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Here's hoping my team will win.
At least you got it. Some folks got almost irate with me - guess they never heard of satire. Or perhaps they were being satirical. Hmm.
<p>There might be a problem using a prop for thrust on a Lunar mission. ;)</p><p>Pesky lack of atmosphere aside, good luck on getting the prize!</p>
I'm behind you 100%!! I too now struggle to buy my talcum powder with today's prices. I propose collecting 'dust bunnies' that accumulate under sofas and beds and then using them to create a realistic lunar surface. Keep up the good work.
Excellent idea - worthy of an instructable and I'm sure yours would get featured. Thanks for the encouragement. If we had more supportive souls such as yourself, we would be walking on Saturn by now. When I come into the prize money there will a round for everyone - of talcum powder.
Now try it on the desert floor to simulate the lunar landscape. <br> <br>How much payload will it need to carry? <br> <br>If you scale it up how big will the prop &amp; drive motor need to be to get the same performance
I am a bit constrained on resources at the moment, so traveling to an appropriate desert is out of the question. I have been thinking of throwing talcum powder on my floor but that is an expensive option as well and it is so hard to get it back into the can.<br>Payload capacity is somewhat limited with a single wheel but what is most important is how good it will look.<br>Scaling can be accomplished by simply using a fisheye lens to make it look bigger or smaller on a case by case basis.<br>Good questions though and I will add them to my database for others to have a go at.<br>Thanks for your obvious interest and when I do receive the prize money you will get an appropriate cut.<br>It gladdens my heart to see that there are such brainy and cerebral individuals such as yourself taking an interest in the scientific welfare of the human condition. There is hope yet for human-kind.<br>Ta-Ta!

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