Modeling the Mars Helicopter

Let’s hang out and model the Mars Helicopter live in SketchUp!

2021-02-24T19:00:00Z

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The Ingenuity helicopter is very different from that drawing. Here is a photograph of Ingenuity:

Edited to add a link to the Wikipedia page on Ingenuity.
And a link to a 3D model provided by NASA (I haven’t looked at the downloadable file itself, but the preview on the web page looks good).

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Are you going to model the rotors with native tools I wonder :slight_smile:

Thanks guys! These are the images that I plan on using today. Hope to see you all soon!

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Hi Tom, hi folks.

I deleted my post since the images I found were outdated. The one you show is correct.

I hope to be present for part of this afternoon presentation.

Hi Jean!

It’s funny because I started with the same reference images that you shared before finding the ones above!

here a nice video about it:

3d REFERENCE MODEL:

size:

Here is an image (your image) zoomed right in.

. . . also, couldn’t resist! (It was on my Facebook).

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the dimensions

Proof Martians like potatoes

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Close up of the leg “joint”.

Screenshot 2021-02-24 195945 , , and here’s the foot!

Zoomed in rotor blade.

And the solar panels…

next week idea?

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