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Old August 19 2013, 08:29 PM   #66
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Re: 22nd century star clipper...

Wow, I don't know how I missed this thread. As usual, Warped9, you've put the remarkable degree of thought into taking a concept and developing it with common sense. I'm loving both the Hercules and your refined Daedalus/Independence concept.

May I suggest one thing? The shape you're using for the main hull on the Independence is basically a squat cylinder turned on it's side with a hemisphere cap. What if you tried those same configurations upthread, but replaced the main hull with a sphere, with the last third slice off where it meets the tapered cone you already have in place that joins the engineering section? Might at least make for an interesting comparison at the very least.

As it stands, I think 4 and 6 are my favorites.
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