[amsat-bb] AO-51 Cardboard Model needs test builders!

Stefan Wagener stefan_wagener at hotmail.com
Sun Feb 3 20:29:54 PST 2008

AO-51 Satellite Cardboard Model

Hi folks,

I have just finished the 1st prototype of an AO-51 cardboard model design
and would like to give a few dedicated individuals the opportunity to
actually build the model and help me with the final design and the necessary
instructions. At this stage I will need individuals that have built
cardboard models (ships, airplanes, rockets etc.) before and don't need
detailed instructions but know the tools that are required to assemble such
a model.

Pictures of the current prototype can be seen at: 


It is still a work in progress and hopefully will end up as a product that
AMSAT can offer for a donation. I designed the model in a 1:1 scale but for
the purpose of this project it has been reduced to 75% size. This will allow
builders to print it on regular size photo paper and still have a beautiful
model for display in the shack or wherever.

Building the model will require time, patience and a color printer since the
model is distributed as pdf files. This form of distribution will save me
paper and will allow you to print it as many times as you need (trust me,
once you messed up the first piece, you will be glad that you can print it

As mentioned above, I am looking for up to five test builders (with
experience) that are willing and able to finish the model in four to five
weeks. No, it is not a two hour project and dedication to detail and exact
cutting and gluing is required. Those that help and provide me with updates
on their progress and final feedback will get the final distribution files
as well as the model files in a 1:1 scale. 

Send me an email off line if you are interested!

73, Stefan VE4NSA


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