Plastic recreation parts for the Estes LTV Scout. Include OpenSCAD design files. Parts are slip into multiple pieces in most cases so they print cleanly and without supports. Fins may be reinforced using provided screw holes. Body tube sizes for the original model were non-standard sizes This design has been resized to use currently available tubing. Download the original plans at: http://www.spacemodeling.org/jimz/est1287.htm
Comments would be appreciated
First, get yourself a set of the plans. Most of the assembly instructions are going to be following the plans.
You will need some harder to find tubing:
BT-60 and BT-20 you can get anywhere
TT-55 as replacement for SBT-139 from Aerospace Specialty Products
T-29 29mm motor mount tube for SBT-123 from Aerospace Specialty Products or Balsa Machining Service
C55-34 full length BT55 coupler stock form SBT-127 from Balsa Machining Service
You will also need some other standard model rocket parts as noted in the plans.
Many of the parts are 2 pieces so that they print cleanly. These can be assembled using epoxy or plastic cement. The fins are designed in two halves that are glued back to back. You will need to print 4 sets.. I also covered them in thin card stock to provide a better finish and add some strength. The fins are printed with a hole down the center so they may be screwed or pinned to the prp1287 base for added strength. gluing them too is also probably necessary.