The guide rail for launch pad # 2 is due to arrive this week.  The purpose of the rail guide is to keep the rocket on a straight trajectory as the rocket reaches stable flight speed.

Any new rockets built for my fleet from this point on will utilize rail buttons, and will use Launch Pad 2 for their missions.   Launch pad 1 will remain for rockets needing the classic launch rod for stability during launch.

Other features planned for launch pad 2 include electronic safety measures for pre-launch (armed) status and motor ignition warning buzzer.  I am also working out a method to have a launch pad camera too!

Launch Pad 2 is expected to go into service by March 2012.

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