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erifah March 6 2013 10:26 PM

Swing-Wing concept
 
A little something that I tossed off last night.

(Nope - no other views. Sorry. Feel free to have at it and make them yourselves. I'd love to see the way y'all imagine the front and side views look to YOU!)

http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/...ps6dbffceb.jpg

http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/...ps07bb2b12.jpg

Savage Dragon March 6 2013 10:57 PM

Re: Swing-Wing concept
 
Interesting concept. Have you thought about taking it a step further and having the nacelles fold all the way back so that they are flush with each other?

The Castellan March 8 2013 06:35 AM

Re: Swing-Wing concept
 
Good when in a tight spot.

Tiberius March 8 2013 12:39 PM

Re: Swing-Wing concept
 
Maybe they could fold forwards as well to lie flush with the sides of the saucer.

Avon March 8 2013 02:16 PM

Re: Swing-Wing concept
 
do they flap like bird wings? :D

Savage Dragon March 8 2013 07:04 PM

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Tiberius wrote: (Post 7775284)
Maybe they could fold forwards as well to lie flush with the sides of the saucer.

That might actually look pretty cool.

publiusr March 8 2013 09:51 PM

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junxon wrote: (Post 7775440)
do they flap like bird wings? :D


That would be the bird of prey--good stop motion idea.

This design is more F-14.

erifah March 9 2013 01:51 AM

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publiusr wrote: (Post 7776979)
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junxon wrote: (Post 7775440)
do they flap like bird wings? :D


That would be the bird of prey--good stop motion idea.

This design is more F-14.

Or B-1B.

scotpens March 9 2013 03:25 AM

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TheSeeker wrote: (Post 7769017)
Interesting concept. Have you thought about taking it a step further and having the nacelles fold all the way back so that they are flush with each other?

How would that affect the warp field?

For that matter, what was the in-universe explanation for Voyager's moveable nacelles?

Tiberius March 9 2013 05:42 AM

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scotpens wrote: (Post 7778551)
For that matter, what was the in-universe explanation for Voyager's moveable nacelles?

It was supposed to fix the subspace damage they discovered in "Force of Nature." A crappy idea that quickly got ignored.

Savage Dragon March 9 2013 06:24 PM

Re: Swing-Wing concept
 
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scotpens wrote: (Post 7778551)
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TheSeeker wrote: (Post 7769017)
Interesting concept. Have you thought about taking it a step further and having the nacelles fold all the way back so that they are flush with each other?

How would that affect the warp field?

For that matter, what was the in-universe explanation for Voyager's moveable nacelles?

I was just assuming that when they are folded back they are not engaged, kind of like when Voyager's nacelles were not swung up.

I think the explanation of voyager's swinging nacelles had something to do with lining up with different power conduits, but I am far from certain of that.

Tiberius March 10 2013 07:12 AM

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TheSeeker wrote: (Post 7780264)
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scotpens wrote: (Post 7778551)
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TheSeeker wrote: (Post 7769017)
Interesting concept. Have you thought about taking it a step further and having the nacelles fold all the way back so that they are flush with each other?

How would that affect the warp field?

For that matter, what was the in-universe explanation for Voyager's moveable nacelles?

I was just assuming that when they are folded back they are not engaged, kind of like when Voyager's nacelles were not swung up.

I think the explanation of voyager's swinging nacelles had something to do with lining up with different power conduits, but I am far from certain of that.

It was never adequately explained. After all, if the nacelles have to be up for warp travel, why not just leave them up the whole time? What benefit do you get from having them down? The only way it would work is if they swung progressively higher as you increased speed, but this was never shown on screen.

Herkimer Jitty March 10 2013 08:07 AM

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scotpens wrote: (Post 7778551)
How would that affect the warp field?

For that matter, what was the in-universe explanation for Voyager's moveable nacelles?

Magnets!

Anyways, liking the idea so far.

erifah March 10 2013 07:47 PM

Re: Swing-Wing concept
 
Still tinkering with it. Momma sez, if I keep tinkering with it, I'll go blind & grow hair on my palms. So I think I'll work on my ship instead.

Why have the swing wings? Let me take a swing at it and try to concoct some plausible technobabble: The swing wings, ah, allow for the adjustment of the warp field bubble geometry. Or something.

http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/...psed83583b.jpg

USS Triumphant March 11 2013 03:42 PM

Re: Swing-Wing concept
 
I like the design with both sets of wings - extended AND not. I realize that isn't what you were going for, but I'm a four nacelle kind of guy. (Actually, my fan design has *six* - but two are inboard style like on the Defiant, on my saucer section.)


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