USS Enterprise F Retrospective (Odyssey Class)

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USS Enterprise F Retrospective (Odyssey Class)

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Just to save you guys time, it's the Odyssey Class USS Enterprise NCC-1701-F from Star Trek Online that he's talking about here. His reasoning is that the game is officially licensed CBS-Paramount ip, it's the official Enterprise F until we see something else in the movies or TV shows.
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We may or may not see it in Picard and unfortunately it will not look like that. Probably will have more of a Discovery esque look to it.
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I've never understood the recent trend towards shuttlebays with runways leading into them. Shuttles don't need runways, so it's just wasted space.
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Visual Guidance for the shuttle pilot prior to the shuttlebay flight controller triggering tractor systems. It's also why real life airport runways have the lights at the start and end, despite computer-controller landing systems existing. and without those, aircraft carriers use those angle-sensitive ball lights to indicate lateral and vertical flight angle to the deck.
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AlexMcpherson79 wrote: Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:46 pm Visual Guidance for the shuttle pilot prior to the shuttlebay flight controller triggering tractor systems. It's also why real life airport runways have the lights at the start and end, despite computer-controller landing systems existing. and without those, aircraft carriers use those angle-sensitive ball lights to indicate lateral and vertical flight angle to the deck.
Visual guidance for what? Shuttle approaches, tractor beam locks on, draws it in. Why does that need visual guidance? Ships never needed it before, why do they now?
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AlexMcpherson79 wrote: Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:46 pm Visual Guidance for the shuttle pilot prior to the shuttlebay flight controller triggering tractor systems. It's also why real life airport runways have the lights at the start and end, despite computer-controller landing systems existing. and without those, aircraft carriers use those angle-sensitive ball lights to indicate lateral and vertical flight angle to the deck.
While that is true in real life, notice the sheer size of the landing area even carriers. Also those runways are invisible to the naked eye and the approach is from above.

Whereas the runway for a Trek ship is small, aiming for basically an open hangar door, and you can only see those markings from one direction. Also not only do shuttles have pilots and auto pilots but you also have the added benefit of tractor beams guiding the shuttle in
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I think he’s referring to current piloting known as IFR and VFR. Or instrument flying vs Visual flying. If you cannot see where you’re going (clouds, dense fog, locusts swarm) you have to rely on instruments to fly and land. If you don’t have visual interferences, or your instruments are damaged, you would have to fly and land by use of landing aids and markers.

Or maybe I’m out in left field and he’s talking about something else entirely?
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... basically yeah.

In the event of automated landing failure, those lights become part of Visual Flight Rules for landing, helping pilots to 'line up' better.
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In today's video of Truth OR Myth, we're taking a look at the Beta Canon information on the Odyssey Class to better understand this starships design in Starfleet History... This is not a definitive listing of all Beta Canon Info out there in the Star Trek universe, rather, a combination of the facts that make sense, along with my own imagination thrown in to fill in the gaps... Hope you enjoy :)
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