Launch Umbilical Tower Lut Craft Model Or 1:72 Dragon Saturn V *pls. Read
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Launch Umbilical Tower Lut Craft Model Or 1:72 Dragon Saturn V *pls. Read:
PLEASE NOTE: This is for an UN-BUILT HEAVY PAPER model craft kit.
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Please Note: This paper craftkitis produced by Edu-Craft*Diversions not Dragon, but is for Dragon Saturn V 1:72 or any like scaled model. Itis an UNBUILT, heavy papermodel kit of NASA's Apollo Saturn V Rocket Launch Umbilical Tower (LUT) and Mobile Launcher Platformin 1:72 scale. The rocket is not included. It is designed for any 1/72 Saturn V model rocket. It is approximately 79 inches tall. LUT 1:70, is also available at Edu*Craft Diversion, online.
The rocket is not included. This heavy PAPER (60 lb. test stock) model craft kit includes:
- 78 quantity 11"x17" color laser 60 lb. heavy paper parts sheets .
- 1 CD containing the90 pageAssembly Procedure Manual inPDF file.
Apollo Crawler Transporter is also available separately.
The Dragon Saturn V is not designed to mate to Edu*Craft Diversions' generic 1:72 LUT, so please expect the need for some adjusting of EduCraftDiversions.org's generic LUT 1:72, as it is designed true to NASA's actual Apollo Launch Umbilical Tower. The Dragon 1:72 Saturn V will need to be secured to the LUT to avoid mishaps if bumped. We would recommend using trace white-glue at the base (removable) and use of clear plastic bands (from common product packaging or other household sources) secured around the rocket mid-section and to the LUT. The generic Edu-Craft*Diversions LUT is intended for static display, and not for playing. One industrious modeller actually installed heavy duty magnets into the Launch Platform and rocket to secure it... The heavy paper (60 lb.) is tested and deemed best for precision and other factors. After gluing of required corrugated cardboard (not included) behind load bearing structures behind LUT and MLP skins (included), it bears up well under all loads. Suggestions for other scales are welcome.
It will require some configuration for fit to hold-downs and securing to padfor individual Saturn V model brands. The builder will need to work out a safe securing method in case the rocket is bumped, to avoid a topple. The design reflects actual LUT construction and is not configured to the varied Saturn V model brandshold down techniques. As designed, the hold down is achieved via resistance at Saturn V base from the9 Swing-arms, 4 Hold-downs and 3 Service Masts and gravity.This Vehicle securing seems good, if not inordinately bumped. Further securing and otherwise McGyver-ing is stronglyrecommended. One suggestion would be utilizing a clear, plastic band, secured around the upper part of Stage 2 to around the adjacent LUT Tower Core. One materialsource suggestion would be an off the shelf clear plastic grocery food (salad) container... or doubled over clear packing tape.
Will require scissors, water based various color marking pens (for reverse exposed side and edges), cutting board, white glue, cardboard (or foamcore) for sub-support on some of theparts, etc (Not included). But all color cover and graphics are included.
These are printed to order, so please add 1 week to expected delivery time.
Higher deatil than 1/96 LUTkit, with added details and has been redone to represent an accurate Apollo 11, launch day Launch Umbilical Tower. The first 2 pictures show the Apollo 11 LUT 1/72 and the rest are of the 1/96 Saturn V 500F phaseLUT.
Bare bones "kit" to reduce costs ... No commercialpackaging... Comes rolledin a USPS Priority package. The kit includes 78 parts sheets and 90 pageinstructions manual CD. Lay the sheets flat at room temp under a load (books) for 48 hours or so.
The Crawler Transporter and Saturn 1B Skylab"Milkstool" Launch Pedestalkits in 1/72are alsoavailable.
PLEASE NOTE: These are printed to order so please add 1 additional week of delivery timeexpectation. The printing company sometimes experiences delays so delivery timewill be adjusted accordingly.Posting of items is made about once a week, so delivery time will be reflected accordingly, OK?Shipping costs reflect required time and resources,not postage fees only. Paypal is required unless arrangements are made prior to sale end.
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It occurs how silly theSaturn5scale rockets look, displayed withouttheir Launch Umbilical Tower. In reality... the Saturn V rocket existed on its Mobile Launcher Platform for the entirety of its tenure on the planet... having been constructed upon it. Indeed, it existed in flight as one unit, for a matter of only 3 or so minutes on its flight to the Moon. You can get away with Gemini, Mercury, even Constellation... But, this rocket's just got to have a tower next to it.
So, here it is! An excellent display accouterment for your model launch vehicle.
Interesting to note that the Revell model, still in production, is actually based on early NASA Saturn V designs and the 500-F test vehicle, which was never intended to fly. It is now housed at Kennedy Space Center's museum.
