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Atmo Probe by Orpheus7 Atmo Probe by Orpheus7
An idea for an atmospheric scout pod I did a few years ago. Carrying one person, they are deployed from mining drop ships to survey worlds to locate mineral deposits before the mining ship descends to the surface.
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Mecenatos Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very cool!
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Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Thanks very much.
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Mecenatos Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
;)
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alienfetusinc Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
dude your my hero this kicks ass
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Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
Thanks very much for the comment. Glad you like it.
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RobertLaszloKiss Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Student Artist
Is this ships supposed to be drilling to besides scouting? Has lots of fragile looking parts for a mini mining ship. But I still love the design and execution.
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Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
The idea is that it is just a probe, meant to fly above the surface and scan below the surface for minerals. It's mother ship would do the actual drilling.
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RobertLaszloKiss Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Student Artist
Oh ok. The lower part of the ship looks like a drilling head and I thought it does some drilling itself.
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Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
Now that you mention it, it does look like a drill. But there's an explanation. Actually the "drill" is a counter-rotating propeller to propel the pod and allow it to hover without having to use boosters or anti-grav systems. The small "blades" are just control vanes for particle blades that would actually extend outward. Hope that clears that up.
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RobertLaszloKiss Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Student Artist
Oh i see, that is actually a cool piece of technology right there :D
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