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Old April 19 2013, 12:34 PM   #16
graffy
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Re: Enterprise D hull question

Thanks for that. I was the OP on that thread. Figured it was a dead question. Ignore it for a week or so and look what happens.

As an interesting FYI, I did rescale the Sternbach Deck 10 layout and it appears Rick drew the hull seven feet thick at the points where I measured it.

Seven feet???

Of course, I'm including the thickness of the inked lines in that, so seven feet is certainly too much.

As a sort of cross-check, the corridor clear width on deck 10 comes out to around 6.5 feet. Given that we design sidewalks at five feet to allow two people to comfortably pass, 6.5 feet seems reasonable, though maybe a bit narrow. That said, the blueprints appear to give me all the room I need for whatever I want to do (and I still have no idea what I'm going to do )
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Old April 19 2013, 02:09 PM   #17
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Re: Enterprise D hull question

I figured you had not looked in your thread in a while and thought I'd give you a nudge

The "excerpt" blueprint cross section suggests a much thinner hull thickness though. Out of curiosity, where are you measuring it?
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Old April 19 2013, 10:41 PM   #18
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Re: Enterprise D hull question

blssdwlf wrote: View Post
I figured you had not looked in your thread in a while and thought I'd give you a nudge

The "excerpt" blueprint cross section suggests a much thinner hull thickness though. Out of curiosity, where are you measuring it?
Deck 10 on the port side. I picked a representative segment to measure. It's not uniform, though. If you look at the aft section, the hull gets noticeably thicker than that...

I'm assuming the empty gap surrounding the rim of the saucer (and the lines on either side) represent the hull itself. In terms of the blueprints, that gives me plenty of room to play...

Actually, now that I think of it, 5 meters of spacing is more than an entire deck height, so it is feasible to exclude the entire thickness of the primary frame from the hull thickness... But I think you'd still have to include the secondary frame, so I don't see that you could make the hull only one foot thick at it's thinnest. Two feet seems feasible, though.

Ok. So maybe I'm agreeing in the end on a thinner hull. I just took the long way to get there.
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Old April 27 2013, 03:33 AM   #19
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Re: Enterprise D hull question

Despite everything that was said, it should be 47cm.
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