Now THAT'S a hobby! (1/10 scale Saturn V launch)

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http://www.universetoday.com/2009/04/26/model-saturn-v-rocket-launch-a-success/
 

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I wonder what permissions he had to get?

I'm also surprised that someone was willing to stand as close as that cameraman did to it when it launched. :eek:
 

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rickshaw said:
I wonder what permissions he had to get?

I'm also surprised that someone was willing to stand as close as that cameraman did to it when it launched. :eek:

It's not as hard as you might think. If you are a Tripoli or NAR member they frequently have specific launch days where there is clearance from the FAA to a certain altitude on certain days in certain areas for this kind of thing. BALLS (a once a year event) is typically cleared to 100,000ft IIRC. Typically they're much lower though. As for "close to" these type of motors are generally very reliable and Loki does a good job with them. They also made the motors for the 108% scale Black Brandt III that flew on three "P" motors. The guy that did the Black Brandt III is now working on a FULL SCALE Nike Hercules.
 

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