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Colonial Viper Data run down. A cool video

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Colonial Viper Data run down. A cool video
Posted by CapnMac82 on Monday, May 31, 2021 9:04 PM

Saw this, and felt compelled to share

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Posted by Greg on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 9:55 AM

CapnMac82
Saw this, and felt compelled to share

Glad you did. Yes

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Posted by armornut on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 12:12 PM

     Fan of both Original BSG and the later reboot. That was a cool vid Capt.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 11:48 PM

I liked it.

As a model building kid in 1977 and into the 80s, when the Colonial Viper came out, it looked too similar to the X-Wing fighter in terms of color, markings and overall design (long nose, single seat at the wing roots, multiple engines).

Monogram's Colonial Viper (the kit arrived before the TV show) was a superior kit to the original MPC X-Wing because Monogram made much better models than MPC back in the day.

But the X-Wing had better features of the day; opening canopy with pilot, removable R2 unit, opening wings, landing gear, etc.

Monogram's Viper had a solid canopy with a decal instead of glass, no gear and it shot a missile dart thing. Out of the four single seat fighters, Viper, Raider, Vader's TIE and X-Wing, Vader's TIE was the superior representation of vehicle. It was also more in scale with the Viper and Vader did best my Viper in multiple space battles!

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 6:14 PM

The Nerd Cookies channel has some interesting in-depth studies on things SF, and it's been enjoyable for me.

This one really struck me as being a near Walk-Around on the Viper (and helped me clear up some of the "why" some Vipers appear to have F-15 engines and other smoothed out versions that are less round).

Hopefully they'll do similar for some other classical SF craft.

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Posted by Greg on Thursday, June 3, 2021 8:59 AM

I"ve been re-watching the BG reboot.

I wasn't paying very good attention the first time, mostly everything went over my head. I noticed the Viper instruments are analog gauges, and thought that was curious.

Watching the video you posted cleared that right up. (I never understood that the Vipers were low-tech by design) Yes (except I can't imagine any of the gages that would really work in zero-gravitiy/no atmosphere.....maybe the slip/skid ball might work?

Picky, ....picky.

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Posted by Luvspinball on Friday, June 4, 2021 12:59 PM

If the gauges were magnetically controlled, they would still work fine in zero G, wouldn't they?  Futuristic societies always find a way around such things as zero G.  Big Smile

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Posted by Greg on Friday, June 4, 2021 2:27 PM

Luvspinball
f the gauges were magnetically controlled, they would still work fine in zero G, wouldn't they? Futuristic societies always find a way around such things as zero G.

That works for me. Big Smile Yes

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Posted by Straycat1911 on Monday, June 7, 2021 4:18 AM

Katie Sackoff talking about her Viper.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Z43hdtkQ-lk

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Posted by Greg on Monday, June 7, 2021 8:51 AM

Straycat1911

Katie Sackoff talking about her Viper.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Z43hdtkQ-lk

 

That was fun too. Thanks!

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