Re: Star Ship Polaris
The operation of the sails as you describe would be completely opposite what was intended. The idea is that they only open up and start to glow when the ship is about to enter stardrive. Once it emerges on the other side, the glow fades out and the sails fold back into their normal positions. Itís largely a dramatic effect designed to enhance the coolness factor of the jump through hyperspace.
Understood. I'm just stating my personal preference. It would also allow some more freedom in what to do with the engine pods near the back, which still appear a bit 'off' from the rest of the design to my eyes.
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