Lunar Module LM5 / 1:12 / own design

Discussion in 'Space & Aeronautics' started by Waeschens, May 5, 2013.

  1. Waeschens

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    Dear space freaks,
    after some small projects in xxs i will starting something in xxl. I don´t know how long it will take to finish this project because it has not the first priority in my life. But I hope that it is possible to get a model who is relevant to the original. The first step was to get the plans and photos of the LM5. After that I made the decision about the materials that I want to use.

    Regards from Germany

    Michael

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    The Cross will made from Bristol with a weight of 300 gr/m².
    I don´t build the tanks in the descent stage or any other details from inside.

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    Outrigger truss

    The Outrigger truss is made from normal paper with a weight of 80 gr/m². The tubes are wound around a core of 3 mm. After the tubes were dried, the core was removed. For connecting the truss with the mainstructure of the descent stage I use parts of 3mm wood sticks as a bolt. The knot was made ​​of Bristol and superglue.

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    Because the weight of the hole construction I decide me to use 8 mm wood sticks for the core of the main strut.

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  5. Waeschens

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    The pads

    The next step is the construction of the pads. That will be a little bit tricky but not impossible.

    And that´s all for the moment from the LM assembly facility in Germany.

    Michael

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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    A great start. The landing pad looks great and the strts are excellent. I look forward to seeing this come together. :)
  7. WeeVikes

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    Michael,

    This is stunning!

    What scale is the model? Are the landing gear hinged? Are you planning on designing and building an interior? And lastly, will you be somehow making this design available once you finish?

    Thank you. Best of luck in this!


    Mike
  8. Waeschens

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    Hi Mike,
    the model´s scale is 1:12. I planned to build the interior of the ascend stage. No the landing gear isn´t hinged. But maybe I will build a second one in the future with a detailed descend stage interior and movable hinges.

    I have not planned a publication as a kit. Many parts caused by pencil drawings directly on the paper. Some parts in Blender and Corel Draw. I'm not good in creating building instructions, but maybe I'll post the hole model with instructions once. But not before I've finished the model.

    Michael
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    @ Zathros

    I think the landing gear is the complicated part of the descend stage.

    Michael
  10. kbkline

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    Wow I'm a space fanatic and I can't wait to see this complete.
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    It's really looking good! More pics, please!
  12. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    You could always refer people to the Build Thread, as the instructions. If you ever wanted me to digitize you drawings by going over them with Rhino3D, let me know. :)
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    Yes please do this :mrgreen:
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    this is going to be one big model
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    This looks fantastic! Great start. I have been waiting for a larger scale lunar module and I don't think anyone has made one with the interior so you will be the first. Excellent.
  16. Vince

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    What? Paper modelling is not the first priority of your life???:shock:

    Personally, I blame my lack of free time on my dog. The little freeloader expects to be fed EVERY DAY so I have to work to maintain a house and the kind of lifestyle he demands.

    I'd probably be able to do more building if I didn't spend so much time online reading about building!!hamr

    But seriously, it looks great so far. Thanks for sharing with us.
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    Pads

    Ok, working on the LM went ahead. I'm going to draw the other parts of the computer. Here are the pictures of the pads. These must be re-drawn on the computer, so that the segments are long enough. They are a bit too short straight, so I had to extend it. I ordered black tissue paper for wrapping the pads. I'm still waiting for the delivery.

    Regards

    Michael

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    It looking really good. I just reread the scale, wow, this is going to be a big model! :)
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    Some more pictures of the Outrigger Strut. I had used a pencil sharpener for the upper end. The other end was built with a wooden ball. Fur the main strut I had used a wooden stick (diameter 8mm). The main strut was covered with tubes made from paper with 80g/m². The inner diameter is 8mm and the outer diameter is 14mm. The main strut case was manufactured in segments, that is easier to handle.

    Regards

    Michael

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    Dear Readers, I am pleased that you enjoy it all. This is an incentive to make more.

    Michael