Landing gear

Spurred by the success of the RCS thrusters I have decided to make the Lander legs out of tin as well. First I have to make masters for the molds.

Started with the four legged truss with the LM SLA interface. I first built the lower beams out of styrene rods. The upper cone shaped ones are built out of styrene and paper. Paper because it was easily shaped into cones and with some use of CA-glue as coating it becomes rock hard. Then I created a temporary support structure for the beams so that i could build the LM/SLA interface and the slot that holds the primary strut. a bit tricky but the supportstructure made it manageble.

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