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Old 01-30-2018, 08:46 AM
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Default Winter Build - 1/100 Space Shuttle

Time to show off what I did with the latest cones from Sandman. It's not paint ready yet, but it's all test fit.

Some rings and skirts.


SRB motor mounts. Canted. I may not use them - but I'm hopeful.


SRB aft skirts. I've since bent the hooks more so they sit flat.


SRBs. -There's- some of Gordon's fine work.


And there's the rest. I'm building to be able to separate the SRBs. Rail guide on the SRBs, with a bottom rail made from the packaging from the coffee pods at the day job. Upper connection is a small brass tube that fits in the screw hole for the rail guide. I'll mount a sring on the SRB (not the one pictured) and run monofilament through the ET to tie the SRBs to the ET. To separate, a flight computoer will fire a wire or ignitor to cut the monofilament, and the springs will push the SRBs off the brass tube. Drag will take them from there.




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Old 01-30-2018, 08:57 AM
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Hollowing out the orbiter. It's from Guillows. Slightly damaged/repaired since it seems Amazon can't ship me one intact.



Rudder control. 1/50" stainless tubing scrap in 1/16" PEEK tubing. Elevators are still giving me trouble - work in progress.



External Tank - Orbiter attachment points. I decided to keep the glider rubber band hook, as we are using it for test flights to trim & test the RC. So I made a catch for it out of the same rail stock as the SRB.







And sitting up.


And hanging out with its 1/100 friends.
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Old 01-30-2018, 05:07 PM
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Neat project. Make sure to give a flight report.
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Beautiful work
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Old 02-01-2018, 07:56 AM
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Thanks.

Iím still working on tricking out the external tank before I start boring holes in the aft dome. Iím having my boy 3D print embossing plates for the intertank stringers. Fingers crossed - Iíll post pictures of lovely wraps if it works.
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Old 02-20-2018, 08:52 AM
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Fins on carbon fiber tubes





And tucked away for sitting on the table.

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Excellent. Nice cones by Gordy. So, two engine cluster and r/c glider recovery? I assume parachutes for the boosters, but how about the external tank? Flight computer with parachute and pyro ejection?
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Old 02-20-2018, 07:29 PM
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I'm setting up to fly a few ways:

1) Single motor in External Tank with RC glider recovery. Boosters stay with ET.
2) Single motor in ET, Glider RC, SRBs separate w/chutes. Quantum in ET, Quarks in SRBs.
3) Single Motor in ET, 13-18mm motors in SRBs, Glider RC, motor deploy in SRBs, Quantum in ET.
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A scratch-built, RC shuttle stack?! Youíre a better man than I, Gunga Din.

Beautiful work!
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