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Old Sep 30, 2013, 07:42 PM
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RC Enterprise "F" Flyby Close-Ups - Enterprise In Space™

I've completed the small version of the Enterprise "F" from the Enterprise In Space™ project:
There is one scene to watch for that's pretty cool at about 2:39 to do with the aerodynamics, and shows how much drag is being created.

buzzing the tower, maybe a little too close...

RC Enterprise "F" Flyby Close-Ups (3 min 20 sec)

The model is now powered up for great flight, hulls are filled in with some shape to them, and she has some colors now to look pretty and much more like Andrew Probert's original artistic design. This should be the final mod for this little ship before moving up in size.

for model development, please visit here -
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Enterprise In Space™
http://www.facebook.com/EnterpriseInSpace
Sending the first Enterprise satellite into Earth orbit!
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Old Oct 01, 2013, 01:29 AM
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Looks very nice and I'm being tempted into following suit.
How do you connect the three elevator sections so that one of them also controls the other two? Some kind of flexible linkage?
Are there any plans?
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Old Oct 01, 2013, 02:14 PM
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Looks very nice and I'm being tempted into following suit.
How do you connect the three elevator sections so that one of them also controls the other two? Some kind of flexible linkage?
Are there any plans?
thanks djacob7! and yes, everyone should have at least one version of an Enterprise

very observant - the photos are good resolution, so you can zoom in to see the elevator joiner horns which are flexible clear PET or acrylic - they work nicely with no play, almost like an accordion - the horns flex plenty at the bend at their top, and smoothly absorb the relative lateral movements without binding at all.

sorry no plans or kits at the moment, but hopefully we can remedy that in the future, star date unknown. the plans are made from CGI images based on Andrew Probert's artistic design and currently only being used for the EIS project - even this design is preliminary. i would recommend taking a whack at something like the "D" - it begs to flown in an atmosphere - even without a motor, my larger "D" slope glider worked well
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Old Nov 06, 2014, 04:23 PM
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Spacecraft Design Contest - Enterprise In Space

Attention: Science Fiction and Space Enthusiasts, Designers, Artists, and Modelers...
Design a science fiction spacecraft and then see it launched into space as a real orbiter!

A National Space Society project called "Enterprise In Space" is sending the "NSS Enterprise" into space. It will be the first spacecraft named "Enterprise" to achieve Earth orbit.

To learn more, including the full contest rules, or to support the project and have your name sent into space, go to:
Enterprise in Space - http://enterpriseinspace.org/
Enterprise in Space on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/EnterpriseInSpace
Enterprise in Space on Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/user/EnterpriseInSpace
National Space Society - http://www.nss.org/news/releases/NSS...nterprise.html
more on the contest at NSS - http://blog.nss.org/?p=4579

Good Luck!
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Old Nov 06, 2014, 05:54 PM
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This is a no-brainer: My design would be a cube 8ft x 8ft x 6ft high. I didn't see anywhere mention of how the craft would get to space. My cube would have to be carried by a launcher that could fly through the atmosphere.
As for being beautiful, Einstein suggested to make things as simple as possible, but not simpler. A cube has the most volume possible and can carry many more experiments than any other design
Would I like to fly in it? When I'm sitting in front of a console, the outside appearance of the craft is meaningless to me.
I think that the contest creators themselves were more caught up in fantasy/movie "reality."
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Old Nov 06, 2014, 07:45 PM
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djacob7, thank you for your comments - you can learn more about the launch method and project details on our project pages - https://enterpriseinspace.org/our-project/
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Here's the Enterprise In Space project including the Orbiter Design Contest and Onboard Student Experiments in a nutshell, explained in our cool CGI promo video...

EnterpriseInSpace.org - Fly your name in space (2 min 50 sec)
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Old Nov 26, 2014, 02:51 PM
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The National Space Society
NSS ENTERPRISE Orbiter Design Contest -

UPDATED - Contest deadline -
"Initial entries must be received by December 8th 2014"
https://enterpriseinspace.org/orbiter-design-contest/
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