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Offline astrosunbe

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1:25 International Space Station model
« on: 05/14/2009 07:11 PM »
Just finisht the ATV Jules Verne module.
Please take a look at a small website on how I made this module.
The model is made for the AstroLab public observatory near Ieper, Belgium.
See : http://www.digilife.be/club/franky.dubois/atv.html

Franky

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Re: 1:25 International Space Station model
« Reply #1 on: 07/24/2009 09:35 PM »
As a result of placing the Kibo Exposed Facility Payloads (Exposed Facility) earlier this week  I have also added this module also to our model of the ISS!
You can find on here :
http://www.digilife.be/club/franky.dubois/maquette.html


Franky

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Re: 1:25 International Space Station model
« Reply #2 on: 08/03/2009 07:26 AM »
Yesterday I placed a part of the truss.
A lot of detail have to be added now !
The whole truss will be about 4 meters long !
Latest pictures of this project can be seen at :
http://www.digilife.be/club/franky.dubois/maquette.html
click on "latest pictures"

Franky




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Re: 1:25 International Space Station model
« Reply #3 on: 08/03/2009 10:30 AM »
Is this all paper/card?

That's really impressive.

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Re: 1:25 International Space Station model
« Reply #4 on: 08/03/2009 10:49 AM »
Trusses are made of plywood and balsa wood !
The modules are pvc , plastic and everything that is useable.
Thanks for the compliments !!

Franky

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Re: 1:25 International Space Station model
« Reply #5 on: 08/03/2009 01:42 PM »
Oh right! I couldn't tell from the pictures wha materials were used. Where are you getting your measurements from? Or are you just guessing?

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Re: 1:25 International Space Station model
« Reply #6 on: 08/03/2009 08:53 PM »
I try to hold on the scale 1/25 !
Mesurement are from sites like Nasa and Wikipedia.

Franky

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Re: 1:25 International Space Station model
« Reply #7 on: 08/05/2009 10:09 PM »
Very nice model!  1/25th scale is pretty huge....I have trouble finding room for a 1/144th scale ISS. 

Are you going to try for a scratchbuilt Soyuz or Shuttle to go with it?  The 1/25th shuttle would be a huge challenge, with all those curves, I'm not sure I'd ever be able to do something like that.  A 1/25th scale Soyuz or Progress would be a lot easier than a shuttle in that scale.

Good luck and look forward to seeing the finished product.
I'll even excitedly look forward to "flags and footprints" and suborbital missions. Just fly...somewhere.

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Re: 1:25 International Space Station model
« Reply #8 on: 08/06/2009 09:04 PM »
Already a lot of material to make two TMA Soyuz modules.
But right now i am working on the trusses, tomorrow I will place the trusses P4,5 and 6.
I have to make them twice, one is already don, see the image.
Keep you inform !!

Franky

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Re: 1:25 International Space Station model
« Reply #9 on: 08/06/2009 09:19 PM »
I hope it doesn't take you as long to build this as it did to build the full size one.  hehe :-D

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Re: 1:25 International Space Station model
« Reply #10 on: 08/09/2009 04:02 AM »
Most impressive. I particularly enjoyed the side view of all of the pressurized modules connected together (shown on the ATV page).  It gives a new perspective on just how long the pressurized portion of the ISS is from end-to-end.

A minor point: For the JEF, shouldn't the JLE be removed? It's only used to bring payloads to the JEF, not to be a permanent attachment. Like the MPLM, it's only attached for briefs periods.  But of course you can display your model to represent any moment in time that you choose. Even the ATV is not a "permanent" module (although six months is a good long time). Personally, I like seeing the ATV there! :)

I look forward to seeing your truss work continue!

David
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Antares/Cygnus ORB-D1 Wallops Island, VA Sept 2013 | STS-123 KSC, FL March 2008 | SpaceShipOne Mojave, CA June 2004

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Re: 1:25 International Space Station model
« Reply #11 on: 08/12/2009 04:47 PM »
Very impressive....I'm looking for a good diagram or picture of the ISS as it is now or as it will be at the end of 2010 that I can use for a presentation to 4th grade students.  Would like to be able to see clearly the major nodes/components.  1/25th model pictures are a possibility.  Can anyone direct me to additional alternatives?  Thanks.

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Re: 1:25 International Space Station model
« Reply #12 on: 08/13/2009 07:24 AM »
A very nice think to show to your studends would be :
http://www.tietronix.com/anim/pao/s1A1.html

Franky

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Re: 1:25 International Space Station model
« Reply #13 on: 08/13/2009 11:47 AM »
Thanks for the link for viewing construction sequence.  Very nice.  I'm sure the kids will enjoy it...

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Re: 1:25 International Space Station model
« Reply #14 on: 08/18/2009 08:13 PM »
Completed the truss today !
The whole structure is 417cm long.
For the latest pictures see :
http://www.digilife.be/club/franky.dubois/maquette.html

Franky

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Re: 1:25 International Space Station model
« Reply #15 on: 09/17/2009 11:34 PM »
THAT IS JUST PRICELESS!!!! I believe Quest, the JEM-EF and its payloads and the JEM-ELM should be a bit darker....ANYHOW IT'S SIMPLY AMAZING, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

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Re: 1:25 International Space Station model
« Reply #16 on: 10/17/2009 03:18 PM »
Today I finishd the first large solar array of the ISS!
One Solar Array contain two solar panels of 130x19cm.  8 Arrays or 16 solar panels are needed in the maquette.
You will find some pictures at :
http://www.digilife.be/club/franky.dubois/maquette.html and click on Solar Arrays

Sunny Days
Franky Dubois
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Re: 1:25 International Space Station model
« Reply #17 on: 10/17/2009 04:08 PM »
Today I finishd the first large solar array of the ISS!
One Solar Array contain two solar panels of 130x19cm.  8 Arrays or 16 solar panels are needed in the maquette.
You will find some pictures at :
http://www.digilife.be/club/franky.dubois/maquette.html and click on Solar Arrays

Sunny Days
Franky Dubois
Astrolab iris

Awesome job!
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Re: 1:25 International Space Station model
« Reply #18 on: 11/15/2009 08:24 AM »
Finisched the first of the two Soyuz modules today!
The module is made of very simple thinks , please take a look at the website to see the results. http://www.digilife.be/club/franky.dubois/maquette.html
The first astronaut takes the ISS and is now habited!!

Franky

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Re: 1:25 International Space Station model
« Reply #19 on: 11/17/2009 08:05 PM »
Are you going to try for a scratchbuilt Soyuz or Shuttle to go with it?  The 1/25th shuttle would be a huge challenge, with all those curves, I'm not sure I'd ever be able to do something like that.  A 1/25th scale Soyuz or Progress would be a lot easier than a shuttle in that scale.

Just build an Orion or Dragon spacecraft instead. :)

Anyways, awesome work astrosunbe!

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