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[CONTEST] 2009 Podracer Challenge!

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[CONTEST] 2009 Podracer Challenge!

Postby Orion Pax » Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:48 am

Hi everybody.

This is my entry for this contest.
Get ready and start your engines !

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/36927891@N05/

FBTB Disscusion Thread:
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=878

Hope you all like it.

Best regards

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Re: [CONTEST] 2009 Podracer Challenge!

Postby Firespray » Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:53 pm

My slappedtogetheratthelastminute podracer:

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Far from the best but eh :p
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Re: [CONTEST] 2009 Podracer Challenge!

Postby lowlylowlycook » Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:33 pm

Pundits said that while combining three Ionic Blast engines with four plasmoid turbochargers would theoretically give the best power to weight ratio but that the fractional ducting requirements alone would drive any engineer insane before the design could be finished.

Lan Karath proved them wrong by designing the ICO 4000 racer and then going insane.

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Hopefully I managed all the flicker requirements OK.
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Re: [CONTEST] 2009 Podracer Challenge!

Postby Octopunk » Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:44 pm

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Arrrr!

(cough cough) That's a pirate-themed podracer, not a podracer used for pirating. This is Eric the Dead, pirate, aboard the Stingy Lulu. Again, arrrr.

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Re: [CONTEST] 2009 Podracer Challenge!

Postby Waldo » Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:09 pm

Imperial Podracer MkI. It's way overkill and still under construction:

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Lord Vader does not tolerate projects that don't meet the deadline...
Yeah, I totally ran out of time to finish it...
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Re: [CONTEST] 2009 Podracer Challenge!

Postby tuckerblox » Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:01 pm

[Disqualified]

Here is my entry.

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Link to my gallery. :D
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Re: [CONTEST] 2009 Podracer Challenge!

Postby legoguy » Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:20 pm

Man, my pod doesn't even compare to some of these entries. Not to mention the fact that I seem to live in a dimly lit cave, so I can't get a decent picture. I worked my butt off on this thing, and I can't even properly showcase it. Oh well, it was a fun time building it, so it's all good. :)

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/36858384@N07/3403296038/
The AFOL formerly known as minivenom.
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Re: [CONTEST] 2009 Podracer Challenge!

Postby AlternativeRadio » Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:21 pm

[Disqualified]

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My Iron-Man themed pod.
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Re: [CONTEST] 2009 Podracer Challenge!

Postby DST7 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:07 pm

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Here we have my entry, a retro 1950's style pod modeled after the muscle cars of the era.
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Re: [CONTEST] 2009 Podracer Challenge!

Postby Krytios » Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:42 pm

[Disqualified]

First I want to say that I'm amazed at many of these entries! Here is my first submission. Its called the Windslash.

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Here is the link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/23576771@N06/3401626432/
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Re: [CONTEST] 2009 Podracer Challenge!

Postby Korperal Koer » Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:51 pm

[Disqualified]

Heres mine.
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Re: [CONTEST] 2009 Podracer Challenge!

Postby Darth_Marcon » Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:24 pm

My entry...

In a remote area on Tattoine far from Mos Eisley, they've taken pod racing to a new level. No longer just a small course lap event, they hold an annual cross continent endurance race. Various stations are set throughout the vast deserts for recharging their fuel cells as needed. The competitors will sleep overnight in their pods, often attacked by wild animals or even other racers. Because of the style of the race, pods have evolved accordingly. You have the racers who opt for small super energy efficient pods who can bypass a few recharge stations in a hope to gain time at the risk of the high winds and you have the juggernauts who can brave the storms and carry extra fuel cells on board.

In this environment was born the Desert Nomad. Built to survive the elements, the Desert Nomad has a fully covered cockpit, two large proteen nutrient tanks with enough fluid to sustain a pilot for a month without him getting out of the seat, 2 Ultra Capture Solar panels with automated positioning for best energy generation. It has redundant sensors located at the tip of the engines for long range scanning to best plot the routes, as well as 2 Nova Elite Lights to allow running in the darkest nights. The masterpiece of the design, which has made the Desert Nomad the ruler of the Great Race is the twin folding sails which can be deployed to allow the craft to swiftly cover distance, while using minimal power to hover the craft. This allows the Desert Nomad to keep moving while recharging and avoid the refuel stations others depend on.


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The metal tripods are obviously stands and not part of the pod.

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/36936328@N02/sets/72157616201212168/
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Re: [CONTEST] 2009 Podracer Challenge!

Postby pur3 0wn1ng9 » Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:30 am

[Disqualified]

The Virulent Venom!
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Thank you Galagoo for the name


Comments and stuff are here
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The Gallery
http://www.flickr.com/photos/36036679@N ... 082131951/

Thanks for the awesome contest! My building skills a definitely improved thanks to this contest.
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Re: [CONTEST] 2009 Podracer Challenge!

Postby Galagoo » Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:48 pm

You're welcome. :)

Here's my crappy entry, done just for fun:
Tundratar

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Re: [CONTEST] 2009 Podracer Challenge!

Postby NewRight » Wed Apr 01, 2009 5:52 pm

The Ogel Racer
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MOCPages

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A group of men dedicated to Ogel and his fortress of the ice were blasted into a galaxy far... far... away...
The result is a new podracer sporting the fabulous color scheme and hidden ice saws used by Ogel himself.
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Re: [CONTEST] 2009 Podracer Challenge!

Postby Robo-Knight » Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:44 pm

[Disqualified]

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Tada! My entry for the 2009 Pod Racer Challange on FBTB.net! :) Introducing, Rocky the Rock Pod! Driven by everyones favorite Rock Monster, Sulfurix!
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Re: [CONTEST] 2009 Podracer Challenge!

Postby a red shirt » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:00 pm

Well, this is my entry. The pod has a "Chop Shop" theme (meaning a place that uses stolen car parts to build other things / sell). Hence it is made from tires, a stolen dirt bike, and driven by the feared Montyhugh, wearing only his holster, sleeve-less shirt, and pants (thank heavens). I encourage you to go through the gallery, as it has some functions to it that are not so obvious (it has a working gear system in one engine). Not bad for a few days work, figures I'd leave it with exactly one hour left to enter.

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Re: [CONTEST] 2009 Podracer Challenge!

Postby Bored Robot » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:57 pm

Some really good work here.

This is my last minute entry: Darth Vader's Podracer Advanced.

It seems Anakin can't get racing out of his blood, much to the annoyance of Palpatine. :lol:

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I will add more pics to my Flickr account shortly.
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Re: [CONTEST] 2009 Podracer Challenge!

Postby Solo » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:59 pm

OK! The first round of polling is up!

www.fbtb.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t= 969
www.fbtb.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t= 970
www.fbtb.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t= 971
www.fbtb.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t= 972
www.fbtb.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t= 973

Grouped in 11s/12s, semi-randomly (alphabetically by builder name for the most part)... you get three votes per set, and the top 6 from each poll go onto the final round!

You'll notice that the Disqualified entries have been included as well, because after discussing it further they all still meet the build requirements - just not the flickr system - so they should be allowed to race too.

There is one other note - Waldo's pod has been officially disqualified. The reason? It's not done! How are you going to race half a pod? Come on man... you owe us a completed imperial racer (whenever you get around to it).
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