Saturn 5 build

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

  1. lyter1958

    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    by the looks of that new engine, still got a lot of parts to fold-roll-spindle and mutilate
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    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    ok, work on stage 2

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  3. zathros

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

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    From greater than 5000 parts to less than 100 parts!! These could be be made in Space, on a Space station. Making the possibility of a really large space craft being produced in space, that will have launch/exploration/defensive vehicles. This could carry mining craft, their ore, and become a real "Spaceship". :)
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    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    here i jumped ahead and made the mounting for the engines. wasn't happy with the flimsyness and did a little beefing up. i took a 2 MM wide( i'm getting teck here, never did learn the metric system ) strip and scored it inhalf, folded it and ran it through . did the same for the other sides ( shorter of course).

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

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    You can never go wrong with beefing parts like this off. If it even looks weak, over time, it will absorbe moisture, dry out, and if not strong enough, it will warp. Great job! :)
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    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    ok, stage 2 is done. the directions are a little vague in spots, but i got through it. now onto stage 3

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    You are just plowing through this. Nice job lookin really good.
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    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    ok stage 3 started, doing a section at a time. when i go to glue the together find out are a little out of size. not much but there. ah well, i'll just keep it in the ( soon to be the model) room.
    her are pic's of whats be done so far...

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    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    the yellow engine section was too flimsie so i glued a piece of cardboard to beef it up. got 2 more pieces to make and it's done.

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

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    Are you making the whole ship's bottom!! :ass-kicking:
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    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    making the whole thing.... finished the 3rd stage and attached the engine. now on to the command and service modules.. oh and i took a few pic's of whats been done and stood it by the fridge which is over 5 feet tall..enjoy

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

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    Oh my Lord, that is awesome!!

    My cousin (more like brother) built the ESTES version of this. We decided to go with over sized motors. It went up, I mean really up there, and each time a stage separated, the prevailing wing would pull it out long Island Sound. I remember seeing what looked like the capsule blowing off, but it did not seem to fall. Long and short of it, I never saw that any part of that rocket again!! We were jumping up and down, people were clapping., then I got on my bicycle and said "No more of these things". I built many space shuttles and those worked great with the shuttle coming down hard, but never on the nose.

    Excellent built. Fantastic, really! :)
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Everything is clean and crisp!
    That is HUGE!!!
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    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    well.. clean and crisp from a distance, up close not so good for some of it. but i'm happy with how it's turning out
    did that once with a old V2 model . stuffed it full of tissue's and glued a motor in it, waited until 8:00 at nite to launch. up it went, and then POOFFFFF.. nice flash in the sky..
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    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    i've been following the plans and some sections just didn't match up. or my cutting was off.( more like it). if i ever do it again ( and who knows, i might) i'll try to roll it as one whole section instead of 3 or 4 small ones. this has been a joy to work on. and it being only my third one. i took a big step to do this one, and i'm learning a lot of tricks doing it. the wife doesn't complain about the glue or paint smells as with the plastic models. ( doesn't help her breathing, having COPD and on home O2 all the time). this i can do right on the kitchen table.man cave not in the works. i want to thank all who have commented and gave tips. this SITE has been very good and open to people just starting this hobby or have been into for years.
    again, thanks to all, and i'll post more pic's when i get more done.
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    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    ok, here we go. got the last sections done. this was a blast(pun) to build and i still don't know where she's gonna go yet. had a heck of a time makine the nozzles for the RCT's but i got them made. the escape tower didn't want to fit till i removed the 4 parts on the nose of the capsule, the it sat down on it better. last pic of everything standing

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    now... what to build next??? its not gonna be THIS big for a while.

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    :Bravo::Bravo::Bravo:

    This is a beautiful rocket! So nice and clean!

    :Congrats::Congrats::Congrats:
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    Nicely done. Looks great. :Bravo:
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    Have you thought about maybe cutting off the flag panel section and replacing it with a "blank" panel, and insert a flag panel into the section below? I think if you print a replacement flag panel on thinner paper you could glue it over and no one would notice...?