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djellison
post May 26 2004, 12:35 PM
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I have the Hotwheel Pathfinder model - and bored one lunchtime, I thought it needed some work. The heatshield is white plastic - but I knew that was wrong - so I went in to the kitchen and...



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post May 26 2004, 01:21 PM
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I made a model of Pathfinder shortly after it landed, it's nearly 7 years old now and a bit dusty. I made it based on pictures of the lander in Sky & Telescope and Astronomy Now magazines.

Did anyone see that smaller model they had of the MER rovers at a few of the early press briefings? Would love one of those biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif





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post May 26 2004, 01:50 PM
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That's very cute - I have Pathfinder blueprints on my wall ( ebay ) and I made a Card Delta II rocket a while back -



And of course, there's the rest of the pathfinder toy stuff - which is always a bit of fun biggrin.gif I think the scale might be a bit off though biggrin.gif





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post May 26 2004, 02:59 PM
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Oh crap - I should never have started doing this biggrin.gif

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post May 26 2004, 03:23 PM
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COOL lol

Found some paper models here: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/scalemodels/

and here, some of the links mightnot work now though http://www.freepapertoys.com/pt-space.html
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post Jun 3 2004, 10:40 PM
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Here's a newsday article and some diagrams how to build models of the rovers:

http://www.newsday.com/news/education/sbp/...y-sbp-headlines
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post Oct 27 2005, 05:06 PM
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Superb self-made models if You ask me ...
Code 3 model offered a superb MER model at the end of 2003, but those are soldout nowadays!
Realspace models has a superb Viking Orbiter & Lander scale model at US $ 150.00:

http://www.realspacemodels.com/cgi-bin/che...ENEXT40:50:10++

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post Oct 27 2005, 05:18 PM
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QUOTE (djellison @ May 26 2004, 09:59 AM)


Oh crap - I should never have started doing this biggrin.gif

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I'm having Gumby flashbacks!

The images got me thinking: Would it be useful and practical to drop a whole bunch of little rovers all over Mars? Rather than pray in the future that a few big huge ones make it and work?


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