Lunar module/scratchbuild(U´dons LM )/tak 1:24

Discussion in 'Space & Aeronautics' started by wedge, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. jparenti

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    Fantastic work! The inner structure you've built amazes me. Great use of blueprints for that. :)
  2. wedge

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    The material is used from the barbecue saucer ( I dont know the right word :D ) When I saw this material , it was the impulse for the whole idea to build the LM :mrgreen:

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  3. Ronson2k3

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    You mean something like these.

    Aluminum Drip Pans
    http://www.thegrillstoreandmore.com/image/products/big-pics/2071772b.jpg

    Great work on the LEM by the way..

    I was looking and it's hard to find one that isn't ribbed for added strength.. Important when moving a quarter chicken to the table but not so good when preparing a LEM ;)

    I'm thinking though you can find aluminum pie plates at dollar stores pretty cheap.. Stronger then ordinary aluminum foil (haven't looked for Heavy Duty) but the plates stand up better I'm thinking to all your doing to them to work them into shielding.

    I read in an earlier U-Don LEM project that the inner wrapper from a Hershey Bar is great for Gold Shielding as well. You can actually get gold leaf at a craft store too for not to much money. Perhaps the gold foil wrapping paper is an option too (also to be found at Dollar Stores)
  4. Nothing

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    wow!you rock! very impressive!
  5. wedge

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    Wedge,

    Thanks for the materials info. Brilliant use of COTS.

    REALLY cool build, and it looks like you're having fun.
  8. wedge

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    I am back with my lunar module build. After finishing Moldy crow I can finaly continue

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  9. Ronson2k3

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    cool details.. glad to see you back at it again the LEM that is.. hehe
  10. wedge

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    thank you for approbation... it was almost 8 month ( but I told you it will be long time build :wave: )
  11. wedge

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    I am very dissatisfied with my results , so I´m planning to build it again and different way.

    There is the new beginning:
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    there is another side with its "bones" . A little hole on the left side is prepared for the green docking light ( I´m not sure if I want it shine yet )

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  14. wedge

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    Finaly some progress ... hope there will be more soon

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  15. Zathros

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    Fantastic detailing, documenting, and workmanship. I think I would stay away from the riveting though. At that scale, the material is not going to give you the results you want. It will depress the metal and not look proper. If you could find or cut wire to the proper length and either drill a fine hole or glue it to the surface, the result will be much better. The smallest hold I've drilled was a .010" of an inch. It's possible bit gluing thin plastic round stock has the potential for the result your looking for, there are other methods. Excellent workmanship. :)
  16. wedge

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    I´m not sure if I completely understand your words, but my answer is " We will see " :D

    and there is a little progress - Overhead hatch, Engine cover and LiOH canyster completed

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  17. Zathros

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    Those looks like parts, not paper parts, but parts. Excellent.!!