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jeffyjeep 07-18-2013 04:00 PM

Estes #2001 Saturn V build
 
I'll be starting an Estes Saturn V from a vintage #2001 kit very soon.

Is there interest in a thread, or have you seen enough SV builds?

dlazarus6660 07-18-2013 04:07 PM

Naaaa, I'm too busy watching your other build! :eek:

Are you crazy?

$hit yeah! :D

Can't get enough of them.

I was just contemplating if I should do a build of one of my jets?

Whatdoyathink?

jeffyjeep 07-18-2013 04:16 PM

What kind of jet? :confused:

the mole 07-18-2013 04:35 PM

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Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffyjeep
I'll be starting an Estes Saturn V from a vintage #2001 kit very soon.

Is there interest in a thread, or have you seen enough SV builds?


I would lke to see a Saturn V build thread useing this Modification .

Scott6060842 07-18-2013 06:21 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffyjeep
I'll be starting an Estes Saturn V from a vintage #2001 kit very soon.

Is there interest in a thread, or have you seen enough SV builds?


I would follow it. I recently built one of the new(est) ones. My first.

the mole 07-18-2013 06:45 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffyjeep
I'll be starting an Estes Saturn V from a vintage #2001 kit very soon.

Is there interest in a thread, or have you seen enough SV builds?

I would follow it also. Each time someone builds one of the monsters, I learn something.
I have always wanted to see one built with the engine bells Attached on the outsides, no cluster just one engine in the center.

jeffyjeep 07-18-2013 08:14 PM

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I'm taking a break from the Black Star Voyager to start the SV--because it's EASIER!

I've broken the seal on a #2001 kit and inventoried and inspected the pieces. The box is a little beat up, but the contents are like factory-fresh! The decals aren't even yellowed. TBC

jeffyjeep 07-18-2013 08:38 PM

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Just to mix things up a bit, I'm going to begin with the 3rd stage and higher.

For the 3rd stage recovery harness anchor loop I've epoxied a short length of 100# Kevlar into the bottom ring. This anchor will probably last until the next ice age! TBC

Randy 07-18-2013 08:47 PM

YEA! Do it!

The 2001 is by far our favorite of the Estes Saturns. We'll be building # 4 soon.

We are both wating to see your master piece.

Randy
www.vernarockets.com

jeffyjeep 07-18-2013 09:02 PM

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Now the large cardstock rings. With the Kevlar loop over edge of the Corain slab to ensure flatness, I tamp the bottom ring into the coupler until it registers with the Corian and then epoxy it from the inside. After that resin sets, I flip it over and do the same for the top ring. TBC


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