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Joe Budge (W29)
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Saturn V Launch
      #245474 - 04/29/09 06:25 PM

Video of a 1/10th Scale Saturn V launch on Saturday:

http://tinyurl.com/dayoqy

Launched from Maryland's Eastern Shore, the rocket made it to roughly 4,000' before deploying parachutes and descending as planned.

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Dan Barclay [ORG]
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Saturn V Launch [Re: Joe Budge (W29)]
      #245479 - 04/29/09 06:57 PM

>> Video of a 1/10th Scale Saturn V launch on Saturday:

Holy smokes.


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Ralph Jones
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Re: Saturn V Launch [Re: Joe Budge (W29)]
      #245485 - 04/29/09 07:23 PM

The high-power model rocket crowd does some astonishing things, but that one pretty well sets the bar. It had eight N-class rocket motors of 13,000 newton-seconds impulse each, plus one P-class of 77,000 ns for 181,000 total ns of impulse. It burned for 10 seconds, so the thrust was 18,100 newtons or about FOUR THOUSAND POUNDS. It was 36 feet high and weighed about 1900 pounds. Pushing the "fire" button spent well over $10,000 just in rocket motors.

This one wasn't built for altitude, and went up less than 5000 feet. Some of their launch parties get high-altitude windows opened up by ATC, and there are altitude records over 40,000 feet.

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John Cooper [KAVL]
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Re: Saturn V Launch [Re: Joe Budge (W29)]
      #245494 - 04/29/09 08:44 PM

Very cool. I'm glad the BATFE backed off on their absurd position on model rocketry.

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Terry Carraway
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Re: Saturn V Launch [Re: Joe Budge (W29)]
      #245535 - 04/30/09 08:59 AM

I saw this rocket at the Toledo Model Aviation Show.

BIG model rocket. The word around the show was that the fuel for that launch cost $13,000.

It looks and sounds more realistic at 1/10 speed (near the end of the linked video).

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Edited by Terry Carraway (04/30/09 09:06 AM)


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Stephanie Belser
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Re: Saturn V Launch [Re: Terry Carraway]
      #245537 - 04/30/09 10:16 AM

Quote:

BIG model rocket. The word around the show was that the fuel for that launch cost $13,000.

It looks and sounds more realistic at 1/10 speed (near the end of the linked video).


Compare it to the original. I just find it hard to believe that it was 40 years ago and that I watched the launch on live TV.

I'm frakking old!

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Mase Taylor
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Re: Saturn V Launch [Re: Stephanie Belser]
      #245539 - 04/30/09 11:20 AM

Gee, is it that long ago? I watched that in black-and-white in the squadron day-room in the 500 area on Ton Son Nhut....ah, such a deal....

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Stephanie Belser
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Re: Saturn V Launch [Re: Mase Taylor]
      #245542 - 04/30/09 11:41 AM

One family on the block had a color set; they put it on their and we all got to watch the launch "in living color."

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Terry Carraway
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Re: Saturn V Launch [Re: Stephanie Belser]
      #245630 - 05/01/09 09:02 AM

Worse, first Saturn 5 launch was 41 years 6 months ago.

Apollo 8 was 40 years 4 months ago. :)

LAST launch was almost 36 years ago. :)

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Terry Carraway
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Re: Saturn V Launch [Re: Terry Carraway]
      #250382 - 06/06/09 07:41 PM

BTW I caught most of a Discovery show on the Saturn V model. Lots of neat info on the thing.

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