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Re: The Staplic Star Trek Universe

Postby Lt. Staplic » Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:02 pm

Mikey wrote:I know you did. I just meant aesthetically, it feels a bit weird.


I figured that's what you ment.


Reliant121 wrote:Hmm.....It looks a little...flat....I would have had either the nacelles angled upward or downward on the Zhordic, to mimick a Akira/Miranda or the NX. Just keeps more in the feel of SF.


ya, I thought about angling them up, but at the same time, with most of the other ships I've created hiding their nacelles begind the saucer for protection, I thought I'd draw it that way and see what kind of responce it got.

I think I'll change it so the nacelles are more above the saucer.
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Re: The Staplic Star Trek Universe

Postby Mikey » Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:06 pm

Actually, I like the idea of the low profile. Would the fronts of the nacelles be close enough to the saucer to interfere with the bussard collectors, though?
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Re: The Staplic Star Trek Universe

Postby Mark » Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:08 am

Hey, I had a thought...............MUST the bussard collectors be on the nacelles?
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Re: The Staplic Star Trek Universe

Postby Lt. Staplic » Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:25 am

I don't know enough about how far away the two have to be to work properly, so I can't answer that question Seafort.

Mark, idk about that either, though if I understand the function of the collecters, It doesn't sount like it. They could be anywhere, the nacelles are probably just the easiest and most logical place to put them In most cases.
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Re: The Staplic Star Trek Universe

Postby Graham Kennedy » Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:35 am

Lt. Staplic wrote:I don't know enough about how far away the two have to be to work properly, so I can't answer that question Seafort.

Mark, idk about that either, though if I understand the function of the collecters, It doesn't sount like it. They could be anywhere, the nacelles are probably just the easiest and most logical place to put them In most cases.


Given what they do, I'd expect the nacelles would be a bad place for the collectors. The fuel tanks are in the engineering hull, so surely that would be the best place to have the collectors - as it is you have to pipe whatever gas they suck in through the nacelle, down the strut and into the engineering hull. Lots of unnecessary pipework there.

Unless there is some sciency reason to have them there. Maybe the warp field is what channels the gas into the collectors, so they have to be on the front of the nacelle?
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Re: The Staplic Star Trek Universe

Postby Lt. Staplic » Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:52 am

I never thought about it that way...I always assumed that since they're on the front of EVERY nacelle that was the easiest place for them...but then again when has Starfleet ever done something logical?
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Re: The Staplic Star Trek Universe

Postby bob » Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:58 pm

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Re: The Staplic Star Trek Universe

Postby Mikey » Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:07 pm

I always figured they were at the front of the nacelles because they were in a decent place to actually be exposed to whatever they're collecting.
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Re: The Staplic Star Trek Universe

Postby Lt. Staplic » Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:54 pm

A better place would probably be at the center of the Deflector, you could use the deflector as a funnel then.
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Re: The Staplic Star Trek Universe

Postby Mikey » Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:51 pm

But there's already something where the deflector is - the deflector is there.
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Re: The Staplic Star Trek Universe

Postby Tsukiyumi » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:07 pm

You could put the collectors on either side of it, I suppose.
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Re: The Staplic Star Trek Universe

Postby Captain Seafort » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:10 pm

Or in it. The thing's enough of a swiss army knife as it is, one more bit of kit won't make much difference.
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Re: The Staplic Star Trek Universe

Postby Tsukiyumi » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:12 pm

They seem to be able to shoot pretty much anything out of it; maybe intake is just a step too far. :lol:
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Re: The Staplic Star Trek Universe

Postby Lt. Staplic » Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:18 am

Captain Seafort wrote:Or in it. The thing's enough of a swiss army knife as it is, one more bit of kit won't make much difference.


That's what I was thinking...surround the bussard collecter with the deflector emmiters creating a cone like shape deflecting the hydrogen into the collecter.
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Re: The Staplic Star Trek Universe

Postby Mark » Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:25 pm

A delicate one. IIRC didn't a single shot from a phaser rifle destroy E-Es?
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