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Old March 6 2013, 10:26 PM   #1
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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!)



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Old March 6 2013, 10:57 PM   #2
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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?
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Old March 8 2013, 06:35 AM   #3
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Re: Swing-Wing concept

Good when in a tight spot.
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Old March 8 2013, 12:39 PM   #4
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Maybe they could fold forwards as well to lie flush with the sides of the saucer.
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Old March 8 2013, 02:16 PM   #5
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Re: Swing-Wing concept

do they flap like bird wings?
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Old March 8 2013, 07:04 PM   #6
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Tiberius wrote: View Post
Maybe they could fold forwards as well to lie flush with the sides of the saucer.
That might actually look pretty cool.
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Old March 8 2013, 09:51 PM   #7
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do they flap like bird wings?

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

This design is more F-14.
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Old March 9 2013, 01:51 AM   #8
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do they flap like bird wings?

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

This design is more F-14.
Or B-1B.
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Old March 9 2013, 03:25 AM   #9
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Re: Swing-Wing concept

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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?
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Old March 9 2013, 05:42 AM   #10
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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.
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Old March 9 2013, 06:24 PM   #11
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scotpens wrote: View Post
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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.
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Old March 10 2013, 07:12 AM   #12
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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.
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Old March 10 2013, 08:07 AM   #13
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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.
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Old March 10 2013, 07:47 PM   #14
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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.

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Old March 11 2013, 03:42 PM   #15
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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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