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Mars roving to Moon roving?

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As I have just sent payment for Terrabuilder Moon, and it looks like it would be a good idea to keep this forum active, (bit tumbleweed init?) thought it might interest some folk to look at some scans of drawings I did a few years ago of a Mars Car idea I had....to trundle around on Mars.So, whats a Mars Rover doing on a Moon forum...huh?The surfaces of both bodies have similar necessities in the form of vehicular surface transport.The drawings just represent a basic idea of a vehicle...I designed it from looking at the practical problems astronauts would face moving around on the terrain of the Red Planet.Does it look interesting?An idea for future versions?Might have a bash at making a gmax model of it....although have a lot on with other things at the mo.Here are the direct links to imageshack:http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/7140/marscar1pf7.jpghttp://img408.imageshack.us/img408/845/marscar4qc5.jpghttp://img90.imageshack.us/img90/2985/marscar5lp5.jpghttp://img528.imageshack.us/img528/2633/marscar6al5.jpghttp://img138.imageshack.us/img138/3716/marscar7hy4.jpghttp://img444.imageshack.us/img444/516/marscar8io6.jpghttp://img340.imageshack.us/img340/7432/marscar9mv4.jpghttp://img258.imageshack.us/img258/9210/marscar10le1.jpgThanks for looking.Wayne Evans

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Awesome (albeit the images are huge ... hard to see the whole vehicle)Why not taking a stab at it and designing a first free add-on for an add-on? :)Interestingly enough, we have developed a proof of concept buggy for TBM that looked a lot like the open-cage design you have there. It drives great and works very well on the lunar surface - it can climb almost 50 deg slopes... and it can tumble down the grade with the best of them.If you want to develop a visual model w/gmax, we can provide you with the drive model.Misho

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Thanks for the comments on the Mars Car Misho.I think it may be sometime before I do any gmax modelling for this - started a model of something for fs9, but got to the stage of texturing, and putting it into fs9....well things got a bit too much for the ol' noggin to handle really.Complicated business.I'm still learning though...through making a steam engine for Trainz.Just have to transfer the know how of texturing and other stuff from there I think.Glad to know your making a special Moon Roving vehicle.Excellent light quality on the 'Moons surface'.

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