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More Rockets: Peter's SA-5 model - bigbumble
June 18th, 2012
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More Rockets: Peter's SA-5 model
For complex reasons of valuable contest points I needed to fly one of Peter's models in my latest contest. Some time back he conveniently left with me a beaten up scale model of a Saturn I block 2, SA-5. It was the first Saturn rocket to orbit the earth. He asked me to take a picture of it before launch:

Peter's SA5 on pad SMASH Bash 2012

And here is the launch:



Since I attached a most excellent streamer (The event was Streamer Duration) with a little help from tall grass, the model was recovered with minimal additional damage.

I did get to have the fun of attaching a new shock cord inside the model with black glue.

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From:peteralway
Date:June 18th, 2012 10:00 pm (UTC)
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I was wondering if you got to launch it between rains...

Thanks for the nice pic and the video. And thanks for not showing the shock cord installation!

Nice thing about a model with 8 fins--you can lose a couple and it still flies.

Does this means I have Valuable Contest Points of my very own, now?
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From:bigbumble
Date:June 18th, 2012 10:13 pm (UTC)

Valuable Contest Points

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Yep, as soon as you sign(Twice by the asterisks) and return the form I mailed you today.
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