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Postby bledsoe3 » Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:50 am

hoggtyed wrote:Its one of the boat trailers I would just about kill to own one.

There's been one of the originals on the Portland craigslist for $2,500.
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Postby Laredo » Sun Jun 03, 2007 3:17 pm

MK, do you have a concept drawing for the back (hatch) end of that design?

Or an idea on dimensions?

I'm thinking it'd make a really nice 6x10... gives you a queen bed with the foot of the bed even with the doors, and a nice little forward locker (assuming you're tapering the nose forward a bit, say from the 6' width to a 4' frontal width over about a 12'' depth...

Lets you set up some, ah, conveniences, inside. Take a look at Mike Schneider's variant on the Weekend Warrior for the inside layout, and give some thought to it...

Put the doors underneath part of that outback overhead overhang, so they blend into the midpart of the pod just about centered on the axle, and make your rear hatch one straight piece like a Weekender, coming halfway down and letting your lower hatch surface be a Dutch door, and you can run them straight down and not worry about hitting the wheel/wheelwell.

If you flatten the top of the back third of the cargo pods, you'll have side tables built right in, and if you use PVC for the part of the pods over the doors, you'll have instant fenders. You could cap the backs and have storage forward of the doors, or just a handy shoe shelf.

I might want to leave a 3'' or 4'' overhang from the roof at the back gate to help keep water off the hatch hinge, and I'd probably want swing-down, jointed aluminum poles (was it Bledsoe 3 who did that on his hatch rebuild a while back, with the clevis pin connectors?) to latch the open hatch to fittings in the ends of the pods (and yeah, if the pods stick out past the doors below and above, that gives you a place to latch your opened lower hatch doors and cheats in a little more shelf space if you need to).
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Postby bensgreentrain » Tue Sep 11, 2007 5:50 pm

I'm a star trek fan and yes I do recall the b&w Flash gordon. GREAT design but you should not have let the secret out cause now any one can build one of these,in fact I think I'll just head over to the local hobby shop and get a plastic kit for detail reference.Benny
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Postby moreforles » Fri Nov 28, 2008 10:15 pm

stepping back in time to reply to this one, but I'm new to site, and in the last week or so, started contemplating doing NX-01 shuttlepod camper....

just wondering if this one ever got out of the planning stage, if there are any photos or a finished camper to look at....

Thanks, Les

They say your supposed to learn something new everyday.... doing this build might put me a couple years ahead of schedule.

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Postby tinksdad » Fri Nov 28, 2008 11:46 pm

moreforles wrote:stepping back in time to reply to this one, but I'm new to site, and in the last week or so, started contemplating doing NX-01 shuttlepod camper....

just wondering if this one ever got out of the planning stage, if there are any photos or a finished camper to look at....

Thanks, Les

They say your supposed to learn something new everyday.... doing this build might put me a couple years ahead of schedule.



It's funny that you should bring this thread up at this time. I was just sitting down at the 'puter thinking about fooling around with a Sketchup design to build the very same..... not that I was actually thinking about building it though. Just an exercise to see if it could be done! I had forgotten all about this thread.
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Postby Russ in California » Sat Nov 29, 2008 1:53 am

Oh baby, 'giddy-up'. :D

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Postby RepairmanJack » Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:16 am

I'm new here and while cruising around I came across this. And I know this is an older thread but I just have to know......is there any progress on this beyond design stage? Is it actually being built? By anyone?
I love this design, it is so cool ( yeah, I'm a Trekkie nerd too!! ). This almost makes me want to try a Romulan "Scorpion" class fighter for my first build!!!!! No wait....a tear based on a Tri-corder, or maybe the shape of a Klingon disrupter, Oh man, here I go sketching again just when I thought I had my design down. :x LOL
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Re: Any STAR TREK fans on the board?

Postby PcHistorian » Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:20 am

pontoon for boating and I like the delta flier idea. with replicators you wouldn't even need to cook.
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Re: Any STAR TREK fans on the board?

Postby Forrest747 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:34 pm

I do enjoy star trek for sure. If I were to do a trailer like that I would have to go with the runabout style of shuttle craft. The Rio Grande or likewise.

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Re: Any STAR TREK fans on the board?

Postby TJinPgh » Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:33 pm

I think the original concept for the runabout would be more teardrop friendly than what ultimately made it to the screen.

That said, I'm thinking the Delta Flyer, myself.
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New class of tiny travel trailer, the Trek-Drop.

Postby PcHistorian » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:30 pm

New class of tiny travel trailer, the Trek-Drop.

I really like the delta flyer for aerodynamics, but I have to think "Internal volume." Other wise you are going to be sleeping in a coffin or a bicycle trailer. (which the bicycle trailer idea.... hmmm... or motorcycle.
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Rio Grande / Danube class.
Is nice but I'm not sure how water stable it might be.
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Now the original Star Trek, Galileo, there you go.
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Re: Any STAR TREK fans on the board?

Postby mikeschn » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:35 pm

I think that would fit nicely on a HF trailer...

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Re: Any STAR TREK fans on the board?

Postby asianflava » Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:09 pm

It's all about the Tachyon.
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Re: Any STAR TREK fans on the board?

Postby TJinPgh » Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:13 am

The Next Gen and the Galileo have probably the most TD adaptable shapes. Although, they might look more like a TD if you turned them around, with the slants in back.
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Re: Any STAR TREK fans on the board?

Postby TJinPgh » Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:24 am

Of course, there's always the Travel Pod from TMP

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And The Shuttle Pod Type 15

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