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by DFW
Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Apollo 11 & Buzz Aldrin interview UFO filmed by crew
Replies: 24
Views: 2003

Re: Apollo 11 & Buzz Aldrin interview UFO filmed by crew

Stainless wrote:Errmmmm,
Watch the 1st clip again. They had just done a burn. (increasing their velocity).

A quick test. After a burn, do objects you have separated from obtain the same velocity as the craft that just "burned"?

This is an easy one...
by DFW
Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Apollo 11 & Buzz Aldrin interview UFO filmed by crew
Replies: 24
Views: 2003

Re: Apollo 11 & Buzz Aldrin interview UFO filmed by crew

Interesting. I counter with: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7RUwbqrO08&feature=related In which Buzz Aldrin explains the oddly shaped object as one of the four shroud panels that protected the LEM during ascent. Unfortunately, this report was LONG before the separation of the lunar & command modul...
by DFW
Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: IR Chameleon
Replies: 7
Views: 943

Re: IR Chameleon

I don't think the AA tank or SAM would mind being hit by a Sidewinder, Not the point. The point is that NO IR weapon targeting system uses that part of the IR band to target. So, it is useless for hiding from weapon attacks that relies on IR detection. This is the same part of the band that your TV...
by DFW
Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: IR Chameleon
Replies: 7
Views: 943

Re: IR Chameleon

locarno24 wrote:Not impossible -
Not at all. The IR band that a Sidewinder missile uses (just one example) is not effected by the system shown.
by DFW
Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Apollo 11 & Buzz Aldrin interview UFO filmed by crew
Replies: 24
Views: 2003

Apollo 11 & Buzz Aldrin interview UFO filmed by crew

This video shot by the astronauts has a very interesting shaped craft. Might design a ship based on it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlkV1ybBnHI My father-in-law (O6 USAF) who worked on all the Apollo projects 1st told me of this one years ago but I hadn't seen the film until recently. N.B. Far tr...
by DFW
Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Turrets. particularly pictues of - a request.
Replies: 68
Views: 4513

Re: Turrets. particularly pictues of - a request.

Computers running the correct software allow a single gunner to control the fire of multiple turrets or to gain a bonus on the fire of one turret. All turrets are therefore capable of remote control regardless of having a man in the bubble, under the bubble or sitting in a fire control closet next ...
by DFW
Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:15 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Interesting interview with astronaut Gordon Cooper...
Replies: 20
Views: 1457

Re: Interesting interview with astronaut Gordon Cooper...

I had come back to apologize if I came off as short above, maybe give it another shot, ... Honestly, because it showed you didn't read what I posted or you wouldn't have asked it. I read it. I just couldn't make sense of the emotions when viewed in the context of the video I posted. Some people rea...
by DFW
Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:46 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Interesting interview with astronaut Gordon Cooper...
Replies: 20
Views: 1457

Re: Interesting interview with astronaut Gordon Cooper...

far-trader wrote:A little truth in advertising by yourself and I wouldn't have bothered. I'm out of this...
What ARE you going on about?

Why won't you answer a simple q?

Weird.
by DFW
Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Interesting interview with astronaut Gordon Cooper...
Replies: 20
Views: 1457

Re: Interesting interview with astronaut Gordon Cooper...

far-trader wrote:The exaggerations, the outright lies and fabrications, ...
So, this has to do with what Cooper saw and reported how???
by DFW
Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Interesting interview with astronaut Gordon Cooper...
Replies: 20
Views: 1457

Re: Interesting interview with astronaut Gordon Cooper...

far-trader wrote::|

I guess one has to be a pilot to appreciate Gordie. :wink:
by DFW
Thu Sep 08, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Animal Encounters - whats in it?
Replies: 5
Views: 726

Re: Animal Encounters - whats in it?

hdan wrote: Although, inexplicably, these write-ups don't include the SIZE or MOVEMENT SPEED of the animal. Sigh.
No size for the animals OR movement abilities? Umm, any word whether or not this will get fixed?
by DFW
Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Turrets. particularly pictues of - a request.
Replies: 68
Views: 4513

Re: Turrets. particularly pictues of - a request.

I've always taken it as the turret itself simply because otherwise the implication is that the turret itself has no volume or is additional volume not counted towards the ship tonnage, neither of which strikes me as the intent or realistic in the design rules. Same here. I use the "socket" design a...
by DFW
Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Turrets. particularly pictues of - a request.
Replies: 68
Views: 4513

Re: Turrets. particularly pictues of - a request.

gendo666 wrote:That's your prerogative, but I think I have pretty clearly found enough evidence that the guns are normally manned in the turrets.
Nope, for non-capital ships read the MGT MRB
by DFW
Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ships computer rating question
Replies: 11
Views: 1169

Re: Ships computer rating question

Yeah, having left over "slots" to help defend yourself while jumping is very important! But it is a complete waste of money to add "bis" to a computer that already has a higher rating than your highest jump. So, a model 5 computer should be more than enough with a jump 3 ship. It will give you some...
by DFW
Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ships computer rating question
Replies: 11
Views: 1169

Re: Ships computer rating question

Jak Nazryth wrote:Does not the jump sequence take the entire round? 6 minutes?
Making a Jump: Intelligence, 10–60 minutes, Routine (+2).
by DFW
Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ships computer rating question
Replies: 11
Views: 1169

Re: Ships computer rating question

BFalcon wrote:DFW: ah ok... I thought it was run for the astrogation part too... np
It could have been but, the rules mention astrogation program by name. I imagine that the Jump s/w is more CPU intensive as it deals with real-time info processing whereas astro s/w can plot a course ahead of time so doesn't.
by DFW
Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:17 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Freelance Traveller] Issue 021 Available for Download
Replies: 6
Views: 733

Re: [Freelance Traveller] Issue 021 Available for Download

GypsyComet wrote:And Issue 20 is nowhere to be found.
Yep, used google site search for pdf files and, the link it found for August (issue 20) is invalid.
by DFW
Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ships computer rating question
Replies: 11
Views: 1169

Re: Ships computer rating question

BFalcon wrote:Locarno: One exception - possibly using auto-gunnery controls while plotting a jump course? That's the only thing I can think of...
That's astrogation pgm (doesn't take any CPU "slots"). Jump control s/w only runs when you engage the jump drive.
by DFW
Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:16 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: IR Chameleon
Replies: 7
Views: 943

Re: IR Chameleon

It is pretty cool. Unfortunately it only works in the near IR band in non-cold environments. But it is pretty cool.