Steve Eve’s launched a 36ft long, 1600lb 1/10 scale replica of the Saturn V rocket that took the first men to the moon on July 20, 1969. The project commemorated the 40th anniversary of that “giant leap for mankind” and was a rousing success. It also has been recorded in the Guiness Book of World Records as the largest model rocket ever flown.
The flight of the model took place today at approximately 1pm. The rocket flew to an altitude of about 4000ft on over 8000lbs of thrust from eight enormous solid rocket motors: eight 13,000ns N-Class motors and a 77,000ns P-Class motor
Congrats to Steve Eve and the rest of the Saturn V team on a successful launch!
Video of the launch:
Here are some photos of the rocket on launch day, courtesy of my friend Scott Tyrrell:
My video ended up on Fox news! Note the “www.rcgrabbag.com” watermark in the video. Here’s a link to the Fox News segment on the launch: http://www.steveevessaturnv.org/video/SteveEves-FoxNews.wmv
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