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Largest Model Rocket In History Is 36 Feet Tall, Weighs Over 1,600 Pounds

Largest Model Rocket In History Is 36 Feet Tall, Weighs Over 1,600 Pounds

Steve Eves Saturn V Model Rocket (Images courtesy Rocketry Planet)
By Andrew Liszewski

You can look all you want, but I promise you you’re not going to find this model Saturn V rocket in the Estes catalog. That’s because it was custom designed and built by Steve Eves who hopes to enter the record books for flying the largest model rocket in history. At 36+ feet tall and weighing in at over 1,600 pounds, the mini-Saturn V is powered by nine rocket motors including 8 13,000ns N-Class motors and a single 77,000ns P-Class motor. When I messed around with model rockets as a kid, the largest motors I could get my hands on were D-sized, and I always wondered just how high in the alphabet rocket motors actually went.

The single stage flight should reach an altitude somewhere between 3,000 and 4,000 feet, and at apogee the rocket will separate into three parts and return to Earth via the assistance of various parachutes. In the end Eves estimates he’s invested about 1,500 hours into the project with a total budget of around $25,000, though that will actually be covered by various sponsors come the April 25th launch event. (Weather permitting.)

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  • Evan Ackerman
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  • useddiggerderrick

    That is so sweet. This guy is amazing!! I wonder if he could make a Boom Trucks from scratch.

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    That's awesome !