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Offline David Carter

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Started my next project - 1/22 scale Saturn IB
« on: August 03, 2016, 01:26:42 PM »
My plan post Level 3 was to work on some less expensive low power builds for a while. I'm doing that, but honestly it's less inspiring for me.

I came across a thread describing a large Saturn IB scratch build and I decided to do a parallel but slightly different build. I was torn abut where to put the build thread, but decided to do it on the rocketry forum so that others could look at the builds side by side. I'll post some smaller updates here, but the main thread is at http://www.rocketryforum.com/showthread.php?135578-Another-Saturn-IB

This is going to take a while...
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Re: Started my next project - 1/22 scale Saturn IB
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2016, 06:36:04 PM »
looks like a cool build... subscribed :)
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Re: Started my next project - 1/22 scale Saturn IB
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2016, 10:15:32 AM »
I'd love to see this one... 
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Re: Started my next project - 1/22 scale Saturn IB
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2016, 01:44:59 PM »
Starting to come together. This is from a dry fit, but I've actually started gluing some parts. There was a lot of man hours to get to this stage. Read more at http://www.rocketryforum.com/showthread.php?135578-Another-Saturn-IB
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Re: Started my next project - 1/22 scale Saturn IB
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2016, 08:20:53 AM »
Nice build Dave, subscribed as well :D
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Re: Started my next project - 1/22 scale Saturn IB
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2016, 10:02:22 AM »
Well Dutch, if you hadn't convinced me to add carbon fiber to my fins, none of this would have been possible! CF and fiberglass isn't so scary now.
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Re: Started my next project - 1/22 scale Saturn IB
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2016, 09:15:37 AM »
See, there is a method to my madness........
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Re: Started my next project - 1/22 scale Saturn IB
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2017, 10:42:00 AM »
Well, two years in a row my projects were the first in the featured flights list. Now I guess I have to get this in a flyable state for June! :)

I'll be in Thailand, China, Australia, Georgia, and Texas between now and then, so flyable is the key. Finished may be a stretch, but I'll try anyways.
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Re: Started my next project - 1/22 scale Saturn IB
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2018, 11:19:21 PM »
Some of you got to see this fly last November, although not without issues. I then had to put it on hold as my plan was to move to Australia for a few years. Well, apparently I'm too old to move to Australia, and can't get the required work visa. It looks like I'll be back either next month or early October.

That means I can finish this build in time for the Apollo 11 anniversary! Plans for repairs and upgrades are already underway.

In the meantime, I've started a video series to document this build. Check it out at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4xGgMHU40BHQAXmDcR9IuA
David Carter
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90% of rocketry is sanding!