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Condor Light Hauler
The Interplanetary Shipping Conglomerate's LH-C1 Condor Light Hauler is a single pilot freighter designed to be inexpensive, reliable, and easy to repair. Although capable of FTL speeds, the Condor's relatively small payload makes it impracticable for interstellar trade routes. Instead, it is primarily utilized for intra-system distribution and resupply of space-based facilities, stations, and outposts.
About this creation
This was inspired largely by the TS cargo ships from the game X3: Reunion, especially the Split Caiman. It was not intended to BE a Caiman (was originally going to be a Demeter), only to share the general asthetic of the X3 cargo ships, but the final design is rather close to a Caiman. I know MOCpages is going to destroy the image quality, so please visit my Brickshelf gallery or my Flickr page for much bigger pics.

Main engines, backup engines, rear sensors. The engine design started out as a fighter engine probably 8 months ago, then became a mech forearm when I got bored of that, then became engines here when I failed to finish the mech.

Forward sensors, main communications array, retro thrusters

Here are a few shots without the payload

The containers aren't huge inside, but they can be detached and openned.

A shot with the cockpit hatch open, and another showing the cockpit and control panel. My original concept was to have a bridge large enough for three figs mounted on the front of the ship, and a large sensor array where the cockpit currently is, but as the model took shape, I felt placing it where it currently is would reinforce the bird's head look of the ship.

This thing is about 80 studs long, about 15 wide, about 32 tall at the cockpit, and nearly 4750 pieces, which makes it significantly bigger than my Tsai bomber. I'm uploading renders because I simply do not have the parts or money to build this right now, as much as I want to. And I really want to. I went to great pains to make sure this was buildable and sturdy, and I'm rather proud of how it came out so, again, please visit my Brickshelf gallery or my Flickr page for better pictures.

MLCAD file is included, but I didn't take the time to make usable instructions since I'm not building it anytime soon.

Building instructions
Download building instructions (LDRAW format)


 I like it 
  May 19, 2010
Great transport, the container holding system looks interesting. The birds head look turned out nicely! Must be lots of fun to build, when you have enough money!!
 I like it 
  April 22, 2010
Looks good, and looks like a lot of work ;-)
 I like it 
  April 18, 2010
Wow, that's awesome!
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