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Old January 9 2013, 01:45 PM   #46
Timo
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Re: Vertical Warp Core?

The lower feature is slightly further aft than the one above, which would indicate a slanted intermix chamber.
Only assuming that the domes have anything to do with intermix chambers. A slanted chamber would be required in the Enterprise as well, if such a connection existed.

The bottom feature does not have a protruding central dome, but the sunken structure has a design quite similar to the top dome:

http://www.fightingstarships.info/fi...ft-Phasers.jpg

Similarly, the Constellation class features two lateral domes, but neither is distinctively painted let alone lit: these Enterprise kit components are simply painted over. Yet their role may well be interpreted to be similar to that of the identical component seen lit on the Enterprise

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Old January 9 2013, 03:09 PM   #47
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Re: Vertical Warp Core?

I figure on the Constellation, the inclusion of the domes goes with the close proximity to the impulse engines. The Reliant's bottom piece has a missing dome, but would correspond to the bottom of the intermix chamber...
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Old January 15 2013, 12:44 PM   #48
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Re: Vertical Warp Core?

Here's Andrew Probert's descripction of the impulse deflection crystal:

"In order to power the impulse engine while the Enterprise was operating as a single unit, the thinking was that we would channel energy from the main reactor, if you will, up into the crystal, which would deflect that energy into the impulse engine units. So it was literally that -- a crystal that would deflect power into the impulse system. I didn't have much of a handle on how the ship would be powered at that time, which didn't really come into fruition until Rick Sternbach helped me sort that all out on Next Gen." http://www.trekplace.com/ap2005int01.html

What Andrew Probert described, sounds a lot like an antimatter rocket where the heat from the matter-antimatter annihilation is channeled to the crystal which then heats up the impulse fuel and results in an impressive particle thrust.

Alternately you could get similar results from a fusion rocket, where - in essence - the engine nozzle is like a valve of a fusion reactor, releasing the hot ion plasma to achieve particle thrust.

Apparently, the dilithium crystals transform the matter-annihilation products into some kind of exotic energy or radiation that can be used to power the warp engines. It seems there's still not that much more speculation as to how the dilithium crystals could actually work.

Of course there's one blatant error I'd like to see fixed ASAP: Spock recrystalizing dilithium by exposing it to gamma radiation.

Gamma radiation is the biggest product of matter-antimatter annihilation...

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Old January 16 2013, 11:28 PM   #49
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How does one access the Fighting Starships info? All that came up was a red screen with some text on it that didn't let me in any further?

(he asks, realizing there is probably a very simple explanation...)
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Old January 17 2013, 01:52 AM   #50
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How does one access the Fighting Starships info? All that came up was a red screen with some text on it that didn't let me in any further?

(he asks, realizing there is probably a very simple explanation...)
Copy-paste the link into your browser.
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Old January 17 2013, 01:56 AM   #51
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SicOne wrote: View Post
How does one access the Fighting Starships info? All that came up was a red screen with some text on it that didn't let me in any further?

(he asks, realizing there is probably a very simple explanation...)
Hi SicOne,

That's my site. I currently use it to house any images that I link to from either TrekBBS or other sites that I post to. One of these days I'll open up all the images in a captioned gallery or project site

Cheers,
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Old January 17 2013, 02:28 AM   #52
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blssdwlf wrote: View Post
SicOne wrote: View Post
How does one access the Fighting Starships info? All that came up was a red screen with some text on it that didn't let me in any further?

(he asks, realizing there is probably a very simple explanation...)
Hi SicOne,

That's my site. I currently use it to house any images that I link to from either TrekBBS or other sites that I post to. One of these days I'll open up all the images in a captioned gallery or project site

Cheers,
Peter
blssdwlf, does your site also have ship stats and discussion of weapons systems, stuff like that, like we discuss here? Or pictures and images only?
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Old January 17 2013, 02:53 AM   #53
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@SicOne - right now just pictures and images. I have some stuff that I've typed up but haven't made public yet.
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Old January 18 2013, 11:09 AM   #54
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Gotcha. Thanks; look forward to those.
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