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Saturn V Part 3 Printing the SLA

Below the CSM comes the SLA (Service Module to Lunar Module Adapter). In this video I discuss some basic printing tricks that can significantly reduce the amount of plastic used and time required to print. Don’t forget to like and subscribe!


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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