- LUT model
As mentioned, the LUT model will be able to bear the weight of the Revell 1/96 Saturn.
Interior of the MLP
On a scale, 250g cardboard is not so different to 1 inch steel in stiffness. So I stick to the NASA construction to a large extent, and the MLP should be stiff enough. The interior of the MLP is widely finished. The outer walls are suspended from the edge slits of the beams, so the thing is built from the inside out..
As mentioned, the MLP is much too big for the A3 format. So the basic net has to be divided somewhere. After a long back and forth you see my choice - the Engine Chamber was more important to me than the Crawler Interface, with the latter you have a margin of half a millimeter, that should be enough. So that the base network is still 100% accurate, there will be a schema where the 4 circles of the crawler interface are recorded, you can orientate yourself on that when the two parts of the base network are joined together.
What only the testing will show is the balance - if the MLP rests on the 4 points of the crawler interface, Saturn stands exactly with its focus on the connection of the two rear points. In reality the (unfueled) Saturn was kept in balance by the LUT - but in the model the LUT is probably lighter than the Saturn, and the thing is at risk of tipping over. So I will provide a lead chamber ;)
Tomorrow arrives my new computer (unfortunately I'm on night duty tomorrow, so I won't see it until the day after tomorrow). It's a Dell again, after my old Dell has served faithfully for 5 years and is still functioning reasonably well - my wife will be happy. And I am also happy: Xeon X5680 6-Core processor with 3.3 GHz and ATI FirePro V8800 graphics card should make Rhino3D and Corel and especially the rendering fly. Dell didn't even have the graphics card in their program yet, I had to get it from another source - it has already arrived. With this thing you could kill someone, it's such a washer *ggg*