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Chriske

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First prototype of Apollo capsule but NASA contractor used millimetres instead of feet?

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I suppose it must be an Apollo rocket nozzle, but which one?

I guess that it is an Attitude Thruster nozzle from the Apollo 11 Lunar Lander that Buzz Aldrin brought back as a souvenir without telling anyone.  ?

 

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22 minutes ago, kbrown said:

Houston, we have a problem... :D

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"Buzz, what do you mean you had to go away on business for a few days?

 Well you better bring me back something nice"

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Ok I'll reveal the 'secret'.
This is the beginning of a new project.
I'm busy  printing a 1:60 scale model of (indeed) a Saturn V rocket.
Height of that system : 2.4 meter - 8' ,  that is if I also print the gantry.
Rocket alone ; 1.95meter - 6.9'

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Will be very nice when finished.  ?

Have a Lego one about half that size in the lounge.

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Brilliant job Criske.

I was lucky enough to visit the Johnson Space Center in Houston in the 80's.

They had a Saturn V laid out horizontally with the stages seperated so you could see the internal workings. (Maybe they still do)

Having been a kid in the Mercury/Gemini/Apollo era I thought I knew everything about the Saturn V but nothing prepares you for how ENORMOUS it actually is.

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Is it going to have the separate stage/sections ?

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I've got a few. Only Lunokhod is my own design. Sadly Saturn V went to the bin after falling over too many times, plus my print quality is a lot better now.

 

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How about a Milenium Falcon coffee table? Where else do you put a large scale MF?  ?

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The  plan is to have this rocket ready to be the eye-catcher during our open door Sept next year.
I'll start with a 'shell', see how far I get. Meaning there is a complete rocket, only it will be completely empty.
And now the ambitious part : If there is enough time left I'll do a second one, but part of the shell, half maybe three quarters. That cutaway rocket will have all internal objects on board, so the visitors can see what's inside.
If I can find enough candidates to help with their own printer I'll ask them to print the gantry. An impressive part that would take most of the printingtime.

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Hope there will be a build thread.

Hmmmm perhaps this forum needs a space model section. ??

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Busy building it Gina...
But most parts are rather small. A 300x300 bed printing 500mm high will suffice...^_^

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