flyaway rail guides

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Re: flyaway rail guides

Postby Lister » Sat Feb 13, 2016 5:56 pm

Skewers sound like an easy way to do it.. how much do you think a couple of narrow bands held together with skewers would weigh? Also are the arms that hold the elastic bands able to be shorter, or are we able to incorporate a spring holder between the rail guide to spring it open once it leaves the rail or would that cause it to push the guide apart and jam in the rail?

I compared a 1010 button to the F.A.G and its almost identical so ait should be fine.. the top of the rail guide was a bit higher than the 1010 button so I have sanded it back a bit. Does anyone have a 1010 extrusion off cut they could send our way?

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Re: flyaway rail guides

Postby CATO » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:10 pm

Apogee Rocketry Workshop #217: "Fly-Away Rail Guides Explained"

Thanks Tim...
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