Has anyone ever tried to convert a Saturn 5 model into a submarine

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  • Alucard
    Lieutenant Commander
    • Aug 2023
    • 104

    Has anyone ever tried to convert a Saturn 5 model into a submarine

    I am a bug NASA and space fan, and I got interested in building a Seaview RC 39 inch sub, which I will be doing later on, and I have been checking out the forum and all the greats tuff people have done and are doing. I was looking at my Lego Saturn 5 Rocket and thought what if I could find a plastic model of a Saturn 5 Rocket, I could probably make it into a Sub. Naturally, I have not built my first RC yet so this is just dreaming of what could be and I was wondering if anyone has attempted to make one of the NASA ships into a Sub yet?
  • redboat219
    Admiral
    • Dec 2008
    • 2814

    #2
     
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    • redboat219
      Admiral
      • Dec 2008
      • 2814

      #3
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      • Alucard
        Lieutenant Commander
        • Aug 2023
        • 104

        #4
        That was pretty neat, thank you for sharing

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        • bwi 971
          Captain
          • Jan 2015
          • 918

          #5
          Link to a built report of a F-35 lighting to a flying sub.

          Dit is mijn tweede poging een “vliegende duikboot” of “varend vliegtuig” te bouwen. Na “avenger” heb ik geleerd dat het toch iets groter moet - voor...


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          • redboat219
            Admiral
            • Dec 2008
            • 2814

            #6
            Not NASA
             
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            • redboat219
              Admiral
              • Dec 2008
              • 2814

              #7
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              • redboat219
                Admiral
                • Dec 2008
                • 2814

                #8
                Imperial Star Destroyer
                 
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                • Alucard
                  Lieutenant Commander
                  • Aug 2023
                  • 104

                  #9
                  Thak you all, I never thought of a plane like the f-35 and the Star Destroyer was pretty cool, No wonder people like this the possibilities are endless. Of course, I still have to build my first the Seaview and i am sure I will be asking questions from this great community, I may have to get another job just to pay for this hobby, lol.

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                  • QuarterMaster
                    Rear Admiral
                    • Sep 2015
                    • 1206

                    #10
                    As a big fan of the 'V, this is technically a cool idea. Especially from an Engineering perspective. But I would think (my opinion, just ruminating here), it would not be that practical or actually boring in operation. Especially long term. As it was just a launch vehicle in design.
                    It'd be like, "Oh lookit that!" and the viewer would move on.

                    Look, from those that prefer to build rather than operate, go for it. But in the end I think you have something akin to a single lane slot car going round and round, at least to me as someone who prefers to operate as much as build. I'm always looking for the next adventure out in the wild with my boats.

                    This would definitely be a pool toy. I really don't like to seem as if I dissuade peoples ideas, I just make sure what you want meets your final goal and your not disappointed after a lot of work. This hobby is all about trying something new, especially if it's NOT my cup of tea lol. That keeps me humble!

                    But let's work out the Engineering on the topic on how YOU would do it as opposed to just showing what other people did with random space vehicles.

                    1-Neutrally Buoyant with no Ballast control?

                    2-For directional control, gimble the 1st stage center motor? All 5?

                    3-For $#*!s and giggles, would you stage it?

                    Give us your original thoughts!

                    What about a negatively buoyant LEM you need to land upright on a pool's bottom lol. Maybe on a target. NOW that would be a "goal" and continue to be fun to do after the 1st time achieving a "landing" on the target.
                    Last edited by QuarterMaster; 09-16-2023, 08:55 AM.
                    v/r "Sub" Ed

                    Silent Service "Cold War" Veteran (The good years!)
                    NEVER underestimate the power of a Sailor who served aboard a submarine.
                    USS ULYSSES S GRANT-USS SHARK-USS NAUTILUS-USS KEY WEST-USS BLUEBACK-USS PATRICK HENRY-K432-U25-SSRN SEAVIEW-PROTEUS-NAUTILUS

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                    • QuarterMaster
                      Rear Admiral
                      • Sep 2015
                      • 1206

                      #11
                      BTW, as a fan of the SATURN V....

                      Most epic photo in the history of humanity, Apollo 11 at Max Q with the Stars and Stripes in the foreground.

                      This is a Moonshot!

                      Still brings goosebumps.

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                      v/r "Sub" Ed

                      Silent Service "Cold War" Veteran (The good years!)
                      NEVER underestimate the power of a Sailor who served aboard a submarine.
                      USS ULYSSES S GRANT-USS SHARK-USS NAUTILUS-USS KEY WEST-USS BLUEBACK-USS PATRICK HENRY-K432-U25-SSRN SEAVIEW-PROTEUS-NAUTILUS

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                      • Alucard
                        Lieutenant Commander
                        • Aug 2023
                        • 104

                        #12
                        That is a GREAT photo, thank you for Sharing.

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                        • SubSteve
                          Lieutenant
                          • Apr 2022
                          • 66

                          #13
                          Originally posted by QuarterMaster
                          As a big fan of the 'V, this is technically a cool idea. Especially from an Engineering perspective. But I would think (my opinion, just ruminating here), it would not be that practical or actually boring in operation. Especially long term. As it was just a launch vehicle in design.
                          It'd be like, "Oh lookit that!" and the viewer would move on.

                          Look, from those that prefer to build rather than operate, go for it. But in the end I think you have something akin to a single lane slot car going round and round, at least to me as someone who prefers to operate as much as build. I'm always looking for the next adventure out in the wild with my boats.

                          This would definitely be a pool toy. I really don't like to seem as if I dissuade peoples ideas, I just make sure what you want meets your final goal and your not disappointed after a lot of work. This hobby is all about trying something new, especially if it's NOT my cup of tea lol. That keeps me humble!

                          But let's work out the Engineering on the topic on how YOU would do it as opposed to just showing what other people did with random space vehicles.

                          1-Neutrally Buoyant with no Ballast control?

                          2-For directional control, gimble the 1st stage center motor? All 5?

                          3-For $#*!s and giggles, would you stage it?

                          Give us your original thoughts!

                          What about a negatively buoyant LEM you need to land upright on a pool's bottom lol. Maybe on a target. NOW that would be a "goal" and continue to be fun to do after the 1st time achieving a "landing" on the target.
                          Hey Ed, post the pictures of the Saturn V from IPMS!

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                          • redboat219
                            Admiral
                            • Dec 2008
                            • 2814

                            #14
                            Maybe just the Apollo Command/Service Module.
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                            • rwtdiver
                              Vice Admiral
                              • Feb 2019
                              • 1821

                              #15
                              Originally posted by QuarterMaster
                              BTW, as a fan of the SATURN V....

                              Most epic photo in the history of humanity, Apollo 11 at Max Q with the Stars and Stripes in the foreground.

                              This is a Moonshot!

                              Still brings goosebumps.

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                              Ed,

                              Great photo of the "Saturn V" with our flag!



                              I am also a big fan of the "Saturn V" rocket days. It was one of those times when our country's space program was really at it's best for sure..

                              Rob
                              "Firemen can stand the heat."
                              Last edited by rwtdiver; 09-20-2023, 04:08 AM.

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