Author Topic: LemonJello Heavy Industries Rover Project  (Read 5732 times)

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Re: LemonJello Heavy Industries Rover Project
« Reply #25 on: February 18, 2020, 10:42:03 PM »
From the LemonJello Heavy Industries sales brouchure:

The LHI Rover Program aims to offer an entire line of wheeled vehicles to suit the full spectrum of potential environments your deep space exploratory mission could require. With the simple addition of modular components, you can tailor this rover's capabilities to the emerging situation.

I see this vehicle (as so far assembled) as the base-line setup - dual (port/starboard) airlocks at the midships location are also the main ingress/egress ports in more human-friendly atmospheres.  If you need added radiation shielding, there's a kit for that. Self defense systems to deal with aggressive flora or fauna? Kit for that.

Next steps are sensors/communications and deciding on location and quantity of manipulator arms.

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Re: LemonJello Heavy Industries Rover Project
« Reply #26 on: February 19, 2020, 08:11:42 AM »
I can see it in The Expanse universe. Good sized airlocks are always handy when you want to airlock someone. No fuss, no muss.

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Re: LemonJello Heavy Industries Rover Project
« Reply #27 on: February 19, 2020, 10:13:19 AM »
Update time.

Most of the detail bits are on the sides.  The front and back are still to be done.  Then it's on to the roof.






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Re: LemonJello Heavy Industries Rover Project
« Reply #28 on: February 19, 2020, 10:22:36 AM »
 :smiley: 8)
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Re: LemonJello Heavy Industries Rover Project
« Reply #29 on: February 24, 2020, 10:00:07 AM »
Just one update photo.



That's the rear done.  Moving on to the front next.

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Re: LemonJello Heavy Industries Rover Project
« Reply #30 on: February 24, 2020, 10:26:06 AM »
Heavy duty and purposeful, whatever that might be.....

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Re: LemonJello Heavy Industries Rover Project
« Reply #31 on: February 24, 2020, 09:27:50 PM »
This is really looking good! 8)
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Re: LemonJello Heavy Industries Rover Project
« Reply #32 on: February 25, 2020, 10:56:40 PM »
Heavy duty and purposeful, whatever that might be.....

According to the assembly team, that is the life support system for the rover crew spaces mounted at the standard rear location.

I forgot the winch that's supposed to be there.  One each front and back.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2020, 10:58:51 PM by LemonJello »

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Re: LemonJello Heavy Industries Rover Project
« Reply #33 on: February 27, 2020, 04:14:28 AM »
Very nice  :smiley:
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Re: LemonJello Heavy Industries Rover Project
« Reply #34 on: February 29, 2020, 07:10:53 AM »
Looks good!

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Re: LemonJello Heavy Industries Rover Project
« Reply #35 on: March 09, 2020, 03:15:40 AM »
Overdue for an update.

Winches ready for installation:


Exploratory Science Sensor Package:


The ESSP is a customizable, integrated sensor system.  This model/version has LIDAR, ground penetrating radar, multi-spectrum light scanners, lifeform scanners, biochemical samplers, mass spectrometers, laser mapping and radiation detectors.  It will be mounted to the nose of the rover. 

Work is moving forward on the communications suite now, under Gunther's watchful eye.

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Re: LemonJello Heavy Industries Rover Project
« Reply #36 on: March 09, 2020, 03:29:35 AM »
Great job on the winches and the sensor array is brilliant. I'm always having to remind myself to look at shapes not what my brain says it is.
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Re: LemonJello Heavy Industries Rover Project
« Reply #37 on: March 09, 2020, 03:35:21 AM »
Oh wow, your detailing skills are incredible.  :icon_alabanza: :icon_alabanza:

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Re: LemonJello Heavy Industries Rover Project
« Reply #38 on: March 09, 2020, 04:09:06 AM »
Ben said it first, great work on the winches and sensor package.  Trying to figure out what the parts were before being repurposed though is the real challenge.  :smiley:
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Re: LemonJello Heavy Industries Rover Project
« Reply #39 on: March 12, 2020, 09:12:05 AM »
Quality Control Officer Gunther stopped by the assembly building today. He's not impressed with progress.


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Re: LemonJello Heavy Industries Rover Project
« Reply #40 on: March 17, 2020, 09:40:12 AM »
Update!

First version of cargo crane (fully extended):


Improved second version (fully extended):


Retracted:


Primary Communications Dish:


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Re: LemonJello Heavy Industries Rover Project
« Reply #41 on: March 17, 2020, 12:15:33 PM »
 :smiley: 8)
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Re: LemonJello Heavy Industries Rover Project
« Reply #42 on: March 17, 2020, 12:35:15 PM »
Magnificent work

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Re: LemonJello Heavy Industries Rover Project
« Reply #43 on: March 20, 2020, 09:11:17 AM »
Some assembly work completed.  The Exploratory Science Sensor Package has been mounted to the front of the rover.








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Re: LemonJello Heavy Industries Rover Project
« Reply #44 on: March 20, 2020, 09:16:28 AM »
Your add ons look great! Awesome scratch building!

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Re: LemonJello Heavy Industries Rover Project
« Reply #45 on: March 20, 2020, 09:42:30 AM »
Everything is seriously heavy duty.  Winches are cool.  8)

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Re: LemonJello Heavy Industries Rover Project
« Reply #46 on: March 20, 2020, 11:55:14 AM »
Coming along great! :smiley:

Looks rugged & survivable! 8)
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Re: LemonJello Heavy Industries Rover Project
« Reply #47 on: March 20, 2020, 12:36:06 PM »
Wow.. loving this.
I have a build from last century of a remotely similar design. I got an unnatural urge to go and redo it.

Keep it up 8) 8)

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Re: LemonJello Heavy Industries Rover Project
« Reply #48 on: March 30, 2020, 09:11:46 AM »
Update:
Gunther has the stafff of Life Model Decoys working their regular shift here at LemonJello Heavy Industries.  There may be a few minor bits-n-bobs to add, but I think it's ready to go to the Paint Barn.

Starboard/Right Side:


Port/Left Side:


And a couple 3/4 "glamour shots"



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Re: LemonJello Heavy Industries Rover Project
« Reply #49 on: March 30, 2020, 10:08:11 AM »
Looking good from here.