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On my work bench! Le MANS 2050 Anti-gravity racing

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On my work bench! Le MANS 2050 Anti-gravity racing
Posted by Tiking on Sunday, January 13, 2019 9:41 AM

Still adding details to this build, before calling this finished. But thought I'd showed it, seeing that it was close to finish. Yep! Another anti-gravity vehicle. I can't seem to get enough. I tend to want to turn everything in to a floating subject. :) 

 

For this conversion, I used the Revell Ford GT vehicle and did some major surgery to it. The original engine was very basic block engine. But the overall design made this a sweet candidate for a super bad and awesome looking anti-gravity vehicle. Lots of small misc. from my 'box of tricks', was used to give the engine a more brutal look. 

 

Since I did the F1 hover race car(found on this forum as well), I just went ahead and did one for the Le MANS racing fans. The anti-gravity pods simple scratch builds using odds materials from household materials and parts from other kits. So far, I think the look says it all. Hope to finish this up in a week or two. waiting for a figure to go along with this bad***! See you when it is done. Enjoy the photos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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Posted by Bakster on Sunday, January 13, 2019 10:01 AM

Wow! That looks awesome... You packed a ton of detail into this project. Very cool!

 

 

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Posted by NucMedTech on Sunday, January 13, 2019 11:47 AM

Another nice build and I like your take on these builds. As a Le Mans fan i appreciate it. So are you going for a NASCAR one next?

 

Most barriers to your successes are man made. And most often you are the man who made them. -Frank Tyger

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Posted by Tiking on Sunday, January 13, 2019 11:54 AM

NucMedTech

Another nice build and I like your take on these builds. As a Le Mans fan i appreciate it. So are you going for a NASCAR one next?

 

HAHA! Maybe so. Mmmmmmm! Got me thinking!

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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Posted by Tiking on Sunday, January 13, 2019 11:54 AM

Bakster

Wow! That looks awesome... You packed a ton of detail into this project. Very cool!

 

 

 

Thank you kindly.

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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Posted by Tiking on Sunday, January 13, 2019 11:54 AM

Bakster

Wow! That looks awesome... You packed a ton of detail into this project. Very cool!

 

 

 

Lots of details is my kinda thing. Thank you.

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, January 13, 2019 11:58 AM

NucMedTech

 As a Le Mans fan i appreciate it. 

Me too! So it can go "straight" across the chicanes on the Mulsanne Straight?

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Posted by Tiking on Sunday, January 13, 2019 4:49 PM

GMorrison

 

 
NucMedTech

 As a Le Mans fan i appreciate it. 

 

 

Me too! So it can go "straight" across the chicanes on the Mulsanne Straight?

 

 

 

HaHa!!! We'll see.

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, January 13, 2019 7:15 PM

NucMedTech
So are you going for a NASCAR one next?

Which actually poses a different question:  What does a "stock" a/g car "look" like?

Which means getting into some supposition.

If you can create a big field which can be negated in the cockpit/passenger area (preventing motion sickness), then you just need a tiltable field that woul be under most of the vehicle.  It would want gimballing to put the lower gravity potential in the desired direction of travel (the vehicle would then "fall" toward the lower potential, producing movement.  Aero would be mostly for styling if you can dial up 1.1G on one side and 0.9G on the other side, angular momnetum would do the rest.

If you have to worry about tidal effects on the passengers, or can have tiny field units, you'd like use pairs at the corners to make attractor/repulsor pairs.  You'd need soem ground force by aero by the time you dialed the pair strength up to the material strength of the road metal (you can push "down" on pavement to about 5-6000psi, but only "up" to around 850-950psi before the pavement starts crumbling).

If, say, you can only make a field about "car" sized, and can't tip it so very much, what you have is a hovercraft.  Aero will matter a lot, as you are going to need to be able to move air or use some sort of traction against the road surface (which could be magnetic).

So, those are going to be unique 'stock cars'  And don't you know that Nascar would like just put a big field generator in the floor board for more down force, if down force were wanted.

Let your mind imagine those "looks."  One might be as aerodynamic as a brick; another mighte ban oblated teardrop; another might look like a Dornier Arrow with no wings.

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Posted by Tiking on Monday, January 14, 2019 2:17 AM

CapnMac82

 

 
NucMedTech
So are you going for a NASCAR one next?

 

Which actually poses a different question:  What does a "stock" a/g car "look" like?

Which means getting into some supposition.

If you can create a big field which can be negated in the cockpit/passenger area (preventing motion sickness), then you just need a tiltable field that woul be under most of the vehicle.  It would want gimballing to put the lower gravity potential in the desired direction of travel (the vehicle would then "fall" toward the lower potential, producing movement.  Aero would be mostly for styling if you can dial up 1.1G on one side and 0.9G on the other side, angular momnetum would do the rest.

If you have to worry about tidal effects on the passengers, or can have tiny field units, you'd like use pairs at the corners to make attractor/repulsor pairs.  You'd need soem ground force by aero by the time you dialed the pair strength up to the material strength of the road metal (you can push "down" on pavement to about 5-6000psi, but only "up" to around 850-950psi before the pavement starts crumbling).

If, say, you can only make a field about "car" sized, and can't tip it so very much, what you have is a hovercraft.  Aero will matter a lot, as you are going to need to be able to move air or use some sort of traction against the road surface (which could be magnetic).

So, those are going to be unique 'stock cars'  And don't you know that Nascar would like just put a big field generator in the floor board for more down force, if down force were wanted.

Let your mind imagine those "looks."  One might be as aerodynamic as a brick; another mighte ban oblated teardrop; another might look like a Dornier Arrow with no wings.

 

 

Now that is some real assessments and figurations you got going on there. Lots to consider in trying to develope a prototype. Thanks for the assessment.

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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Posted by fotofrank on Monday, January 14, 2019 9:20 AM

Now that car is a Ferrari eater! Well Done! First F-1. Then IMSA. Can NASCAR be far behind? Yeah, I can Bubba Wallace's #43 Air Force Mustang on the back straight at Daytona right now, being chased by 39 other anti-grav race cars. Too cool.

OK. On the bench:

Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by Tiking on Monday, January 14, 2019 1:15 PM

fotofrank

Now that car is a Ferrari eater! Well Done! First F-1. Then IMSA. Can NASCAR be far behind? Yeah, I can Bubba Wallace's #43 Air Force Mustang on the back straight at Daytona right now, being chased by 39 other anti-grav race cars. Too cool.

 

 

Haha! Love your comment. Glad u like the results. I will see what can be done. Gotta look for a Nascar that will fit the bill. 

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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Posted by fotofrank on Monday, January 14, 2019 2:37 PM

The Ganassi Racing 2019 Ford GTLM looks cool.

Apologies for the thread-jack.

OK. On the bench:

Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by Tiking on Monday, January 14, 2019 5:13 PM

fotofrank

The Ganassi Racing 2019 Ford GTLM looks cool.

Apologies for the thread-jack.

 

 

I did not know there was a white version. All I came up with was the usual white, red and blue camo. I wished I had seen these photos before painting mine. Great photos.

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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Posted by German Armour on Monday, January 14, 2019 5:23 PM

fotofrank

The Ganassi Racing 2019 Ford GTLM looks cool.

Apologies for the thread-jack.

 

Wow. Too cool. That is one awsome car!

 Never give up, never quit, never stop modelling.Idea

 

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Posted by Tiking on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 2:14 AM

Most definitely cool. 

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 7:36 AM

Ohhhhhh, so cool Tiking!!! 

Loved the anti-grav bikes you'd posted, love this too, and would love to see more in this vein! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Tiking on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 12:41 PM

Gamera

Ohhhhhh, so cool Tiking!!! 

Loved the anti-grav bikes you'd posted, love this too, and would love to see more in this vein! 

 

 

Thank you Gamera. Glad you liked it. I will see what I can come up with to put a smile on your face.

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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Posted by Greg on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 12:45 PM

That's awesome! YesYesYes

My hat is off to your creativity.

-Greg

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Posted by Tiking on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 3:22 PM

Greg

That's awesome! YesYesYes

My hat is off to your creativity.

 

 

Thank you Greg. 

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, January 19, 2019 9:46 PM

Tiking
Now that is some real assessments and figurations you got going on there.

Can't take full credit--grew up with an equal mix of gearheads and engineers and a smattering of physicists).  Read Dean Ing 40 years ago when he ciphered up how to convert a 911 into a air cushion car with rather few mdifications two counter-rotatin fans under the chassis).

And, perhaps, one too many beer-fueld conversation on what possible vectors a graviton will eventually be found to act within (take your pick, it's an atypical spatial dimension as described by String, Symmetery, or Asymmetery Smile ).

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Posted by Tiking on Monday, January 21, 2019 2:47 AM

CapnMac82

 

 
Tiking
Now that is some real assessments and figurations you got going on there.

 

Can't take full credit--grew up with an equal mix of gearheads and engineers and a smattering of physicists).  Read Dean Ing 40 years ago when he ciphered up how to convert a 911 into a air cushion car with rather few mdifications two counter-rotatin fans under the chassis).

And, perhaps, one too many beer-fueld conversation on what possible vectors a graviton will eventually be found to act within (take your pick, it's an atypical spatial dimension as described by String, Symmetery, or Asymmetery Smile ).

 

 

Much apprecaited. Thank you.

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't

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