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Macro for creating nose cones

On twitter I noticed someone struggling with OpenSCAD to create nose cone shapes when it occurred to me that I had a macro. I’d originally developed mine in OpenSCAD but quickly moved to FreeCAD and finalized development there. Sadly I have no idea what became of my OpenSCAD original.

It does have some FreeCAD specific stuff, but it’s written in Python so should be usable in other contexts. So it’s time to share.

You can download here

Saturn IB Part 9 – Recovery

Designing the recovery system is a challenge for any build. For the Saturn IB there are structural challenges, and concerns about maintaining the scale look of the final rocket. Don’t forget to like and subscribe!

Quick Build: Estes Centuri

It was time to take a break and build a rocket! In this video I build the Centuri, a skill level 2 rocket from Estes so it’s pretty easy. I’ve helpfully sped up most of the build and removed the parts where I waited for glue to dry.

 

Saturn IB Part 6 – 3D Printing

Much of the Saturn IB project relied on 3D printing, both for parts and tools. In this video I introduce 3D printing so that you can decide if it’s right for you.

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Saturn IB Part 5 – Fins

In this video we discuss the fins. The unique shape of the Saturn IB fins required some special construction techniques, using 3D printed sanding guides, Through The Wall (TTW) fins, composite construction, and more!

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Saturn IB Part 4 Centering Rings

For a normal rocket built from a kit, or even built from scratch, centering rings are a very basic and simple thing. Nothing about this build is basic or simple!

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Saturn IB Part 3 Body Tubes

New video posted!

The first in the series where pieces are actually built, this video examines the many body tubes required to create the Saturn IB. For many of these tubes, no suitable commercially produced tubes are available so I create my own using fiberglass and carbon fiber. If you want to see more videos like this, don’t forget to like and subscribe!

 

Saturn IB Part 2 Planning

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The second video in the series is posted: https://youtu.be/cw5XKHbXmag

 

In the last episode, I introduced you to the real Saturn IB. The focus of this one is the planning and many design decisions that had to be made before building can begin. If you want to see more videos like this, don’t forget to like and subscribe!