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Largest Scale Model Rocket In History Blasts Off on April 25th

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At over 36 feet tall and 1600 pounds, designer Steve Eves hopes his custom-built rocket will blast off into the record books as the biggest scale model in history when it launches on April 25th.

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Illustration for article titled Largest Scale Model Rocket In History Blasts Off on April 25th

That's right—this 1/10 scale model of the Saturn V rocket can actually fly thanks to eight 13,000ns N-Class motors and a single 77,000ns P-Class motor producing 8,000 pounds of thrust. If all goes well, the single stage flight will top out at 3-4,000 feet and return to Earth via parachute.

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Will Eves $25,000 baby succeed as the original Saturn V rocket did in 1969, or will it crash in a spectacular and potentially deadly fashion? Either way, I hope there is some good video. [Rocketry Planet via Likecool via OhGizmo]

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36 feet? 1600 pounds? Being launched by an amateur? It might be a scale model Saturn V rocket going UP, but on the way back DOWN all I see is one gigantic, deadly lawn dart.