I was scanning through other posts in this section and noticed a blakes 7 post a few pages in. I designed this up to date version of the Liberator last May. Sorry if the picture has been cut off a bit.
ZenGalacticore":3c6mz2a4 said:The above looks similar to the ship in the original "Planet of the Apes". (Alp's pic.)
a_lost_packet_":3b74z7pw said:clandistine1":3b74z7pw said:Hello Jason,
Something i would like to point out is that the scoop has to be proportional to the engines... for your craft i would say a good two time the width of the space craft it self at the very least
It could be a magnetic field, guiding charged particles in for collection. So, a slight luminescence extending away from the cone and projected forward of the ship might be appropriate.
Valcan":1gsybts0 said:clandistine1":1gsybts0 said:And all of that energy again to stopMeteorWayne":1gsybts0 said:Unfortunately, according to Mr Einstein (whose ideas have been repeatedly proven with great precision), since it would take converting the entire mass of the entire Universe to energy (using the E=mc^2 formula) to accelerate any object with mass to even close to light speed, you might just want to skip that faster than light design
I dont think anyone needs to neccessarily Break the laws of relativity so much as bend them or find a loop hole.
I figure our first interstellar ships will have to be based around there cargo/function, propulsion, etc. At first though exspect Something vaguely cylindrical with lots of bits on it. :mrgreen:
clandistine1":onl1vam9 said:..Honestly good idea
But who is going to spend money on that when you can build a bigger scoop...
Depends who builds it; the Americans or the Russians and Chinese
For example when they learned that pens don't work in space the Americans spent millions on building one that would, the Russians brought pencils
Just putting that out there
JasonChapman":295e0k4d said:......Jason Chapman
Thanks for the headsup Lost, I have been wondering about that for quite a while now, I'll try and knock something up very soon.