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Old 02-24-2024, 01:03 AM
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Default Estes Pro Series Launch Rail System #002311 now available to order on Estes website

The new Estes Pro Series Launch Rail System #002311 is now on the Estes website, https://estesrockets.com/products/p...nch-rail-system , and is available for order.

It appears to be nicely constructed. And, as an added bonus, during intermission at the launch, the blast deflector can double as a handy stainless steel grilling spatula!

Initial price is $169.99.

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Old 02-24-2024, 07:07 AM
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Old 02-24-2024, 10:05 AM
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So this is a 6 ft long 2 piece rail for $169.99.

You can buy a 8 ft long 10 Series rail for $44.91 from Grainger.

https://www.grainger.com/product/80...r=true&opr=THKS

That leaves you over $120 to buy or build a stand to hold that rail. Such as a Triton extra wide base support for $74.99
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Triton-...6406151#overlay

And that leaves you $45 for misc pieces.
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Old 02-24-2024, 10:39 AM
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Looks potentially nice, I'd like to see more detail photos, showing if/how it tilts, how it folds up, how wide the base is. The base appears quite a bit wider than the typical jaw stand (too narrow without staking down), but without numbers, it's hard to tell for sure. Perhaps I'll send an email query.
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Old 02-24-2024, 04:13 PM
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So this is a 6 ft long 2 piece rail for $169.99.

You can buy a 8 ft long 10 Series rail for $44.91 from Grainger.

https://www.grainger.com/product/80...r=true&opr=THKS

That leaves you over $120 to buy or build a stand to hold that rail. Such as a Triton extra wide base support for $74.99
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Triton-...6406151#overlay

And that leaves you $45 for misc pieces.

Can the "jaws" be tightened?
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Old 02-24-2024, 05:42 PM
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I used the Husky Tripod base, but I like the idea of being able to purchase a complete unit, without having to McGyver one together.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-U...40366/319012088
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Old 02-24-2024, 06:46 PM
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Being a sucker for new rocket products, I have ordered one - will post pics.
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Old 02-25-2024, 01:19 PM
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I use the Rockwell JawStand for rails, which is pretty beefy. I paid $60 on Amazon, but that was back in 2017, right before I took it to NSL-2017. ( I use a 20mm rail on mine, figured NSL would not have one back then.)
With rail, I have under $100 invested in mine. I am not fa,ultimate Estes for price, but if you roll your own you can save money. Also, the design of the JawStand makes it a 30 second operation to switch amongst multiple holders for rails and rods.

I have browsed the PDF version of the 2024, and I see no reference to any rail guides or buttons for sale? I know the rail pad in 1010, and 1010 buttons and rail guides are readily available, but seems like a definite oversight.
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I have browsed the PDF version of the 2024, and I see no reference to any rail guides or buttons for sale? I know the rail pad in 1010, and 1010 buttons and rail guides are readily available, but seems like a definite oversight.

There are rail guides included in the "Pro Series II parts assortment," the contents of which are clearly really for ARC competition. In fact I was flying with a team yesterday whose rocket was built almost exclusively from parts from that assortment, including the rail guides.
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Although the price is a bit steep, I'm probably ordering one too.
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