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by F33D
Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:34 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Soviet space shuttle programme
Replies: 22
Views: 2623

Re: Soviet space shuttle programme

Buran was bizzare. When the Russians heard about the American shuttle and it's capabilities they were utterly shocked. They tried and tried, but couldn't figure out why the shuttle was designed the way it was. Sounds like what the USAF community was saying at the same time. :lol: Also, it was a kno...
by F33D
Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:34 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How grav drives may work.
Replies: 40
Views: 3833

Re: How grav drives may work.

Tom Kalbfus wrote: Why, do you want to build one in real life? ...
No. Based on how we know gravity works, how would your anti-gravity work? Either you have decided or, you haven't. Simple.
by F33D
Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:31 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [House Rule] Life support
Replies: 75
Views: 7458

Re: [House Rule] Life support

Technology can help mitigate the problems, but they won't solve the problems completely. Then explain EXACTLY which problem it wouldn't solve... The problems are very simple so, you should be able to answer this question if you have any idea of what you speak. For instance. We almost have 100% clea...
by F33D
Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:30 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [House Rule] Life support
Replies: 75
Views: 7458

Re: [House Rule] Life support

Ishmael wrote:I had the idea that a ship's LS might scale in a way similar to Kleiber's Law.
No. This isn't a biological construct.
by F33D
Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:04 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How grav drives may work.
Replies: 40
Views: 3833

Re: How grav drives may work.

Gravity attracts all objects proportional to their mass and inversely proportional to the square of their distance from the center of the attracting mass. Yes, yes. We all know this basic data. That doesn't answer the question. If we have antigravity I'll assume that it pushes proportional to the p...
by F33D
Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:02 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How grav drives may work.
Replies: 40
Views: 3833

Re: How grav drives may work.

To me, this is extremely poor role playing. That's because you are an extremely poor RPer. ;) Seriously though, you just constructed a Strawman. In the Trav era, knowing basically how a grav driver operates would be like a current day person knowing how an internal combustion engine works, basicall...
by F33D
Sun Jun 14, 2015 3:55 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [House Rule] Life support
Replies: 75
Views: 7458

Re: [House Rule] Life support

it is called standardization ... ship builders needed a standard so various parts could be sub-contracted out so each stateroom can do LS for 2 people is the standard each part of the ship also has some LS parts in it to help out But you use the 2 people per stateroom as your guiding factor Not rea...
by F33D
Sun Jun 14, 2015 2:39 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [House Rule] Life support
Replies: 75
Views: 7458

Re: [House Rule] Life support

why illogical considering that it has been true of closed-cycle ( subs and spaceships) conditions up to the present? Because the the TL 12 Scout ship is WORSE than out TL 7 subs AND, after 5 TL's it hasn't improved? I could eradicate most problems using the power from a fusion PP alone. It is compl...
by F33D
Sun Jun 14, 2015 1:35 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [House Rule] Life support
Replies: 75
Views: 7458

Re: [House Rule] Life support

OTU example for a stinky spaceship.... "The major fault of the type S scout/courier is its air system. Although of respectable quality for life support Yes, this example was always funny, if not completely illogical. (along with Cr2,000/month L.S. cost for uninhabited cabins) Great comedy fluff. Ma...
by F33D
Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:56 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How grav drives may work.
Replies: 40
Views: 3833

Re: How grav drives may work.

ShawnDriscoll wrote: Anyone that says he knows how gravity works is lying to himself.
I feel embarrassed for you. :(
by F33D
Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:53 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [House Rule] Life support
Replies: 75
Views: 7458

Re: [House Rule] Life support

ore than once we scrubbed for days, trying to pull out every gear and fittings we could. the result was a slightly less than nausea inducing stench when we opened the engine room after a day of cooking it in the hot sun.... Cleaning solvents have yet to be invented that can deal with a combination ...
by F33D
Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:40 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How grav drives may work.
Replies: 40
Views: 3833

Re: How grav drives may work.

Tom Kalbfus wrote:Lets take what we know about gravity and build a drive with that. ...
Other than the force equations, how does the drive you are talking about utilize gravity (space curvature)?
by F33D
Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How grav drives may work.
Replies: 40
Views: 3833

Re: How grav drives may work.

My other rule is to only play with uneducated thickos with no imagination. :lol: I do it for RP purposes. It allows a player to try to create good ideas of how to do stuff without me just shrugging my shoulders and telling the player to just "roll a die vs. attribute " to see if they succeed in scr...
by F33D
Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How grav drives may work.
Replies: 40
Views: 3833

Re: How grav drives may work.

When I was spending some time working n a game word and its technlogy, I had to do some brain work to come up with a method of creating anti-grav without tossing physics out completely. My version was a device that could slow or speed up the vibrations of quantum strands causing space to expand or ...
by F33D
Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How grav drives may work.
Replies: 40
Views: 3833

Re: How grav drives may work.

Condottiere's thread on ship design and his proposal for a tractor beam got me thinking about how to do it so it complies with what we definitely know about gravity. I just wave my hand and that explains everything. Yes, that works until you get very educated & creative players. Then it doesn't wor...
by F33D
Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [House Rule] Life support
Replies: 75
Views: 7458

Re: [House Rule] Life support

one of the biggest problems with the funkiness of a ship is the fact that people sweat and shed skin. From experience even on small workboats ( 90ft ) you get a layer of crud anywhere you cant get to and scrub. Yep. That's why cleaning in a vacuum and grav manipulation handles it. Rip out the beds ...
by F33D
Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [House Rule] Life support
Replies: 75
Views: 7458

Re: [House Rule] Life support

Condottiere wrote:I wonder if you can launder the atmosphere in the fuel tanks.
It's easier to just destroy the organic molecules (source of the odor) with heat from the fusion power plant...
by F33D
Sat Jun 13, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How grav drives may work.
Replies: 40
Views: 3833

How grav drives may work.

Condottiere's thread on ship design and his proposal for a tractor beam got me thinking about how to do it so it complies with what we definitely know about gravity. While I thought that one would need to create a grav well behind an object to "push" it (as there are no "gravitons" or their opposite...
by F33D
Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Colonization in Traveller
Replies: 55
Views: 4003

Re: Colonization in Traveller

What this means is that yes it's likely on earth-like planets that tall, wide-stemmed plant like organisms with broad branches and sun-catching leaf or frond-like features will exist, but whether they look more like deciduous trees, conifers, palms, fern trees or bamboo or none of the above in part...
by F33D
Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [House Rule] Life support
Replies: 75
Views: 7458

Re: [House Rule] Life support

http://bubbleheads.blogspot.com/2010/06/new-scrubber-design.html A big issue with closed environments is smell. Yes, that's because they don't super heat the returning air after dehumidifying it and sending to CO2 cracking like this system does. If you attach the L.S. to each stateroom you get that...