Thursday, June 29, 2017

Spacex Second Stage Reusability Concept

     Something different this time around: a concept for Spacex' upper stage. The idea was to integrate all elements of the second stage into a single structure that can return to earth.
     To make the vehicle compact, Merlin engine was replaced with twelve SuperDraco engines that are placed on the side of the rocket, similar to their position on Dragon crew capsule. This configuration provides the vehicle with enough power to reach the orbit. Fairings are part of the vehicle now, although the top part can be switched to acommodate Dragon capsule. To save on weight there are no landing legs, a precision landing on a special platform that can safely catch the vehicle is used instead.

Dragon Crew capsule on the left with cargo configoration of the Falcon 9 rocket next to it. The third Falcon 9 carries the redesigned upper stage in cargo config and crew version on the far right.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Tesla Steering Wheel Design


     I've never quite liked the Tesla interior design. It looks like something from the fifties with an iPad glued on top. I thought they would improve the interior styling on the new vehicles, but with all the recent observations of the upcoming model 3, that doesn't seem to be the case. I guess the frustration with Tesla's choices draw me to make my own take on some of the interior elements - the steering wheel in particular.
     The design is nothing special with no autonomy or any other features in mind. It is just the current design language in the automobile industry applied to Tesla. I made two versions for different preferences. Performance and Elegance.
  

Elegance



Performance







Thursday, April 13, 2017

Tesla Semi



This is a very conceptual look at an all electric Tesla semi truck. Just something for fun...





Friday, October 28, 2016

Tesla Truck Sketch

Hail, Elon!

The anticipation for the upcoming Tesla products is high.

A sketch of a potential Tesla Truck.