Polaris presented a replica of the original lunar roverJuly 22, 2019
As the authors of the project say, the car was assembled from parts from tricycles and military all-terrain vehicles. A replica of the lunar rover was made in honor of the 50th anniversary of the landing of a man on the moon.
Exactly 50 years ago, a lunar rover Lunar Roving Vehicle or LRV was made. The machine was created in the framework of the Apollo space program of 1971-1972. Now, the guys from the company Polaris decided to make a replica of this lunar rover. It is reported that the car is assembled with the use of parts and assemblies of some buggies (a small, lightweight, high-traffic vehicle for off-road driving), as well as all-terrain vehicles and tricycles. According to the creators of the project, the replica of the all-terrain vehicle is fully functional.
It is reported that the car was manufactured with the participation of employees of the rocket and space center in the state of Alabama (USA). The chassis from the RZR buggy is used as the base. Lighting was borrowed from the Indian motorcycles.
Electronic brakes from tactical military all-terrain vehicles were used in the near-present lunar rover.
In the manufacture of some parts were used casting molds of the original Lunar Roving Vehicle 50 years ago. Well, the wings and a couple of other parts were made of fiberglass. The car received four-wheel drive, as well as a fully electric power unit, the technical characteristics of which, unfortunately, were not disclosed. The only thing Polaris employees allowed themselves to tell is that the resulting car is faster than the original.
It is worth noting that the development of the original lunar rover was the responsibility of the Delco company, which is owned by the American concern General Motors. Lunar Roving Vehicle used to move four electric motors, the total power of which was … one horsepower. Cruising was 92 km.
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