Author Topic: Space-Lightning  (Read 14522 times)

Offline Tophe

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Space-Lightning
« on: February 19, 2014, 01:51:11 AM »
When I saw this group subject, I thought I will not participate alas :icon_sueno: , as I love only aircraft. BUT I changed my mind: I could transform an earth plane into a spacecraft, like this Mars-based Lightning: :-\ ???

Offline ericr

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Re: Space-Lightning
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2014, 02:08:27 AM »
When I saw this group subject, I thought I will not participate alas :icon_sueno: , as I love only aircraft. BUT I changed my mind: I could transform an earth plane into a spacecraft, like this Mars-based Lightning: :-\ ???


lovely!

and probably quite do-able with a bit of kit bashing ...

Offline Tophe

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Re: Space-Lightning
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2014, 02:10:05 AM »
Thanks!
And here is an outerspace Lightning:

Offline Silver Fox

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Re: Space-Lightning
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2014, 02:30:44 AM »
Cool idea! The booms on the Lightning make for great possibilities as well!

Offline Tophe

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Re: Space-Lightning
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2014, 02:56:42 AM »
Thanks for the suggesting.
Here is a Jupiter-based Lightning, without wing at all:

Offline Weaver

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Re: Space-Lightning
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2014, 04:26:05 AM »
Nicely done! :)

A lot of movie space fighters seem to have long noses, more so than aeroplanes, which is odd when you think about it. it's as though they take some inspiration from drag cars as well as jet fighters. Maybe you could have pods that extend forwards from the Lightning's wing to get the same effect? They could be conical, like Soyuz boosters.
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Offline Tophe

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Re: Space-Lightning
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2014, 08:30:12 AM »
The budget came immediately! Here are the moon roller and orbiter, W-38 R and O (W stands for Weaver Astrocraft Inc.):

Offline Weaver

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Re: Space-Lightning
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2014, 09:10:30 AM »
Excellent - nice one Tophe!  :)
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"I've jazzed mine up a bit" - Spike Milligan

"I'm a general specialist," - Harry Purvis in Tales from the White Hart by Arthur C. Clarke

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Offline taiidantomcat

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Re: Space-Lightning
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2014, 10:40:33 AM »
Thanks for the suggesting.
Here is a Jupiter-based Lightning, without wing at all:



Brilliant!!  :-*
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Offline Tophe

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Re: Space-Lightning
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2014, 08:00:03 PM »
Thanks!
Well, no more sketches but photographic proof of existence... (in Mars clouds of CO²):

Offline PR19_Kit

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Re: Space-Lightning
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2014, 01:18:31 AM »
A drag racing P-38? Hmmm, now you've got me thinking. I have a couple of 1/24 Allisons as well!  ;D
Regards
Kit

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Offline Tophe

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Re: Space-Lightning
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2014, 12:38:35 PM »
What about a Lightning for Mercury? Without atmosphere there would be no drag, even for a cubic shape. And the energy source is solar obviously (for an unknown propulsion system, called "thermo-photoplasma-ionic")...

Offline finsrin

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Re: Space-Lightning
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2014, 04:38:25 PM »
Breaking the 3D barrier to enter 4D ?

Offline ericr

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Re: Space-Lightning
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2014, 08:06:20 PM »
What about a Lightning for Mercury? Without atmosphere there would be no drag, even for a cubic shape. And the energy source is solar obviously (for an unknown propulsion system, called "thermo-photoplasma-ionic")...

the invention of the cubic airplane!
it is as beautifully mysterious as the parallélépipède in Kubrik's 2001

Offline Tophe

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Re: Space-Lightning
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2014, 01:45:24 AM »
Thanks a lot!
And still for Mercury: another twin-boom solar spacecraft without propeller nor jet: