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Old 02-11-2020, 09:20 AM
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I say go big or go home.
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Old 02-11-2020, 09:24 AM
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That’s both gorgeous AND hideous!
Werner Von Braun would be proud!
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Old 02-11-2020, 12:13 PM
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I say go big or go home.


I agree and you beat me to it!

I was reading through the thread and trying to remember which folder my photo of your Saturn Max was in when I came across your response.

The Saturn Max is my favorite Max!

Lee, I'm still waiting for a photo of a clustered launch.



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I'd throw in Ridiculous with Hideous.
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That’s both gorgeous AND hideous!
Werner Von Braun would be proud!


It’s from the mind of Wilhelm, evil twin of Wernher.
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Old 02-11-2020, 12:40 PM
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I agree and you beat me to it!

I was reading through the thread and trying to remember which folder my photo of your Saturn Max was in when I came across your response.

The Saturn Max is my favorite Max!

Lee, I'm still waiting for a photo of a clustered launch.



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Verna,

You and Randy are the clustering champs. I’ll just have to be content to fly it on a bigger reload at NSL (F24 instead of E18).
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You ought to publish plans for that here.
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You ought to publish plans for that here.


I'll second that!
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Lee,

That's just ridiculously fabulous! It takes a very special kind of nerd to appreciate that and I'm proud to call myself one.

Love it!


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Old 02-11-2020, 01:58 PM
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I’d be happy to do post build information It’s pretty straightforward. It’s a standard Estes Saturn V. I had crunched it, and was missing a piece. Its an old #2001, so it sat for 20+years!


Verna was kind enough to send me a shroud.

I’ll post some detail pictures. I can also supply the fin pattern. The toughest part will be the nose cone. This one I turned in basswood on my lathe. But I can provide the dimensions. I should still have a template.

What really sets this off is the Stickershock vinyl. The decals are actually the same size as the BT-60 kit. I chose not to upscale them in size, to give it a look of being much bigger, which of course it is.

I had Mark change the text decal to “Der Saturn Max”, and add some extras.

I was on hiatus from rocketry during the DRM days. The first Max I built was a Double Mini Max two-stage, by combining two kits. I kept thinking of alternative Maxes, and knew what I’d build, when I spotted my dusty old Saturn in my shop’s overhead rafters (floor joist space really, its a basement shop). Some fear set in ... would Vern hate me if he ever saw it?

Vern saw it fly at NARAM-60. My recollection is that he saw me carrying it and said “Oh, my ...”. Mark Bundick said “Thats just wrong”, or something to that effect. I knew it was going to bring strong reactions, positive and negative. The LCO gave a very long, complimentary introduction to the flight. When it lifted with some authority on the Aerotech E18 reload, spouting a nice flame, the crowd roared. Perfect flight, two black chutes at apogee, some slight scuffing from landing in the gravelly site in Pueblo.
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