Saturn V

Discussion in 'Space & Aeronautics' started by jparenti, Jun 23, 2006.

  1. jparenti

    jparenti Member

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    I have been trying to build Ton Noteboom's Saturn V (http://www.jleslie48.com/satv20/) and I am running into problems with the S-IC stage. I can't seem to get the shape right. Are there any tricks to this, besides the formers?
    Also, the edges of the bottom section do not seem to line up. Some of the lines are missing. Should this model be printed some other way besides the default settings?
  2. Hans Christian

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    Hmmm... I have also mine printed now, still haven't started it though...

    guys, any comment to this?
  3. jleslie48

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    check the FAQ's at the site.
  4. McPeek

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    Is this what you mean jparenti about the parts not matching up?

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    If it is then I had the same problem with the one I built. It's not that big of a deal, but I might suggest making sure that the parts match up on the top so you have no problems with the upper stages.

    The rings should take care of that. When you cut them out, make them a little bit big and work your way down until you get a good fit.

    I printed mine "fit to page".

    Hope that helps you out.
  5. jleslie48

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    fit to paper will definitely not be 1:96. you should be printing at 100%. I very rarely print a model at "fit to paper." exact percentages only.
  6. McPeek

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    True, but with my version of Adobe Acrobat, the only choice I have when printing is "fit to page". Otherwise I run into the problem of parts "running off" the page if I dont use that option.
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    i must admit it took a little work in parts ut mine went together with little trouble.

    bob
  8. jparenti

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    I believe I've figured it out. My Adobe settings were printing too large, causing my parts to run off the page. As far as formers, I now try to cut them large and trim to fit, instead of following the lines exactly. I've since went back to the 1/96 version, waiting for the 1/48 version that's starting from the F-1 engines and working upward.
  9. McPeek

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    Glad to hear you got things sorted out jparenti. The 1:96 version is a fine model.
    Post some pics when you get it finished.
  10. Stev0

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    How the heck can anyone print Acrobat to the exact percentage that they want???

    ps. I dont own a printer. I go to a copy shop and get them to print it.
  11. jleslie48

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    not easy but doable. use print to fit and then adjust the paper size to something that gets you to the right percentage. you need a printer that lets you use custom paper sizes.
  12. NYC Irish

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    or is you have photoshop you can open a pdf and center the image on a large page and print at any scale you selct in the options menu

    John John
  13. jparenti

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    Does anyone know of a Skylab model floating around? I know that Ton's Saturn V has an option for the launch configuration, but as far as the actual station itself, with the telescope mount and solar panel(s) unfolded, nothing. Just curious, since I'm on an Apollo hardware kick right now.
  14. jleslie48

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    hows this look? not quite ready yet:

    http://jleslie48.com/skylab/cs.html
  15. milenio3

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    Jon,
    Are you going to have the Skylab available?
  16. jleslie48

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    eventually.
  17. jparenti

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    I like how it's coming along! I was afraid someone had forgotten all about the country's first space station. Now I'll scale it up to 1/48 and add it to my collection when it's released. Patiently waiting... :grin:
  18. Hans Christian

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    All right!!! I want the skylab too!!!