Saturn 5 build

Discussion in 'Space & Aeronautics' started by lyter1958, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Cool progress! Yesterday I was thinking about the F1 engines a lot. I heard that NASA had to re-build the first and second stages of the Saturn V when they wanted to send men to the Moon again (and Mars) because there is nothing more powerful available. In other words, a 50 year old design which is still unsurpassed today. Isn't that incredible? :)
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    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    @lyter1958 : Of course, there is one way to avoid these small tubes... Just build the thing in a larger scale! :D ;)
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  3. lyter1958

    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    and they should. those engines are MONSTERS. just watching the old films of the launch, you can almost feel the power of them.
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    its gonna be bad enough to figure out where i'm gonna put this one. and the bosslady will have me living outside if it was bigger...lol
  5. lyter1958

    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    all J2's done except for 1 small part i gotta get ( a 3mm bead). trust me, i looked through out the house but no luck.

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  6. lyter1958

    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    and it's fun taking something like this

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    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    look like this

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    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    using this, to be used here

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    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    last pic's. now onto the interstage..

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  10. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    This looks really good! You are doing a FANTASTIC JOB!
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  11. lyter1958

    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    thanks Rhaven Blaack, its been fun doing this and it gives me something to do when i dont have any work to do..at least none that the bosslady wants done..
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    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    this is the interstage. i had to cut out 32 of those little rib pieces and my fingers are sore now. the walls on this part are 3 pages thick. just about got it finished today, and i'll have pic's in a day or 2 ..
    enjoy

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  13. zathros

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

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    That is a bit o a simplification. What NASA did was locate an unused, new in the box one, then 3D printed a new one, and fired it. That, is a much bigger feat. The original ones were welded together by hand, the new ones are very smooth, and much stronger. For Solar exploration, a rocket engine that can power up, shut off, and start again is essential. :)

    Link = http://3dprint.com/95914/nasa-3d-print-f1-rocket-engine/
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  14. lyter1958

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    ok guys, interstage is complete. finished the 4 thrusters and placed it on the 1st stage. now onto stage 2

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    few more pic's.. went over the limit

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    This is really coming together nicely. You could easily use this as a teaching aid.
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    You are building this monster at lightspeed! Awesome progress. :)
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    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    Thanks Rhaven, i've thought of that. maybe even giving it to the local school for the science classes. don't know yet but i'll think of something
    thanks Revell-Fan, it is coming together fast, the directions are easy to follow. the most time consuming is pre scoring everything ( through trial and error) and cutting the parts out. i get at least 3 to 3 1/2 hours a day to "play". by then these old hands are getting tired.
  19. zathros

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

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    It's coming out excellently. I attached a picture below which shows the difference between the hand made combustion chamber, and the 3D printed unit. It is quite astonishing. :)

    Original Vs. 3D printed enginet.jpg
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  20. Revell-Fan

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    :cool:

    Do you know what that means? If there are any new paper models of the future new planetary space rockets, they will be much easier to build because they will need fewer parts. It is good to see that the designers have a soft spot for us modelers and save us much building time! :D ;)
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