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Old 05-12-2017, 10:56 AM
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Does anyone have one of the Centuri Lectra-Line Launch Controllers? Would like to have one or replicate one if specs were available.


This is my attempt at replicating the 'wooden' Lectra-Line controller. I can't give dimensions right now, it is packed away (we're moving). There is an original one in a post here..search "Nifty little Find" by SEL.
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Old 05-12-2017, 11:34 AM
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Here's a link to my blog post I did on the Centuri controller.
http://modelrocketbuilding.blogspot...turi+Letra+Line

The Centuri catalog page from 1971 shows the Lectra Line 1 in Yellow,
The Lectra Line 2 was in black.

My Lectra Line 2 was all black, including the launch button and key.
Maybe at one time Centuri pulled the yellow launch button and safety key from the 1 series
and packed that with the black 2 series controllers. (And vice-versa)
That would seem to be an easy way to make the controllers more colorful.
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Old 05-15-2017, 05:48 AM
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Thanks guys!!!
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Old 05-15-2017, 11:09 AM
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That "Knight-Mfg" link might be cool if their LIA-77 and LIA-100 "launch pad kits" were ACTUAL kits for launch pads, but they are NOT...they are just metal hardware packages that are OUTRAGEOUSLY priced with one still having to source/cut/finish wood from templates.
Onc could piece together those metal components from a good hardware store or industrial supply for 25% of what they are charging.
What they call "kits" are a BAD JOKE.
They also list a 5-station sawhorse-style pad for an idiotic $339.00 when it has about $50 worth of materials.
PULLLLLLEEEEEEEZZZZE.

I'm all for a REASONABLE profit by purveyors of goods, but refuse to be ripped off.
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Old 05-15-2017, 11:58 AM
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Gh - I thought you had to be joking on that , but nope you were not.
Geeze that is crazy.
I have often thought about making clones of the Centuri launch pads, as I do have a sheetmetal brake & sheer and a pretty decent wood working shop.
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Old 05-17-2017, 04:42 PM
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Yep, no joke, just a small handful of metal pieces along with templates those CLOWNS are calling "Launch Pad Kits" with a price that matches what ALL the pieces for a reproduction pad should cost.
Unless it has ALL the pieces to assemble into a WORKING LIA-77/LIA-100 "Launch Pad", they at best should call them "hardware ONLY kits" and only a FOOL would pay those prices ESPECIALLY with an incorrect blast deflector.
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:47 AM
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I'd pay for a reproduction blast delector and other hard-to-get parts for a faithful LIA-100 reproduction. Plus patterns . . . I can handle the wood cutting now!
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