $10.50 (pair)

 

Adjustable Launch Towers

The secret weapon for high altitude flights!!

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New Design!

Fits any existing pad that accepts a 1/2" rod!!

The secret weapon for high altitude flights!!

Put aside those drag-inducing launch lugs and rail guides and preserve the laminar flow of your rocket. Just slide your rocket inside the towers and let 'er rip!

Stainless-steel base with a stainless 1/2” attachment rod. Towers are now made of Extreme Rails! Lighter, less whip.

As always, fits on ANY launch pad that accepts a 1/2" rod. Ideal for club use.

Standard Tower:

  • Stainless steel base with three rail towers

  • 4 feet long

  • Recommended for model rockets all the way to 3" diameter high power (and some light and medium length rockets, up to 4" diameter)

Long Tower:

  • Stainless steel base with three rail towers

  • 7 feet long

  • Recommended for heavy rockets that are long, and are 4" diameter plus.

Product

Price

Standard Tower

$272.53

Long Tower

$335.84

Acme Conformal® Launch Guides

Lower frontal drag than rail buttons!!

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Lower frontal drag than rail buttons!

Rail launch systems are great. In our view, they beat the old launch rods hands down. But frankly it can be a pain to attach those little guides onto your rocket. Just screwing them into the bodytube won't work. You usually have to contrive some backing plate or try to screw into a centering ring - - and that can be a very thin target to hit!

 

Not any more!

 

Now attaching guide rails is a snap with Acme's new conformal rail guide. They just glue onto the tube. That's it, just like the conformal lugs. What's more, these conformal guides have less frontal area than standard buttons, and that means less drag for your rocket.

  • Acme rail guides are 6061-T6 aircraft aluminum; no flimsy urethane foam to wear out

  • The base of Acme rail guides have a conformal radius that matches exactly to the airframe tube. Other brands do NOT.

  • Acme rail guides are very low priced.

  • Acme rail guides do not require screws. Screws require backing inside the rocket which can hang up cords and chutes.

  • Compatible with Extreme rail, sold below.

Click here for detailed specifications (in Adobe .pdf format)

 

Acme Conformal® Rail Guides
 

Size

Price

38mm

$3.66 /pair

54mm

$3.66 /pair

38mm with fin can

$3.87 /pair

54mm with fin can

$3.87 /pair

3.00"

$3.66 /pair

3.90"

$3.66 /pair

6.00"

$3.66 /pair

7.50"

$3.66 /pair

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Acme Conformal® Launch LugsAcme Conformal® Launch Lugs

Made of high strength aluminum

Conforms to the shape of the airframe tube

Available in different several sizes
 

 

Airframe Size

Launch Rod Size

Price

3.0"

3/8"

$3.35 /pair

3.0"

1/2"

$3.35 /pair

3.9"

1/2"

$3.35 /pair

7.51"

3/4"

$0.55 /pair

38mmFC (Offset for Fin Can)

1/4"

$3.57 /pair

54mmFC (Offset for Fin Can)

1/4"

$3.57 /pair

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JB Weld

Giant Leap Rocketry recommends the use of JB Weld for Slimline retention systems and for Acme rail guides and lugs. It comes in two parts and when mixed in equal amounts, it turns hard as steel. It has a heat rating of 500 °F (compared to about 150 °F for most epoxies).

JB Weld

Price
$6.29

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Standard Extreme Launch Rail

Standard Extreme Launch Rail 100% compatible with Black Sky rail guides

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100% compatible with Black Sky rail guides, but...

Features:

  • Stronger: The Extreme Rail is 1" by 1" thick (compared to 1/2" by 1/2").

  • Easier to use: The extreme Rail is a single piece 6 feet long - not a series of 2 foot sections.

  • Sturdier: It has a 1/2" rod mount (compared to 3/8") and a heavy channel to mount to any pad that accepts a 1/2" rod.

  • Safer: Because of its smooth single-piece design, there's no chance of snagging a rocket like there is on rails that are sectioned together.
    More Convenient:
    The Extreme Rail has one channel on each of its four sides! So, if one channel is plugged with residue, you don't have to stop and clean out the rail in the middle of launch day. Just use another channel (or another, or another...) until its convenient to clean the whole rail.

  • Compatible: It is compatible with Black Sky rail guides,. So, if you've installed the Black Sky guides on your rocket, you're good to go!

  • Cool: We know, looks dont matter to you. But just in case...this is one bad-ass lookin' rail!!

HINT: Teflon® spray prior to use makes post-launch cleanup a breeze.

 

Product

Price

Standard Extreme Launch Rail 6' section!
Comes with a pad adapter to fit any launch pad that accepts a 1/2" rod.

$73.49

Extension and 3 joiner plates
Extend your rail by 4 feet!

$62.99

Pad Adapter
The extreme rail comes included with the pad adapter. But if you already have an extreme rail, you can purchase the pad adapter separately (this allows the rail to be attached to any standard high power launch pad that accepts a 1/2" Rod.)

$31.49

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Heavy Extreme Launch Rail

Standard size rail slots, but for heavier rockets!

Tested to 70 LBS. This accepts the same rail guides as the standard extreme above (and the blacksky rail), but is 10 feet long, and comes with a strong reinforcing spine for extra strength. Fits on any pad that takes a 1/2" rod. I used this rail on my 55 lbs hybrid level-3 project.

NOTE: This is not the larger rail previously known as the "Senior Extreme" which required large rail guides of a nonstandard size.

 

We no longer carry the senior. The Heavey Extreme uses the same rail guides as on the standard extreme but it is meant for heavy rockets. The Big Extreme rails were all over the range at LDRS 2002 in Amarillo. They performed flawlessly.

NOTE: For shipping and transportation purposes, the 10 long Heavy Extreme Rail is made up of a 6’ and 4’ section of rail, reinforced with an 8’ long heavy spine

 

Product

Price

Heavy Extreme Launch Rail 10' section 
Comes with a pad adapter to fit any launch pad that accepts a 3/4" rod.

$161.13

Low Drag Delrin Rail Buttons

Low Drag Rail Buttons - - Delrin

Low Drag Rail Buttons - Delrin

 

New design is machined for dramatically lower drag than standard buttons.

 

Easy to use. 

Product

Price

Low Drag Rail Buttons - Delrin

Pack of 2 $2.61

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Rail Stops

R.A.T.T. Works Rail Stops

R.A.T.T. Works Rail Stops

   
  • R.A.T.T. Works Rail Stops are made out of 6061 T-6 aluminum and steel.

  • Easy to use and adjust

  • Will hold up to a 200 pound rocket

  • Great for hybrids and solids.

  • Parts include precision machined anodized Rail Stop, steel fasteners and hex key.

Product

Price

R.A.T.T. Works Rail Stops

$11.54

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