USS Jack Riley wrote:
Why does the Botany Bay have to have artificial gravity? The decks could be aligned such that they are aimed fore and aft rather than along the centerline (as on the Enterprise). As a result, the motion ofmthe craft in a forward direction at a steady rate would allow for the sensation of gravity without the use of any artificial gravity machinery.
A steady-state velocity would have to be maintained for this particular method of AG to be achieved. The DY-100 Class, while being a pretty-amazing piece of techno-wizardry, was hardly capable of carrying the amount of fuel necessary for that scenario.