Build a Model Rocket Launch Pad

Hi all,
I am just getting back into model rocketry. I want to scratch build a launch pad. I want something more than just sticking a stiff piece of
wire in the ground. Does anyone know of some plans for a simple launch pad?
Thanks, Mr. B.
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There's a thread on The Rocketry Forum about making an old camera tripod into a launch pad:
http://www.rocketryforum.com/showthread.php?t=5502
I did something similar, and it worked quite well.
Hope it helps, Leslie

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One of the guys in the local club has a pad made from a tripod and a Harbor Freight Jacobs chuck. With the chuck, you can easily switch between rod sizes. Several years ago I caught a sale at Musician's Friend (web site) and ordered several inexpensive folding music stands. One of these made an excellent folding pad too.
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My own launch pad was built by my father over 40 years ago; it's a modified surveyors theodolite. Same principle, of course.
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I use a strainer post put in the middle of a paddock. the 3m pole is attached using three large metal hose clips
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