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Old 11-07-2019, 11:20 AM
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Default Fun Size Saturn V

Years ago I built a Boyce 1:396 Saturn 1B. Well, I used the nose cone from it, but the rest of the parts I wasn't happy with, so I used my own and created waterslide decals instead of the paper peel and stick that came with it. I used half round plastruct for the tank tubes and plywood for the fins. The rocket has been a well flown favorite, and as it was assembled with epoxy has been a tank, even surviving some CATOs with no damage.

I decided it needed a big brother, the Saturn V. After getting the scale data for a Saturn V, at first I created a similar 3D printed version of the 1B nose cone printed with 100% fill for weight that would fit in a Centuri/Semroc ST-7 tube, but then I decided to just make the whole top portion the nose cone and 3D printed. I did a 50% fill so the nose would have ample weight for stability. I sized it to fit an ST-10 Centuri/Semroc tube. For the fins and fairings I resized Scottdee's BT-80 version to 40% and attached them with epoxy. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2941984

I'm fighting a little tuning on the print for the nose, I'm getting some undesirable layer banding. a little sandable primer will resolve it. I'm going to create a body wrap for it.

It currently weighs 37 grams (1.3 ounces) without a motor mount.
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Old 11-10-2019, 01:28 AM
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Made a lot of progress on the little Saturn V today. She's almost ready to fly.
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Old 11-10-2019, 12:41 PM
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Here's all my flyable Saturn Vs.

From left to right:

Estes 1:100 #2001 - Under construction
BT-80 based scratch built
Estes 1:200 RTF
3D Printed
Quest Micro Maxx Saturn V
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Old 11-10-2019, 03:28 PM
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The #2001 is easily identified by the ridiculously GIGANTIC fins.
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Old 11-11-2019, 11:44 PM
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I got all the little detail bits glued on.

Now, just need to decided where to put the launch lug. Then she's ready to fly.
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Old 11-12-2019, 12:00 AM
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