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Offline DIO

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Actual velocities and accelerations?
Still I think FS ships should be faster...
Especially Orion class is a joke.
It's slower then a aircraft carrier in these days.

 

Offline MetalDestroyer

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Instead changing the units for distance, how do you think to increase the speed velocity of the fighters/Bombers.

For more decent speed, make an interceptor fighter flying within 180 m/s without afterburnout. And if we use afterburner so the fighter fly with a speed to 240 m/s.

 

Offline DIO

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Instead changing the units for distance, how do you think to increase the speed velocity of the fighters/Bombers.

For more decent speed, make an interceptor fighter flying within 180 m/s without afterburnout. And if we use afterburner so the fighter fly with a speed to 240 m/s.


I tryed that by editing the ships.tbl.
It became more believable and more speedish, but you'd have to recreate entire stock mission for balance.
Also you need to increase speed of warheads too.

 

Offline MetalDestroyer

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Yeah, sure. We add just to increase the firerate of all cruiser/destroyer and add to them some sort of Shield :p

 
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Still I think FS ships should be faster...
Especially Orion class is a joke.
It's slower then a aircraft carrier in these days.


It's also a hundred times it's size.
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Offline Carl

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i don't understand why cap ships don't move as fast as fighters. there engines are proportionally the same size, and they usually have more of them.
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Larger engines don't always= more Force.
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Offline vyper

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Space = no real resistance.
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point being?
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Offline karajorma

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Space = no real resistance.


So? In space the real problem is inertia. Make a ship twice as big and you make it weigh 8 times as much.
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Offline Carl

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but the engnes are also twice as big and weigh 8 times as much.
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It's not weight that matters most in engines, it's thrust.  And if you double all of the physical dimensions of an engine, you're certainly not going to increase the thrust eight-fold; the best I'd hope for is 4 times the power and that's assuming the thrust ratio can actually be scaled linearly.
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Offline karajorma

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Exactly. At twice as big they probably wouldn't put out 8 times the thrust.
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Offline Flaser

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I already said a valid reason on the speed limit: the gravitation environment in which you travel.
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@ Kara: Exactly. Size makes no real difference, it's the Force/Thrust that the Engines produce.
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Offline TrashMan

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You would think that if they have shields and beam cannons, they would be able to produce better engines.

Orion and the ilk are really far to slow.

On the other hand, I tried editing the tables and making ships faster. Dogfights at such speeds are insanely hard....
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Offline Carl

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It's not weight that matters most in engines, it's thrust.  And if you double all of the physical dimensions of an engine, you're certainly not going to increase the thrust eight-fold; the best I'd hope for is 4 times the power and that's assuming the thrust ratio can actually be scaled linearly.


errr, no. and engine scaled to 8 times it's volume will deliver 8 times it's thrust.
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