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Old Jun 07, 2010, 02:16 PM
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launch cart angles

Jerry,
I like the slide design you show.
I attached a pic to show that the angles of the new cart are actually easier to deal with than the original cart design, either on a ramp entry or a drop off entry.
The upright design has the prob at times of the cart handle interfering with the lower yards, preventing a lateral slide out of the cradle. The angle design makes both the lateral slide launch or forward "dump" launch easier.
The only funky reqmnt of the angled cart is that you have to have a separate tripod leg to insert to hold the ship upright on dry land. The leg is simply a 1/2" x 3" oak board abot 30" long that is inserted between the axle and cart frame to lock it in as a third leg. It has two alignment blocks screwed/glued to iy to hold it from shifting/slipping. Actually very stable. The wt. of the keel alone keeps the cart from falling backwards.
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