Von Braun 1956 Mars Mission

Discussion in 'Space & Aeronautics' started by Bhelliom, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

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    Living and learning

    Scott

    I've seen it, and it's a beutiful design! You'll see that they have compensanted the small length of the wings by making them really large...:rolleyes: And there's not much weight to it, since all the materials are really light, plus the plane is self-powered. It's a glider, but it has some form of propulsion, if my bad English serves me right.
    Well, this discussion has been great: I have learned something.:mrgreen: Thanks!:thumb::thumb:
  2. Bhelliom

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    Another small update. Sorry, still poorly lit. I was planning to take it outside, but its raining now. I also noticed after I already put the pix in my computer, that the lense had a big fingerprint on it (probably courtesy of the neighbor boy my son babysits). I'll clean it properly before I take any more pictures.

    Main engines added, steering engines next.

    Scott K.

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  3. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    This looks really good.
    You are doing a GREAT JOB!!!
  4. Rogerio Silva

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    Absolutely cool, man. Keep up the fantastic work!
  5. Bhelliom

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    Last night's progress, steering engines added. Tank supports next.

    Scott K.

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  6. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    That section is incredible. If you said it worked, I'd believe you! This is really come to life. You design and build skills make in jealous, in a good way. :)
  7. Rogerio Silva

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    More pics, please! HEHEHEHEHEH...
  8. Bhelliom

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    Thanks guys. I'll try to put up some more pictures today, if I can. I'm facing a possible utility shutoff, literally any minute. I'm hoping they'll hold, since I told them we were expecting a payment to come to us any time this week.

    Meanwhile, I built the tank supports last night. Now it's starting to "take off" in my eyes. It looks a lot better to me than the smaller one. It looks like today will be dry, and less windy for a change. I'll try to take the pictures outside, for better light.


    Scott K.
  9. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    You are doing a FANTASTIC JOB on this model.
    All of the lines look so clean and crisp.
    It looks like a flawless build so far!!!

    KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!
  10. Bhelliom

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    Rhaven, are you sure we're both looking at the same model? :rolleyes:

    Here's the latest pictures. Slightly better for having been taken outside, once the wind finally died down. The tank support frames have been added. Time to start the tanks themselves.


    Scott K.

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  11. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    I wonder if Von Braun ever took the model this far!! :)
  12. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

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    Naaaah...

    I don't think so, 'cos if he had, NASA would have "bought the idea"!:mrgreen::mrgreen::thumb::thumb::cool::cool:
    sign1
  13. Bhelliom

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    First tanks added. The first half of one of the main tanks is in the background. Sorry, not a very good angle on any of these.

    Scott K.

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  14. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    A really wonderful looking model. This is a special one Bhelliom! :)
  15. Rogerio Silva

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    Great work, Andy! I really like it.
  16. Bhelliom

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    Sorry for the lack of updates, too much real life got in the way. The main tanks have been added, and a stand made for the model. Dents, dings and warps courtesy of my cat (knocked the model down three times). Too much rain and wind to take pictures outside lately, so I snapped a few quick ones on my keyboard. Better shots tomorrow, if the weather cooperates.


    Scott K.

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  17. kbkline

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    Wow looks really good.
  18. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Wow, I just happened to look in and see this work of art coming together, great job! :)
  19. Rhaven Blaack

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    I am quite impressed with how this project is coming along.
    KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!
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