Launch controller for sale

Hi group, if I'm breaking any rules posting this here I do appologise.
I have a very nice launch controller for sale on ebay right now on a
buy it now price - I've built 1 in the past which sold on ebay, and
then i built 3 more for the people that didn't win! :-)
I've built another one, and I have the parts for 1 more box beyond
that. I'm not building any more beyond that for a while as I'm sick
and tired of making them.
Check my feedback for the positive comment about the one that did get
sold through ebay.
The link for the auction is:
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Thanks,
Andrew.
Reply to
whitecollar
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A very nice controller.
However, 48 pounds is a bit pricey for American tastes, methinks.
Reply to
Eradicate Sampson
Yeah, that's nice -- but 48 lubs is a bit too steep for what is essentially an upgraded Electron Beam. Put a real 12V NiCad pask in there and it might be worthwhile to those who can't build their own launch controller.
Reply to
Marty Schrader
Another one the same went for £35 recently - I know because it was brought up on uk.tech.rocketry (and someone decided to start flaming about it too....)
Best part of 50 quid does seem a bit steep, they are nice switches in a nice box, but switch in a box all the same.
Reply to
Niall Oswald
Please note that I wan't trying to be nasty or raise the temperature at all; just trying to point out that this launch controller has a wimpy 6VDC power source that is only capable of delivering the level of current that any controller with four AA cells can come up with. My homemade controller is built into a cardboard shipping box -- but it has 20 sub-C cells from my radio control racing daze. This controller has launched many a Crapperhead- ignited rocket. The folks in NIRA know that they can come to me if their own stuff can't do the trick. Even Kaplow has flown off of this controller.
Make something with Big Zotz® to fire those ignitors. Otherwise, you're just polishing a sow's ear. (Or something like that.)
Reply to
Marty Schrader
Ok, all points taken and duly noted. It didn't sell, so it's back on ebay as an auction with a starting bid of =A310.
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This isn't just some switches in a box, as Niall said - this box is PCB'd and has transistor switching for the continuity test, plus it's in a really nice anodised black aluminium housing.
I've sold 4 of these and everyone has been happy so far. Granted, it still runs from 4 AA's and yes, i could build something with bigger battery packs or capacitor discharge (see
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for my Cap Discharge unit - it's not for sale though) but people who need these features are not who this box was aimed at.
Cheers anyway, Andrew
Reply to
whitecollar

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