Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:24 pm

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The All Terrain Vehicle could have options.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:19 am

How Would Guns Work In Space?

As a follow up to my Science of Infinite Warfare video I address the scientific and engineering problems posed by firearms in space. Regular guns will fire in space, but they're likely to be less reliable unless built with vacuum operation in mind.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7qqHDViFko


Instantaneous welding and lubrication evaporation; something to think about when using unprepped firearms in space.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:54 am

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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:54 pm

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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:27 pm

Are Electric Planes Possible?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNvzZfsC13o


Batteries are heavier than air, or at least lift.

Why would Travellers be interested in other air transport than air/rafts? Because they're going to be far more cheaper, especially if they didn't bring along one of their own.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby AndrewW » Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:20 pm

Condottiere wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:27 pm
Why would Travellers be interested in other air transport than air/rafts? Because they're going to be far more cheaper, especially if they didn't bring along one of their own.
Not to mention could be based on what is available at the TL level. Or perhaps the atmosphere of the planet is toxic and they don't have a sealed air/raft so need to use something more specialized.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:40 pm

Even at higher technological levels, I think that economics may continue to drive this.

I'm going to bet that bicycles will still be used.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Rikki Tikki Traveller » Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:06 pm

Condottiere wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:24 pm
How NASA Reinvented The Wheel - Shape Memory Alloys

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lv6Vs12jLc


The All Terrain Vehicle could have options.
One of my good friends from College got his PhD doing some of the initial research into this stuff for aerospace applications! :) Think Ailerons and Speed Breaks without moving parts... I figure that is pretty standard on a Traveller ship. It doesn't change the shape of the ship, but provides very reliable aerodynamic surfaces - especially useful when they don't get used that often, such as on a starship
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:18 pm

Self-sealing would be the obvious application.

An advanced variant would be pop up aerofins and increased streamlining, as the hull heats up as it hits an atmosphere.

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