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Old 12-19-2020, 06:43 PM
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Default Estes Saturn 1B for sale on Feebay.

Estes Saturn 1B for sale on Feebay.

Anyone bidding or planning to bid on this rocket?

I won't bid on it if you are bidding on it, otherwise it's mine!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2746121034...=p2471758.m4703

I am looking to build this rocket by getting this kit or cloning it which can be done with a lot of work.
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Old 12-19-2020, 10:02 PM
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Hope you get it! And start building it.

I just started my Semroc 1:70 Saturn 1B, and I am going old school — the four engine cluster, and the built-up fins. (The Semroc kit also includes lasered balsa fins, and a 24mm motor mount option.)

I need someone to commiserate with. I started the Apollo capsule construction in parallel with the rocket construction. The paper shroud looks good, the escape tower is going to be a ball-buster. But, Carl included a jig to help align the cut dowels. Also included are lasered slots on a piece of cardstock used as gauges to sand down the 1/12” dowels to .041”, and .058”. Should I go slightly smaller on the dowels to account for primer and paint thickness when I put a finish on the capsule?

Note: Next to the red marks, are pencil marks showing the size of the 1/12” dowels.
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Old 12-19-2020, 10:21 PM
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I went opposite on mine.
24mm single mount (A RMS24 F24 exceeds any 4 engine 18mm BP Cluster), simple solid balsa fins, and a vastly superior Apogee plastic capsule/tower.
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Old 12-19-2020, 10:42 PM
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I have the Apogee capsule for flying. If it gets lost or broken, its a $20 “part”. I don’t want to have to build another wood and cardstock Apollo capsule!

I also love clusters, and I wanted to experience what I never did as a kid — building this huge kit as it would have been built, and flown, back in the late 60s.

I have an Apogee Saturn 1B kit that I’ll build later, and enjoy its more modern design. I am kind of on a nostalgia kick right now. I just finished a little Orange Bullet.

These past few months I have also built an upscaled Sky Hook, an upscaled Astron Cobra cluster (4x24mm), and working on a big upscaled Astron X-Ray a friend started over 20 years ago.
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Old 12-20-2020, 02:37 PM
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.... Also included are lasered slots on a piece of cardstock used as gauges to sand down the 1/12” dowels to .041”, and .058”. Should I go slightly smaller on the dowels to account for primer and paint thickness when I put a finish on the capsule?

Note: Next to the red marks, are pencil marks showing the size of the 1/12” dowels.
I don't recall getting that cardstock template with my Semroc kit, wonder if it was added later? My kit was from the initial release. Building the tower was quite the challenge, I'm glad I did it once, but after losing it, I replaced it with the Apogee capsule. IIRC, I just eyeballed the dowel diameters, but yes, you should ensure that they're exactly those dimensions once finished - otherwise everyone at the launch will point out the scale discrepancy.
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Old 12-20-2020, 03:37 PM
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Someday I'd like to build my old Semroc kit.

Have considered this- https://www.micromark.com/Jewelers-Draw-Plate

Their tools ARE over priced, though it looks handy.

Bob
p.s. they do have regular sales, nabbed a lighted magnified table/swivel lamp not too long ago.
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Old 12-20-2020, 04:25 PM
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I don't know....all that yellow tape sure looks old.....
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Old 12-20-2020, 04:36 PM
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Back in the late 1970's or early 1980's someone posted in the Model Rocketeer offering the K-29 kit for sale. I wrote (via snail mail) that person and offered something like $40 for it, he accepted and off went a money order. Arrived a few weeks later and it was forgotten, stored in my mom's attic for years (other things more important got in the way), when visiting that house in the early 2000's (2008, I think) something told me to check that attic and there it was, same box tucked away in the corner in the attic.

I finally got around to building it around 2010 or so, using the SEMROC plastic Apollo Capsule/LES/RCS instead of the kit's balsa/cardstock parts. But the cluster engine mount wasn't as straight as I'd like, so it's just a display model now. I do have the SEMROC version 1/70 of this kit that will be built for flying (4 engine cluster). I've purchased the Saturn 1-B skin kits from accur-8 that will be used on the SEMROC model when I get around to building it. Both kits are true builder's models looking for a nice challenge.
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Old 12-20-2020, 06:31 PM
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I picked up a half built vintage K-29 about 8 years ago. Been acquiring missing parts since. Printed out the instructions, got a balsa capsule from Semroc, and found the decals. Someday I hope to actually finish it.
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Old 12-20-2020, 07:52 PM
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I picked up a half built vintage K-29 about 8 years ago. Been acquiring missing parts since. Printed out the instructions, got a balsa capsule from Semroc, and found the decals. Someday I hope to actually finish it.

erockets.biz, still has almost all of the parts, capsule, decals, laser cut balsa, wraps, centering rings, and paper fins, and transitions, so as long as you get the tubes, it looks like you could finish it out with semroc parts from erockets.biz
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