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Old 10-17-2017, 12:07 AM
Faithwalker Faithwalker is offline
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Default Centuri Multi-Pad Launchers

Hi everyone,
Does anyone know what happened to the original Centuri sawhorse multi-launch pads with the red steel formed channel legs featured in the 1972-1973 Centuri Model Rocket catalogs? If possible, I would like to locate the launcher legs to measure in order to duplicate them.

If the location of the original Centuri Multi-Pads is unknown, does anyone have information on where to find sawhorse legs exactly like the ones in the photo or know who the manufacturer was?

From what Lee Piester told me in a conversation with him a few months ago, the Centuri R&D Department picked those up at a local hardware store in Phoenix, AZ, once upon a time. Lee wasn't sure where they are now. There is evidence as early as 1966 that Centuri already had the red metal channel legs for their multi-pad launchers back then. See page 6 from the Centuri Newsletter vol. 1, no. 1, dated Nov-Dec 1966:

Kind regards,
Jeff Jenkins
aka: Faithwalker
NAR #46879 SR
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