My new dog is terrified of fireworks. This wouldn’t be a problem outside of July 4th — if I didn’t fly model rockets. But she can’t tell the difference between an Estes B6-4 and a Joyous Family Whistling Fountain, so rockets terrify her too. This makes weekend trips to the organized launches in central Oregon impractical, so I’ve been flying locally. Launching in suburbia can involve hikes to unused fields, so I designed this sturdy, portable launch stand made of PVC pipes and fittings.