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Sheri's Saturn V.

Old 08-07-2018, 07:36 PM
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I've decided to try something concerning the LES. Like anyone who's flown a rocket with a tower, you're bound to break these things off. I'm going to use magnets in the capsule to hold the upper section with the LES on.
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:39 PM
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The top of the capsule is done in the same way.
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Old 03-30-2020, 05:46 AM
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this is intresting
Old 04-06-2020, 12:45 PM
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Is there any more activity on this?
i just found it and was enjoying the build progress.
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Old 04-07-2020, 01:35 PM
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Old 04-17-2020, 09:46 AM
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When I receive more Aluminum Metalizer paint, I'll finish off the batted F-1 engines. Shoot a clear coat over them, then rub powdered graphite over them with a final coat of clear to prevent smudging.
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Old 07-07-2020, 04:00 AM
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Did you ever post a pictures of the rocket done in its entirety. was hoping to see shots of the finished build and maybe some launch shots. Thanks and what a great BUILD. You are simply amazing with the detail and precision you put into your project.
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Did you ever post a pictures of the rocket done in its entirety. was hoping to see shots of the finished build and maybe some launch shots. Thanks and what a great BUILD. You are simply amazing with the detail and precision you put into your project.
No as I'm still working on it. I'm in the process of building the display nozzle assembly. Being bipolar has it's drawbacks as well.
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Old 08-03-2020, 04:40 PM
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The engines are now attached to a 1/8" plywood "X" shape piece along with a cardboard coupler and a pair of "L" brackets.
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Old 08-03-2020, 05:41 PM
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Old 08-04-2020, 03:00 AM
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Wow what a massive project! I can see why it is taking you so long to build and everything is so detailed. When this is all done, do you ever plan on a launch at some point or is this a display model? You are doing such a great job, very impressive!
Old 08-04-2020, 11:57 AM
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Wow what a massive project! I can see why it is taking you so long to build and everything is so detailed. When this is all done, do you ever plan on a launch at some point or is this a display model? You are doing such a great job, very impressive!
Yes this will fly. It will fly on a single Aerotech J275W Reloadable Motor System. Computer estimates put apogee at 1600 ft. It will recover on one 8 ft. chute for the lower booster and a 5 ft. parachute for the upper section. Similar to the Estes and Centuri versions with the upper section coming down in a horizontal manner. The main reason for taking as long as it has is I simply haven't been putting all that much work time in it. It sits most of the time. Thank you.
Old 09-23-2020, 09:37 AM
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I'm currently in the process of priming things which takes a lot of primer, sanding and filling. When I can, I'll post some pics.
Old 09-24-2020, 04:33 AM
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Thank you for the reply. You are doing a fantastic job and leaving nothing out. I am very impressed with you and your project. It's nice to see such detail! I'll be waiting for more pictures. have a great day, Marty
Old 09-28-2020, 01:22 PM
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Thank you Marty. I have corresponded with Sandra Cox from Estes to send me a dozen free catalogues. When seating is allowed at the Starbucks where I've been doing some of the building on this, I'll be handing them out to interested folks. I've already given away starter sets, and Apogee Saturn 1b and an Estes Saturn V to people. I get a lot of people inquiring about this project. Odd as it seems most appear to be women.
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Maybe a lot of women are inquiring on this project because the name of the project is Sheri's Saturn V. But that's good getting more women involved in this sport as it is a good thing. Model rocketry gives a person a lot of knowledge on how real rockets work and is totally hands on. People get a good feeling when all comes together and launches successfully. They get to see their project go up to great heights and parachute back down to earth with a full satisfaction of knowing all the hard work that was put into their rocket was a success! With all that said it keeps people coming back for bigger and better model projects to build and launch. It really is a fun sport!
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Last coat of primer and ready for the color coat.
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Old 10-09-2020, 11:12 AM
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The other end.
Old 10-13-2020, 04:12 AM
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Looks really good! Can't wait to see the finished product. Do you have all the paint that you will need?
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It's on the way to be delivered. I already have gloss white so that will be next on the upper section. I'm waiting for gloss black and chrome to arrive. After the decals are laid down the entire rocket except the SM will get a coat of flat clear.
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I bet if you put a picture of your rocket next to the picture of the real rocket, it will be hard to tell which is the real one! Can't wait to see the finished product.

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