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Old 07-09-2016, 02:15 PM   #21
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I really love that design!
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Old 07-09-2016, 11:36 PM   #22
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Where is the fuel supposed to be housed?
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Where is the fuel supposed to be housed?
We could say the same about the Eagle
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We could say the same about the Eagle
Yeah well atleast people have summised that "fuel" could have been stored in the leg pods. I admit that is stretching things a bit!
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Who knows what fuel source might be found in the future......oh that didn't quite work out!
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Wasn't the fuel stored in those rear tank looking things just in front of the engine bells?
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Yes maybe; but think Saturn 5 (or any modern rocket engine powered stuff) - much larger fuel storage for just a tiny crew compartment. The Eagle (love it as I do) is all crew and storage for other stuff. I guess we could say it is non-atmospheric and would work - but it was shown in atmosphere I think (not such a fan of the shows - haven't watched anything since early 80's I guess; love the Eagle and still have 4 Dinky's from childhood). Bottom line for me; this is of fiction and that is fine; it doesn't need fuel tanks.
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This is Super Cool & Superb! Have You got Any other Eagle variants Planned? Keep up the superb Work! Dan
Thanks Dan. Nothing additional planned for now as my diorama is complete.

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Wasn't the fuel stored in those rear tank looking things just in front of the engine bells?
Exactly. I remember reading a critique of the Eagle design by a NASA scientist (can't remember the name) and their only beef was the undersized tanks, which would limit the range. Let's give Brian Johnson a little poetic license here and also accept the possibility that future propellants could be compressed to take up less volume.

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Those long cylinder tanks in front of the 4 main engine bells on the rear of the Eagles are the engines!! The 4 balls are fuel. In one of the episodes they show a 'refueling Eagle' which places a red rod into one of the landing leg boxes.
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Astute observation!

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Exactly. I remember reading a critique of the Eagle design by a NASA scientist (can't remember the name) and their only beef was the undersized tanks, which would limit the range. Let's give Brian Johnson a little poetic license here and also accept the possibility that future propellants could be compressed to take up less volume.

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Those long cylinder tanks in front of the 4 main engine bells on the rear of the Eagles are the engines!! The 4 balls are fuel. In one of the episodes they show a 'refueling Eagle' which places a red rod into one of the landing leg boxes.
Quite right, important distinction.

The rod in the landing leg box, that's rather odd, had me scratching my head. I wonder if it was the story writer's idea . . . and did Brian Johnson patiently try explaining to him that the fuel doesn't go in there

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