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June 27, 2007, 07:47:39 AM
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Razgriz

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Got the idea from a short story I read a while back about solar sail-racers from different planets and colonies in the solar system having a race from earth to the moon and back.





preliminary concept
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confucious say: If you fall off your horse, it's ok to walk alongside it for a while before getting back on.

June 27, 2007, 08:21:46 AM
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This should be very interesting. Any thoughts as to the sail material you'll be using? Copper foil perhaps would look cool?

June 27, 2007, 09:43:07 AM
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Razgriz

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Not sure yet, literally popped into my head when I saw the contest.  Maybe copper foil, aluminum foil...something like that.  Im going to make the hull look like the old Apollo ships, with the gold foil wrapping and boxy, it-works-so-dont-knock-it feel.
confucious say: If you fall off your horse, it's ok to walk alongside it for a while before getting back on.

July 24, 2007, 03:24:34 PM
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Other influences for this can be taken from:

Count Dooku's Solar Sailer:



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And Tron (which you already have images from):



Definitely something interesting.