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  1. #1
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    1:131 Sport-Scale Saturn V

    Here for your consideration is a model that I've tinkered with for a while. Seems like it would be a cool build although I have no idea what I would do about decals. Paper wrap perhaps?

    The main body tube is an Estes PSII 3" body tube, the S-IVB stage is 2", and the service module is a 29mm motor tube. Not perfect scale dimensions and therefore "sport" scale. Should be pretty close to 1:131.

    Should fly to ~500ft on an E, and ~900 on an F. Maybe a nail-biter 200ft on a D12-3.

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    131 scale Saturn V.ork

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    Looks like one of those big LOC models, Top gun or the Esoteric with a second reduction.

    Don't forget toothpicks for the escape tower!

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    Have you considered multi-staging it?
    That would give more realistic flight and probably more altitude.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nytrunner View Post
    Don't forget toothpicks for the escape tower!
    If the chute fails to deploy, I don't think I want a toothpick tipped missile coming in ballistic at me!!

    😜
    Reasonably new to rocketry and hailing from the land down under.. I speak metric... I know not of these feet and inches you speak of...

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