News, 07 May 2007, Minneapolis, MN
I would like to thank all of those who have shown interest in and used the the Towerlauncher product. This year I have decided to focus primarily on our engineering work at Caztek, Inc. All of the products shown on this website will continue to be available to the ameteur rocketeers on a custom order basis. Please visit our main site at www.caztek.com to contact me.
We offer a full array of design and engineering services for a variety of customers in the aerospace, medical and industrial fields including CAD modeling in solidWorks and Pro Engineer as well as finite elment analysis. We also excel at cnc machining of short run, close tolerance work.
01 September 2002, Minneapolis, MN
Inc. introduces CAD design services and CNC machining capabilities
to the rocketry field. "Our specialty is designing and fabricating
custom rocketry components! We hope to bridge the gap between
the rocketeer and professional manufacturing capabilities."
C. Sienkiewicz, President. With this announcement comes
the delivery of the first custom rocket motor case for an amateur
rocketeer in MN. The case is destined for an Ammonimum Nitrate
fuel load and features a heavy wall 6061 aluminum extrusion, machined
for spiral retaining rings.
18 August 2002, Minneapolis, MN
CAZTEK Inc. announces that their flagship product, the towerlaunch
pad, is now Hypertek hybrid compatible. With the addition of a hybrid
crossplate, the tower can now accomodate hybrid motor fill tubes
with ease. The adjustable nature of the standard TL standoff lends
itself well to the addition of the hybrid crossplate. Adjustment
is quick and easy.
15 August 2002, Minneapolis, MN
Rocketeer feedback has led to several design improvements of the
CAZTEK Towerlauncher. The baseplate can now tilt to a horizontal
position without the removal of the lockdown wing bolts. This facilitates
easier loading when the tower is pre-set for a specific diameter
01 August 2002, Minneapolis, MN
Towerlauncher by CAZTEK Inc, makes a successful debut at LDRS 21
in Amarillo, TX. Attendees got a chance to view the new launch pad
in the vendor area, and several rocketeers flew off of the pad for
demonstration purposes. Notably, Barry Lynch of LOC/Precision of
Ohio flew a Rattworks hybrid powered rocket off of the new tower.
2 July 2002, Minneapolis, MN
CAZTEK Inc. is proud to present the TowerLauncher, an innovative
addition to the rocketry market. Individuals, clubs, special project
teams, launch organizers can benefit from the precision design and
world class quality of this ultimate launch pad. Fully adjustable
for variety of rocket diameters, from 38 to 300mm. With 2.5m of
truss length, this tower can support rockets up to 20kg. Soon-to-be
Catch a glimpse of the 1st prototype in this month's issue of Extreme
Rocketry or see it LIVE at LDRS 21 in Amarillo, TX, from July 11-16,
Launch Lugs: What a Drag
Adding launch rod or rail "lugs" to your high performance
rocket can increase the drag coefficient by as much as 30%!
As soon as fellow enthusiasts see your launch tower, they will
all want to look at it, touch it and launch off of it...
Don't waste your precious newton-seconds on heating up your launch
rod... Turn the advantage into altitude...
Do you have a high-performance rocket project or are part of
a team building a rocket that could make use of a tower launch
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