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Old 05-04-2020, 02:14 AM
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AXM Boeing CST-100 Starliner - Ponytails' build.

A few days ago Alfonso Moreno from AXM again surprised me and us all with a nice model of the new US-spaceship Boeing CST-100 Starliner. The new transport for astronauts to ISS.

As always a good detailed and accurate papermodel of the real thing.
And I couldn't resist to set aside my current project and start building it...

What I made of it:







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Old 05-04-2020, 04:00 AM
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In his design Alfonso made the CM connecting to the SM by clamping it with the umbical. I wasn't certain this would work well...

I used 2 small magnets for connecting. Problem was to get them on the proper distance. There I followed this method: I added an extra blukhead (disk) which in the center got one magnet. This disk could freely move in the SM-body with little space. The other magnet was glued in the center of the CM-heatshield. In the top-edge of the SMbody I droppeed some dots of glue. Next I put the CM on the SM, turned it over and the magnets attracted eachother. The disk reached the gluedots and was set in place. After drying firmly set with some extra glue. See the drawing...









I hope this explanation was clear...
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Old 05-04-2020, 04:43 AM
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Hi,
Thanks for creating this thread. Youíll be surprise to know that the umbilical clamp does hold the capsule in place without any other aid. I canít place a video here but it works.
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Nice build! Cool use of magnets, too....
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Boeing CST-100 Starliner

William,

Awesome build, beautiful work! This is a fantastic time in manned spaceflight, with Boeing's Starliner and Spacex's Falcon Crew coming online. These will be the workhorses of Project Artemis, Gateway lunar space station, Moon colonization, and onward to Mars.

Also, I love what you did with the neodymium magnets. I've used them in a few builds. I found your alignment method to be very innovative. Excellent problem solving, and thank you for the tutorial.

Onward to Mars!

James
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