Saturn V Exterior Stringer Detail.....crazy idea?

Discussion in 'Space & Aeronautics' started by George B, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. George B

    George B Senior Member

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    Glad the ideas help! That's what it's all about right? :)

    I was trying to figure out how to cut the angled cut on the leading ends of the body stringers, then it dawned on me. Why not use my matte cutter which cuts 45 degree angles in matte boards.

    I'll give it a try and post the results.
  2. George B

    George B Senior Member

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    Main Body Stringer Test

    Yup, the matte cutter did the trick in getting a nice crisp clean 45 degree cut on the ends of the body stringer.

    I glued 4 layers of card stock then cut that sheet to the correct length, one end has the bevel the other end is square. All that's needed now is to shave them to the correct width. This should work out nice for the Thrust Structure detail between the engine fairings.
  3. Carl (Surfduke) Hewlett

    Carl (Surfduke) Hewlett Active Member

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    GO! Man! GO!

    That is a great looking build so far!

    Carl
  4. jparenti

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    My God, you're even cutting the ends at 45 degrees? You're my kind of crazy. :grin:
    This looks just great so far. You're convincing me to try it, too. :twisted:
  5. Hans Christian

    Hans Christian Active Member

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    Oh My God...

    If I could find time to build one of these things and bring it to a model show, nobody will ever think of it as cardboard... :-D
  6. Lex

    Lex Dollmaker

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    --Very-- true. Greelt's design + the skills of George = Masterpiece
  7. Hans Christian

    Hans Christian Active Member

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    Masterpiece? More like; "national" treasure :-D