Searching for NASA LLRV

Discussion in 'Space & Aeronautics' started by seakrakken, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. seakrakken

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    Anyone remember the Lunar Landing Research Vehicle?

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    I'm thinking some paper soda straws and a reasonable facsimily of a jet engine in the middle with some balls and you would be pretty close.
    Maybe that would be too simplified? sign1
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    It all depends on the final look and craftsmanship. Are there any decent photos and 3d views of it?
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    Actually there is.
    I went to the NASA website and they have a very decent archive at a variety of resolutions to choose from. Very good 3-view as well.
    The one below is low res, but is an example of the source materials available.
    Unlike myself, I'm sure a real modeller could do this justice.

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    I know from a discovery chasnnel special on it that when you see the pilot ejecting from it, its Neil Armstrong you see ejecting!
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    Can you post the link for the NASA Website, I'm not volunteering to build a paper version of the model but I would like to see how hard or easy it might be to do
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    "simplified", eh? Looks like a job for... Half-Assed Man! That is, if i can get around to it...I'll keep ya guys updated if I make any progress on it...:oops:
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    I started on a basic card model to figure out the legs and struts,but it just looked wrong,
    Il let someone one else have a go :rolleyes:

    JJ-UK
  11. seakrakken

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    :cool: Thats what I like about it :)
    You can't do it any injustice.
    It's one of the ugliest flying machines ever made!
    Thats the sheer beauty of it!:rofl:
    I'm sure that the NASA team that built it made it according to the most exacting standards.
    It's still a jet engine with an ERECTOR set around it and an accidental place bolted on for the pilot to sit.
    It calls out to the surpressed Engineer in me.:twisted:
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    That's gonna be a really tough job. I do not know which scale you prefer to build; if it will be 1:48 or smaller than that u can use toothpick to build skeleton like landing gears & the main part. To me; giving a thin cylinder shape to a piece of card is a really hard & boring job. Moreover toothpick landing gears will be seen more decorative & realistic; of course after you paint them. (Gluing will be a tough job too but its worth seeing.) Good Luck to build that historic flying machine...