Under cover of dusk, a dark knight enters the holding bays.
Only the blue glow of a semi-powered coupling hints at the new entry in the 2011 Podracer Challenge.
In a separate bay a short 'skrit' sound alludes to the challenge for team rivals as they face the days ahead.
Morning reveals that a new BatPodracer has joined the lineup and given it's updated design
characteristics, its pilots expectations run high.
The engines themselves are at the peak of earthly efficiency, front weighted with a core booster
surrounded by six gimble mounted subthrust assemblys (please note that the 2 and 11 o'clock
assemblies have been muffled to prevent support arm blast damage).
It is by mere coincidence that the mid-mount stabliser fins are adjustable to include all
Podracer heights and are basically ornamental in design though sloped backward to meet the
current sponser safety regulations.
In a Podracer first, the energy bindings modulation packs have been fitted with pivotal cover
fins for extra debris and elemental protection.
The Pod itself houses a single pilot and from the rear sprouts two sonar amplification receivers
to enable advanced recognition tactics.
Two pivoting side wing-shaped 'flaps' beat in time with the engine thrusts to create, along with
an aft spoiler, an almost weightless effect on the pod in times of extreme manouver to assist
navigation in the most challenging of circumstances.
The head of the module is enhanced with left and right 'ear brakes' in case of the need for a
speedy shutdown. When forced to full front they are able to slow the Pod to a halt in a fraction
of a khelter giving the pilot enough time to navigate whatever tragedy may have announced itself
in its path.
Well, two things about this build...
1. I didn't want to do Batman, I felt the competition on this theme would be rampart; so we shall
2. I didn't want to use black...I don't like building in black; it's hard to see and even harder
But I'll be damned if this thing didn't keep building itself.
So please absorb and enjoy the BatPodRacer in all of its striking Black Beauty as she thrusts
herself into the official FBTB 2011 Podracer Challenge.