Assembling this piece might seem daunting, but it is really only a matter of just starting... Then going step by step through the Procedures Plan. Oh, maybe have a stack or 2 of your favorite dvds running in the background.
The printing on the parts sheets is quite rugged, but if you need replacements, they will be made available. The pictures accurately depict the finished model. But, if a mistake occurs... Anticipate full project support and simply email.
No painting required. All the intricate graphics detailing is already done. Just coloring of exposed white paper surfaces and edgeswith your water based (preferred)color marking pens (not included).
The strength of the paper is more than adequate, especially in load bearing parts, which will be folded and glue-laminated, creating a type of "ply-paper" strength. The engineering design of the actual L.U.T. also comes into play. Also, larger parts will have a cardboard or other, (which you provide)sub-support. It ends up being sturdy. Included in the kit,is a desk wedge-bar display sign depicting anactual lunar Moon rock slice.
This paper model kit comes professionally colorlaserprinted on 78, 11" x 17" card-stocksheets. The90 page instruction manual ispatterned after the official Apollo program Flight Plan (just for fun) andis on a CD. A trip to Kinko's will provide you with a hard copy... black & white or color.
The partsgraphics capture a lovely, weathered, flight used LUT, which is how it looked for the majority of its service. It is as complete and accurate as the medium will allow for. It is, though,quite more accurate than the one seen in Tom Hank's Apollo 13 movie, excellent dvd as it is.
The detailed photographic images on the model add a trompe l'oeil 3D effect. In many ways, it ismore realistic than plastic,resin orphoto-etched brass parts can possibly achieve. As it turns out, there is just something about a plastic model, as fine as it may be,which the viewer thinks, "That's a really detailed plastic model." Butwhen you take actual photographs of the real item anduse them for your colorcover, the brain doesn'tquiteknow what to think. It's seeing the real thing...With plastic or brass etched kits in general,you'veperhaps got a precision form, but it's covered with a layer of non-scale glomularpaint, which has always lessened the viewing effect of the model. With printed on imagery, you have a higher scale precision in many respects.
There is one word you will hear as your friends enter the room and see the impressive piece you're building. And that word is, "Wow." The paper idea lent itself quite nicely to the actual LUT construction, since it was essentially made from flat metal stock, and the card-stock finishes with a higher crispness in edgesand precision feel in many of the parts.No painting required... Thisgives ita level of artistic expertise in its texture not commonly available, creating a fine faux effect to many of the surfaces.
It will take some doing, (sometimes arduous).... and a bit ofoverall "MacGyver-ing" to craft this stately addition to your denor party room'sdecor. (I view the more painstaking phases as being a sort of astronaut psychological training test as in the movie The Right Stuff...).The builder may omit many of the details, simplifying the build, yes still creating platform for the rocket display.
I liken the construction of this Apollo Launch Umbilical Tower Model Kit in card stock, to that of building say,the larger sea vessel models such as The Constitution Sail Ship or Academy 350 Titanic with rigging and brass etched add-ons.
Expect to trim and fit a few parts, since no 2 towers will be precisely identical, due to variations in individual builds. I would say there is more "trimming to fit" involved than a ship model... but less than a balsa wood B17 aircraft.
Equitably priced... considering printing costs alone... (Kinko's charges $2.50 per 11x17 60 lbs. color sheet)
The LUT andCommand Module (CM)represents the only flight used piece of hardware that survived theApollo program, the only endeavor in historywhich succeeded in landing a human on another satellite.
Sadly... the actual, originalLaunch Towers were only recently destroyed because of lead paint Environmental concerns. There was a most illuminated and concerted effort to save LUT #1 and erect a monument to human kind's singular successful venture to another satellite, but, though a superbly gallant effort was made to save it, unbelievably, this unique piece of space flight history is now gone forever. Can you imagine if the USS Arizona wreckor mighty Memphis Belle had been scrapped? ...Or the Mayflower had been saved? Since the only part of the Apollo mission to return to the Earth was the space capsule itself, the LUT represented the only other piece of actual, direct, flight used hardware which survived. The mostultimate of historical artifactlosses. But... nice to know that parts of the original launch system were incorporated into the STS Space Shuttle's... the Colby Crane,many of the tower sections and launcher platform basecan be discerned in the current pad array. Perhaps they will be used in NASA's new Moon Shot program, Constellation.
As we embark on the next chapter of manned space flight... This is sure to be an impressive... and valuablehomage to one moment of pure, inspired human endeavor in exploration... space or otherwise.
Be sure to write all of our U.S. leaders regarding the passing of U.S. Manned Space Vision... With less than one half of one percent share of the national budget... there really can be no argument against the sole standard bearer of Freedom no longerleading in Space... Sadly, less freedom minded governments do realize the crucial aspects of thisvision and strive in their uninterrupted endeavors. Russia, China and India rise above the self absorption which now dominates theU.S. mindset.
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