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Old November 6 2012, 04:45 PM   #1019
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Re: Star Ship Polaris

Had no time to work on Polaris or anything else last night and probably won't tonight either. Here's the short description on the lander module:

The access hatch is on the back side of the lander. It pops inward and rotates upward, similar to the way an aircraft boarding hatch works. On the ground, a ramp below the hatch also drops down to ground level. The outline of the ramp is visible in the more recent renderings.

I thought about the C57-D landing strut ladder approach, but I just didn't think the lander or the struts were big enough to be practical.

I'll get some sketches online as soon as I finish off the last couple of greebles on Polaris, maybe tomorrow night.
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