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Offline Liberator

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Based on one of the posts below, I had an Idea for a thread about design characteristics for Space craft, not some flying brick that has to reenter a planets atmosphere.

1. Any shape is good, but simpler is better.
2. Projections(wings and such) are okay as they allow any nav thrusters a better postion to apply force to move the craft.
3. Basic Geometric shapes make for boring ship design
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Offline CP5670

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Some FS ships look like they might be atmosphere-capable, but the only ones that we can be certain of are the transports (picking up/deploying ground troops) and gas miners (specifically stated). None of those really have very aerodynamic shapes though, so I don't really know...

 

Offline Nico

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The seth is ablr to fly in atmosphere, you see one escaping from a Vasudan city destroyed by the Lucifer, in FS1.
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Offline Styxx

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And the gas miners probably operate on the high atmosphere of low-gravity gas giants, they don't really look like they could stand that much of a gravity pull...
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And the gas miners probably operate on the high atmosphere of low-gravity gas giants, they don't really look like they could stand that much of a gravity pull...


They are about as streamlined as brick, basically.

I'm amazed they can stand any gravity.

 

Offline Stryke 9

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Forget streamlined, they're as solid as a Microsoft OS. The little pointy bits? The tiny rotation points?

 

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That is not 1337 sp34k; it is 5|_||>4/21347 5|>33|< !! (suparleat speek / super-elite speak) Far superior to standard 1337 sp34k ! ;7;7:D

 

Offline adwight

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The only *really* atmospheric capable ship that is aerodynamic is the Perseus.  That is the only really one I can think of....
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Offline Liberator

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Keep in mind dual-medium craft are notoriously bad in term of their performance in one or both mediums they were designed for.

The Perseus 'wings' apply to #2 & 3 above.  They serve to lower propellant costs in an effort to increase range.  Plus they just look cool.  But atmospheric, I don't think so.  It'd be nice to hear from :V: on this.  But as best as I can tell the 'wings' have no airfoil in their shape.
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