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by cameron
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: The Big Idea
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 43
Views: 25166

Re: Introduction

Have been working on an animation of the Precariat. Added a level 5 window, and a rear window to engineering (which may become something else). Here's the clip of a "quick assembly", virtual tour, and flight put to obscure but inspiring 70's music. You can view the animation here... http://precariat...
by cameron
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: The Big Idea
Topic: Cargo Design
Replies: 15
Views: 7910

Re: Cargo Design

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by cameron
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: The Big Idea
Topic: Cargo Design
Replies: 15
Views: 7910

Re: Cargo Design

Came up with another style of "cargo" that uses the Precariat as an air launch system for satellites. There are a total of 52 launch tubes to launch several types of payloads. The Precariat would lift to 100km, then each tube could launch it's own stage 2 rocket to take it's payload to it's final al...
by cameron
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: The Big Idea
Topic: Cargo Design
Replies: 15
Views: 7910

Re: Cargo Design

The cargo hold could carry anything. I just used shipping containers to show scale (using something familiar). The entire cargo hold would be a sort of "pod" that you could fill with whatever you like. Different "pods" could be designed to carry anything. Just trying to come up with a docking system...
by cameron
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: The Big Idea
Topic: Cargo Design
Replies: 15
Views: 7910

Re: Cargo Design

Have been reworking the cargo hold. Released a new model at http://precariat.us.to/cargohold ( please donate! ). This cargo hold is the smaller size that fits version 3 of the Precariat . Have been trying to figure out how to dock with the cargo hold in 3D space (including yaw, pitch, and roll). Hav...
by cameron
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: The Big Idea
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 43
Views: 25166

Re: Introduction

Hi EB, I've thought about stability (i.e. the ship becoming top heavy and flipping over). The cargo is more than enough to lower the center of gravity so it will always be right side up (as long as you have cargo). I also thought about adding water tanks just above the cargo, or near the tail (in en...
by cameron
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: The Big Idea
Topic: Subsystems
Replies: 12
Views: 7540

Re: Subsystems

Here's the cutaway for version 3 of the Precariat. p40.jpg Decreased the size of the cargo hold from 2.3 million cu.ft. to 1.2 million cu.ft. Also made it detachable. The smaller volume can still hold 7,000 tons of marshmallows ( more than the ship can lift ). The cargo decrease was added to the lif...
by cameron
Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: The Big Idea
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 43
Views: 25166

Re: Introduction

Posted the top floor of the elevator, but forgot to show the bottom floor. Large side for freight, small side for people (about 6'x8').
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by cameron
Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: The Big Idea
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 43
Views: 25166

Re: Introduction

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by cameron
Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: The Big Idea
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 43
Views: 25166

Re: Introduction

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