1:48 Scale Saturn V - scratch build
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1:25 Scale (14 foot tall) Saturn V - scratch build

Launch Photos from April 3rd, 2016 - Kevin Boyd

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Saturn V Rocket Launch

Saturn V launch
Photo Supplied by JonRocket.com

Video Supplied by Roger Smith - JonRocket.com

April 3, 2016

GRITS Launch

As seen on the
Valdosta Daily Times


( On-board Video from August 31, 2013 launch )



1:25 scale Saturn V
in commemoration
of Apollo 8

Winds would not allow
full tower to be raised.
April 2011





Saturn V Model Rocket Setup


Video of 1:48 scale S-V launched Dec. 2010


Saturn V Model Rocket
1:25 Scale
(5) motor cluster
1 - center K700 motor
2 - H123 motors
2 - I211 motors

1 - 10' parachute upper
1 - 15' parachute lower
Total weight 58 lbs



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1:48 Scale
(5) motor cluster
1 - center G80 motor
4 - F40 motors
1 - 4' parachute upper
1 - 5' parachute lower
Total Weight 10 lbs.

 

Saturn V's

dragway Saturn V setup


1:25 scale Saturn V

Initial deployment will be a Magnetic Apogee Detector and backup will be with motor deployment.

magnetic apogee dector david

Magnetic Apogee Detector (MAD)

David Klinkman giving his invaluable help with this project

Saturn V model rockets

Launch Video - 7/24/2010
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1:48 Scale Saturn V
Launched on (4) - F40 motors. (1) center- G80 motor.
Igniters "Littleuns" from Wildman Rocketry.
Retrievial parachutes are -
(1) - 5' dia. lower section & (1) 4' dia. upper section.
Rocket is 7.5' tall and 8.25" in diameter at base.

Airframe is constructed from 160# Cougar Cover,
3 layers laminated together using HAR Padding Compound.
Interior Support bulkheads are 3/16" foam board.
Stringers are styrene sheets from Plastruct and Evergreen.
Other exterior details are carved from Bass or Balsa wood.


  
Photos of the 1:48 Scale Saturn V setup

Special Thanks to Jorge Blanco and his wonderful mom
Concepcion C. Blanco for all their hard work to make this possible.

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SM, CM, LES


Inside airframe before the 5 engine tubes were installed
and 6 more bulkheads installed for support


Bottom of 3rd stage showing bottom bulkhead
This section seperates to deploy total of 3 parachutes.
One end of top section parachute shock cord attaches here
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Before the addition of the transition stringers
between 2nd and 3rd stage
used Evergreen half round rods

Parachute department, top of engine tubes
showing top bulkhead


Fins/Fairings before painting
Many thanks to John Pursley for his invaluable help with the fairings.
http://www.accur8.com/S-IC_Fairing.html

 

with Apollo 15 CMP Al Worden (center)

1:25 scale at Tellus Science Museum

 


Bottom showing 29mm motor mounts on 1:48 scale S-V

   
Thanks to Michael Burke for use of his drawings of the Launch Umbilical Tower

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Photos from previous launches of my Estes 1:100 scale Saturn V
Flying on a single D12-3
Perfect slow liftoff - only reaches about 100-125 feet, but very realistic launch
         

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