lorbaat wrote:Unfortunately, while things are weightless in space, they are not massless.
http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/ ... accelmass/
An object of greater mass takes more force to accelerate.
Bragallot wrote:Just ask Silverdream. He decides what's true and right, and what someone said or meant at some point, even if they didn't. Clearly he is the most suitable person for fixing this mess.
Bluefog wrote:I mean, I could just throw my feces at you and my feelings would be conveyed adequately.
pkbrennan wrote:My basic premise holds true - space combat IRL would be totally different to naval or aerial combat, when it finally does happen.
pkbrennan wrote:space combat IRL would be totally different to naval or aerial combat,
Arkbrik wrote:But that's just how I roll you do what you want
pkbrennan wrote:Owned? Not really. Just a factor I already discounted when I mentioned just needing more thrust to do things with. But as I said, a SHIP should be no less manoeuvrable than a space fighter if given the appropriate amount of thrust.
Remember those space fighters in Babylon 5 that could stop dead because they can turn their rear thrusters forwards? There is no reason one cannot do something like that on a SHIP, other than perhaps RL stability of Lego Parts, and that can be solved with a bit of Technic Lego and some ingenuity.
My basic premise holds true - space combat IRL would be totally different to naval or aerial combat, when it finally does happen.
stubby wrote:not because Superman isn't strong enough, but because the material of the battleship itself isn't strong enough to handle the amount of force required.
stubby wrote:I disagree. Leverage is also a factor. If you apply enough thrust on a large ship to match the maneuverability of a small ship, the tension on the ship components increases cubically with size rather than linearly. It's the same reason Superman can pick up a car but couldn't really pick up a battleship - not because Superman isn't strong enough, but because the material of the battleship itself isn't strong enough to handle the amount of force required.
stubby wrote:My dad used to work for a high end computer joystick company called Thrustmaster. I've heard so many of these jokes, you wouldn't believe. His favorite time of year was the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, because it was always held at the same time as the Adult Video Awards and no one was ever sure which industry he was from.
"Thrustmaster? What do they make?"
"Latex entertainment products"
Natalya wrote:Inertia would be a big problem. Also, the g-forces acting on the crew would be enormous. The amount of energy put into the inertial dampeners would also have to increase if the maneuvers were increasing. The power output of the SHIP would have to grow faster than the size of the SHIP.
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