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Up in the sky, is it a bird? is it a plane?http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/135794.jpgNo, it is just the Enterprise, NCC-1701 (and, by the way, it is a real stretch to have us believe that interstellar craft will have an N number, isn't it?)http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/135795.jpgShe is coming in for a landing at my local field, MDHEhttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/135796.jpgA little high on short final, but you have to be careful with a ship this big.http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/135797.jpgNice sleek lines (just like somebody's RV!), I like them better than the original model from, what was it, 40 years ago? Time flies at warp speed.http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/135798.jpgSupposedly, she will go up to warp 9.7, although I did not push her that far - afraid to bust the dilithium crystals!This was for Jerry, of course.Best regards.Luis

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A VERY cool ship, to be sure. Of course the Enterprise never landed on a planet... that's what the shuttles were for. :-doh :-lol A good job, Luis. :-jumpy-Lindy :-rotor:-wave

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Lindy,Actually, the saucer section of all the star ships could fly in the atmosphere of a planet. The impulse engines and thrusters powered them in aerodynamic flight. This was demonstrated visually in "Star Trek Generations" with Enterprise NCC1701D.In the story line for the first refit if the Enterprise NCC1701 after its first 5-year mission, the saucer section was refitted on the ground on Earth. It was flown into space where it was mated to the warp drive sections of the ship. This was only revealed in one of the officially sanctioned novels, not one of the theatrical movies.Kirk talked to Admiral Nagura to get back command of the FIRST Enterprise when he headed out to meet V'GER in the first movie.As for a complete starship landing on a planet, that became possible with the Voyager class of starships as seen when Captain Janeway landed her ship on a planet in one of the episodes. The landing gear was pads, not wheels, on Voyager.Luis, Thanks for the artwork effort!Jerry K. ThorneEast Ridge, TN

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