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Vortexe One - Hypersonic Spaceplane

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Put some finished touches on the Vortexe design. There's probably going to be a Vortexe Two.

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Vortexe One is an experimental unmanned SSTO (Single Stage To Orbit) space plane capable of carrying larger payloads into orbit than other craft of its type.

The fuselage consists of carbon-ceramic tiles and reinforced carbon-titanium plates along the nose and wings held together by an aluminum-carbon space frame on the inside.

The craft has two Vortex Velocity MK1 hybrid air breathing rocket engines.

Fuel: Liquid Hydrogen
Oxidizer: Liquid Oxygen

Weight: 56,100 kg

Wingspan: 55,2 meters
Length: 91,7 meters
Height: 10,2 Meters

Top Speed: Mach 29,2

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big, fast, sleek - excellent design and illustrated with precision.
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An early promotional poster from the eighties maybe?

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3D printed:

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Mikom is here!

Super cool that you printed it. It looks great as a real thing. Kids would buy that as a toy. It could be a product model on the desk of the CEO of Ya Aerospace Corp. Need better photo.
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Holding it in your hands is truly awesome. I'll put it on my desk for sure.

I agree about the photo, had a whole discussion with Draise the other day about image stabilization and phones and stuff. I'll take another picture once I get my new phone.

Maybe I'll print some more of my spaceships in the future. I'll post them here as well :)

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Good one.
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Im building a showcar on this donor chassis from a 3d file that I make..the car will be cast in carbon fiber composite!
I will open a new thread here on the project pretty soon..here is a pic of the donor..a Fiero..barnfind..
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Fiero Gt 2.8 liter with a Getrag trans?

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:D YUP !
This is sort of what the Body will look like that I put onto that spaceframe !!!! :)Image
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