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GACspaceguy
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posted 03-05-2018 06:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Spent the time this weekend working on the X-20/Titan III build, wrapping the SonoTubes with aluminum sheet. Jackie said it was like fighting alligators as the aluminum took some major coaxing to get it around and fastened to the tubes. Ratcheting tie down straps did the trick though.

Nose cones, boat tail, engines mountings and some details and it will head to the rocket garden here at the Karst-onian. Thought I would do a photo shoot using the FH hanger shot as the model.

GACspaceguy
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posted 03-17-2018 12:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wonderful, Amazing, Fabulous, Gorgeous, Stupendous — absolutely worth the wait. Telemetrics DSKY replica has made it into the Karst-onian and we love it!!! Thanks for the build!!!

The switches on the lunar module are the same type and function as the era panel. If you are getting only the DSKY you should consider the upgrade to the added panel as the level of display-ablity increases tenfold.

To turn it on, the switch in the upper left for ACA/4 is switched to ENABLE. The unit I ordered was for static display and not functional as I am placing it with our 1/12 scale LM in the famous Apollo 11 1202 program alarm mode.

Info from Sam, the designer:
The battery included with it is 1800mah at 5 volts and the power consumption is 120mah.

The removable rechargeable battery is in the back section and a charger cord is included. Make sure you use a 1 amp charger typical of the cell phone chargers that are easy to find. When you charge the battery, don't overcharge it or leave it on the charger forever. You will know the battery needs charging when the model starts turning itself off automatically.
The pictures certainly do not do the replica justice as it is very hard to tell that the material in 3D printed and not formed sheet metal. Lines are crisp and graphics are clean. The displays are brilliant.

Retro Rocket
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posted 03-17-2018 04:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Retro Rocket   Click Here to Email Retro Rocket     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fantastic! And that price is real low considering the amount of work. I couldn't see the price on the aluminum version.

GACspaceguy
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posted 03-28-2018 10:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I took what was a rainy Sunday afternoon and put together a display of the flown flag and tether segment from the STS-75 flight.

I work with a fellow that supported the NASA Gulfstream GI at MSFC, in that they used the aircraft to move the experiment and he was presented a flag as well as a tether segment as a thank you for his participation. He subsequently gave it the us for entry into the Karst-onian.

Larry McGlynn
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posted 03-28-2018 12:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great piece. Jeff Hoffman flew that mission. We talked about the tether experiment. He was really excited about the results of the experiment. One of his favorite spaceflight experiments.

GACspaceguy
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posted 04-02-2018 08:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now that my last couple of months filled with weekend commitments are behind me for a while I managed to get some work done on the Dyna-Soar/Titan III project. Next steps will be core boat tail/engines and SRB nozzles. Then some sort of mounting and it is ready for display in the Karst-onian rocket garden.

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posted 04-02-2018 11:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fred, that's beautiful!

Gilbert
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posted 04-03-2018 10:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is just so COOL!

GACspaceguy
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posted 04-14-2018 09:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The latest build info on the Dyna Soar is I have completed all of the parts build and have them temporarily set up for a fit check. It is time to build a display pad, install all decals on the X-20 and put it all together.

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posted 04-14-2018 10:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Awesome!!!

GACspaceguy
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posted 04-17-2018 07:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It has taken many years but we finally completed the set of Douglas SIV/SIVB contractor models. We have added the early SIV stage.

GACspaceguy
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posted 05-02-2018 06:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Exciting times these days in space, well in my opinion. Blue Origin, SpaceX, Boeing, the Dream Chaser, Virgin Galactic, Orion SLS — when you list them it is an amazing time to be a spaceflight follower. All of that built on the technology of those early pioneers.

This week we picked up an item that is part of that past but built on this decade's technology, a 1/12 scale F-1 engine printed using large format 3D technology. Standing nearly 20" tall and 12" in diameter, its size coveys that which made the F-1, and the Saturn V it propelled, a sight to stand in awe when seen in real life. A wonderful addition to the Karst-onian!

garymilgrom
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posted 05-02-2018 08:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beautiful addition Fred.

Joel Katzowitz
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posted 05-02-2018 03:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice one Fred. You need to add a 1/12 scale human figure next to it for scale.

