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Offline stefan1138

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Full Scale Space Shuttle Replica
« on: 06/23/2010 05:00 PM »
I just found out on a german aviation forum that space toys seems to offer full scale shuttle replicas:

http://www.spacetoys.com/proddetail.php?prod=spaceshuttleorbiter

I find it cool, but way above my budget :)

Stefan

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Re: Full Scale Space Shuttle Replica
« Reply #1 on: 06/23/2010 05:07 PM »
I just found out on a german aviation forum that space toys seems to offer full scale shuttle replicas:

http://www.spacetoys.com/proddetail.php?prod=spaceshuttleorbiter

I find it cool, but way above my budget :)

Stefan
Pity they don't do the tanks + boosters too.

"Yes, I'd like to order a set of boosters and a custom outfitted tank... oh, mount the shuttle engines to the bottom, I'll send the diagram.... oh and yes, add a top second stage..... ok, ready by thursday?  Excellent!"
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Re: Full Scale Space Shuttle Replica
« Reply #2 on: 06/23/2010 05:12 PM »
I like how they make the disclamier that the replica does not fly!

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Re: Full Scale Space Shuttle Replica
« Reply #3 on: 06/23/2010 05:43 PM »
I just found out on a german aviation forum that space toys seems to offer full scale shuttle replicas:

http://www.spacetoys.com/proddetail.php?prod=spaceshuttleorbiter

I find it cool, but way above my budget :)

Stefan

Would have been nice to see a photo of one of the replicas.  That looks like the back alley behind the OPF, note the blue nosewheel line that runs from the OPFs to the SLF.  That likely is the actually Discovery.

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Re: Full Scale Space Shuttle Replica
« Reply #4 on: 06/23/2010 05:43 PM »
would be cool if they offered Buran too.  8)
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Re: Full Scale Space Shuttle Replica
« Reply #5 on: 06/23/2010 08:03 PM »
I just found out on a german aviation forum that space toys seems to offer full scale shuttle replicas:

http://www.spacetoys.com/proddetail.php?prod=spaceshuttleorbiter

I find it cool, but way above my budget :)

Stefan

Would have been nice to see a photo of one of the replicas.  That looks like the back alley behind the OPF, note the blue nosewheel line that runs from the OPFs to the SLF.  That likely is the actually Discovery.
It probably looks as authentic as this ACES suit and just as over-priced.
http://spacetoys.com/proddetail.php?prod=CST81
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Re: Full Scale Space Shuttle Replica
« Reply #6 on: 06/23/2010 08:09 PM »
I just found out on a german aviation forum that space toys seems to offer full scale shuttle replicas:

http://www.spacetoys.com/proddetail.php?prod=spaceshuttleorbiter

I find it cool, but way above my budget :)

Stefan

Would have been nice to see a photo of one of the replicas.  That looks like the back alley behind the OPF, note the blue nosewheel line that runs from the OPFs to the SLF.  That likely is the actually Discovery.

That is a real photo and the real ship.

Probably don't have a picture of the replica because they have never made one because no one has ever paid over 2 million for a toy. 
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Re: Full Scale Space Shuttle Replica
« Reply #7 on: 06/23/2010 08:34 PM »
I'd be very happy with one of these ;D


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Re: Full Scale Space Shuttle Replica
« Reply #8 on: 06/23/2010 08:37 PM »
Do they come with a name? I'd love to name an orbiter 'the Unsinkable Molly Brown'.

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Re: Full Scale Space Shuttle Replica
« Reply #9 on: 06/23/2010 08:42 PM »
There was a thread back in January about a fellow who was trying to find someone to save his shuttle replica:

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=17197.msg523848#msg523848

Does anyone know what the final outcome was?

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Re: Full Scale Space Shuttle Replica
« Reply #10 on: 06/23/2010 09:09 PM »
You know, an ET replica would be big enough to contain a large home -- or a dozen reasonable-sized apartments.   Build a house in the shape of the ET, attach a couple of faux SRBs, mount one of these orbiter replicas.  No problem.

When I win the lottery*, I'll do that.

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Re: Full Scale Space Shuttle Replica
« Reply #11 on: 06/24/2010 11:29 AM »
I always thought it would be cool if someone made their own full scale shuttle replica to decorate their backyard with.  Where I live in Austin such Endeavors would not be out of place.  ;)

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Re: Full Scale Space Shuttle Replica
« Reply #12 on: 06/24/2010 02:42 PM »
I love that you can "add to cart" for 2.2 million dollars. Think Paypal will handle that?

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Re: Full Scale Space Shuttle Replica
« Reply #13 on: 06/24/2010 02:57 PM »
I love that you can "add to cart" for 2.2 million dollars. Think Paypal will handle that?

It appears to be some fairly smart software.  I clicked on it and a window popped up saying, "Fool, we know you don't have that much money."  :)
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Re: Full Scale Space Shuttle Replica
« Reply #14 on: 06/24/2010 02:58 PM »
Does it support "Bill me Later"?  :P

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