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Author Topic:   Vincent Meens' 1:24 Apollo Lunar Module (LM-5)
GumDrop86
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posted 01-30-2014 01:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GumDrop86   Click Here to Email GumDrop86     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by modelhopper:
Do also be careful of actual NASA material as I know to my cost on my LM airframe build (3/8" scale).
Thanks for the answer. I didn't know before about all these discrepancies even amongst official NASA documents, I was assuming they were correct.

To get a correct sized drawing I can try to work with zoom levels until I have a perfect match between the length of all lines and Vincent's measurements in the pdf files, from what I know understood from you those are correct.

I'll definitely subscribe to ARC forum too, so we can share easier information on the lander... and, about Pete Malaguti, I have seen his Gemini model a few months ago, it's an amazing model and a reference point for my own model, when I'll build it. I'm working on my CSM America now.

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posted 01-31-2014 09:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for modelhopper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Glad this was of some help. The LM went through hundreds of mods in it development so that NASA was finally obliged to put a freeze on any more, but no one had ever built a true spacecraft before: but official press packs, manuals, etc. were still being produced over a period of years and this is perhaps how many of the discrepancies arose. Tom Kelly's book is a great source if you wish to know more. If you do not already have it the S/CAT site is indispensable to your model.

There is some fantastic work going on over at the ARC including three LM builds... very highly recommended and you will be made most welcome.

GumDrop86
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posted 02-04-2014 02:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GumDrop86   Click Here to Email GumDrop86     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I subscribed on ARC Forum too, with the same username I'm using here. There you will find a topic in which I explain the problems with Adobe reader when it comes to zoom in or out a pdf file downloaded from the net...


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