Ye Olde Rocket Forum

Go Back   Ye Olde Rocket Forum > Weather-Cocked > Current Kit Talk
User Name
Password
Auctions Register FAQ Members List Calendar Today's Posts Search Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #51  
Old Yesterday, 08:35 PM
Earl's Avatar
Earl Earl is offline
Apollo Nut
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 2,543
Default

Here is a photo of the JSC SLA. One can see one main separation line in this photo, and the hinge points, but those other panel lines are much more faint. Get much further away than this photo and they almost disappear.

Link: http://heroicrelics.org/space-ctr/c...c49209.jpg.html


Earl
__________________
Earl L. Cagle, Jr.
NAR# 29523
TRA# 962
SAM# 73
Owner/Producer
Point 39 Productions

Rocket-Brained Since 1970
Reply With Quote
  #52  
Old Yesterday, 09:51 PM
tdracer's Avatar
tdracer tdracer is offline
Scale Modeler Extrodinare
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Everett, WA
Posts: 105
Default

Unfortunately I didn't take any photos of the LM transition when I was up close an personal with the Saturn V's in KSC and Houston, but the detail I saw in person didn't seem out of bed with what I see on the Apogee, Sirius, and my 3d printed transitions.
Those features look fairly pronounced to me:


Reply With Quote
  #53  
Old Yesterday, 09:54 PM
tdracer's Avatar
tdracer tdracer is offline
Scale Modeler Extrodinare
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Everett, WA
Posts: 105
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Earl
Here is a photo of the JSC SLA. One can see one main separation line in this photo, and the hinge points, but those other panel lines are much more faint. Get much further away than this photo and they almost disappear.

Link: http://heroicrelics.org/space-ctr/c...c49209.jpg.html


Earl

Earl, I don't think the LM transition at JSC is real hardware - it's a mock up.
I have that info but it'll take me a while to look it up.
Reply With Quote
  #54  
Old Yesterday, 10:11 PM
Earl's Avatar
Earl Earl is offline
Apollo Nut
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 2,543
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tdracer
Earl, I don't think the LM transition at JSC is real hardware - it's a mock up.
I have that info but it'll take me a while to look it up.


I think it is real hardware to the best of my knowledge. In any event, it is representative of all the SLAs that I have seen in person and the many photos of them that I have seen of actual flight vehicles.

I agree the detail is there, but my impression is that, at similar ‘scale’ distances, some of that more minor substructure detail has been ‘overdone’ or outsized for their respective scales.

But, that is my impression and it may not be shared by others. We can agree to disagree on the issue.

Earl
__________________
Earl L. Cagle, Jr.
NAR# 29523
TRA# 962
SAM# 73
Owner/Producer
Point 39 Productions

Rocket-Brained Since 1970
Reply With Quote
  #55  
Old Yesterday, 11:59 PM
tdracer's Avatar
tdracer tdracer is offline
Scale Modeler Extrodinare
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Everett, WA
Posts: 105
Default

The three Saturn V's on display are a real hodge-podge of flight hardware, boilerplate (accurate but not flight worthy), and mock-ups. You'd think that they would have kept the two surviving flight hardware Saturns together as a set - but it's not what happened. Plus, between Skylab and the Apollo/Soyuz missions, most of the flight worth Apollo parts got used.
I have a book on the Saturn program that has a rundown of what ended up where, but I need to dig it out - and it may not break down to the LMA level...
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:29 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Ye Olde Rocket Shoppe © 1998-2020