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Old 02-16-2018, 12:56 PM
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My LIA-77 from the 70s. I stained it to protect the wood (since I had the stain). Bought a LIA-50 along with motors and a parts assortment in 1967 to get started. The -50 was stolen along with other Rocketry stuffi in the 90s.
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Old 02-16-2018, 08:30 PM
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It appears that yours has the solid wood legs as well. I have seen a couple LIA-77's with what looks like 3ply plywood. Whether solid wood, or plywood the thickness seems to still be 1/2" nominal . What does yours measure?
It is cool you still have it around to use.
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Old 02-17-2018, 11:45 AM
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The legs on my LIA-77 are solid and 0.50" thick. The Masonite triangular platform is 0.25" thick. I have lost track of the blast deflector and I do not recall if it had the leads like in the catalog illustrations.
I had used the LIA-50 launcher most of the time, but otherwise used club style launchers.

I do have a Centuri Power Tower launcher in the bag, basically their version of the Porta-Pad.

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Old 02-17-2018, 07:37 PM
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My order arrived in great condition today. Only issue I had was the triangular wood block under the launch pad came loose when I tried to push the 1/8" launch rod in place. No problem, I can fix it easily. Putting it together brought back memories when I had the Centuri launch pad in the early 1970's to the early 1980's. I remember launching my 1/100 scale Saturn - V (and 1-B) from it.

Pics below is that of my Atlas - V New Horizons sitting on the pad (but I would be flying the heavier models that uses 3/16" and 1/4" size rods from a different launch system. Thank you very much David for taking the time and opportunity for us to once again relive the glory days of model rocketry!
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