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Old 25-11-2007, 07:17 PM   #1
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Default Steve D Eagle Launch Pad

At the request of our newly arrived fellow member Steve D, I am honored to present you pictures of his current project, one that many of us here will surely follow with great interest.
Now, time to let the images “speak”…..
























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Old 25-11-2007, 08:24 PM   #2
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Great Steve - following this build now for sure. : clap:
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Old 25-11-2007, 09:21 PM   #3
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Nice work so far but may I offer a couple of notes while it's still at an early stage? The utilities platform with all the gizmology should be longer and the sides of the main boarding tube building shouldn't taper. The "footprint" of the pad on the lunar surface should look like a circle with two rectangles set around the edge at 90 degrees to each other. Did that make sense?

Check out the shape of the pads in this pic:

http://www.space1999.net/catacombs/m...x/isfxbj70.jpg
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Old 26-11-2007, 02:29 AM   #4
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Then he's going to make a caste of this and sell it to us all. This is going to be great
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Old 26-11-2007, 11:02 AM   #5
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Default Pad corrections.

Hi Chris, many thanks for the interest in the pad. The reason the service gantry is wrong is that I have had no real reference for this particular section. So I just thought I would mess around with some basic parts out of the bits box and see what took shape untill I could refine the final design,which will be narrower longer and higher.As you can see by the drawing on the floor the boadring tube building is tapered and well off the mark. this was pointed out to me on only about a hundred times by my mates (much to their amusment and my embarrasment,even my dad said it didnt look right). So corrections to the final design have been taken on board. Any other pitfalls you could suggest as far as accuracy goes would be kindly received....Best regards...Steve D...
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Old 26-11-2007, 11:54 AM   #6
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Rescue Eagle is on the way!
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Old 26-11-2007, 12:49 PM   #7
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@Steve D
One of my projects I want to do next is building a launch pad. So I'll follow this thread with great interest
So far it looks very good.

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I like your thinking, Tony42

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Old 26-11-2007, 01:05 PM   #8
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Steve, here’s another thread of interest…another most-excellent built-up!

http://www.eagletransporter.com/foru...ead.php?t=2186

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Old 26-11-2007, 04:00 PM   #9
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Hi Steve nice work!
I build a launch pad 10 years ago for my Airfix Eagle.At that time I had only
a few pictures,but the result is not so bad I think.Take a look on my homepage-
http://www.gluesbrothers.de/.
Click on Gallery and then on Space 1999.
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Old 26-11-2007, 04:12 PM   #10
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Hallo moonbuggy and welcome!

I recall seeing your launchpad pic years ago when visiting your website on SM’s forum and was very impressed! It’s a great built-up and the picture is simply beautiful!
Do you have other pics of the pad?...if yes, it would be great if you could share them.
Cheers!
Jorge

PS...love that Falcon One!
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Old 26-11-2007, 04:45 PM   #11
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WOW! That is amazing!

I've got to try and build one...Someday.

Dana
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Old 26-11-2007, 05:05 PM   #12
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Hi Steve nice work!
I build a launch pad 10 years ago for my Airfix Eagle.At that time I had only
a few pictures,but the result is not so bad I think.Take a look on my homepage-
http://www.gluesbrothers.de/.
Click on Gallery and then on Space 1999.
Great name for an excellent site !
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Old 26-11-2007, 05:06 PM   #13
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Und wilkommen moonbuggy !

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Old 26-11-2007, 06:41 PM   #14
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Did you see "launchpad size"

http://www.eagletransporter.com/foru...launchpad+size

Could be of some help.
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Old 26-11-2007, 09:05 PM   #16
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Default Another masterpiece!

What can I say but WOW!!!!
Tons of details on the circular wall and pad surface, on the boarding building, etc, etc...PLUS an excellent finishing!
I just love the crashed Eagle on the on the Lab Eagle…with extra “humph” for the eventual sudden stop…

Pic #0032 shows an interesting Eagle "Orion" prototype……check it out guys!

Thank you for sharing these pictures moonbuggy, work like this needs to be seen!

Jorge

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Old 26-11-2007, 10:11 PM   #17
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Default Service gantry shots

Steve, as requested I’m posting some pictures of my pad’s service gantry with some close-ups of the respective “gizmology” (nice one DX! ).
Jim Small did an outstanding job with this particular section and I’m hoping he’ll swing by the forum to give us a little more info on the used reference.

I’m sorry for the poor quality of my pics...it’s been a long day!
Hope these will help!
Jorge














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Old 26-11-2007, 11:26 PM   #18
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That's amazing.
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Hallo moonbuggy,

a very nice lauch pad you've got there. Are you planing to display it on the next Modellbau-Süd (200. I'd love to see this pad closely.
I very much like that on your pad you've "build in" the shape of the Eagle Lift Display Stand.

Very good
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Old 27-11-2007, 07:41 AM   #20
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http://www.projecteagle.ca/friends-other.html

ostrein, This is the "friends" page of Keith's magnificent site. Click on Jorge's photos (the top ones) for an absolute treat.

Then go back to the site home page and go through the lot.
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