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Old 08-04-2015, 10:45 PM
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Default "Sorta-scale" Saturn Ib

After two months I have FINALLY finished my Saturn Ib. This is what I call "sorta-scale," as it's as close as I can get of a compromise between scale, practicality and available parts. It's based on BT-5, 50, 55 and 70 body tubes. The wraps are from Frank Claunch. The CM is an old Nike-Apache nose cone. The LES is a golf tee and dowels. And yes, the fins are intentionally too big for more strength and stability. I hope to launch it at NEFAR this weekend.
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Old 08-04-2015, 10:52 PM
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Very sharp! I applaud your use of the golf tee for something actually useful. Now I feel bad for beheading so many of them tonight.
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Old 08-04-2015, 11:02 PM
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After two months I have FINALLY finished my Saturn Ib. This is what I call "sorta-scale," as it's as close as I can get of a compromise between scale, practicality and available parts. It's based on BT-5, 50, 55 and 70 body tubes. The wraps are from Frank Claunch. The CM is an old Nike-Apache nose cone. The LES is a golf tee and dowels. And yes, the fins are intentionally too big for more strength and stability. I hope to launch it at NEFAR this weekend.


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Old 08-05-2015, 10:33 AM
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Terrific job on an pretty difficult scratch-build. And clever use of a golf tee. In the unfortunate event that the capsule portion comes in nose first, you've employed a device meant to be driven into the ground ...
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Old 08-05-2015, 12:38 PM
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Old 08-05-2015, 01:20 PM
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This is a really neat idea, and well pulled off.
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Old 08-05-2015, 03:36 PM
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Hi Joe,
You have done a real good job on this "sorta-scale," Saturn 1B.
It's nice to see my wraps used. You did a great job applying them, and scaleing them, for your project. Keep up the good work.

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