Surfduke´s Apollo Lunar Rover (LRV)

Discussion in 'Space & Aeronautics' started by gpw, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. jagolden

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    gpw,

    It looks great. Thank you for this online build. You've led the way for many with your text and photos.

    Also, the tires look very good. I had concerns as to how paper would look compared to some sort of screen. Not anymore, though. Good work from you and SurfDuke.
  2. THE DC

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    My compliments!

    This is a greta thread with excellent tips and applicable photos.


    Regards,


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  3. THE DC

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    Ooops

    Your building exceeds my spell check efforts!


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    The DC
  4. Hans Christian

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    I was also hesitant to start one because of lack of instructions... but... WOW... jawdrop

    darn... my hands are itching again!!! :-D
  5. gpw

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    Today I finished the fenders. I had to modify Surfduke´s parts slightly to make them fitting to the wheels (I had to build them narrower, approx. 1,4 cm). I hope the photos show what I did and how I connected the parts.

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  6. gpw

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    Last days I have built the suspension. I did not use Surfdukes parts because it was too difficult to roll them to tubes. That´s why I designed own parts. For the tubes I used 80g paper which I rolled around thin copper wire to enforce the suspension parts. For the mounting I designed an additional part.

    Gerd


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  7. Hans Christian

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    drooling... drooling... ooops... jawdrop
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    Gerd,

    You are doing a wonderful job on Surfduke's LRV. I especially like your engineering solution for the suspension.

    Hopefully Carl is watching and enjoying seeing his designs coming together.

    Ausgezeichnet!
  9. gpw

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    I finished now the LRV according to Surfduke´s design. The next days I will add belts, cables, payload pallet improvement, etc. which are not included to Surfduke´s kit.

    Here are the photos.

    Gerd


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  10. underwoodl06

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    Wow...that is incredible. That is amazing work there!!! Great Job!!!
  11. Bengt F

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    Surfduke´s 1:16 Scale LRV Model

    Einfach wunderbar, Gerd!

    You have built an amazingly detailed and precise model.
    It also makes you full of awe of the designing skills of Carl 'Surfduke' Hewlett, who has put so much work into this and other fantastic real space models.

    There is such an incredible amount of detail in this model, from the wheels and fenders, over the seats, to all of the antennas and cameras. And you have really done a most wonderful job of this advanced model. I look forward to seeing your upcoming modifications and additions. Thanks for sharing the fine photos - they are an inspiration!

    Keep up the good work, Gerd!
    Bengt :thumb:
  12. Hans Christian

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    Super Job sir!!! You made it look like a piece of cake!!! :inw:
  13. Simmo

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    And perhaps a couple of astronauts :twisted:

    Excellent build.
  14. londonbluemisty

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    Fantastic:thumb:Brilliant:thumb:
    Credit to you Gerd:mrgreen:
    Carl would be proud.

    Wayne
  15. gpw

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    Wayne kindly pointed out that I installed the rear wheels with a wrong wheel tread direction. Meanwhile I swapped the wheels and fixed the mistake. The right photo shows the correct installation.

    Thanks again Wayne for your attention.



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  16. gpw

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    I have just finished the cable installation. Here are the photos.

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    Nice etra detailing with the cables. Makes it look much more realistic. You really built a wonderful model!!!
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    Very nice Gerd! The cables add much more detail than I would have expected, and really make the model come out beautifully.
    I can only hope my attempts at building this model have results half as nice as yours! :)
  19. gpw

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    Hi all,

    it needed some time to research about the construction of the payload pallet, develop a design and build it as an additional detail for Surfduke´s LRV. Here are some new photos.

    Gerd



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  20. wedge

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    Sorry , but I have no words... The most impressive work :thumb: