Skip to comments.World's Largest Model Rocket to Lift Off Saturday
Posted on 04/20/2009 1:12:24 PM PDT by Joiseydude
On Saturday, April 25, the Saturn V, the rocket that sent men to the moon 40 years ago, will once again lift off from U.S. soil and soar over the Atlantic.
Only this time, it won't be quite real. Rather, what's going up will be the largest model rocket ever built a one-tenth scale, 36-foot-tall, fully working replica of the Saturn V.
Its nine rocket engines will provide 8,000 pounds of thrust to lift it between 3,000 and 4,000 feet above its launching point in Price, Md.
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
Does that limitation apply to liquid-fueled models?
This one is surface to surface ... unless he can get it up there and not come down!
Almost every missile is ultimately surface to surface ;)
Finally, a missile program that Obama can oppose.
Maryland “Freak State” PING!
Very few amateurs, if any, mess around with liquid fueled rockets any more. There was a gasoline-hydrogen peroxide engine that was advertised in model rocketry magazines for a while several years ago, but I have not seen it in a while and never knew anyone who had bought and used one of them. http://home.total.net/~launch/
I’m shocked the State of Maryland is allowing this to happen. Usually we put the kibosh on any fun or innovation before it can happen.
“Has the UN condemned the launch yet?”
Quoted for Truth!
In 1999 I worked with a guy who headed up a local model rocketry group. He was constantly talking about getting to the 10,000 foot level.
I don’t know whether things changed after 9/11 or not.
They launched it...
I was there.
But thanks for the link anyway.
( Actually..”calendar16” ‘s vid was better..he must’ve been standing next to us when he shot it because its the exact same view we had ).
I know, after I posted the link, I went through the other videos on UTube.
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