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posted 05-02-2018 03:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Like the 1:12 sizing; was there an option for a higher fidelity rendering (which one might expect on such a large scale model)?

GACspaceguy
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posted 05-02-2018 07:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The figure is a good idea Joel.

This was the fellow's third prototype and the first two had some splits. So, no there was no other versions.

apolloprojeckt
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posted 05-03-2018 03:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great!! I did have at home.

Now we make it accurate as the Jim Key version.

GACspaceguy
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posted 05-04-2018 05:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I bet it will be amazing!!

GACspaceguy
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posted 06-17-2018 09:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The latest addition to the Karst-onian is this 1/100 scale shuttle derived vehicle. It is a strange bird in that the orbiter has an early configuration with four SSMEs. Any help with info on this concept would be appreciated.

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posted 06-17-2018 10:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rocketman!   Click Here to Email Rocketman!     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Impressive model, Fred. One I do not recall seeing before. You gave me a good excuse to crack open Dennis Jenkin's "Space Shuttle: Developing an Icon," again. I can point you do a few pages that may offer clues as to your model's origins and history.
  • Vol. I p I-291: lower left illustration, MSC-048A orbiter with 4 engines. Looks similar to the model.
  • Vol. I p I-308: lower left illustration, Phase B Double Prime orbiter with 4 engines, though not an exact match.
  • Vol. I p I-313: lower left, 5th configuration (5) 120-inch SRM Series Burn. Similar, but with five solid boosters.
  • Vol. II p II-439: A short section on Shuttle-derived vehicles:
    "Even before NASA finalized the Phase B study contracts, NASA associate administrator for manned space flight Dale D. Meyers expressed his intent to expand the scope of the efforts."
Maybe Dennis could expand on the above, presuming he has a well-organized research file and/or memory.

GACspaceguy
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posted 06-18-2018 04:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the info. I wish my books were arranged so I could pull that out quickly, I am going to find the book then look up those references. Thanks again.

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posted 06-19-2018 01:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Retro Rocket   Click Here to Email Retro Rocket     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This was a model that I had restored by a very talented model maker, Steve Williams as part of a trade for another model from the collector who had this.

Steve and his brother owned/op Micro West. They closed shop recently but Steve still builds. He's a great old school builder and is a master at capturing the look of the original model.

GACspaceguy
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posted 06-19-2018 07:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Rocketman!, Included in the model was some loose parts that I had no idea how they went with the other parts of the model. Going to Dennis Jenkin's "Space Shuttle: Developing an Icon," a few pages later than the ones you mentioned, I found the answer in vol II page 447. It is a Shuttle C payload with a reusable engine pod. Very cool, big thanks!!

GACspaceguy
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posted 06-24-2018 09:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We had Michael Key come by Friday to drop off a model he has done for us of the Falcon Heavy fairing/payload. He did one of the press shot that has the Tesla Roadster being ready for the installation in the fairing and then a window view after installation. It was done in 1/64 scale so that the Hot Wheels version of the Tesla could be used.

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posted 06-24-2018 11:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Interesting, only I can't find the model on Shapeways, pity.

GACspaceguy
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posted 06-26-2018 07:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Michael took the time to CAD it and then had Shapeways make it. I am not sure it was a pubic release.

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Fred, as always, it was a pleasure to spend time with you and Jackie at the Karst-onian. Glad you like the models, and looking forward to what the future holds for SpaceX!

GACspaceguy
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posted 07-25-2018 02:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For most folks, a garden is where you plant flowers and shrubs, at the Karst-onian that is not so. We plant rockets. Our latest addition to the rocket garden is a 1:10 scale Dyna-Soar/Titan III.

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posted 07-26-2018 02:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great project Fred!!!

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posted 07-27-2018 02:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Simply beautiful!

GACspaceguy
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posted 08-17-2018 04:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We picked up a new model from a fellow cS'er. It is a concept of an Advanced Launch System that may have been in development for the SDI program at one time. With that in mind I have placed it on the shelf with other weapon type launch vehicles. Any info would be appreciated.

GACspaceguy
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posted 09-03-2018 05:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I picked up a new model grouping on eBay and it turns out the seller is here on cS. It is a series of Thor nose cones and an Asset model. They appear to be 1/50 scale.


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