Saturn SA-5

Discussion in 'Space & Aeronautics' started by ekuth, Sep 9, 2006.

  1. speedless

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    Hi
    Many thanks to ekuth for letting us share his work,looking forward to build this
    apparently impressive rocket.This is really what this is about;sharing idears,whishes,thoughts,experience and getting friends all over the world.
    Ups,got a little carried away!
    Jan
  2. jparenti

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    I think that description will nail it. As soon as I get home, I'll get back to work! (Sometimes, even the most adventurous and intelligent people need a picture! :grin: )
  3. ekuth

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    No problem at all. It's a PITA part, and just really a prime example of my nit-pickety obsessiveness. God forbid I should ever try to make an exact model of the SA-5... theres another one of those little buggers under the base wrap above the engines...

    The model is as close as to authetic I could get, with the resources I had. Certain liberties were taken in the name of my sanity and for lack of data. (the interstage section especially) apparently, no one at NASA thought to take a picture of the inside of the interstage... :wink:

    Looking forward to seeing the various build pics!
  4. rlwhitt

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    I get an error opening file #1, Adobe complains that the file is damaged and cannot be repaired. All the others open fine. Anyone else having this problem?
  5. ekuth

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    It doesnt give me any difficulties- send me a PM with your email and I can send the file to you direct.
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  7. ekuth

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    Major Snafu!

    Okay, I just caught a MAJOR snafu with the IB-1 parts.

    Somewhere, in the rearranging, tweaking, ect... they ended up far too small to fit the "spokes" of the wheel. I've corrected this and uploaded the correct PDF, which is #6 in the series, so download the corrected page before banging your head against the "wheel" assembly.

    I've also split up the IB-1 parts into smaller sections rather than the long chain- fold in half and glue the unprinted sides together. Each one makes a completed I-beam.

    Sorry guys! That's why it's beta, right? :oops:
  8. ekuth

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    Made some minor modifications to the Interstage section.

    Please download PDF #4 for these.

    Still tweaking it! :roll:
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  13. jparenti

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    Maybe I missed the step, but what connects the interstage to the first stage?
    Just finished everything but the fins - now I'm working on those!
  14. ekuth

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    The bottom of the interstage sits inside the fairing ring shown in the picture above. It's a rather snug friction fit.

    Be sure to download the revised PDF, because the overlap length was not sufficient originally. :)
  15. jparenti

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    That was my mistake. I used the old version.
    I'll print the new fairing and try it out tonight. Thanks for the help!
  16. ekuth

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    Actually, the fairing is fine... it's the interstage that was revised.
  17. the mole

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    Hi Ekuth,

    I worked on your Saturn SA-5 over the weekend. Everthing is comming along fine. I started with the 1st Stage assemble. Your photos have been very helpful. I have gone to them a couple time. So far it looks like it wount be to hard to convert to a flying model. I hope I can keep the weight down so I can use a C size engine. That will be my second build, for now I am going to build this one using all the parts you have drawn.
  18. dhanners

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    That is a very NICE-looking rocket so far. Keep 'em coming....
  19. the mole

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    Hi Ekuth,
    I am working on the fins tonight an when I got to cuting out fin FA-4 I notice there is no glue tab on the top portion of this fin like the other three.

    Is this a small mastake or is it this way?
  20. ekuth

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    Good catch, I missed that one. Just cut it like the others or glue the top edge together... I'll fix it in the PDF.