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Old 05-16-2019, 12:50 PM
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I just measured the SM (LEM?) Tube from the #1969 Saturn V kit.

I used my architectural scale ruler -
The picture on the left has some perspective distortion, the end is even with the left side "0"of the ruler. The inset picture shows a measurement right around 1.82".


My reloading caliper says 1.836"
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Old 05-16-2019, 01:00 PM
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You are probably right Jeff!
I didn't get out the caliper.
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Thanks for the measurements, guys.
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I have a reloading caliper, too. I use it quite a bit for all kinds of different projects.

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Although I've never heard of any problems with the SM parachute attachment point, I thought that since the 1969 version comes with a big hunk of plastic to replace a paper shroud, I'd use it for the parachute anchor. I drilled a big hole in the top of the part so I could place a blob of JB Weld on the exposed screw eye threads on the inside. If I had it to do over, I'd go ahead sink the screw eye in as far as it would go (the threads would be completely past the other side of the plastic), since I have the JB Weld holding it from the inside.



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AT LAST!!

I finally have a little time to work on the SV #1969 build.
After cutting out and trimming the 3rd stage reduction wrap I spray it with 3M #88 and apply and join it to the base wrap. The seams came together perfectly.

I wish I could say the same for the 3rd stage wrap.
As you can see there's approx. .125" of gap.

I'll figure it out.

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AT LAST!!

I finally have a little time to work on the SV #1969 build.
After cutting out and trimming the 3rd stage reduction wrap I spray it with 3M #88 and apply and join it to the base wrap. The seams came together perfectly.

I wish I could say the same for the 3rd stage wrap.
As you can see there's approx. .125" of gap.

I'll figure it out.

TBC


Jeffy-

The Centuri Saturn V wraps would sometimes be short also. The first Saturn V I got back in the day had a couple wraps that had about the same gap. I sanded the backs of the wraps some and also carefully stretched them by holding both ends and tugging them over a hard by smooth, rounded surface (like a table edge or chair back). Sanded some portions of the tubes a little too. All told, it eventually took care of most of the gap, but I think I still had about 1/16 of a gap or a little less on one, but was able to fill it in and it was not noticeable.

Some of the 'collector' Centuri Saturn Vs I've picked up since vary from no gaps at all in some kits to kits that have similar gaps. Not sure if it is a case of aged plastic or possible somewhat aged and lightly swollen tubes. It was a little frustrating though for sure.

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Old 06-23-2019, 09:24 PM
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Thanks. I was even thinking about softening the wrap with a heat gun and trying to stretch it--but I suppose that has the potential to be disastrous.

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