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by AnotherDilbert
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Primitive and Advanced Spacecraft.
Replies: 12
Views: 101

Re: Primitive and Advanced Spacecraft.

It was mentioned that the costs of more advanced drives is based on the original size of the drive. If this is the case then the spreadsheet numbers are incorrect. ... If drive cost is based on the final drive size then every every ship TL12 and above would carry an advanced drive with size reducti...
by AnotherDilbert
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Primitive and Advanced Spacecraft.
Replies: 12
Views: 101

Re: Primitive and Advanced Spacecraft.

Drive cost is based on current, actual size, not some calculated original size. See e.g. the jump drive of the Survey Scout, HG p140. I don’t get that. A 1000 dTon TL15 destroyer with 6G M-Drive and 8 weeks fuel with a very advanced drive can either reduce the size of its drive twice which gives a t...
by AnotherDilbert
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Primitive and Advanced Spacecraft.
Replies: 12
Views: 101

Re: Primitive and Advanced Spacecraft.

“Energy Efficient” is definitely overpowered - even if it can only be selected once it massively reduces the power plant size required. Power is cheap. You generally save more money with Reduced Size on the drives. Note that cost of drives are based on actual size. Reducing the size of a Jump Drive...
by AnotherDilbert
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Help
Replies: 20
Views: 177

Re: Ship Help

If we, as suggested, use a Subsidised Merchant base with the recovered drives, computer and sensors (and perhaps a few turrets) from a Patrol Frigate we get something like this: Using a 400 Dton streamlined hull, it has performance of jump-3 and 4 g acceleration. There is fuel tankage of 123 Dton, e...
by AnotherDilbert
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Help
Replies: 20
Views: 177

Re: Ship Help

You'd end up with something like this: Using a 200 Dton streamlined hull, it has performance of jump-3 and 3 g acceleration. There is fuel tankage of 61 Dton, enough for 4 weeks and 1 jump-3. The ship has a bridge. Adjacent to the bridge is a m/10/bis computer. The sensor suite include a civilian se...
by AnotherDilbert
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?
Replies: 183
Views: 4663

Re: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?

Old School wrote:
nats wrote: So have we established whether ships with 1G M-Drives could take off from a world with 1G of gravity at its surface? Do they use antigrav drives to get into orbit.
Yes, we established that. :D
We have established that some believe so, yes. Others disagree...
by AnotherDilbert
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?
Replies: 183
Views: 4663

Re: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?

I watched a YT video with the F-15 pilot that survived. Apparently his arms and legs were almost ripped off when he was ejected into the airstream. One arm and both legs were severely broken, despite the ejection seat.

Perhaps we can count survival as a marginal possibility, but better than nothing.
by AnotherDilbert
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?
Replies: 183
Views: 4663

Re: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?

Moppy wrote: Just imagine open frame at 0.99 mach :-)
A Vacc Suit might make it a little more survivable?

How do pilots survive ejecting at supersonic speeds?
by AnotherDilbert
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Future TLs, or different types of "impossible" in scifi
Replies: 19
Views: 440

Re: Future TLs, or different types of "impossible" in scifi

How many true scientific/technological/engineering paradigm shifting discoveries have there been in human history? That is entirely focussed on Physics. Let's not forget (from the top of my head): Biology: Agriculture Domestication of animals Yeast (bread, beer, wine) Genetics Chemistry (predicated...
by AnotherDilbert
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Future TLs, or different types of "impossible" in scifi
Replies: 19
Views: 440

Re: Future TLs, or different types of "impossible" in scifi

AndrewW wrote:
Moppy wrote:
  • Supersonic business jet is clearly possible, but utterly un-economical.
...
Maybe skip those and just go straight to sub orbital.
That would be utterly cool, but I suspect it would be even more uneconomical.
by AnotherDilbert
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?
Replies: 183
Views: 4663

Re: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?

Moppy wrote: What size is "smallest"?
Open Frame can be max 3 Spaces, so perhaps two people and a little (250 kg) cargo.
Image

Note that only Open Frame explicitly mentions computer-assisted controls.
by AnotherDilbert
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Psion question
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Re: Psion question

I think you have the rules correct. I believe the healing rules assume stats are reduced to 0 before the next stat is used, so having three damaged stats means two stats are zero, i.e. you are unconscious and severely hurt. If you only have a few points damage in each stat I would not consider Surge...
by AnotherDilbert
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?
Replies: 183
Views: 4663

Re: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?

Open topped is not defined in the system, it's a no cost choice for the designer. Open Frame The smallest Light Grav Vehicles can be built as an open frame with passengers effectively sitting on top or astride it. The g/bike is a good example of such a vehicle. They tend to be extremely fast but, wi...
by AnotherDilbert
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?
Replies: 183
Views: 4663

Re: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?

Vehicles using the Flyer (grav) skill employ anti-gravity technology rather than traditional methods of flight and so are unaffected by the Atmosphere and Size of worlds they travel on. That's from core rules, and means atmosphere or vacuum, the speed of a grav-vehicle is unchanging. Quite, but so ...
by AnotherDilbert
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?
Replies: 183
Views: 4663

Re: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?

Does Mongoose 2 antigrav produce "thrust" in the conventional sense? It moves a certain thing at a certain speed, but how? We don't know any details. I believe it's just thrust, because of earlier editions and it doesn't break physics. Is the maximum speed determined by power, or stability? No idea...
by AnotherDilbert
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Future TLs, or different types of "impossible" in scifi
Replies: 19
Views: 440

Re: Future TLs, or different types of "impossible" in scifi

Moppy wrote:
  • Supersonic business jet is clearly possible, but utterly un-economical.
This should perhaps be another category: We know how to do it, but it takes too much effort or energy. This does not mean that it's coming soon.
by AnotherDilbert
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?
Replies: 183
Views: 4663

Re: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?

phavoc wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:18 pm
Continue your lies if you wish, I no longer care.
by AnotherDilbert
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?
Replies: 183
Views: 4663

Re: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?

phavoc wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:42 pm
<Ad hominems and strawmen snipped>
Very well, polite engagement is impossible.

I will not waste my time on you.
by AnotherDilbert
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?
Replies: 183
Views: 4663

Re: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?

Amount of lift generated by a Type-R: Thank you, this is basically what I have asked for all along. To prove that it can't possibly fly, you have to show that it can't generate enough lift under any circumstances, even borderline improbable, not just a specific case with random parameters. So, I wi...
by AnotherDilbert
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?
Replies: 183
Views: 4663

Re: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?

Jeezus. And you complained about MY "wall of text"??????? Please, I'm not trying to be hostile, snarky (with occasional lapses, sorry), or disingenuous. I just don't know what you mean, EXACTLY. I don't understand you, EXACTLY. And you appear to not understand me. (Note I did not say anything about...