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by Condottiere
Sun May 27, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2466
Views: 129370

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Hulls, Configuration, and Bottom Out Point

How to Solve the Housing Crisis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6XlcarjqAw


Might explain why there are so many Adventure Class sized ships.
by Condottiere
Sun May 27, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2466
Views: 129370

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

I watched the prequel with the Epstein Drive and female pilot.
by Condottiere
Sun May 27, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 677
Views: 49019

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Confederation Navy: Organization In Solomani terms, the Grand Fleet is the massed naval might of the Confederation under one command, for the express purpose of forcing a decisive engagement with the strategic goal of achieving naval supremacy, at least in the mid term. The Combined Fleet would be ...
by Condottiere
Fri May 25, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2466
Views: 129370

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xbe74S4Noag

Couldn't find an image of sudden stop.
by Condottiere
Fri May 25, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 677
Views: 49019

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Confederation Navy: Organization I'm going to take a stab at this. Squadrons are administrative formations, smaller vesselled ones tend to be broken up and assigned independent missions and/or attached to larger vesselled units. Task Forces are operational formations, principally built around a Fle...
by Condottiere
Fri May 25, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solar Panels for refining fuel
Replies: 14
Views: 197

Re: Solar Panels for refining fuel

Spaceships: Sweat of the Sun, Tears of the Moon and Solar Panelling Taking this a step further, the expectation seems to be that he vessel can sustain, even if only temporarily, one gee constant acceleration. That means the power requirement increases by fifty percent, which means a half tonne of s...
by Condottiere
Fri May 25, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solar Panels for refining fuel
Replies: 14
Views: 197

Re: Solar Panels for refining fuel

Spaceships: Engineering, Sunbathing and It's Not Easy Being Green https://sunbeamwhdh.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/3398563_g.jpg?w=639 If the panels are fitted to a ship without a power plant, then assume the (non–existent) power plant is sized to the ship’s basic systems and a Thrust one manoeuvre ...
by Condottiere
Fri May 25, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Why is there a Jump Fuel requirement?
Replies: 34
Views: 747

Re: Why is there a Jump Fuel requirement?

I'd allow the lanthanum grid to arrive at the destination faster.
by Condottiere
Fri May 25, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Travel times surface to orbit?
Replies: 11
Views: 350

Re: Travel times surface to orbit?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3QfbtrfBjA

“Stratolaunch” is a 500,000-pound beast with twin fuselages and a wingspan of 385 feet- and it just made another huge step in the space industry!
by Condottiere
Fri May 25, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Non-lethal weapons
Replies: 14
Views: 425

Re: Non-lethal weapons

Glue gun, lethal if it hits both mouth and nose.

Bean bags from shotguns.

Though presumably you could load up a mini net in a shotgun shell.
by Condottiere
Fri May 25, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Questions about playing while Visually Impaired
Replies: 21
Views: 272

Re: Questions about playing while Visually Impaired

Maps with a tactile feel, supposedly the next development for smart phones and/or tablets.

While you still have vision, mental visualization and/or carrying out of tasks while you still can compare both.
by Condottiere
Fri May 25, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Adding luck
Replies: 4
Views: 83

Re: Adding luck

You throw three plus dice.

Any result with two ones is a failure, any result with two sixes is a success.
by Condottiere
Mon May 21, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solar Panels for refining fuel
Replies: 14
Views: 197

Re: Solar Panels for refining fuel

Which begs the question, why the provision for one gee thrust?
by Condottiere
Mon May 21, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2466
Views: 129370

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

It's kinda pointless throwing money down a blackhole, unless you know it will get results at the end.

On the other hand, steady investment in more powerful rockets and propulsion, would reduce the size of the rockets in percentage terms.
by Condottiere
Mon May 21, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2466
Views: 129370

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Why Single Stage to Orbit rockets SUCK. The wacky history and future maybes of SSTOs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sfc2Jg1gkKA Rockets are HUGE, complicated and expensive. As a matter of fact, the rocket that took humans to the moon, the Saturn 5, was 111 meters or 363 feet tall, and had more sep...
by Condottiere
Mon May 21, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 677
Views: 49019

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Confederation Navy: First Fleet Squadron

Image
by Condottiere
Mon May 21, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 677
Views: 49019

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Planetary Assaults & Invasions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwzATXm9Oso We continue our look at Space Warfare by examining the notion of assaulting and invading planets. Often seen in fiction as vulnerable locations at the mercy of space-based weapons and fleets, we will see that they are far mo...
by Condottiere
Mon May 21, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Why is there a Jump Fuel requirement?
Replies: 34
Views: 747

Re: Why is there a Jump Fuel requirement?

It's a magic bubble.

But to be fair, what happened to all that hydrogen when you used a lanthanum grid?
by Condottiere
Mon May 21, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Questions on starship hull points
Replies: 16
Views: 342

Re: Questions on starship hull points

Unlike organic beings, spaceships don't regenerate naturally, and even technological level ten hulls' self sealing should fail after some point.

You probably have to patch up a critically compromised hull before you attempt an atmospheric landing.
by Condottiere
Mon May 21, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Sensors Vs Superior Stealth
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Sensors Vs Superior Stealth

The real difference should be the operator or the readiness status of the bridge.

Between routine operations and looking for an anomaly.