Smallest Grav Module

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ChalkLine
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Smallest Grav Module

Postby ChalkLine » Thu May 23, 2019 11:50 am

What's the smallest grav module you can buy?
phavoc
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Re: Smallest Grav Module

Postby phavoc » Thu May 23, 2019 12:19 pm

The personal grav belt.
ChalkLine
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Re: Smallest Grav Module

Postby ChalkLine » Thu May 23, 2019 1:21 pm

So you can't, for instance, have a bot smaller than that with a grav module?
phavoc
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Re: Smallest Grav Module

Postby phavoc » Thu May 23, 2019 7:48 pm

No, you can, or at least there are smaller robots and such that are grav-enabled. I don't know specifically how small the smallest generator can be. I would suspect there is a lower limit on how small it can be vs. how much power is needed to maintain a field to lift X amount of mass.
Reynard
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Re: Smallest Grav Module

Postby Reynard » Thu May 23, 2019 8:08 pm

At some point the power source might become larger than the ability of the module to lift and the module could have components with a limit on miniaturization for the tech level.
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Re: Smallest Grav Module

Postby Moppy » Thu May 23, 2019 8:21 pm

i wanted a small grav for a hobby project, to put some bounce into ro-bunny. however it ate a byte of ice-borg lettuce and the project had to be destroyed.
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Re: Smallest Grav Module

Postby Reynard » Thu May 23, 2019 9:26 pm

Checking Book 8: Robots, the smallest robot grav module is a Light at 3 liters and 1.5 Kg.

MegaTraveller Robots expands on their craft design system. The smallest Low Power L-grav suspension has a minimum volume of 0.0003Kl (3 liters).

Mongoose Book 9: Robots has the internal anti-grav system taking up 6 slots out of a rob'ots allotment.

T5 robot design can create Strangeform robots (function determines form) by designing them using vehicle design and adding a brain. These can use High Powered Lifter technology and are usually large.
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Re: Smallest Grav Module

Postby Condottiere » Fri May 24, 2019 8:33 am

Might have to consult Fire Fusion Steel or the new Tee Five.

I very much suspect that economies of scale is in play, with the vehicle module being the standard thresh hold.

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