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Group Builds & Competitions => Group Build #6: FichtenFoo's Fantastical Fish-Shaped Submersible => GB4: Sci-Fi GPX => Topic started by: Razgriz on June 27, 2007, 07:47:39 AM

Title: Solar racer
Post by: Razgriz on June 27, 2007, 07:47:39 AM
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.

(http://www.jasonbennion.com/photos/albums/Misc/tron_solar_sailer.jpg)
(http://library.thinkquest.org/C003763/images/findlife/sail.jpg)


(http://a219.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/76/l_12870ff917ddb0e169b330927dff1662.jpg)preliminary concept
Title: Re: Solar racer
Post by: FichtenFoo on June 27, 2007, 08:21:46 AM
This should be very interesting. Any thoughts as to the sail material you'll be using? Copper foil perhaps would look cool?
Title: Re: Solar racer
Post by: Razgriz on June 27, 2007, 09:43:07 AM
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.
Title: Re: Solar racer
Post by: Rob_B on July 24, 2007, 03:24:34 PM
Other influences for this can be taken from:

Count Dooku's Solar Sailer:

(http://www.sicqnus.com/imagafsaga/solarsmod008.jpg)
(http://www.sicqnus.com/imagafsaga/solars001.jpg)
(http://www.gwiezdne-wojny.pl/grafika/2003/mar/solarsailer_bg.jpg[img])[/img]

And Tron (which you already have images from):

(http://www.red3d.com/cwr/papers/1982/SS384wcc.gif)

Definitely something interesting.