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Razgriz

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Solar racer
« 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.





preliminary concept
« Last Edit: June 27, 2007, 08:14:52 AM by Razgriz »
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Re: Solar racer
« Reply #1 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?
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Razgriz

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Re: Solar racer
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: Solar racer
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2007, 03:24:34 PM »
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.