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Gentlemen, Marian has inspired me...I have tossed aside all of my WNW kits and have decided to go big!

Please send me all drawings and information on the rocket for this project, oh and I will be starting on the gantry first.

 

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yeah yeah yeah  :rofl:

but my mind is working.....  maybe contract it out and rent space on top so clear channel radio stations to use the escape tower as an antenna mount.

Or even AT&T might consider hiding a cell tower in the thin fiberglass adapter rings between the LEM housing and the third stage booster.

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I was going to suggest the recent Lego Saturn V set as it's quite nice and would be a great reference. Then I saw you you wanted to start with the gantry tower.

Maybe if you started with the crawler that would be easiest. That way you could move it around as needed.:D

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43 minutes ago, BlrwestSiR said:

I was going to suggest the recent Lego Saturn V set as it's quite nice and would be a great reference. Then I saw you you wanted to start with the gantry tower.

Maybe if you started with the crawler that would be easiest. That way you could move it around as needed.:D

I hate it when someone displays much more logical thinking than I do.

Said the guy with a 1/48 B-36

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1 hour ago, Ryan said:

Small confession, I have always wanted to try one of those.

Good for him.

I picked up a book called Canoe Craft on how to build a cedarstrip canoe basically the same way. Even got as far as clearing out my parents' garage so I'd have the space. But then my dad saw all the free space and promptly filled it up again. 

One day...

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10 hours ago, Ryan said:

No, but I bought every nut and bolt from my local Home Depot....I’m on my way.

I really hope you have bins to store them by size. Probably grain bins might be large enough?

Have you thought about an “as if” retro version build?  As in an alternative version designed by Dr. Hugo Junkers, using his patented metal airplane structural process. You could use aluminum and steel from old Quonset Huts and culverts for that classy and timeless Junkers corrugated look.

Or, you could have old Tony Fokker, the crazy as a fox Dutchman help with internally braced steel tube framed substructure and plywood engine nozzles.   And if you used Fokker's steel truss structure, you could skin the exterior with papier mâché. It's be light but strong. At least until it rains.

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16 hours ago, Ryan said:

Gentlemen, Marian has inspired me...I have tossed aside all of my WNW kits and have decided to go big!

Please send me all drawings and information on the rocket for this project, oh and I will be starting on the gantry first.

 

Sheesh! I better get to work. Can't have a 1:1 scale rocket with no 1:1 scale Moon..........................

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12 hours ago, Clunkmeister said:

I really hope you have bins to store them by size. Probably grain bins might be large enough?

Have you thought about an “as if” retro version build?  As in an alternative version designed by Dr. Hugo Junkers, using his patented metal airplane structural process. You could use aluminum and steel from old Quonset Huts and culverts for that classy and timeless Junkers corrugated look.

Or, you could have old Tony Fokker, the crazy as a fox Dutchman help with internally braced steel tube framed substructure and plywood engine nozzles.   And if you used Fokker's steel truss structure, you could skin the exterior with papier mâché. It's be light but strong. At least until it rains.

Actually, I'm having Shapeways do the whole thing for me.

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The crazy thing is, this has been done before, as I mentioned above. 

On a side note, that sure must be one of the most beautiful aircraft ever to fly. She just looks "right" without a single out of place corner anywhere. I'd have loved to have seen one of these fly.

Perfect Cold War Interceptor: Just go blisteringly fast in a straight line, attack the bombers with nuclear tipped rockets, then RTB to do it all over again.

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1 minute ago, Ryan said:

Yes wasn't there a documentary somewhere about this?

Yes, it was about the original development of the  Arrow.  It was a decent production but drifted into politics and conspiracy theories instead of totally dealing with the aircraft. 

The Arrow got lost in a big sea of similarly capable aircraft that were available for much less money. Sad, but it's life.

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