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MZ_DIYSpace-Badge.gifIn April of last year, Steve Eves launched this amazing 1/10th scale Saturn V rocket. Stats on this monster include a height of nearly four stories, 40″ in diameter, and weighing in at 1650 lbs on the pad. There were nine motors: one P-10,000 and eight N-3800 motors, and the rocket was launched from a 2200 lb gantry tower (after being lowered onto it by a sixty-ton crane). The total thrust of the motors was 11,5000 pounds and the rocket flew successfully to an altitude of around 4,500′. And, in case you were wondering, the motors alone cost $12,000. The 1/10th speed clip at the end of the second video is especially cool. File this one under: “When hobbies get really serious.”

Steve Eves’ Saturn V ROCKED Maryland’s Eastern Shore

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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