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Old 07-11-2010, 06:54 PM
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Hello all,

Here is a photo of my work in progress Estes Saturn V with my version of the LUT. It is not scale but looks pretty cool...

The rocket will have a cluster of 5 motors and fly with the engine bells attached. I plan to finish this week if the rocket gods cooperate.
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Old 07-11-2010, 07:43 PM
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Old 07-11-2010, 08:03 PM
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That's a very cool build. Will it launch from the LUT, or is it just for display?
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Old 07-11-2010, 10:41 PM
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Nice!!!
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Old 07-12-2010, 11:15 AM
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It will launch from the tower. I am putting a socket to receive the launch rod on the base of the tower and will slip on a blast deflector.
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Old 07-12-2010, 11:57 AM
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You could even use little motors on the gantries to swing them out of the way moments before the launch. Would not be too hard to do given today's technology and what's available. Would be quite realistic!
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:41 PM
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Yeah, I have been racking my brain trying to come up with realistic gantry's but have come up dry. Any ideas?
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Old 07-12-2010, 02:28 PM
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If you take the gears out of a servo, it runs continuously until you turn it off. All you have to do (and you can do it with a switch) is reverse the polarity to make it go back to the original position. You can make stops, etc. You can even program (in better transmitters) a servo to do exactly what you want it to do (mostly). I have done this with sliding canopies on scale R/C aircraft.
You'd have to cut the gantry where you would want it to pivot and beef up the attachment points somewhat. I would just pick which side where the pivots should be and use that point(s), left side or right side. I have a Futaba TX with little dials: I can control the speed at which I deploy whatever is 'slaved' to that dial/channel. You can make it quite realistic.
It will take some original thinking, for sure! Have fun with it!
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