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cattservant
19th May 2012, 9:38 PM

push=shove

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Centcomm
19th May 2012, 10:19 PM

nice work - excellent renders :)

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Bad Dog
20th May 2012, 12:29 AM

Thank you :)

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crazy ivan

greg
22nd May 2012, 2:30 AM

love this story. cutting the sublight drives has them coasting to a collision with the elevator, right? shouldn't they do a Crazy Ivan and reverse heading on the assumption that the Tango is on their tail?

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Bad Dog
23rd May 2012, 12:53 AM

The target is supposedly right behind them. By cutting the drives, the target could impact them at 0.2 the speed of light.

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no friction

coasting
23rd May 2012, 10:03 PM

what slows 'em down in the vacuum of space? no slowdown, no impact.

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Bad Dog
24th May 2012, 11:12 PM

I am running with the sublight drives as being similar to the warp engines of Star Trek - if the drives are cut, the ship "falls out of warp." Same idea. The sub-light drives push the ships faster than possible on their own within the realm of their fictitious advanced physics that had been developed with the advent of interstellar space travel.

This has been already input in the Slipstream bible that I have, but the idea of this page isn't to explain the physics of the universe through exposition, only to set up the question of why this is suddenly a concern of Gizmo's - which would be answered in the next couple pages. It was not important on this specific page.

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